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					iadvisory Seminar Series: Doing Business in Vietnam

Register online for Doing Business in Vietnam

                Doing Business in Vietnam
                International Enterprise (IE) Singapore is pleased to present as part of the iadvisory Seminar Series:
                "Doing Business in Vietnam", a one-day seminar exploring market opportunities and highlighting issues
                that companies should look out for when expanding into Vietnam.

                Vietnam's economy has been growing at an average annual rate of 7% since 2000. Last year, the country's real
                GDP growth was at 8.5% and it is forecasted to be strong in 2008 -12, at an average of around 8% a year.

                In 2006, Vietnam was Singapore's 19th largest trading partner, total trade increased by 8.6% in 2006 to S$11.3
                billion. Singapore was Vietnam's 4th largest trading partner. Vietnam's entry to the World Trade Organisation will
                support continued strong growth in merchandise exports, presenting a host of opportunities to foreign investors.

                Find out how you can tap into these business and trading opportunities and learn about the issues and challenges
                of doing business in Vietnam.

                Seminar Details

                Date                                                  24 June 2008, Tuesday
                Time                                                  8.30am – 5.00pm
                Venue                                                 Meritus Mandarin Singapore
                                                                      Mandarin Court
                                                                      Grand Tower Level 4
                                                                      333 Orchard Road
                Fees                                                  S$80 (General Public)
                Include seminar materials, 1-to-1 business            S$60 (Members of ieConnect and *supporting
                clinic & lunch                                        organizations)


                0830     Registration
                0900     Welcome Address
                         By Ms Angela Png, Regional Director (South East Asia)
                         IE Singapore
                0915     Sharing the Understanding of Business & Investment Opportunities and Practices
                         in Vietnam
                         By Mr Nguyen Ngoc Hai, Commercial Counselor
                         Vietnam Embassy in Singapore
                         Vietnam Trade Office in Singapore
                0955     Financing Options in Vietnam
                         By Mr Quang Buu Huynh, Senior Vice President and Head of Commercial Banking
                         HSBC Vietnam
                1035     Tea Break
                1100     Regulations for Setting Up in Vietnam
1145      Taxation in Vietnam (Labour Laws, Personal Income Tax, Expatriate Taxation
          By Mr Le Quang Phi, Partner
          STT Audit & Advisory Partnership
1230      Lunch
1330      Logistics, Freight & Customs Issues
          By Mr Sunny Chia
          Director, International Trade Services,
          UPS Singapore
1415      Tapping on The ASEAN Free Trade Agreement
          By Ms Maler Vilee
          IE Singapore's FTA Panel of Advisors
1445      Tea Break
1505 – Connecting Global Experts with Singapore-Based
          By Ms Leong Liduan, Consultant
          IE Singapore
1515      Case Study: Experiences in Vietnam
          By Mr Simon Ong, Group Managing Director
          Kingsmen Creative Ltd
1600      1-to-1 business clinics**
1700      END

  Programme is correct at time of print but subjected to change without notice.
**Registration for 1-to-1 business clinic with speakers will be conducted onsite on 24 June 2008
and each company is entitled to a 15-minute clinic session with each of the speakers. Slots are
limited and on a first-come-first-served basis.
Registration and Enquiry
If you are interested to attend this event, please register online at the registration link above by 20 June 2008,
For enquiries, please contact us at 1800-IESPORE (437 7673).

Terms & Conditions

         1. All prices are inclusive of 7% GST.
         2. Payment is required with registration and must be received prior to the event to
         guarantee your seat. IE Singapore reserves the right to refuse entry if payment is not
         received prior to the event.
         3. As seats are limited, applications will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis.
         4. Full refund is applicable to unsuccessful applicants and for cancellation in which IE
         Singapore is informed at least 2 working days before the event date.
         5. An administrative charge of S$50 is applicable for any late cancellation or "no-show".

Programme Highlight & Speaker's Profile

Mr Nguyen Ngoc Hai
Commercial Counselor
Vietnam Embassy in Singapore,Vietnam Trade Office in Singapore
Mr Nguyen Ngoc Hai will be sharing on the Business Opportunities and Practices in Vietnam for
potential investors.

Since 2005, Mr. Nguyen Ngoc Hai holds the post of Commercial Counsellor of Vietnam to
Singapore. From 2001-2005, he was Vice-Director General, Ministry of Trade of Vietnam. From
1995-2000, he was Commercial Counsellor of Vietnam to South Korea, and from 1978-1994, he
worked at Vietnam National Export & Import Corp.

Mr Nguyen Ngoc Hai has a Bachelor in Art (International Trade) from Hanoi Foreign Trade
University, and a Post-graduate degree from Netherlands International Economic Management

Mr Quang Buu Huynh
Senior Vice President and Head of Commercial Banking
HSBC Vietnam
Mr Quang will be sharing on (a) an overview of Vietnam's economy, (b) Vietnam Financial
Service Industry: Things you need to know, (c) HSBC In Vietnam.

Mr Quang Buu Huynh is currently the Senior Vice President, Head of Commercial Banking for
HSBC Vietnam. He leads the entire Commercial Banking team which contributes greatly to the
bank's revenue and profits. Prior to this, Mr Quang was Manager for Credit Risk Management for
Asia Pacific based in Hong Kong. Before taking up this position, he was Business Development
Manager in HSBC Vietnam where he helped pioneer one of the first share acquisitions in a local

Mr Quang first joined HSBC in Vietnam in 1996 and rose rapidly to lead the Merchant Acquiring
team in expanding HSBC's merchant network throughout the country. He also held concurrent
responsibility for heading the Personal Financial Services sales team to develop new products for
the bank.
In 2001, he was named head of the Global Payments and Cash Management division in
Vietnam. Mr Quang has a Bachelor of Economics degree from Economics University in Vietnam
and a Diploma in Financial Services Management from the The Institute of Financial Services,
UK. He is a graduate of HSBC's Global Leadership Program.

Mr Le Quang Phi
Partner, STT Audit & Advisory Partnership
To cope with the fast growing economy and the scheduled full integration process to WTO, the
Vietnam's Government has been constantly revising and upgrading the legal framework of
Vietnam. This has been perceived as a welcome as well as challenging move by foreign investor
communities in the regions. Mr Le Quang Phi, a tax and investment advisory partner of STT Audit
and Advisory in Vietnam will present to update you as well as give you some insights on the latest
and noteworthy changes in the tax laws of Vietnam.

With more than twelve (12) years experience in tax and corporate advisory services, with eight
years with international accounting firms in Vietnam, Mr Le Quang Phi is presently leading tax
and investment advisory services in STT across Vietnam.

Mr Phi specializes areas including consultancy on Vietnam taxation laws, legal framework, laws
for foreign direct investment (FDI) in Vietnam, foreign invested project implementation regulatory

Mr Sunny Chia
Director, International Trade Services,UPS Singapore
Vietnam is often seen as the next hotspot after China. Mr Sunny Chai will provide insights on the
logistics developments and infrastructure as well as the regulatory framework that support
businesses, and the progress with Customs reforms and modernisation in Vietnam to facilitate
global trade since joining the WTO.

Mr Sunny Chia is based in the UPS Asia Pacific Region Office in Singapore, and is responsible
for all global trade facilitation matters, and international customs operations activities in the Asia
Pacific Region.
He is actively involved in working with both APEC and ASEAN Customs Administrations within
the Asia Pacific region in facilitating Global Trade across international borders.

Mr Simon Ong
Group Managing Director, Kingsmen Creative Ltd
An early entrant into Vietnam, Kingsmen's 15-year experience has been both challenging &
rewarding. From the challenges of the early start-up days, to the economic downturn in the late
90s & the rapid economic boom over the last few years, Mr Simon Ong will share on how
Kingsmen has endeavored & emerged as one of the most recognizable foreign brands in interiors
& exhibitions.

Mr Simon Ong is responsible for the strategic planning, creative standard and development of the
Group's image. Mr Ong is one of the founders of the Group and has contributed significantly to
the growth of the Group for the past 31 years. He was the President of the Interior Designers
Association, Singapore (1995-1997), Vice-Chairman of the Potong Pasir CC Management
Committee (1998-2003) and a member of the Advisory Committee of Temasek Polytechnic
School of Design (1998-2007).

He is currently Chairman of the Design Manpower, Skills & Training Council and an IDP member
of the Singapore Design Council. He was awarded a Master of Business Administration from the
University of South Australia and a Master of Design from the University of New South Wales.


For more information, please contact:
Organiser: IE Singapore
Contact Person: Customer Service
Telephone no: 1800-IESPORE (437 7673)

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