HCMC - EuroCham Business Luncheon - A Vision for Education in Vietnam - Building the future talent pool

Wednesday, 19 January 2011
It is estimated that over 65% of Vietnam’s workforce is unskilled, and more than 60% of all employment in Vietnam still is in the informal sector, with payment below minimum wages and no social- and health security provided. Within ASEAN, Vietnam ranks in the lower half of human resources development. Therefore, improving and upgrading the skills of its human resources is one of Vietnam’s key tasks to achieve sustainable long-term growth for the country.

How can Vietnam improve education, move people from the informal to the formal sector and meet its human resources needs for sustainable growth? Join our luncheon to learn about a vision for human capital and growth in Vietnam

Our guest speakers:

- Madame Ton Nu Thi Ninh: Founding President, Tri Viet University Project;Former Ambassador to EU; Former Vice Chairman of National Assembly.

    Madame Ton-Nu-Thi Ninh is the Founding President of Tri Viet International University in Viet Nam.   To be opened in 2013, Tri Viet is driven by the resolve to be holistically “green” in the conditions of a developing economy, a private university dedicated to public service.
    She served Viet Nam as a diplomat for more than two decades, specializing in multilateral institutions and global issues.  From 2000 to 2003, she was Viet Nam's Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg and Head of Mission to the European Union in Brussels.   During the 11th National Assembly of Viet Nam (2002-2007), she served as Vice-Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee, focusing on North America and Western Europe.
    On the social front, Madame Ninh has been consistently active, with a special interest on gender and post-war legacy
issues.  Through her frequent interaction with the public and the media, Madame Ninh is known as one of the public figures with most impact on Vietnamese youth today.

- Mrs. Vu Kim Hanh: Executive Director, The Center for Business Study and Assistance (BSA)

    Mrs. Hanh joined Tuoi Tre Newspaper in 1977 firstly as a desk editor & promoted to editor-in-chief only 6 years later. Leaving this newspaper in 1992, she founded the Saigon Tiep Thi Weekly (Saigon Marketing), the first market consulting and consumer assistance publication in the country, and the “High Quality Viet Goods” Label, a major trade promotion program based on annual consumers’ surveys.
    In 2007, she founded the Center for Business Study and Assistance (BSA), a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization lending support to the city’s growing number of private businesses.  Her most recent efforts have focused on promoting “Made in Viet Nam” goods. Mrs Hanh is one of the founders of Tri Viet University.

Date & time: 11.45am - 1.30 pm, Wednesday 19th January 2011
Venue:          Sofitel Plaza, Diamond Hall, 17 Le Duan Boulevard, Dist. 1
Fee :             Member & co-host : VND 550,000 ; Non-member : VND 850,000

For further queries or registration, please contact: Ms. Thuy via events-hcmc@eurochamvn.org or phone 08. 3827 2715

Event Summary: 

When: Wed, 19 Jan 2011
Venue: Sofitel Plaza, Diamond Hall, 17 Le Duan Boulevard, Dist. 1
Fee: Member: VND 550,000 ; Non-member : 850,000
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