Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Date: October 23, 2017
Participants: 207 entrepreneurs
Member Participants: Coca-Cola, FedEx, Google, Mastercard, Microsoft, Cisco, and Kimberly-Clark
Partners: Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI)
On October 23, 207 owners and senior executives from Vietnamese Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs) participated in an SMBs Symposium entitled “Elevating Vietnamese SMBs to the Fourth Industrial Revolution World”. Building upon three successful SMB workshops in Vietnam throughout 2017, the symposium is part of the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by the US-ASEAN Business Council (US-ABC) and the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) in 2016.
US-ABC member companies such as Coca-Cola, FedEx, Google, Mastercard, Microsoft, Cisco, and Kimberly-Clark shared their expertise on optimizing the potential of Vietnamese SMBs in face of the Fourth Industrial Revolution World (Industry 4.0) over three panel discussions alongside representatives from VCCI, Vietnam Women Entrepreneurs Council (VWEC), and Vietnamese local start-ups. These discussions focus on the most crucial issues faced by SMBs, such as participation in global value chains, utilization of e-commerce and digital tools, and solutions to overcome financial obstacles.