24 Sep New Horizons: Vietnam
The SIIA’s New Horizons series roundtable discussion focused on trends and concerns emerging from Vietnam. Dr. Vu Tien Loc, Chairman and President, Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and Dr. Can Van Luc, Chief Economist, Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV) shared their views on how COVID-19 has impacted Vietnam, the country’s economic outlook, and key areas where Singapore can play a role in Vietnam’s development.
During the subsequent closed-door discussion, participants spoke about opportunities in various sectors from energy to e-commerce and raised concerns such as Vietnam’s limits on foreign ownership of companies and its banking system.
The New Horizons series was started by the SIIA to support the Emerging Stronger Taskforce (EST). As knowledge partner of the EST, the SIIA will convene a series of closed door roundtable dialogue sessions involving business leaders from different industries to examine the future of Singapore’s economy and identify opportunities for growth.