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Hundreds of international CEOs to come to HCM CityTwenty-seven speakers, over 250 enterprises and more than 200 high-level representatives of the Government and business leaders have signed up to attend the CEO World Forum 2013.

The international forum for business leaders is held on January 10-11 at the InterContinental Saigon Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City. These are intensive sessions for Vietnamese and international CEOs and foreign investors who are interested in the Vietnamese market.

This event is sponsored by the HCM City People’s Committee, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the National Financial Supervisory Committee, the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry and international trade associations.

The theme of the CEO World Forum 2013 is “Towards mega-urban center development – opportunities for businesses and investors,” taking Ho Chi Minh City as the center. The program focuses on the problems that HCM City will encounter in the process of developing into a megacity. They are the policy, infrastructure, development potential, wholesale and retail markets, opportunities for businesses and investors.

There will have three prominent themes for discussion. The first is: “Development of mega-urban infrastructure – What opportunities for businesses and investors;” the second topic is “Development of wholesale and retail markets in the big cities: Opportunities for the supply chain enterprises;” the third topic is “Building smart urban centers: Opportunities for domestic enterprises and multinational corporations”.

The chief representative of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Vietnam, Sanjay Kalra will present the report “Prospects for economic development in Vietnam and Southeast Asia.”

The Vice Chairman of the HCM City People’s Committee, Le Manh Ha will present on “The position of a megacity – economic development potential of HCM City and the surrounding area in 2030.”

In addition to experts and speakers, Chairman of National Assembly’s Economic Committee, Mr. Nguyen Van Giau and Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Dang Huy Dong will also participate in this forum. Many leaders of the world’s leading corporations in Vietnam such as METRO Cash&Carry, Jabil, AIG, IBM, Microsoft and IDG venture capital fund will also attend the event.

The CEO World Forum this year will also have the presence of the presidents and leaders from the southern key economic region such as: Ho Chi Minh City, Dong Nai, Vung Tau, Lam Dong and Long An.

(Vietnam Net)

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