Thailand Seminar 2018: Key Updates on Vietnam Achievements 2018

You are cordially invited for the seminar “Vietnam: Key update on achievements and how business can tap on opportunities”. This session will offer you an Update of achievements in Vietnam. Participants will be introduced to available opportunities, legal update while being shown strategic locations conducive to success

Please join us to hear from our top speakers to find out more opportunities in Vietnam in year 2018.

According to the Vietnam Ministry of Planning and Investment’s Foreign Investment, as of the end of January 2017, Vietnam attracted 446 Thai direct investment projects totaling US$8 billion in registered capital. Thailand currently ranked 10th among the 116 foreign countries and territories investing in Vietnam and has become the third biggest ASEAN investor in the country, after Singapore and Malaysia.  The geographic distance between Thailand and Vietnam is short, and the two countries share cultural similarities. Both are members of ASEAN, providing Thai business with greater advantages

Vietnamese officials have affirmed many times that foreign direct investment, including investment from Thailand and ASEAN, is welcomed in Vietnam and the country is making every effort to create the most favorable conditions for them to develop their businesses.


by         Mr. Chaiyarit Anuchitworawong, Senior Executive Vice President
             Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited, Thailand

Chaiyarit Anuchitworawong is Senior Executive Vice President and Co-Head of International Banking Group at Bangkok Bank.  He is also currently responsible for investor relations.  His previous responsibilities at the Bank included being the Manager of the Office of the President and the General Manager of the Bank’s Hong Kong Branch.

He graduated with a Master of Art in Banking and Finance from University College of North Wales, Bangor, UK and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management (honors) of Assumption University, Thailand. 


by         Mr. Tharabodee Serng-Adichaiwit,
             Senior Vice President & General Manager
             Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited


Tharabodee Serng-Adichaiwit is one of the most distinguished foreign bankers in Vietnam and has led Bangkok Bank’s operations in the country from the time he was appointed manager of the Ho Chi Minh City branch in 2006. In 2008 he became Bangkok Bank’s General Manager, responsible for all Vietnam operations.

Under his leadership the bank has won many awards, both for its integrity and the excellence of its operations. Bangkok Bank has received the Certificate of Merit from the Prime Minister of Vietnam on several occasions, while Mr. Tharabodee is the first foreign banker to have received the Certificate of Merit from the Prime Minister of Vietnam. In 2014, he won The Asian Banker Promising Young Banker award for Vietnam. He has extensive experience and local knowledge in Vietnam, providing top quality services and advice to both Thai and international clients wishing to tap into the exciting Vietnamese market.  

Mr. Tharabodee holds a Master of Science in Finance from Chulalongkorn University and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Banking and Finance, also from Chulalongkorn University.

by         Mr. Stephen Wyatt, Country Head
              Jones Lang LaSalle Vietnam
Joining the industry in London in 1996, Stephen has over 20 years’ experience with various international real estate consultancies. He has broad and diverse experience in managing businesses, investment transactions, leasing and development consultancy covering three continents, Europe, Africa and Asia. 

Stephen worked in London for 11 years from 1996 to 2007 with Cushman & Wakefield and Knight Frank. In 2004, Stephen was promoted to Partner with Knight Frank. In 2007,
Stephen moved to manage the Knight Frank business in Botswana, Africa. In June 2010 –
August 2013, he was appointed as Managing Director of Knight Frank, Vietnam.

by          Mr Nguyen Chi Toan, Head of Marketing,
              VSIP South and Central
As Head of Marketing of VSIP South and Central, Toan has been in charge of developing business for VSIP’s industrial parks. He has 17 years’ experience in inviting companies to set up manufacturing bases in all projects of VSIP in Vietnam. Prior joining VSIP, he worked as Tour guide and Tour Operator for both inbound and out bound guests. These experience makes him unique to give excellent advices for investors looking for best business location in Vietnam.
by         Mr. Frederick Burke
              Managing Partner, Baker & McKenzie (Vietnam)

Mr. Fred Burke is the Managing Partner of Baker & McKenzie in Vietnam. Mr. Burke has extensive experience in International Trade, WTO and Customs, M&A, Foreign Investment & Securities, Banking & Finance, International Employment, Real Estate, Construction/Projects, Taxation and Dispute Resolution.

Having served in the Firm's offices in New York, Shanghai and Hong Kong, Mr. Burke came to Vietnam in 1991, where he became the first American to study at the University of Ho Chi Minh City after 1975. He helped found the American Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam, served as Chairman and Board member of its Ho Chi Minh City chapter for many years. He serves on the Prime Minister's Advisory Council on Administrative Reform, he chairs the Investment and Trade Working Group of the Vietnam Business Forum, and he
has been recognized by the Ministry of Justice for his “Outstanding contributions in the field of international legal cooperation.”

Among his many other publications, Mr. Burke is the co-author of the Bloomberg/BNA Business Operations Portfolio for Vietnam ( since 2013), the author of the Guide to Vietnam Banking & Finance Law (2000), and the editor of the Indochina Law Quarterly (since 1991).

Mr. Burke is a graduate of Stanford University (B.A., with honors, 1981) and Columbia University's School of Law and School of International Affairs (M.I.P.A., 1986, J.D., 1987), and is admitted to the Bar in New York and Washington, D.C. He speaks English, Mandarin and Vietnamese.


by         Mr. Yongsawas Limpisirisan,
Supply Chain Director
TBC-Ball Beverage Can Vietnam Limited (TBC)


Mr. Yongsawas is working as the Supply Chain Director of TBC-Ball Beverage can Vietnam Ltd. In this role, Yongsawas oversees sourcing & purchasing, production planning, logistics and warehousing that helps Company making sustainable improvement in supply chain performance.

Mr. Yongsawas is a representative of Ball Corporation South East Asia to join Ball Corporation global bidding team.

Mr. Yongsawas graduated his Master degrees in Engineering Management from the Chulalongkorn University and Bachelor's degree (first class honors) in Civil Engineering from KMUTT.

Complimentary Registration by 31 March 2018
Please contact Mr Binh:
Phone: (+84) 907 866 866
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