Commercial and passenger vehicles spotlight at the Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City 2019 fringe programme
 
Feb 01, 2019
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With the 2019 edition of Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City fast approaching, momentum towards the highly anticipated fringe programme’s new and exciting events continues to build. The programme provides essential opportunities for both visitors and exhibitors to enhance their industry knowledge and technical skills, grow business networks and explore the most up-to-date market trends.

As Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City enters into its third edition, visitors will not only be able to explore the latest products and services across the fairground, but will also have the opportunity to attend the show’s popular fringe programme. As a result of overwhelmingly positive feedback from last year’s events, the programme will delve even deeper into the industry’s latest developments through a number of conferences, workshops, matchmaking events and more.

For instance, the highly-awaited Fleet Management Conference will shine a light on the rising trends in the commercial vehicle sector throughout the region, and pinpoint some of the challenges and prospects that businesses are currently facing. Industry leaders from Liqui Moly and the Vietnam Automobile Transportation Association (VATA) will discuss solutions for improving cost efficiency and safety, as well as fleet maintenance for tyres, lubricants and fluids. Fleet and procurement managers, suppliers, vehicle manufacturers and public transport, leasing and rental companies are all encouraged to join this talk.

The fair will also be hosting a Collision Repair Training and Maintenance Workshop to help attendees enhance their technical capabilities. Experts from I-CAR and the Vietnam Automotive Technicians Network (OTO-HUI) will build upon last year’s programme and hold a set of advanced training sessions to help attendees further refine their skills. This unique session is set to explore trends in the commercial and passenger vehicle sectors, and will offer updates from the collision repair market as well as the use of measuring, ADAS, on board diagnostic and autotronics for auto repair services. Those who attend will also receive a certificate of attendance.

Elsewhere at the fairground, Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City will be holding its first ever Drift Show for cars and motorcycles in 2019. Not only will visitors get to enjoy a fun and entertaining event, but they will also witness the most forward-thinking trends in customisation. Sponsored by Hasaki Lubricants, Karuna Canopies and Liqui Moly, the event is set to take place on 1 March in the afternoon, as well as during the whole day on 2 March.

Forge new business connections through the show’s extended networking events

This year, the fair will introduce the One-to-One Matchmaking Programme to help exhibitors maximise their exhibiting results. Organisers will match pre-registered exhibiting companies and professional buyers according to their specific requirements. This means only the right type of exhibitor will be paired with the right kind of buyer, to help nurture a more meaningful business exchange. To create an even more seamless experience, a dedicated team from the organising committee will help to facilitate the appointment. Organisers have already received enquiries from over 55 buyers and exhibitors from countries including Iran, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore and Vietnam.

Mr Hyoil Kim, CEO of the Korean-based company Sangsin Brake, said: “We are participating at Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City for the sole purpose of connecting with local buyers. My company has watched Vietnam’s automotive industry continue to develop over recent years, and so we believe it is the right time to explore the potential opportunities in the market. The matchmaking programme provides a direct line of communication with businesses that match our objectives. ”

Meanwhile, a local buyer representing Tung Viet has also signed up for the matchmaking service. Mr Ngo Tung Huy, Director said, “I applied for the matchmaking event as it is the most efficient way to have productive conversations with other businesses who supply the tyres and lubricants that I need. Exhibitors at the show have a strong representation in the automotive aftermarket. The application process has been very straightforward, and I am excited to see what the exhibitors have to offer.”

Away from the exhibition area, organisers are also launching The After Show Party. Hosted by the famous local DJ, Trang Moon, the event offers a fun networking event with a variety of entertainment. Held at the fairground, the exclusive party aims to provide a more relaxed setting for exhibitors, premium buyers and car enthusiasts to have even more connecting opportunities. It will take place directly after the Drift Show on 1 March from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

Other events that are also running concurrently and aim to examine many of the themes and upcoming trends across the show floor include:

* Automechanika Academy
* Vietnam’s Automotive Market – strategies for market entry and office setup
* Hands-on Tips for Car Repair and Maintenance

Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City 2019 will take place from 28 February – 2 March, gathering approximately 380 local and international exhibitors at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre.

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Water Philippines Expo and UBM inks MOU partnership renewal with Philippine Water Works Association (PWWA) for year 2021 - 2025
 
Dec 19, 2018
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HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam, Dec. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Aiming towards continuously bringing Water Philippines Expo & Conference to greater heights, UBM Exhibitions Philippines Inc. - the organizer of Water Philippines Expo, and the Philippine Water Works Association (PWWA) - the umbrella organization of government, private agencies and individuals in the water supply development in the Philippines, signed a partnership renewal agreement for year 2021 - 2025.

The MOU was signed by Engr. Eulogio Agatep II - Immediate Past President of the Philippine Water Works Association (PWWA) and Ms. Eliane van Doorn - Director of Business Development of UBM ASEAN during the first and opening day of Vietwater 2018 last November 7, 2018 at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The MOU signing formalizes the mutual interaction and strengthens the existing relationship between UBM and PWWA in organizing Water Philippines Expo & Conference.

During her short remarks, Ms. Eliane van Doorn emphasized, "We are grateful to have the strong support of the Philippine Water Works Association (PWWA) since the beginning of Water Philippines in year 2011. The show definitely becomes bigger and brighter every edition as a result of this cooperation." Engr. Eulogio Agatep II also added: "This collaboration between PWWA and UBM for Water Philippines is a result of a common passion and common interest to achieve sustainability and security of water. We are honored to be a partner of UBM in this agenda."

Water Philippines Expo & Conference is known as the Philippines fastest-growing B2B water technology event. It has been to a long way already -- having held 4 successful editions since 2011, and is on its way to another greater 5th edition next year, March 20-22, 2019. This success will not be possible without the fruitful partnership between UBM and PWWA.

Also present to witness the MOU signing ceremony were Mr. Dexter Deyto, General Manager of UBM Exhibitions Philippines Inc; Ms. Neneth Javier, Executive Director of PWWA and Ms. Vicky Tan, Senior Project Manager of Water Philippines Expo & Conference.

The 5th edition of Water Philippines Expo and Conference will be held from 20 - 22 March 2019 at the SMX Convention Center. It will showcase the water technologies, innovations and solutions of 500+ local and international exhibiting companies and will bring together 10,000+ trade professionals, decision-makers, business owners and government representatives from different parts of the globe to network, discuss solutions and create business opportunities. Water Philippines 2019 will be co-located with Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency (RE EE) Philippines 2019 in promoting the regions' focus in developing energy efficiency and diversifying the energy mix for a sustainable future.

Admission to Water Philippines 2019 Exhibition and Technology Symposium is free by pre-registering online at www.waterphilippinesexpo.com.

Notes to Editor:

Water Philippines 2019 is organised by UBM, which in June 2018 combined with Informa PLC to become a leading B2B information services group and the largest B2B Events organiser in the world. Please visit www.ubm.com/asia for more information about our presence in Asia.

Source: UBM

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Computers Donation to NGO Passerelles numériques
 
Nov 13, 2018
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On September 20th, 2018, Bolloré Logistics Vietnam started the day with the annual Internal Marathon to raise funds for charity organizations and moved on to another project: the donation of 10 second-hand computers to students of Passerelles numériques (PN).

Launched in 2010, the Passerelles numériques Vietnam NGO program in Danang, Vietnam, helped and developed the Information Technology (IT) potential of the city and its population thanks to teaching students.

Wishing to bring better learning conditions to those young talents in need, Bolloré Logistics donated ten second-hand computers to PN Vietnam earlier this year.

In addition, Bolloré Logistics Vietnam supported the transportation of fifty second-hand computers from KMS Technology, Inc – a US-based global technology company, in Tan Binh District, HCM. The company booked a truck to collect the computers from both companies to travel to Da Nang city.

Through these frequent actions, the company enhances its willingness to help the Vietnamese educational system for disadvantaged students. This operation not only has an impact on today, but also on tomorrow’s high tech development in Vietnam. Through this commitment, Bolloré Logistics Vietnam adheres to the framework of Bolloré Logistics’ new CSR program “Powering Sustainable Logistics”, through one of the four pillars: Strengthening relations with our stakeholders wherever we operate.

It is not the first time Bolloré Logistics Vietnam commits to this organization. Indeed, last year the company already donated nine computers, seven more prior, ten keyboards and five computer mice.

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About Bolloré Logistics
Bolloré Logistics, a brand of Bolloré Transport & Logistics, is a global leader in supply chain management ranking among the world’s top 10 in transport and logistics with an integrated network of 607 offices in 106 countries.

About Passerelles numériques
Passerelles numériques is a non-profit organization under French law, operating in three Asian countries: Cambodia, the Philippines and Vietnam. Their mission is to enable young underprivileged people to build their employability through education in the digital industry, and leverage their potential and willpower; it allows them and their family to escape poverty in a sustainable way, and contribute to the social and economic development of their country.

Press Contact
Bolloré Logistics: Jim Brouleau – Regional Marketing & Communication Manager – Asia-Pacific
Tel +66 2260 8219 – jim.brouleau@bollore.com

 
 
TEPCO to Participate in Coc San Hydropower Plant in Vietnam
 
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Nov 09, 2018
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Company's first hydropower project outside of Japan

TOKYO - (JCN Newswire) - Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc. (TEPCO) announced today that it has acquired 36.38% of the shares in Viet Hydro Pte. Ltd. (Viet Hydro), the majority shareholder of Lao Cai Renewable Energy Joint Stock Company (Lao Cai Renewable Energy), from InfraCo Asia Development Pte. Ltd. (InfraCo Asia), a company of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG), for the purpose of participating in the Coc San Hydropower Plant (total output: 29,700 kilowatts) in Lao Cai Province, Vietnam.

In the face of intensifying conditions within Japan's electricity industry, TEPCO has been working to turn renewable energy into one of its primary energy sources to increase the company's corporate value. As part of this strategy, TEPCO is newly pursuing the development of hydropower overseas and offshore wind power both in Japan and overseas. The company aims eventually to develop a total capacity of two to three million kilowatts of hydropower.

Coc San Hydropower Plant has been operating stably since launching commercial operations in April 2016, supported by a 20-year power purchase agreement with Northern Power Corporation, a power distributing subsidiary of Vietnam Electricity. Going forward, TEPCO expects to leverage its knowhow and experience from Japan to strengthen Coc San's profitability through increased efficiency.

InfraCo Asia CEO, Allard Nooy, said, "As a respected international organization looking to grow its footprint in the renewable energy space, TEPCO is well-suited to build and expand upon InfraCo Asia's role in the Coc San project. InfraCo Asia invested in the project early on with the aims of creating strong development impact and serving as a catalyst for private sector investment, for both the Coc San project and Vietnam's renewable energy sector. TEPCO's acquisition of a stake in InfraCo Asia provides strong validation for the promise of clean, renewable power in Vietnam, and serves as a benchmark for other private sector players who are considering investing in the country. We would like to thank the TEPCO team for their efforts, and we look forward to more fruitful collaborations in the future."

TEPCO Representative Executive Vice President, Seiichi Fubasami, said, "It is a great pleasure for TEPCO to have been able to work with InfraCo Asia in the Coc San project, which is TEPCO's first investment initiative in a hydropower project overseas. We hope to contribute to Coc San Hydropower Plant's stable, long-term operation in cooperation with our investment partners and Coc San's local community, based on our many years of accumulated experience in hydropower business in Japan. We also look forward to furthering our relationship with InfraCo Asia for future collaboration in both South and Southeast Asia."

TEPCO will continue exploring opportunities to participate in other hydropower projects, mainly in Southeast Asia, and develop its overseas business by partnering with companies in Japan and overseas.

About TEPCO

Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc. (TEPCO) is Japan's largest power company group, holding three independent business entities: TEPCO Fuel & Power, Inc., TEPCO Power Grid, Inc., and TEPCO Energy Partner, Inc. As a group, it generates, distributes, and sells electricity and other types of energy principally to the Kanto metropolitan area, which includes Japan's two most populous cities, Tokyo and Yokohama. Its 42,060 employees are committed to providing safe, reliable power as well as fulfilling its responsibilities to the communities of Fukushima. (As of April 1, 2017)

About InfraCo Asia

InfraCo Asia Development Pte Ltd (InfraCo Asia) is a commercially managed infrastructure development and investment company of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG).

Headquartered in Singapore, it stimulates greater private sector investment in infrastructure in South and South East Asia. InfraCo Asia funds high-risk infrastructure development activities by taking an equity stake with a focus on socially responsible and commercially viable infrastructure projects that contribute to economic growth, social development and poverty reduction. At the appropriate time, either as close as possible to financial close and/or commercial operation, InfraCo Asia aims to (partially or fully, as appropriate) exit each project. It does this through the sale of its stake to the private sector in order to catalyse private sector investment and participation into the projects and countries it is engaged with.

InfraCo Asia is currently funded by three members of PIDG - the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and the UK Department for International Development (UKAid).

The Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) encourages and mobilises private investment in infrastructure in the frontier markets of sub-Saharan Africa, south and south-east Asia, to help promote economic development and combat poverty. Since 2002, PIDG has supported 170 infrastructure projects to financial close, of which 95 are fully operational. PIDG is a multilateral organisation, funded by seven countries (UK, Switzerland, Australia, Norway, Sweden, Netherlands, Germany) and the World Bank Group.

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Two islands in Viet Nam among The Telegraph's list of most pristine beaches
 
Oct 19, 2018
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Two small islands in Viet Nam have been named among a list of 10 beaches in Southeast Asia unspoilt by tourism suggested by a travel piece in the UK newspaper The Telegraph.

They are An Thoi islet off Phu Quoc Island in southern Kien Giang province, and Binh Lap island in the central province of Khanh Hoa.

Remarking on the “construction site soundtrack” that accompanies beaches on Phu Quoc, the article advises travellers to take a boat from the island’s port to An Thoi, which has “secluded coves and colourful reefs almost completely devoid of humans.”

Fifth on the list is Binh Lap Island in Cam Ranh Bay, which it describes as secluded and “more Seychelles than Southeast Asia.”

Two beaches each in Thailand and Malaysia, one each in Hong Kong, Cambodia and the Philippines are also in the list.

Interestingly, it includes an island in landlocked Laos, “which only materialises in the November to April dry season as the Mekong River recedes.”

To prevent these and other unspoilt beaches from being ruined by tourism, The Telegraph article advises visitors to “be responsible by removing all of your own rubbish, don’t abscond with seashells or sands and use an ocean-safe sunscreen.”

Source: VNA

 
 
Taiwan Excellence Pop-up Store 2018 makes its debut in Hanoi for the first time
 
Oct 11, 2018
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Hanoi – September 2018 - Being a part of the special event series of the Taiwan Excellence Campaign 2018, Taiwan Excellence Pop-up Store 2018 was officially introduced at AEON MALL Long Bien (27 Co Linh Street, Hanoi). This is the first time the event is held in Vietnam, marking the change from annual exhibitions to a more experimental, interactive and commercial one. Taking place in Hanoi, Taiwan Excellence Pop-up Store 2018 lasts for 3 days, from August 31st to September 2nd, 2018.

In Taiwan Excellence Pop-up Store 2018, not only having the chance to experience technology innovation from Taiwan, but Vietnamese customers in general and people in Hanoi in particular can also directly buy the high-quality products from 17 top brands spanning across five categories namely Information & Communications Technlogy, Smart Living, Transport, Smart Healthcare. These products are all integrated with intelligent technology, providing consumers with a more convenient and comfortable life and are honored by Taiwan Excellence award – an idea of Bureau of Foreign Trade, MOEA and Taiwan External Trade Development Council.

Taiwan Excellence Pop-up Store 2018 witnesses many leading brands such as ASUS, ADATA, Aver, Transcend, Johnson, GreenE, Derma Angel, KYMCO, Long Chen, etc. By entering the stores, customers can easily interact with brand representatives to possess the most updated and unfeigned overview about new trends in an intelligent life in the future

Mr. Cheng Kai Jen, Director, Taiwan Trade Center, Representative Office in Ho Chi Minh City remarks: “Nowadays, intelligent technology is becoming a new trend favored by many customers due to the convenience it brings to life. Thanks to continuous efforts of Taiwan businesses in developing products fitting with the most updated trend, Taiwan today can be proudly considered equal with other superpowers all over the world in the field of technology innovation. We also take responsibility in introducing and giving these products to consumers in Taiwan and also in other markets including Vietnam – a highly potential one that we want to focus on. ”

Also, beside product exhibition activities in Taiwan Excellence Pop-up Store 2018, there are many artistic performance featuring Taiwanese cultural identities. Moreover, Minh Hang – Taiwan Excellence Brand Ambassador will also appear in the event in September 1st with special music performances demonstrating the culture exchange between Vietnam and Taiwan.

Outstanding products appearing in Taiwan Excellence Pop-up Store 2018:

- Asus:

Asus ZenFone 5 Smartphone integrated with Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a really useful companion. Besides such wonderful features as image auto-adjusting, strong and smooth processing and impressive appearance with conveniently small design; Asus ZenFone 5 also possesses amazing functions which assists users with stunning experience beyond what are often expected in a normal smartphone.

- Adata

The couple EMIX H30 headset& SOLOX F30 amplifier expresses spectacular power and comfortable fidelity, equipped with virtual 7.1 surround for spatial, multi-directional audio. Switch between four preset sound modes depending on type of game or media being enjoyed.

- DermaAngel

DermaAngel Acne Care Intensive Gel contains ceramide addition to help anti-acne active ingredients be effectively absorbed by skin and enhance skin health. It also features 2% salicylic acid + 2% sulfur to treat acnes faster and prevent pimples from coming. Moreover, it can soften dead skin cells that caused pimples and improves uneven skin tone.

- Green E:

GreenE Nano Slim Belt with five different size fitting with different part of the body not only helps solving the problem of obesity but also improve the symptoms of menstrual pain, nocturia, poor metabolism/bad blood circulation, constipation, soreness/back pain/foot pain and relief fatigue.

- Johnson

Matrix Treadmill T70XIR is a personal fitness machine with supreme technical features and is also equipped with an HD Screen, turning the work-out process into a the totally relaxing and entertaining one.

- KYMCO

KIMCO Like 125 Motorbike possess amazing functions, elegance look and special Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) from Bosch. Moreover, it is also equipped with Noodoe system – a kind of technology integrated in the electronic clock screen of KYMCO motorbike with the help of an application on smartphone. The system informs drivers about time, driving speed, weather conditions, directions through a compass, notifications from social media or calls and messages;

- Transcend

Transcend StoreJet Cloud 110 provides users with a storage volume of up to 8TB and reliable data confidentiality. It features fast transfer speeds of up to 110 MB/s and centralized data management, allowing for efficient storage and rapid access to all your data even if you're miles away.

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About Taiwan Excellence Award

The Taiwan Excellence Award is jointly created by BOFT and TAITRA since 1992, with the aim of cultivating Taiwanese companies. Today, the Award of Taiwan Excellence is the highest accolade for Taiwanese Products. The symbol of Taiwan Excellence embodies Taiwan’s rise to the global ranks of quality manufacturers in terms of innovation, design and manufacturing, and represents the gold standard for Taiwanese products to compete on the global stage.

 
 
Giant US Companies Seeking Digital Transformation Partners from Vietnam
 
Sep 28, 2018
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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Top leaders from 20 billion-dollar enterprises from various industries including AES Corporation, Walmart, GE Global, AT&T, IBM, PepsiCo, AIG, FedEx, etc. joined a Business Breakfast with Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc in the framework of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly. The Business Breakfast, co-hosted by FPT – a global leading IT service provider headquartered in Vietnam - and Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU), was the only business event with the Prime Minister throughout his trip, aiming to promote bilateral relationship on economics, investment and technology.

Joining the Prime Minister are Vietnamese ministerial officials including Minister, Chief of Government Office; Minister of Industry and Trade; Minister of Health; Acting Minister of Information and Communications; Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment; Lieutenant General, Deputy Chief of General Staff of the Army of Vietnam; Vietnamese Ambassador to the US; and Ambassador of the Vietnamese delegation to the United Nations.

Moderated by FPT Chairman Truong Gia Binh, the discussion on various policy frameworks and issues related to IT and investment in Vietnam has established opportunities for both sides to network, exchange views on business partnership and discuss about cooperation opportunities in the 4.0 Industrial Revolution. Emerging matters related to digital government, especially in e-Government and Smart City in Vietnam, caught special attention from US corporations. US enterprises’ concerns and problems encountered in the investment procedure in Vietnam were well demonstrated and resolved, thus opening up opportunities and accelerating successful businesses cooperation and investment in Vietnam.

“Vietnam commits to creating favorable conditions, in terms of policies and other factors, for foreign science and technology organizations to cooperate in advanced technologies research and transfer to Vietnamese enterprises.” The Prime Minister affirmed.

“With the young and mathematical-oriented workforce, Vietnam is prepared for the digital era”. Said FPT Chairman Truong Gia Binh. “FPT, as Vietnam's leading technology corporation, is ready to become one of the world’s Digital Transformation pioneers”.

Prior to this event, Binh had bilateral meetings with leaders from top five global corporations such as Coca Cola, COX Enterprises, UPS, RNDC, etc. to promote cooperation opportunities in Digital Transformation. FPT's proven capabilities and global business initiatives to support enterprises implementing Digital Transformation in a fast and cost-effective manner were shared and highly recognized. Through the meetings, US corporations and FPT jointly aimed at the cooperation in which FPT will deliver comprehensive technology solutions from strategic consultancy, system design, development, implementing to maintenance.

FPT Corporation established its first representative office in the US in 2000, followed by the US subsidiary (FPT USA) on October 13, 2008 and currently 2018, has offices in major US cities including Texas, Denver, Los Angeles, Silicon Valley and Renton, providing IT services in various sectors such as aerospace & aviation, healthcare, banking & finance, telecommunication, automotive, etc. Since March 2013, the US R&D Center of FPT has served many customers in new technologies such as IoT, Cloud, Big Data and Mobility. Earlier this year, by joining force with Intellinet, an US-based management consulting and technology services firm, the company is expected to deliver comprehensive Digital Transformation services for global top companies.

About FPT

FPT Corporation is the global leading technology and IT services group headquartered in Vietnam with nearly US$2 billion in revenue and 33,000 employees. FPT is a pioneer in digital transformation and delivers world-class services in Smart factory, Digital platforms, RPA, AI, IoT, Enterprise Mobility, Cloud, AR/VR, Embedded Systems, Managed services, Testing, Platform modernization, Business Applications, Application Services, BPO, and more. Through its management consulting and technology services subsidiary, Intellinet, FPT provides Business and IT Strategy, Organizational Change and Human Capital Leadership, Program Execution, Customer Experience & Human-Centric Design, as well as other leading digital and technology solutions. FPT has served over 500 customers worldwide, 100 of which are Fortune 500 companies in the industries of Aerospace & Aviation, Automotive, Banking and Finance, Communications, Media and Services, Logistics & Transportation, Utilities, Consumer Packaged Goods, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Public sector, Technology and more. For more information, please visit www.fpt-software.com or www.intellinet.com.

Contacts
FPT Software
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PR & Digital Marketing Manager
linhptk@fsoft.com.vn

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HKTDC "In Style • Hong Kong" Opens in Ho Chi Minh City
 
Sep 20, 2018
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20 September 2018 – The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) launched its international mega-promotions “In Style • Hong Kong Symposium” and “In Style • Hong Kong Expo” at GEM Center in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam today. Senior officials from Vietnam, as well as Paul Chan, Financial Secretary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), and Vincent HS Lo, Chairman of the HKTDC, officiated at the symposium opening.

“For decades Hong Kong has been a partner to Vietnam in many ways,” Mr Lo said. “As the world’s focus falls on Asia, now is the time to deepen our partnership and expand our collaboration.” He added that there will be more opportunities to expand not only the flows in trade and investment, but also in talent, expertise and social and cultural aspects.

"Over the past five years, merchandise trade between Hong Kong and Vietnam has grown, on average, almost 10% a year. There’s also a strong Hong Kong business community in Vietnam, ranging from garment manufacturing to property development and investment banking," said Mr Chan. He also underlined Hong Kong's strengths as the world’s leading financial centre in Asia, and highlighted that the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Bay Area Development creates additional opportunities for Hong Kong as well as the countries and companies that work with the city.

Le Hoai Trung, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam, and Le Thanh Liem, Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City, were guests of honour at the event. “‘In Style • Hong Kong’ 2018 attracts Hong Kong and Vietnam businesses participants in. This is the vivid evidence that we both attach great focus on economic cooperation between Hong Kong and Vietnam,” said the Deputy Minister.

Mr Le Thanh Liem, Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City remarked: “I believe that with the ‘In Style • Hong Kong’ event, we will not only know more about Hong Kong’s prestigious, quality products and brands, but we will also have opportunities to enhance trade connectivity and promote and create a platform for collaborative development, not only on the economic side but also in other aspects such as culture and society.”

Hong Kong-Vietnam: Partnering for Prosperity

The symposium promoted Hong Kong’s multi-faceted advantages as a regional hub in Asia and spotlighted the city’s strength in professional services. Moderated by HKTDC Director of Research Nicholas Kwan, the main symposium featured Hong Kong business leaders including Jonathan Choi, Chairman of Sunwah Group, John Cheh, Vice-Chairman and CEO of Esquel Group, and Wallace Lam, Managing Director, Co-head of Global Banking, HSBC Hong Kong, who shared practical insights on the opportunities presented by the Hong Kong-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement and discussed how both regions could collaborate to stay competitive and expand their global businesses together.

The thematic sessions highlighted opportunities in cross-border e-commerce and discussed how Hong Kong’s strengths in logistics services, as well as creative design, branding strategy and licensing solutions, can help Vietnamese enterprises upgrade their business in Asia.

To meet growing demand from Vietnamese companies, a Business Support Zone was set up where 11 Hong Kong services providers from various fields – including design and branding, accounting, logistics, information technology, architecture and management consultancy – delivered free on-site business consultation services to participants from Vietnam and other ASEAN countries.

The two-day “In Style • Hong Kong Expo” (20-21 Sept) connects importers, distributors, retailers, e-tailers, mail-order houses, department stores and specialised shops in Vietnam and neighbouring ASEAN countries with Hong Kong companies. Product zones include Activewear and Fashion, Gourmet and Delicacies, Fashion Accessories, Premium Houseware, Gifts and Toys, Fine Jewellery, Electronics, and Watches and Clocks.

lose Ties between Hong Kong and Vietnam

Vietnam is Hong Kong’s largest export market among ASEAN members and sixth-largest export market globally, taking in US$10.2 billion worth of exports from the city in 2017. Vietnam was also Hong Kong’s 10th-largest trading partner in 2017 and the first seven months of 2018. Last year, trade volume between Vietnam and Hong Kong amounted to US$18.11 billion, an 11.7% increase year-on-year. Key areas of Hong Kong and Vietnam cooperation include manufacturing, logistics, food and seafood processing, hotels and hospitality.

Media Enquiries
For further media enquiries, please contact:
Nguyen Thieu (Vietnam) Tel: +84-28-38235883 Email: nguyen.thieu@hktdc.org
Banbi Chen (Hong Kong) Tel: +852 2584 4525 Email: banbi.yc.chen@hktdc.org

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FPT Becomes Carlsberg’s Technology Partner on a Global Scale
 
Sep 14, 2018
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HANOI, Vietnam--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FPT, the leading IT service provider in Southeast Asia and Carlsberg, one of the world’s leading brewery groups have recently signed a global framework contract whereupon FPT has officially become Carlsberg’s technology partner, providing Information Technology (IT) as well as Digital Transformation (DT) services for the global brewer. The two sides also planned to explore additional areas in Digital Transformation including Smart Brewery, Cloud Migration to Azure, Open API platform, Data strategy and analytics.

The cooperation between FPT and Carlsberg was initiated since January 2018. After a few months of collaboration, FPT has played the role of DT partner for Carlsberg in many projects related to Manufacturing Execution System (MES); AI for Planning and Connected Bar. With MES, FPT has enhanced the company’s experience in delivering projects related to digital monitoring and controlling system, helping Carlsberg to optimize the manufacturing process and maximize production output. FPT was chosen to implement this project because of its proven technology capability and strong global presence, especially in Asia. Carlsberg has been planning to roll out MES for 14 factories across this continent in the near future. In addition to MES, FPT is going to leverage the company’s expertise in Artificial Intelligence to help Carlsberg analyze consumers’ behavior, predict demand and plan for production. The collaboration between FPT and Carlsberg in Digital Transformation was also expanded to Connected bar, which is considered as the “game changer” of Carlsberg. The connected bars, enabled by smart censors, not only allow the brewery giant to assure their product quality but also monitor the consumption at the same time, leading to an effective supply management system.

Mr. Cees 't Hart, CEO of Carlsberg Group, shared at the signing ceremony: "We are excited about entering into this partnership with FPT. Their support to help us digitize our breweries gets us closer to realizing our sustainability goals as well as improving productivity".

From FPT side, Mr. Truong Gia Binh, FPT’s Chairman also emphasized: “At FPT, we always strive to enhance and enrich our technology capability so as to offer more value-added service to our clients. In the period between 2018 and 2020, we have set the target of growing our revenue from digital services by 70 percent each year, turning into the world-class DT service provider. By becoming the global IT service provider of Carlsberg, we do embark the ambition and responsibility to help our client in their business modernization and digitalization, leading to high business efficiency as well as extraordinary customer experience, thus reaffirming Carlsberg’s position as the top leading beer and beverage producer”.

The signing ceremony took place within the scope of FPT’s 30th year anniversary ceremony, marking a memorable milestone of FPT Corporation in the journey of becoming trusted partner with global companies in Digital Transformation. Established since 1988, FPT has become the leading IT service provider in Southeast Asia with a global customer pool of more than 500. Partnering with technology disruptors such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, Siemens, IBM and GE Predix, FPT aims to quickly adopt the world’s latest technology, helping the company’s clients to accelerate the journey of transforming their business.

About FPT

FPT Corporation is the global leading technology and IT services group headquartered in Vietnam with nearly US$2 billion in revenue and 33,000 employees, including nearly 14.000 technology specialists. Qualified with CMMI Level 5 & ISO 27001:2013, ASPICE LEVEL 3, FPT delivers world-class services in Smart factory, Digital platform, RPA, AI, IoT, Enterprise Mobilization, Cloud, AR/VR, Embedded System, Managed service, Testing, Platform modernization, Business Applications, Application Service, BPO and more services globally from delivery centers across the United States, Japan, Europe, Australia, Vietnam and the Asia Pacific. With focus on R&D activities to improve quality of services, the company has been serving 500 customers worldwide, 100 of which are Fortune 500 companies in the industries of Aerospace & Aviation, Automotive, Banking and Finance, Communications, Media and Services, Logistics & Transportation, Utilities, Consumer Packaged Goods, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Public sector, Technology and more.

For more information, please visit www.fpt-software.com

About Carlsberg Group

The Carlsberg Group is one of the leading brewery groups in the world, with a large portfolio of beer and other beverage brands. Its flagship brand – Carlsberg – is one of the best-known beer brands in the world, and the Baltika, Carlsberg and Tuborg brands are among the eight biggest brands in Europe. Around 41,000 people work for the Carlsberg Group and its products are sold in more than 150 markets. Find out more at www.carlsberggroup.com.

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Vietnamese Government Encouraged to Embrace Agricultural Innovation to Protect Vietnam's Economy & Food Security
 
JCN Newswire
Sep 12, 2018
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A statement from a coalition of local and international bodies across agriculture, commerce and trade September 11, 2018

HANOI, VIETNAM - (ACN Newswire) - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc recently called for Vietnam's agriculture sector to become one of the top 15 most developed in the world in just ten years and utilise scientific and technological advances. His Excellency further emphasized that more innovation is needed to generate new drivers for growth to ensure macroeconomic stability. Such an ambitious agenda can be achieved only if the government embraces agricultural innovation.

Unleashing the possibilities of modern agriculture to support sustainable, inclusive development requires enormous investment, collaboration and a stable policy and regulatory environment. All three factors are critical in the context when Vietnam harnesses cutting-edge technology to accelerate its development.

Putting exciting new technology such as data science in the hands of farmers also relies on allowing them to continue using the tools that have helped to feed billions over recent decades. More people have access to safe, quality food than ever before in Vietnam and worldwide because farmers continue to have access to technology developed over the years.

To this day, crop protection tools such as pesticides play a critical role in producing more food using fewer resources. Without these tools, more than half of the world's crops would be lost to insects, diseases and weeds, leading to enormous economic and environmental damage. To increase the competitiveness of Vietnamese farmers as well as to ensure the future investment in innovation, Vietnamese farmers should be encouraged to have access to safe crop protection products supported by high quality training and education. This will ensure that farmers continue to produce safe, affordable and nutritious food for the community and export.

Against this backdrop, we call on the government to ensure that crop protection tools are properly assessed through a consistent, scientifically rigorous process in line with internationally accepted methods and standards. Such assessments need to be conducted by scientific experts and a suitable timeline should apply to allow for a thorough review. This is consistent with the direction recently set by the Prime Minister when His Excellency called for the removal of unnecessary government procedures that can stifle production and trade while reinforcing the need for transparency.

The industry takes its responsibility seriously and offers its commitment and support to help the Government achieve its food safety objectives. This includes continuing to research the development of alternative natural products, to promote the importance of the responsible use of crop protection products in Vietnam's agricultural sector, as well as providing a scientific and international standards-based approach towards achieving the government's objective of 30% reduction of product registrations by 2021 without sacrificing the sustainability and competitiveness of Vietnam agriculture. Also, it is important that proper police controls are reinforced to prevent illegal imports to Vietnam.

Dao Thu Vinh | Coordinator -- CropLife Vietnam | vinh.dao@croplifevietnam.org | Mobile: +84983330209

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