Vietnam Investment Conference during the visit of President Tran Dai Quang Conclusion of 17 memorandums
On May 31, JETRO jointly held the Vietnam Investment Conference under the theme of "Towards an interactive relationship between Japan and Vienam" with Vietnam's Ministry of Planning and Investment on the occasion of a state visit to Japan by Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang. The aim of the event was to further expand bilateral business relations through the promotion of two-way investment and mutually complementary partnerships in the milestone 45th anniversary year of the establishment of diplomatic relations between two countries.
President Quang emphasized in his keynote speech that both countries have become the most important of partners over the past 45 years, and that that partnership has been contributing to peace and prosperity throughout Asia. In addition, he promised Japanese companies that the Vietnamese government would provide an open and fair investment environment.
Following the keynote speech, a panel discussion was joined by Vietnamese Trade Minister Tran Tuan Anh, Director General Do Nhat Hoang of the Foreign Investment Agency and representatives from Japanese and Vietnamese companies. Panelists engaged in a lively discussion regarding the orientation Vietnam should take going forward and what form next-generation partnerships will take between the two countries.
In the conference, authorization credentials were given for three cases of investment into Vietnam and one case for flight services, while 13 memorandums of understanding regarding investment by Japanese companies were exchanged.
JETRO held the Vietnam Investment Conference in June 2017 by welcoming Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, which also included an exchange ceremony for MOUs. Numerous investment cases announced during that ceremony have steadily seen progress over the last year, while the amount of investment from Japan to Vietnam in 2017 hit a record high.
This conference was joined by more than 600 people including government officials and business people from both countries. During a concurrent network event, Vietnamese and Japanese business people were proactively exchanging opinions on the possibilities of future collaboration, giving hope for the expansion of business. JETRO will continue working to strengthen economic relations between Vietnam and Japan through activities such as this conference.
President Quang’s arrival at venue
Opening remarks by Chairman and CEO Ishige
VIPs photo session
Outline of Conference
|Date and time||
Thursday, May 31, 2018
[Conference] 13: 30 - 16: 00 , [Network meeting] 16: 00 - 16: 30
Hotel New Otani
[Conference] Tsuru (West) , [Network meeting] Edo-ROOM
|Organizer||Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)|
|Co-organizer||Ministry of Planning and Investment of Vietnam (MPI)|
|Sponsors||Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan, Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in Japan, Keidanren, Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Vietnam|