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  1. 1. VIETNAM  RETAIL  DISTRIBUTION  Supported by  VIETNAM RETAIL & DISTRIBUTION SUMMIT 2009     Friday, 30 October 2009 08:30 – 17:00   InterContinental Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City       2009 is considered as an important milestone year in the trading and distribution sectors in    Vietnam. Distribution in Vietnam is set for a shake up as foreign companies move in following  the  country’s  commitment  to  open  the  market  in  2009,  on  the  back  of  World  Trade    Organization  accession  in  2007.  As  a  result,  firms  from  abroad  have  been  setting  up  shop    here  since  early  this  year,  particularly  firms  from  Japan,  though  no  official  statistics  are  Organised by  currently  available.  Japanese  sewing  machine  manufacturer  Brother  International  recently    won  a  license  to  set  up  a  distribution  company  with  an  initial  investment  of  US$2  million.    Stainless  steel  and  construction  material  producer  Sojitz,  opened  an  import,  export,  and  distribution  branch  in  March  and  Nissan  and  electronics  producer  Sharp  have  both  started    distributing their own products. According to Ministry of Industry and Trade, Vietnam’s retail    annual turnover has increased averagely by 20% over the last few years, and also forecasted    to maintain the same growth for the coming times.       Foreign  firms  have  been  eyeing  distribution  and  retail  business  in  Vietnam.  What  about    your company? Are you ready for all the opportunities and challenges of this hottest sector    of retail and distribution to create, grow, and expand your business in Vietnam? What are    the  hot  investment  opportunities  in  the  retail  and  distribution  sectors?  What  are  the  relevant  laws  and  regulations  for  various  market  entry  strategies?  Which  products  and    services  sector  and  marketing  channels  are  still  subject  to  investment  conditions?  What    about  the  challenges  imposed  by  the  local  government  authorities,  and  the  appropriate  strategies  for  tax  planning  and  profit  repatriation?  Share  your  experiences  as  well  as    related  burning  issues  at  this  one‐day  event  together  with  other  logistics,  retail,  distribution leaders through presentations, discussion panels, roundtables and workshops  that  address  the  strategies  and  tactics  necessary  for  manufacturers,  distributors  and  retailers to build successful intra‐Vietnam logistics, retail and distribution networks. 
  2. 2.   Who Will Attend    ‐  Senior  Managers,  Directors,  business  owners  in  Retail,  Supply  Chain,  Logistics,  Transportation,  Distribution and Warehousing   ‐ Manufacturers, Retailers, Wholesalers involved in distributing products within Vietnam  ‐ Logistics Service Providers involved in national transportation and warehousing  ‐ Solution Providers & Consultants in Vietnam  ‐ Business development, sales and marketing directors and managers  ‐ Financial controllers and managers, corporate affairs and legal directors and managers     Key Topics to be Discussed at this event:  ‐ Key issues to be discussed at this summit  ‐ Growth, investment trends & demand forecasts for Vietnam retail, distribution  ‐ Market Entry Strategies, Investment Laws and Tax Planning  ‐ Critical issues in formulating an effective inter‐provinces distribution network  ‐ Emergence of inter‐modal mix to move parts & finished products within Vietnam  ‐ Understanding the impact of import/export issues on the domestic supply chain  ‐ Effective strategies to reduce transportation costs and increase on‐time delivery  ‐ Using multi‐modal transport network to accelerate time‐to‐market of your goods  ‐ Advantages and disadvantages of moving your goods by rail and water ways  ‐ Outsourcing vs. in‐house: which is best for your distribution operations  ‐ Retail supply chain transformation in Vietnam  ‐ Innovative technology in logistics and distribution  ‐ Market insights on retail and distribution in Vietnam  ‐ Vietnam Investment laws and WTO commitments for the retail and distribution sectors  ‐ Market entry strategies for retail and distribution and regulatory frameworks  ‐ Importing goods into Vietnam – typical challenges  ‐ Corporate tax planning, custom duties and VAT in Vietnam for the retail and distribution   ‐ Profit repatriation strategies  ‐ Future scenarios for Vietnam Retail & Distribution 2012    Speakers  • Burke Frederick, Baker McKenzie  • Tielman Nieuwoudt, The Supply Chain Lab  • Do Linh, Spire Research  • Bui Ngoc Hong, Indochine Counsel  • Jeff Dilley, Exsero  • Scott Neubauer, Loscam Asia  • Barry Akbar, APL Vietnam  • Harry Lagad, Supply Chain Asia  • Simon Hildebrand, Linfox Vietnam  • Harry S Lagad, Supply Chain Asia  • Tran Tinh Minh Triet, Cartridge World  • Fabrice Carrasco, TNS Vietnam     Registration  Eurocham members: US$ 70/pax  Non‐Eurocham members: US$ 110/pax    To book your seats, please email your details (full name, job title, company, email):   Ms. Nguyen Da Quyen   E:   M:+84903620472   O: +84 (0)822494241   The  registration  fee  includes  5‐star  buffet  lunch  and  all  conference  materials  (conference  book,  MP3 recording files…).     For further information:      
  3. 3. Updated on October 14, 2009 Friday, 30 October. 2009 VIETNAM RETAIL & DISTRIBUTION SUMMIT - Ballroom, InterContinental, Ho Chi Minh City 8:00 Registration & Breakfast 9:00 Opening Speech Eckart Dutz Co-Founder Vietnam Supply Chain Community Vietnam Retail Frontier Tran Tinh Minh Triet Consultant Retail Chain Retail Landscape Vietnam, passing through the Global Financial Crisis Simon Hildebrand General Director Linfox Logistics Vietnam Vietnam – A changing consumer. Towards new basket and new shopping habits Fabrice Carrasco General Manager Kantar Worldpanel Vietnam & Philippines TNS Vietnam Q&A 10:30 Networking Morning Break Retail logistics in Asia Mark Parlane VP Retail Linfox Asia Pacific Retail Tactics Implementing Trading and Distribution rights for foreign investors in Vietnam – Opportunities and Challenges Bui Ngoc Hong Partner Indochine Counsel A Look Over the Horizon for Vietnam's Retail and Distribution in Relation to the US, Now Jeff Dilley Chairman EXSERO Q&A 12:30 Buffet Lunch & Networking 29-Oct 13:30 Panel Discussion: Vietnam Retail & Distribution: Lessons and Experiences from Leading Companies Distribution, Supply Chain Managers fromLeading companies & Moderator: Eckart Dutz, General Director, Cartridge World 14:15 Networking Afternoon Break Pallets driving efficiency in the modern retail supply chain Scott Neubauer Business Development Director Loscam Asia Optimisation Distribution Retail - Assessing your Route-to-Market Tielman Nieuwoudt Principal The Supply Chain Lab Market Access for Distribution and Retail Services: Impact on Supply Chain Competitiveness Fred Burke Managing Partner Baker McKenzie Q&A 15:45 Networking Afternoon Break Leadership in Retail and Distribution Supply Chains Harry S Lagad Board Member Supply Chain Asia Optimisation Distribution Retail - Vietnam Logistics Updates for Your Distribution & Retail Network in Vietnam Barry Akbar Managing Director APL Vietnam Case Study on Channel Profile - Cement Industry in Vietnam Linh Do Country Manager Spire Research Q&A 17:00 End of the forum 17:30 Cocktail Mixer 19:30 Closing Vietnam Supply Chain Community reserves the rights to adapt the above agenda for the best quality of the summit.