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Hong Kong - Ho Chi Minh City Investment and Business Forum

Hong Kong is the fifth largest foreign investor in Vietnam and plays a crucial role as a gateway for mainland Chinese companies to invest in Vietnam. As of October 2022, the total investment from Hong Kong into Vietnam reached $28.6 billion with 2,110 projects, focusing on sectors such as processing technology, manufacturing, textiles, real estate. Meanwhile, Ho Chi Minh City consistently leads the country in attracting foreign direct investment, benefiting from its abundant labor force, diverse demographics, and high export turnover.

The Hong Kong – Ho Chi Minh City Investment Promotion Seminar and Gala Dinner are jointly organized by the China Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, the Hong Kong – Vietnam Chamber of Commerce, the Guangdong – Hong Kong – Macau Bay Area Entrepreneurs Association, and the Ho Chi Minh City Investment and Trade Promotion Center (ITPC), with the collaboration of Investment and Business Promotion Company (IBP) and Young Business Association of Ho Chi Minh City (YBA). The event provides an opportunity for Vietnamese enterprises to meet, exchange, and explore investment and business cooperation with over 40 high-level executives from Hong Kong and Chinese companies, including investment funds, consultancy and asset management firms, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX), investment advisors, manufacturing companies, retail, logistics, etc.

Nội dung chương trình

Date: Thursday, January 12, 2023 Time: 16:30 - 20:30 Venue: Grand Ballroom, 2nd Floor, InterContinental Saigon Hotel, Corner of Le Duan and Hai Ba Trung Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.

16:30 - 17:30

Welcoming delegates & Networking session

17:30 - 17:45

Opening session

Opening remarks by Dr. Jonathan Choi

Chairman of the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, Chairman of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area Entrepreneurs Association, Chairman of the Hong Kong-Vietnam Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Sunwah Group

Welcome speech by the leadership of Ho Chi Minh City

17:45 - 18:00

Introduction to the Investment Environment and Opportunities in Ho Chi Minh City

Presented by the leadership of the Department of Planning and Investment

18:00 - 19:00

Panel Discussion

Promoting Investment Cooperation between Hong Kong and Ho Chi Minh City in the following areas:

Real Estate, Financial Services, Innovation and Entrepreneurship


  • Ms. Maggie Lee, Director of Market Development, KPMG Hong Kong
  • Ms. Jacqueline Jiang, Deputy Chair of International Capital Market Services, Hong Kong Stock Exchange Limited (parent company of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited)
  • Professor Jiheng Zhang, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)
  • Mr. Le Tri Thong, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of PNJ
  • Mr. Michael Kokalari, Chief Economist, VinaCapital
  • Dr. Pham Van Dai, Lecturer at Fulbright School of Public Policy and Management

The panel discussion will be moderated by Ms. Truong Ly Hoang Phi, Vice Chairwoman of Young Business Association of Ho Chi Minh City (YBA), Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of IBP.

19:00 - 19:05

Closing Remarks by ITPC Representative

19:05 - 20:30

Gala Dinner and Networking Session


Closing Ceremony of the Conference