Program and Roundtable with Vietnam: Your IT and Manufacturing Hub in Asia

Monday, March 30, 2015

Connect with IT Delegation from Vietnam

Your IT and Manufacturing Hub in Asia

Images from the 2014 International Leadership Mission to Vietnam

Featuring a nine-person software delegation from Vietnam, including:

Dr. Le Tuyen Cu
Deputy General Director, Economic Zones Management Department – Ministry of Planning and Investment

Mr. Nguyen Tan Phuoc
Vice chairman, Ho Chi Minh City Export Processing and Industrial Zones Authority (HEPZA)

Ms. Nguyen Thi Thu Giang
Deputy General Secretary, Vietnam Software and IT Services Association (VINASA)

Mr. Y.T. Young
President, Tan Thuan Corporation (TTC)

Monday, March 30, 2015
2:00pm – 4:00pm

Seattle Metro Chamber of Commerce
1301 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1500
Downtown Seattle

Complimentary for Students and Members | $10 For Non-Members

Register Online


Join TDA and Seattle Metro Chamber of Commerce to welcome an IT delegation from Vietnam and learn about this young, thriving market.Representatives from Vietnam’s software association (VINASA), major export processing zones and Tan Thuan Corporation will speak to the country’s success as a rising hub for software, IT services and manufacturing, and explore opportunities for partnership and collaboration with US companies.

For 10 years leading up to the global financial crisis, Vietnam was consistently one of the fastest growing, vibrant  and best performing economies in the world, with the economy growing  an average rate of 7.5 per cent annually. Vietnam has the ambition to become an industrialized country by 2020 after having achieved middle income status in 2010.

ICT is a significant driver in Vietnam’s economy and is poised for growth. Revenue from the ICT industry currently accounts for 15 – 20% of GDP, representing an increase of nearly of 35% per year in the past decade. The IT industry offers annual sales of US$3 billion by 2020 on three major programs: the development of IT human resources; the development of a software export sector; and the development of a hardware-manufacturing base.

With its outstanding ICT achievements in recent years, Vietnam has been steadily on the path of integrating into the global ICT world. The country has created a healthy environment for foreign-invested businesses. Vietnam is also part of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), a market of over 600 million people across ten Southeast Asian countries. In 2015 ASEAN will formally launch the AEC to further promote freer movements of goods, services, capital, investment and skilled labor. These countries, if combined have a GDP of $2.4 trillion with an “average” GDP growth rate of 5% per year. Moreover, Vietnam will be the largest beneficial country by joining RCEP and TPP, two of the biggest economic partnerships in the world.

About the delegation
Vietnam Software & IT Services Association (VINASA) is the only national association in Vietnam which has company members doing business in software, digital content, IT services. VINASA is comprised of nearly 300 company members, employing about 70% of the total number of professional programmers. The association accounts for about 75% of software production in Vietnam. VINASA acts as a bridge between the Government and the software business community, to protect and promote the interests of VINASA member companies and help to develop the Vietnam software and IT services industry. VINASA’s main activities including: Policy building and lobbying; ICT application promotion programs; Software and IT Outsourcing; Education, training and human resource development; Consulting and researching; PR and marketing supporting activities; Awards, certifications, acknowledgement of outstanding software products/solutions, IT services, companies.

Tan Thuan Corporation (TTC) is a joint venture company between CT&D Group from Taiwan and Ho Chi Minh City Government. TTC is developing industry, technology and manufacturing parks around Vietnam as well as new cities to welcome a thriving population. The company is credited for developing the first export processing zone in Vietnam in 1991, and also built Phu My Hung New City Center. As a major infrastructure developer as well as a foreign company, TTC brings us unique viewpoints as a foreign investor and its almost 25-year investment experience in Vietnam.


Registration: This program is complimentary for students and members and $10 for non-members. Questions? Contact Samantha Paxton at (206) 389-7319/[email protected] .

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