Country Outlook: Vietnam

April 8, 2009. Featuring Mr. Donald Nay, Commercial Counselor, US Embassy, Hanoi. 

The Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle, the Export Assistance Center and the Greater Seattle Vietnam Association invite you to a brown bag lunch briefing on:

County Outlook: Vietnam


Donald Nay

Commercial Counselor, US Embassy, Hanoi

Wednesday, April 8, 2009
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce
1301 5th Avenue, Suite 2500
Downtown Seattle

$12 Members
$15 Non-members

$17 at the door

RSVP Required

Drinks will be provided


Join the Trade Alliance for a briefing on the current business climate of Vietnam and the opportunities available for greater Seattle businesses.

Vietnam presently offers a strong combination of rapid growth, social stability, and an interesting demographic profile that is fueling industrial production and consumer demand.  since the implementation of the Bilateral Trade Agreement in 2001, two-way trade has grown by a factor of ten.  Vietnam’s economies grew at 8.5% in 2007 and with 60% of the country’s population under the age of 30; the labor force is large and dynamic.  Some are calling Vietnam the “next frontier” for business and trade, so don’t miss out on this opportunity to hear more from Mr. Nay about this up and coming country.

In July 2007, Don Nay began his tour of duty as Commercial Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi, where he oversees the Commercial Service operations in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city.  This follows Mr. Nay’s three-year tour as Commercial Counselor in New Delhi.  Prior to this assignment, Mr. Nay covered Southern India from the U.S. consulate in Chennai as Commercial Consul.  Mr. Nay also served as Chairman of the Board of the American International School of Chennai during this period where, under his leadership, a purpose built and world-class school campus was constructed, which now accommodates 300 children from over 20 countries.

Prior to his Chennai posting, Mr. Nay was the Director of the Ronald H. Brown Commercial Center in Johannesburg, South Africa, which was dedicated by President Clinton and the First Lady in March 1998. Prior to his assignment in South Africa, Mr. Nay served for four years as Commercial Attache’ at the U.S. Embassy in the The Hague.  Mr. Nay joined the Commercial Service in 1985 and has served as a Trade Specialist with the San Francisco and Atlanta offices.

Mr. Nay earned a BA from the University of Arizona and an MBA from the American Graduate School of International Management.


Registration: The cost for this event is $12 for members of TDA, $15 for non-members and $17 at the door. Refunds cannot be made after Monday, 6. Contact “A” Boungjaktha at 206-389-7289 or [email protected] for more information.

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