2015 VBF Midterm
The Midterm Vietnam Business Forum 2015 was organized on June 6, 2015, at Lotte Hanoi Hotel under the theme of "Enhancing Enterprise Competitiveness for Global Integration."
The success of the Forum was highlighted by the attendance and address of Prime Minister H.E. Mr. Nguyen Tan Dung together with Minister of Planning and Investment Mr. Bui Quang Vinh, Minister/Chairman of the Office of the Government Mr. Nguyen Van Nen, Minister of Finance Mr. Dinh Tien Dung, Minister of Industry and Trade Mr. Vu Huy Hoang, Minister of Labor - Invalids and Social Affairs Mrs. Pham Thi Hai Chuyen, Minister of Science and Technology Mr. Nguyen Quan and a number of Vice Ministers from related Ministries.
The landmark Forum was co-chaired by H.E. Minister of Planning and Investment Mr. Bui Quang Vinh, Country Director of the World Bank in Vietnam Mdm. Victoria Kwakwa, IFC Regional Manager Mr. Kyle F. Kelhofer and VBF Consortium's Co-Chairmen Mr. Vu Tien Loc and Mrs. Virginia B. Foote.
The Forum was successful with an attendance of nearly 550 participants in total, in which over 20 Ambassadors of Diplomatic Missions and Country Directors of international organizations in Vietnam represented. These figures are a good evidence for the successfulness of VBF run by the private sector after it was transferred from the IFC.