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Singapore Regional Business Forum expands to Vietnam for first time

The Saigon Times

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HANOI – The seventh Singapore Regional Business Forum (SRBF) will be held in Hanoi on July 7 in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of Vietnam-Singapore diplomatic relations.

The Singapore Business Federation (SBF) hosted an online press conference on June 28 to announce the event, which is being held overseas for the first time.

Themed “Strengthening Regional Collaboration for Sustainable Growth,” the forum aims to deepen economic ties and foster closer relations between Singapore and Vietnam.

The event is organized with the support of the Singapore Ministry of Trade and Industry, Enterprise Singapore, the Ministry of Planning and Investment of Vietnam, the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), along with 30 government agencies, trade organizations, and institutions from Singapore, Vietnam, and others in the region.

It will feature panel discussions with Professor Tan See Leng, Singapore’s Manpower Minister and Second Minister for Trade and Industry, and Nguyen Chi Dung, Vietnam’s Minister of Planning and Investment.

The discussions will focus on prospects for building a sustainable future in terms of social, economic, and environmental aspects, as well as sustainable development opportunities for investors, technological innovation in ASEAN’s digitalization process, and the future of human resources.

In addition to the main forum, the program includes activities such as signing memoranda of understanding, online and in-person business networking, and exhibitions.

With over 500 participants, including business leaders, government officials, policymakers, and scholars from more than 30 countries, the SRBF will be held in a hybrid format.

Of particular note, the SBF will lead a delegation of 25 Singaporean businesses from various sectors to visit Hanoi from July 5 to 8. The delegation aims to explore Vietnam’s business climate, culture, and promote collaboration with local enterprises.

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