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Vietcombank to host ABA meeting

HA NOI — The Bank for Foreign Trade of Viet Nam (Vietcombank) will host the 33rd annual meeting of the Asian Bankers Association (ABA) from May 10 to 12, 2016, in Viet Nam.

The decision was announced at the 32nd ABA annual meeting held on November 12 and 13 in Taipei.

Nghiem Xuan Thanh, Chairman of Vietcombank gave his speech at the 32nd ABA meeting.—Photo

Nghiem Xuan Thanh, Chairman of Vietcombank gave his speech at the 32nd ABA meeting.—Photo

“Viet Nam is a peaceful and friendly country. We welcome all delegates from ABA’s member banks and all ABA guests from abroad to Ha Long Bay, recognised as one of the natural wonders of the world,” Nghiem Xuan Thanh, chairman of Vietcombank and ABA vice–chairman, said.

An important member of the ABA, Vietcombank continues to affirm its reputation and brand value, and aims to become the number one bank in Viet Nam and to figure among the 300 largest financial groups in the region by 2020.

The 32nd ABA meeting, held under the theme “Asian banks – Growing Beyond Borders,” discussed a range of related issues and shared experiences and lessons.

Asian banks got opportunities to utilise their inner strengths and successes in domestic markets to grow beyond borders, and expand into regional and global markets.

The meeting brought together leading global experts in the fields of finance, banking, strategic planning and policy.

The experts shared views on trends and development strategies of banks to define market demand and customer demand, especially in the context that every bank is willing to change and improve business efficiency and service quality by using innovative technologies.


International Bicycle Exhibition to showcase brands

The Vietnam International Bicycle Exhibition 2016 will take place at the Hanoi International Exhibition Centre, 91 Tran Hung Dao Street, Ha Noi from April 7 to 10.

The event is expected to allow Vietnamese and international businesses to advertise their brands and advanced products and seek potential partners in Viet Nam and other South East Asian countries.

Vietnam Cycle 2016 will also give an opportunity to bicycle and electric bike manufacturers from developed countries to exchange experiences with participants.

Last year, the exhibition attracted famous brands such as Thong Nhat Bike, JettCycle, Trinx and Strongman, besides Asama, Bamboo bike and Fornix, and various products such sport bikes, electric bikes, children bicycles and bicycle accessories and components.

This show expects to attract about 16,000 visitors, including trade buyers and the public.

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Vietnamese firms to attend construction expo in Myanmar

The third edition of BuildTech Yangon in Myanmar will be held from May 26 to 28 at the Myanmar Convention Centre.

BuildTech Yangon 2016 has attracted 120 exhibitors from many countries and territories, including Austria, China, Indonesia, Korea, Thailand, Viet Nam, Singapore and Myanmar.

Visitors at BuildTech Yangon 2015. — VNS Photo Courtesy of organisers HCM CITY (Biz Hub) — The third edition of BuildTech Yangon

Visitors at BuildTech Yangon 2015. — VNS Photo Courtesy of organisers
HCM CITY (Biz Hub) — The third edition of BuildTech Yangon

In addition to staple exhibits from the construction machinery building materials and mechanical engineering segments, the expo will showcase equipment, machinery and solutions on facilities management, interior finishing and architectural solutions.

This new focus is in line with recent developments in Myanmar’s construction sector which is booming following the opening up of Myanmar’s economy to the world.

Meanwhile, increased awareness of construction and workplace safety has given rise to a greater focus on safety and disaster prevention in this year’s BuildTech Yangon, according to the organisers.

U Tha Htay, president of Myanmar Construction Entrepreneurs Association, said: “The infrastructure construction sector is the second largest market in the Myanmar construction industry that is worth an estimated US$765 million.

“The government’s focus on improving infrastructure in Myanmar will see the major development of new roads, buildings, pipelines and electrical grids. At the same time, a sharp rise in foreign direct investment has seen a big growth in demand for new office space as well as housing for expatriates.”

Organised by Sphere Exhibits, a subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings, and co-organised by the Myanmar Construction Entrepreneurs Association, the show is expected to attract over 4,500 visitors.

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HCM City to host pharmaceutical expo

The Vietnam International Medical and Pharmaceutical Exhibition, or Vietnam Medi-Pharm Expo 2016, will be held at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre, HCM City, from August 11 to 13.


The expo is an annual exhibition of Vietnamese healthcare industry, hosted by the ministries of health and industry and trade. The exhibition will have five events: Vietnam International Exhibition on Medical and Laboratory Equipments; Vietnam International Exhibition on Pharmaceutical Products and Processing, Packaging Machinery; Vietnam International Exhibition on Hospital and Equipments; and Vietnam International Exhibition on Ophthalmology; besides Vietnam International Exhibition on Dental Materials and Equipments.

A conference will also introduce the Vietnamese medical and pharmaceutical market and trade policies when doing business in Viet Nam, which will be hosted by related departments and associations of the health ministry of Viet Nam.

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