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Understanding Vietnam: Opportunities and Challenges

October 11, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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“Understanding Vietnam: Opportunities and Challenges”

Due to limited seating, this is an invite-only event.
Please send us an email to request an invitation.

Asia Society Australia and Australia-Vietnam Young Leadership Dialogue (AVYLD) are delighted to come together to produce an evening
on ‘Understanding Vietnam: Opportunities and Challenges.’

Vietnam’s emerging middle class and young demographic has illustrated notable impact on the country’s current economic growth. This sign not only noticeable amongst its Asian neighbours but also its Western peers, with US President Barack Obama’s significant visit to Vietnam this year.

Australia’s own ties with Vietnam run deep starting with the first wave of Vietnamese migration in the 70s. A vibrant Vietnamese community in Australia has influenced the decision of thousands of Vietnamese students, who choose Australia as their number one English speaking destination for education every year.

Australia and Vietnam also share similar ambitions and goals in trade sectors such as agriculture, education, technology, health care and wellbeing. With so many synergies, it’s now a great time for Australians and Vietnamese to build deeper linkages and embrace opportunities that will lead to greater understanding, friendship and prosperity for both countries.

Join us at our very special event as we discuss the many opportunities and challenges in understanding Vietnam. Our panelists will share unique insights about the country that’s expected to be the next Asian tiger. The event promises to be both inspirational and educational for attendees who wish to further broaden their knowledge and connection to Vietnam. 


Christine Holgate, CEO, Blackmores
Allaster Cox, former Australian Ambassador to Vietnam
Philipp Ivanov, CEO, Asia Society
Rachel Bui, 
Co-founder, AVYLD
Chau Ta, Chair, Australian Chamber of Commerce Vietnam
Nigel Russell, Founder and Chairman. Australian International Schools
Thao Nguyen – Regional Director, UTS Insearch & Co-founder, AVYLD


6.00pm – Arrival Drinks
6.15pm – Welcome from AVYLD and Asia Society
6.25pm – Keynote Speaker
6.40pm – Panel
7.20pm – Q&A from audience
7.30pm – Closing and Networking

Please send us an email requesting for an invitation via our contact form with the subject: AVYLD Event.

The inaugural Australia-Vietnam Young Leadership Dialogue 2017 is supported by:



Date: October 11, 2016
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Venue Name: Invitation Only
Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Australia


Organizer Name: AVYLD