GBA Monthly Business Meeting
Le Méridien Saigon Hotel, HCMC


Dear Members and Friends,

We would like to invite you to our

GBA-EuroCham Co-hosted Business Meeting
Date:             Monday, 11 March 2019
Time:            17:45 - 22:00
Venue:          Le Méridien Saigon
                     3C Ton Duc Thang Street, District 1, HCMC
                     Tel: 028-6263 6688

Agenda:   17:45 – 18:30:             Registration and networking cocktail
                18:30 – 20:00:             Meeting and presentations, Q&A
                 20:00 – 20:15:             Introduction of new members
                 20:15 – 20:30:             Updates GBA Activities
                 20:30 – 22:00:             Dinner and networking opportunity

Meeting chairman: Mr Thomas Debelic – GBA Chairman

Meeting program:

ECONOMIC OUTLOOK 2019 - Financial, Macroeconomic and Entrepreneurial Challenges. Three Perspectives

1. Financial and FX-outlook 2019: Challenges ahead

Mr Ulrich Leuchtmann, Chief FX EM Analyst Commerzbank Frankfurt

Mr Ulrich Leuchtmann is the Head of Foreign Exchange Strategy Emerging Markets at the Research Division of Commerzbank AG, Frankfurt Germany’s second biggest lender. Prior to this, he was a Portfolio Manager at Invesco Kapitalanlagegesellschaft mbH and Fonds für Stiftungen Invesco and its Asset Management Division.
Ulrich will give an outlook on the major currencies in 2019 and share his views on possible implications on the world’s main currencies by topics like unregulated Brexit, trade wars and US policies.

2. Macroeconomic outlook Vietnam 2019
Ms Thai Nguyet Minh, Assistant Vice President, Global Markets Corporate Sales, BNP Paribas

Ms Minh has joined BNP Paribas in 2010, starting at Singapore Branch and then being with Ho Chi Minh City Branch for more than 5 years. She is now managing a portfolio of more than 200 multinational and local corporates and state-owned enterprises. She leads the automation project to execute deals via various in-house and external electronic platforms, handles weekly USD 200mio foreign exchange volume and constantly explores new opportunities through cross-selling efforts with relationship managers and business groups.

Ms Minh will focus on the macroeconomic outlook for Vietnam from the perspective of a financial institution that is one of the biggest lenders in Europe. Ms Minh will also comment on the policy of de-dollarization of the SBV and its consequences and challenges for Vietnamese corporates.

3. Entrepreneurial Challenges in Vietnam 2019
Mr Tri N. Pham, Chairman, Vnexus Capital Advisors

Since March 2018 Mr Tri is the Chairman of Vnexus Capital Advisors, an advisory platform in Vietnam with a global network of experts. Their area of expertise ranges from corporate governance/restructuring, corporate finance and banking, M&A, management consulting, legal and tax advisory, public relations to staffing. Prior to that, he used to be the Chief Country Officer/ General Manager of Deutsche Bank Vietnam from 2007 – 2014. Before that, he worked for the World Bank and the IFC in various positions in the USA.
After the previous speakers will share their insights based on figures and analysis Mr Tri will more focus on sharing his expertise and experience of many years in International and Vietnamese Financial Institutions and Organizations. Especially for newcomers and companies who are looking into FDI-opportunities in 2019 this is a great opportunity to ask and learn.

4.     Q&A

An open Q&A-session with our guests gives you the opportunity to ask and argue.

5.      Introduction of new members

Here new members have the opportunity to introduce themselves and their company activities and businesses. There is a screen for short presentations available. Please let us know if you want to have a slot on our Monthly Business Meeting in order to organize.

6.   Updates GBA Activities

Mr Thomas Debelic – GBA Chairman

Meeting fees:

•         Early bird discount for registration by 07 March 2019:    

Member: VND 950,000 (from GBA/ EUROCHAM, NORDCHAM & SBA)
Non-member: VND 1,200,000

(Please kindly note that registration on early bird discount is binding confirmation. Cancellation of attendance need to be made latest by 10 am, Friday, 07 March or you will be charged due to the hotel obligations.)

•         For registration after 07 March 2019:                         
Member: VND 1,500,000 (from GBA/ EUROCHAM, NORDCHAM & SBA)
Non-member: VND 1,800,000

Please be so kind as to register with Ms Mai Anh, Tel: 028 3823 9772, ext 112 or to enable us to plan successfully.

Looking forward to seeing you.

With best regards,
GBA Team

Ms. Nguyen Thi Mai Anh
Event Manager
+84 28 3823 9772, ext 112