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Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, 2008/03/06 - The Global Supply Chain Council to run the first Supply Chain Roadshow in Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam on March 15-19, 2008.
China is choking on its success in attracting the world's factories. That has handed its Asian neighbors a big opportunity and Vietnam is becoming a very attractive alternative. As a vote of confidence in Vietnam, the decision by Intel early in 2006 to spend $350m building a new factory in the emerging South-East Asian economy was hard to beat. And yet, before the year was out, the American chipmaker went further and raised its investment to $1 billion. In just 8 months Intel had committed as much money to Vietnam as it had to China in the previous 10 years!
To coincide with the launch of the Council in Vietnam and a new web portal specifically dedicated to supply chain management in the Greater Mekong area, the Global Supply Chain Council is organizing the “Supply Chain Roadshow & Member Delegation to Vietnam” (Ho Chi Minh City, on March 15-19, 2008).
The program will provide an opportunity for an edu-tourism experience for senior executives who are interested in learning some of key lessons from the Vietnamese market. The tour will include presentations, discussions and visits to the most interesting facilities in Ho Chi Minh. Participants will have the chance to learn the latest about Vietnam supply chain and logistics, visit key manufacturing, logistics and retail facilities and formats, and gain experience from local and foreign companies already operating in Vietnam.
"Many China-based executives are wondering how supply chain management in Vietnam will impact their business," said Max Henry, Founder & Executive Director of the Global Supply Chain Council. "There are a lot of questions about SCM, and this Roadshow is designed to provide specific answers to all their questions."
During this trip, a full range of activities will be organized including site visits, business forums, a roundtable discussion, a cocktail networking party and visits to interesting manufacturing and logistics facilities.
“We're looking forward to meeting with all executives interested in supply chain management in Vietnam, and showing those China-based executives some of the most interesting initiatives and solutions that happen in Vietnam.” added Max Henry.
About the Global Supply Chain Council
The Global Supply Chain Council (supplychain.cn) is a fast community reaching more than 60,000 professionals in high-growth markets like China, India and Vietnam. As a neutral and independent professional organization, the Council’s mission is to stimulate the understanding, adoption and use of supply chain management by providing, among others, magazine, directory, newsletters, seminars, workgroups, conferences, resources and other information.