The 2018 Forum on Connectivity in Asia: Trade, Transport, Logistics and Business organised by RMIT Vietnam brought together key stakeholders and thinkers to discuss the issues and challenges surrounding Vietnam’s logistics development.
Held at the Pan Pacific Hanoi, the event attracted more than 340 participants from local and foreign enterprises, local universities and organisations, and RMIT students and parents.
Associate Professor Robert McClelland, Head of Department (Management) in RMIT Vietnam’s School of Business & Management, explained that the forum was organised to explore the views of industry experts, policy makers and academics, as well as establish a platform to discuss important logistics and supply chain themes in Vietnam.
“The forum brought together stakeholders to improve inter-industry and interdisciplinary networking and understanding,” Associate Professor McClelland said.
“It will enhance government and industry engagement through dialogue, and form a foundation for a prestigious annual logistics forum on Vietnam’s emerging and developing logistics industry.”
Keynote topics presented at the forum included:
- Logistics and the competitiveness of Vietnamese enterprises, by Associate Professor Dr Tran Dinh Thien, President of Vietnam Institute of Economics;
- Logistics today and how to prepare for the future, by Ms Doan Thi Diem Hang, Hanoi Branch Manager of Schenker Vietnam;
- Challenges and responses to mega trends in the globalised supply chain system, by Dr Paul Taewoo Lee, Director of Marine Logistics and Free Trade Islands Research Centre, Ocean College, Zhejiang University, China;
- Global Protectionism and Implications for Vietnam, by Dr Inkyo Cheong, Vice President of Inha University, South Korea.