RMIT Vietnam "Industry Week 2010" concluded today with the visit of H.E. Ms. Maeve Collins, Ambassador of Ireland and a delegation of Irish Information and Communication Technology (ICT) companies.
The Ambassador attended a forum titled "Entrepreneurship: Building Your Own Start-up", where Irish entrepreneurs shared their experience of building a technology company in Ireland, a country with one of the highest concentrations of ICT activity in the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) countries.
The forum was organised in association with Enterprise Ireland, an Irish government agency responsible for the development and promotion of the indigenous Irish business sector, with several Irish ICT company leaders in attendance. RMIT alumni who had formed their own ICT enterprises were also present, reinforcing their connection to the University, and taking advantage of the opportunity to explore partnership prospects with international ICT companies.
"There is a recognition that future growth is going to be strongest in Asia, hence the importance of establishing links with dynamic enterprises in this region. Today represented a great opportunity for our alumni to establish relationships and open channels into overseas markets" said RMIT Vietnam Director of External Relations Kieran Brennan.
Further forums during the week examined succession planning for family owned businesses and branding and creative marketing.
Industry Week 2010 was organised by RMIT's External Relations Unit in association with the RMIT Vietnam Student Business Club.