Speakers are from the Australian and Vietnamese Governments, higher education institutions and educational startups.

Confirmations are being finalised, and the final agenda will be released by mid-November 2021.

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Attend the summit

Participate in an agenda full of insights to be gained from expert panelists, from some of the top participants in the Vietnam education sector.


AEDT 12.45 - 13.00 / VNT 08.45 - 9.00

Speakers join via Zoom link prior to event commencement

AEDT 13.00 - 13.05 / VNT 09.00 - 09.05

Welcome and video

Video: Vietnam Leads policy series

AEDT 13.05 - 13.10 / VNT 09.05 - 09.10

Welcome remarks from RMIT 



Ms Dionne Higgins, Interim Vice Chancellor and President, RMIT University

AEDT 13.10 - 13.15 / VNT 09.10 - 09.15

Opening remarks by Her Excellency Ms Robyn Mudie. Australian Ambassador to Vietnam



Ms Robyn Mudie, Australian Ambassador to Vietnam

AEDT 13.15 - 13.25 / VNT 09.15 - 09.25

Victoria as "The Education State": the focus and commitment for trade and investment between Victoria and Vietnam and the region



Ms Fiona Letos, Director International Education and Study Melbourne, Global Victoria

AEDT 13.25 - 13:35 / VNT 09:25 - 09.35

Vietnam’s focus on digital transformation with education as a priority industry and the Vietnam-Australia partnership



Mr Hoang Minh Son, Vice Minister of Education and Training

AEDT 13.35 - 13:40 / VNT 09:35 - 09.40

5 minute break

AEDT 13.40 - 13.50 / VNT 09.40 - 09:50

Introduction to the education technology showcase



Ms Rebecca Hall, Victorian Commissioner for Southeast Asia

Prof. Peter Coloe, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, RMIT University, Vice President, RMIT University, Chairman, RMIT University Vietnam

AEDT 13.50 - 14.20 / VNT 09.50 - 10:20

Education technology showcase



Dr. Douglas Proctor, Pro Vice-Chancellor Global, Swinburne University of Technolog)

David Linke, Managing Director, EduGrowth

Dr. Ngo Minh Hung, Head of International Cooperation and Scientific Research Department; General Director, Institute of Cultural Heritage and Development Studies, Van Lang University


AEDT 14.20 - 14.55 / VNT 10.20 - 10.55

Panel Discussion 1: How can Australia and Vietnam share digital learning experiences to drive future-focused learning solutions?  



Professor Sherman Young, Interim Deputy Vice-Chancellor - Education and Vice-President, RMIT University



Dr. Nguyen Cao Tri, Chairman Van Lang University

Associate Professor Chie Adachi, Director, Digital Learning Centre, Deakin University

Dr. Hoang Viet Ha, Director, FPT Swinburne University

AEDT 14.55 - 15.35 / VNT 10.55 - 11.35

Panel Discussion 2: What new networks and partnerships will position Victoria and Vietnam to drive education innovation for the region?  



Rebecca Hall, Victorian Commissioner for Southeast Asia



Dr. Nguyen Thu Thuy, Director General, Higher Education Department, MOET

Ms. Jen Bahen, Australian Education Counsellor for Vietnam

Prof. Rick Bennett, Executive Dean (Academic and Students), RMIT Vietnam

AEDT 15.35 - 15.45  / VNT 11.35 - 11.45

Reflections: Ongoing collaborations on digitally enhanced learning - Reflections from Vietnam and Australia



Dr. Ly Hoang Tung, Deputy Director, High Technology Department, Ministry of Science and Technology

Mr Luke Sheehy, Executive Director, Australian Technology Network of Universities

AEDT 15.45 - 15:55  / VNT 11.45 - 11.55

Wrap-up  by Mr. Nguyen Son Hai, Director General, Information Technology Department, Ministry of Education and Training


AEDT 15.55 - 16:00  / VNT 11.55 - 12.00

Closing remarks by Prof. Peter Coloe, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, RMIT University, Vice President, RMIT University, Chairman, RMIT University Vietnam