More than 50 leading US companies operating in different industries arrived on March 12 to explore business opportunities in Vietnam.
These firms include Google, Apple, Microsoft, Coca-Cola, ExxonMobil, GE, Ford, MasterCard, Qualcomm, IBM, JP Morgan, Syngenta, AstraZeneca and Pfizer.
Arriving on the heels of the 2nd DPRK-USA Summit in Hanoi where US President Donald Trump praised Vietnam as thriving like few places on the Earth, it will be the largest trade delegation ever sent from the US to Vietnam.
The companies would be participating in an annual business mission that would discuss a wide range of issues and a health and life sciences mission, according to the council.
A workshop on cybersecurity and data privacy would also be part of the week-long program. Representatives of the companies would be meeting the Prime Minister and key members of his cabinet as well as leaders of the State and the National Assembly to discuss business issues and policy recommendations.
For 35 years, the US-ASEAN Business Council has been the premier advocacy organisation for US corporations operating within the dynamic Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
The council’s 160 members generates more than 6 trillion VND in revenue and employs more than 13 million people worldwide. Its members include the largest US companies conducting business in ASEAN, and range from newcomers to the region to companies that have been working in Southeast Asia for over 100 years.