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CanCham Vietnam Q1-2023 Recap

Updated: Jul 6

CanCham Vietnam Q1-2023 recap

As the second quarter of the year is approaching, it’s time we take a few moments to look back and review our first 3 months into the year 2023.

We are, as always, grateful for all the support and interest we have received and would like to take this opportunity to highlight some of Cancham's activities in Q1-2023 such as:

Business Services

  • Soy Canada Mission to Vietnam: B2B Meetings & Seminar to local producers

  • Nova Scotia Department of Fisheries & Aquaculture Mission to Vietnam: B2B Meetings - supporting the promotion of Canadian seafood exports, including meetings with the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters & Producers and Ho Chi Minh City Investment and Trade Promotion Center (ITPC HCMC)

  • Royal Roads University Delegation to Vietnam: Organizing Vietnam Briefing session, factory site visits and general mission support - morning briefing with Infocus Mekong, Dezan Shira, Altios, Consulate General of Canada in Ho Chi Minh City, and Vinacapital covering topics doing business in Vietnam e.g. Consumer markets, Business and market trends, etc. The site visit's destinations included Dan On Foods, Becamex, Binh Duong University and Quality Tech Solution Complex (QTSC) and Wanek furniture

Annual Activities

  • CanCham Crystal Ball Luncheon 2023 - where 6 experts shared reviews and predictions on top industries e.g. Consumer Insights, Real Estate, Stocks & Markets, Legal, Technology, and Economic Updates.

Learn more: Crystal Ball 2023

  • Annual General Meeting 2023 - the AGM is for CanCham members only, where our Board of Directors and Executive Director report the Chamber's accomplishments, Financial and Budget as well as some key highlights for 2022 and the plans going forward in 2023.

Learn more: AGM 2023

Dialogues with Government departments
  • Dialogue with HCMC Customs & CBSA

  • Roundtable Meeting with HCMC People's Committee & Department Leadership.

Learn more: HCMC People's Committee Roundtable meeting

  • Seminar on Investment Networking in the South 2023

Networking Events
  • Joint Chambers Networking event 2023 - Feb 2023, learn more here.

  • CCE March 2023 - learn more here.

Our Canadian Connections Eh! (CCE) networking events have seen a noticeable increase in attendance rates and we were honoured to welcome the Consul General of Canada - Mr. Bez Babakhani as well as delegations from Royal Roads University, Laval Économique and the University of Ottawa to our networking events.

Learn more about our upcoming events on our website.

Members Engagement
  • Membership Management system and Member app launch - My Glue app

  • Loyalty program - offers and special discounts from our partners and sponsors exclusively for CanCham Vietnam members. (On-going)

During the first 3 months of 2023, CanCham Vietnam also saw a rise in our Membership as more and more companies and businesses joined. Our Renewal rate has been stable and

We welcomed 10 new members in the first quarter of 2023 and have also integrated a new Membership management system called GlueUp, with the addition of My Glue app, the Chamber hopes to give its members better Membership Management, Events Access and easier ways to communicate with fellow members using the Direct Message feature on the app.

Our gratitude to all our current and new sponsors: Maple Leaf Sponsors, Gold Sponsors, Digital Sponsors, In-kind Sponsors etc. as well for contributing to our events' success and we look forward to working closely with you in the future.

Q1-2023 has ended with great success and entering Q2-2023, we are getting ready for the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Vietnam - Canada diplomatic relations. Events and Activities are being prepared and we would love to have our sponsors joining us on this special occasion.

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam

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