Wednesday morning, 15th November 2023, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Canada in Ho Chi Minh City, CN, Port de Montreal / Port of Montréal, Saigon Newport Corporation (SNP), Vietnam Logistics Business Association - VLA, and Vietnam Trade Office Canada proudly presents the first Canadian logistics event in Ho Chi Minh City.
Canadian Gateway Advantages: Canadian Logistics Event - Vietnam
A well-functioning global transportation system is critical to securing supply chains, enabling global trade, and forming the backbone of nearly all sectors of the Canadian economy. This hybrid event aims to promote the Canada-Vietnam Trade and Canadian logistics advantages to manufacturers, exporters, freight forwarders and other relevant stakeholders in Vietnam, while at the same time offering a unique opportunity for Vietnamese stakeholders to interact directly with key representatives of what represents the backbone of Canada’s transportation system.
The guest speakers of the seminar included:
🎤 Ms. Annie Dubé - Consul General, Consulate General of Canada in HCMC
🎤 Ms. Ellen Huynh - Country Representative, Canadian National Railway (CN)
🎤 Mr. Truong Tan Loc - Marketing Director, Saigon Newport
🎤 Dr. Tran Thu Quynh - Trade Counsellor, Vietnam Trade Office Canada
🎤 Mr. Alain Berard - Director of New Business Development & International Affairs, Port of Montréal
🎤 Mr. Nguyen Duy Minh - Secretary General, Vietnam Logistics Association
During the seminar, our guest speakers shared useful insights on the current market in North America, Canadian Gateways and how Canadian logistics services can support businesses in transporting goods cross-borders.
Speaking at the opening of the seminar, Ms. Annie Dubé - Consul General of Canada in Ho Chi Minh City shared their commitment to continue supporting the ever-growing trade flow between Canada and Vietnam, which is valued at more than $13 billion.
"Vietnam is Canada’s largest market and partner in ASEAN so today I introduce you to engage actively in the discussions network with your peers and 60% is that the seminar presents together let us pave our way for a future of trade, connectivity, economic prosperity and mutual benefits between Canada and Vietnam"
- Annie Dubé
Our first speaker, Ms. Ellen Huynh, Country Representative of Canadian National Railway in Vietnam (CN) shared an overview of the market in North America with its geographic diversifications as well as the best practices and what to look for when transporting your goods to North America.
We were honored to have Mr. Truong Tan Loc, Marketing Director of Saigon Newport Corporation to share about the Vietnam - Canada Logistics Route, factors affecting Import - Export from Vietnam to Canada as well as a detailed infographic on Vietnam - Canada import and export goods.
During the seminar, Dr. Tran Thu Quynh - Counsellor and representative of Vietnam Trade Office in Canada shared several important points:
Vietnam – Gateway to ASEAN
Vietnam, Canada and CPTPP: main findings after 5 years
Unlocking the use of CPTPP
Vietnam is the fourth largest trading partner of Canada (Vietnam alone is 7th largest trading partner of Canada) and is Canada’s largest trading partner in ASEAN. Vietnam is the second-largest destination in ASEAN for Canadian agricultural and seafood products.
commented Dr. Quynh
Continuing the seminar, Mr. Alain Berard - Director of New Business Development & International Affairs, Port of Montréal shared a brief overview of the Port and how it plays a crucial part in the Canadian gateways for businesses import or export products to and from Canada.
Finally, Mr. Nguyen Duy Minh - Secretary General, Vietnam Logistics Association shared an overview of Vietnam's Logistics Industry, its geographical location advantages as well as the plan for investment in logistics centers abroad.
"Vietnam's waters and airways are located between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean.
Two world-class deep-water ports (Cai Mep & Lach Huyen) can accommodate ships with capacity of over 24,000TEUs such as OOCL Spain. Cai Mep port ranks 11th among the most efficient container ports in the world.
There are more than 5,000 Logistics service providers in the Vietnam market."
shared Mr. Nguyen Duy Minh
We hope this first initiative will be the first of many to promote growth in bilateral trade between Canada and Vietnam the advantages of Canadian logistics capabilities to Vietnamese logistics, companies, manufacturers, and exporters at the same time we hope that this opportunity will allow for Vietnamese stakeholders to engage directly with representatives from the backbone of Canada‘s transportation system.
More photos from the event can be found here!
Organized by: The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam, Consulate General of Canada in HCMC
Sponsored by: CN, Port of Montréal
Co-organizers: Saigon Newport, Vietnam Logistics Association - VLA, Vietnam Trade Office Canada