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Promoting Investment in APEC Economies

Date: Nov 4, 2017 Ho Chi Minh

Venue: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

The Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) and Vietnam Business Lawyers Club (VBLC) - Vietnam Bar Federation (VBF) are honoured to invite you to the IPBA Regional Conference on "Investment in APEC Emerging Markets" to be held on 4 November, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam at Sheraton Saigon Hotel.

We sincerely apology that due to the Government's request to reserve Danang for APEC summit, the Conference has to be relocated to Ho Chi Minh City instead of Danang as planned. However, Ho Chi Minh City - Saigon is the business center of Vietnam, and most of International and Vietnamese law firms present in Ho Chi Minh City. We hope that the relocation will allow us to have a look and feel about an emerging economy in Asia, visit law offices and clients in Vietnam.

The Conference, first time in Vietnam, aimed at strengthening relationship between IPBA members and Vietnamese practitioners and in-house lawyers. On Saturday 4 November 2017, participants will meet and discuss business opportunities and challenges in emerging countries and the role of lawyers in APEC members. The conference will move on to specific booming areas such as arbitration, equitisation, IPO, infrastructure, finance and international trade.

For the Agenda, please click the image below: Background Essay



Special rates have been negotiated with the Sheraton hotel. Click the flyer below for details:

For those who come on Friday 3 November,VBLC and IPBA Vietnam members will organize welcome receptions in Vietnam.

For those who stay on Sunday 5 November, VBLC will organize a golf tournament at Tan Son Nhat golf course, giving you a head start for the following APEC week in Danang.

For APEC week, you may hurry up and click the hyperlinks to join APEC CEO Summit and Vietnam Business Summit, as the registration is closing soon.

For registration, visa and hotel/golf reservations, please contact Yen Nguyen at Registration Fee for IPBA-VBLC Regional Conference is US$60 for members and US$80 for non-members.

You can also find a list of leading hotels in Ho Chi Minh City with various of choices near or at Sheraton Hotel at, tripadvisor or  Nearest hotels are: Reverie, Sheraton, Park Hyatt, Majestic, Rex, New World, Palace, Saigon, Bong Sen

For visa information, please refer to this site:

I hope you will find Vietnam is a dynamic and friendly place with ample business opportunities.

We welcome and look forward to meeting in you in Vietnam!