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"GBA-EuroCham Co-hosted Business Meeting"

Event topic: "ECONOMIC OUTLOOK 2019 - Financial, Macroeconomic and Entrepreneurial Challenges. Three Perspectives"


17:45 – 18:30:            Registration and networking cocktail

18:30 – 20:00:            Meeting and presentations, Q&A

20:00 – 20:15:            Introduction of new members

20:15 – 20:30:            Updates GBA Activities

20:30 – 22:00:            Dinner and networking opportunity


Meeting chairman: Mr Thomas Debelic – GBA Chairman


Meeting program: 

ECONOMIC OUTLOOK 2019 - Financial, Macroeconomic and Entrepreneurial Challenges. Three Perspectives



1.      Financial and FX-outlook 2019: Challenges ahead

Mr Ulrich Leuchtmann, Chief FX Analyst Commerzbank Frankfurt

Mr Ulrich Leuchtmann is the Head of Foreign Exchange Strategy at Commerzbank AG, Research Division.

Mr Leuchtmann is responsible for emerging markets foreign exchange strategy research at Germany's second biggest lender.  

Prior to this, he was a Portfolio Manager at Invesco Kapitalanlagegesellschaft mbH and Fonds für Stiftungen Invesco and its Asset Management Division.

Ulrich will give an outlook on the major currencies in 2019 and share his views on possible implications on the world's main currencies by topics like unregulated Brexit, trade wars and US policies.


2.        Macroeconomic outlook Vietnam 2019

World Bank VN or IFC VN Representative



3.        Entrepreneurial Challenges in Vietnam 2019

Mr Tri N. Pham, Chairman, Vnexus Capital Advisors

Mr. Pham used to be the Chief Country Officer/ General Manager of Deutsche Bank Vietnam from 2007 – 2014. Since March 2018, he has been the Chairman of Vnexus Capital Advisors, an advisory platform in Vietnam with a global network of experts. Their area of expertise ranges from corporate governance/restructuring, corporate finance and banking, M&A, management consulting, legal and tax advisory, public relations to staffing. Their platform also provides excellent opportunities for dissemination, discussion and formation of knowledge, and plays a catalytic role in strengthening a community of knowledgeable participants in the economic and market development of Vietnam.

After the previous speakers will share their insights based on figures and analysis Tri will more focus on sharing his expertise and experience of many years in International and Vietnamese Financial Institutions and Organizations. Especially for newcomers and companies who are looking into FDI-opportunities in 2019 this is a great opportunity to ask and learn.


4.     Q&A 

An open Q&A-session with our guests gives you the opportunity to ask and argue.


5.      Introduction of new members

      Here new members have the opportunity to introduce themselves and their company activities and businesses. There is a screen for short presentations available. Please let us know if you want to have a slot on our Monthly Business Meeting in order to organize.


6.  Updates GBA Activities

Mr Thomas Debelic – GBA Chairman


Meeting fees:  

Early bird discount for registration by 07 March 2019:     

Member:               VND    950,000 (from GBA/ EUROCHAM, NORDCHAM & SBA)

Non-member:    VND 1,200,000


(Please kindly note that registration on early bird discount is binding confirmation. Cancellation of attendance need to be made latest by 10 am, Friday, 07 March or you will be charged due to the hotel obligations.)


For registration after 07 March 2019:                                             

Member:       VND 1,500,000 (from GBA/ EUROCHAM, NORDCHAM & SBA)

Non-member:   VND 1,800,000



Please be so kind as to register with Ms Mai Anh, Tel: 028 3823 9772, ext 112 or to enable us to plan successfully.


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