Main Agenda (VNT +7)

Main Agenda Content & Speakers


18 Nov | 1100 - 1230 SGT
Reimagining ASEAN’s Emergence from the Pandemic

As ASEAN leaders gear up for stronger cooperation within the region to curb the virus and mitigate its economic fallout, their success will be mixed. Economic effects in the region will predominantly be felt through i) exports, ii) tourism and iii) domestic demand - each affecting every country to varying degrees. This panel explores how ASEAN’s strongest economies will be recovering, and what that means for investors and startups operating across the region.

Bruce Delteil, Partner at McKinsey
Thiam Hee Ng, Senior Economist at Asian Development Bank
Steven Okun, Founder & CEO at APAC Advisors
Dong Jun Im, CEO of Hanwha Life Vietnam at Hanwha
Nam Thieu, Country Director Qualcomm Vietnam Lao Cambodia at Qualcomm
Jefrey Joe, Co-founder & General Partner at AlphaJWC

20 Nov | 1100 - 1200 SGT
Social Commerce in Vietnam & ASEAN

While e-commerce still reigns supreme in Vietnam, social commerce has been quietly rising as a formidable contender - due to the fragmented nature of the country’s retail and services sectors. Social commerce has garnered 43% of the market, with Facebook, Instagram, and homegrown super-app Zalo as the top three platforms.

Opportunities to build new social-led business models in Vietnam and across ASEAN are limitless, especially as startups unlock higher value categories, new consumer segments and progress in logistics and payments further enable the social-commerce ecosystem.

Vinnie Lauria, Founding Partner at Golden Gate Ventures
Hung H Do, CEO at Access Trade
Huy Le, Deputy General Director at Sendo
Klaus Wang, Vice President at Sequoia Capital
TBC, Zalo