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Navigating business in Vietnam amidst US-China tensions

What are the motivating factors driving board room decisions and what challenges may lie ahead?

23 May 2019, 11:30AM - 1:30PM, SST Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

Event details:

Date: 23 May 2019

Time: 11:30 to 1:30pm

Venue: (AmCham)

 

Agenda (2 hours): 11:30 – 1:30 luncheon

—   Registration, networking, & refreshments (30 minutes)

—   Welcome & intro (5 minutes)

—   Presentation and Q&A  (1h 30)

 

Event description:

As tensions run high between US and China, executives of global firm are reassessing their global strategies.  In this tumultuous environment, Fortune 500 firms may be turning to Vietnam as a safe haven from geopolitical uncertainty.

What are the motivating factors driving board room decisions and what challenges may lie ahead?

Two key leaders from KPMG, one from the US and one from Vietnam, will share their viewpoints on this extremely timely topic.

  • Mark Barnes, Partner for International Corridors and High Growth Markets for KPMG in the US will give practical insights on navigating US trade in high growth markets.
  • Warrick Cleine, Chairman and CEO of KPMG in Vietnam and Cambodia will share his viewpoint with a lens from Vietnam. 

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Agenda

Agenda (2 hours): 11:30 – 1:30 luncheon

—   Registration, networking, & refreshments (30 minutes)

—   Welcome & intro (5 minutes)

—   Presentation and Q&A  (1h 30)

Speakers Guide

Mark Barnes

Partner, International Corridors and High Growth Markets

KPMG in the US

Mark Barnes leads KPMG’s initiative focused on International Corridors and High Growth Markets (HGM). He has many years of experience working across a diverse range of sectors with companies investing to and from growth markets such as China, India, Korea, Brazil, Russia, and ASEAN. 

The HGM practice is made up of dedicated teams helping FORTUNE 1000 enterprises better understand opportunities in rapidly developing markets and work across Global Corridors in areas that include market entry or expansion strategy, buying and selling businesses, risk frameworks, protecting intellectual property, tax, and regulatory to name just a few.

During Mark’s tenure, the High Growth Markets practice has grown significantly to provide a broad range of practical services helping businesses achieve their growth ambitions across the investment lifecycle, from initial strategy and market entry to expansion or consolidation. Mark is a frequent public speaker, contributor to news publications, and regularly hosts webcasts on topics such as cross border investments; updates on business and regulatory climate in growth markets, risk, and regulatory framework models; and managing culture.

 

Warrick Cleine

Chairman and CEO, KPMG in Vietnam and Cambodia

Warrick Cleine is the Chairman and CEO of KPMG in Vietnam and Cambodia, and Managing Partner of the firm's Deals, Tax and Legal practice. KPMG is the leading professional services firm in the market, with 40 partners and 1,500 employees providing audit, advisory, consulting, tax and legal services from four offices.

Warrick also serves as an Adjunct Industry Professor of RMIT University, in the School of Business and Management. He is recognised as one of South East Asia's leading corporate advisors, and is a frequent speaker and writer on Asia Pacific business and economic affairs, with extensive experience advising both the Government and leading companies in Vietnam and Cambodia on corporate governance, taxation and structuring issues. Both he and KPMG have been formally recognised for their contribution to the financial sector by Vietnam’s Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Planning and Investment.