A corner of a Vietnam-Singapore Industrial Park (Source:VNA)
HCM City (VNA) - Around 200 business leaders, industry experts, policymakers and Government officials will participate in the 2016 Vietnam – Singapore Business Forum starting in HCM City on July 20.

Hosted by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, this business platform connects companies in Vietnam and Singapore, enabling them to explore cooperation opportunities.

The VSBF will also focus on Vietnam’s consistent efforts to improve the investment environment.

Four panel discussions to be moderated by industry leaders, experts and government officials will centre on four key topics: financial services, processing and manufacturing, real estate development, tourism and hospitality.

VCCI Vice Chairman Doan Duy Khuong said “VSBF 2016 is an important event which will further contribute to the success of multifaceted bilateral cooperation relations between Vietnam and Singapore, especially after the two countries reached the strategic partnership agreement in 2013.

“This is also a practical platform for businesses to promote international economic integration since both countries have become members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the ASEAN Economic Community.”

VSBF has been organised in the past in 2011, 2013 and 2014. This year it is organised with support from Vietnam’s Ministry of Planning and Investment, International Enterprise Singapore, Singapore Business Federation, Singapore Business Group, Singapore Business Association in Vietnam, Singapore Tourism Board and International Women’s Federation of Commerce and Industry Singapore.-VNA