The second Indonesia-Vietnam Trade Tourism and Investment Forum will begin on June 13 in Ho Chi Minh City , aiming at creating joint opportunities on trade, investment and tourism for both sides.

The two-day event is organised by the Indonesian Consulate General in HCM City and the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Themed “Indonesia – Vietnam: Partnership for Prosperity”, the forum is expected to bring together 250 companies from both countries. High-ranking dignitaries from the two countries will also attend.

This year’s forum will include a panel discussion, a break-out session about trade, investment and tourism, one-on-one business meeting and an Indonesian product exhibition.

Among the topics will be the implementation of a Plan of Action, particularly the targeted bilateral trade volume of 5 billion USD by 2015.

An evening Gala Dinner and a charity dinner will present Indonesian artists performing traditional dances and folk songs. Also included will be a heritage batik fashion show, a contemporary band and an Angklung orchestra.

Ticket proceeds from the charity dinner will be donated to vulnerable groups of society.

The first event was held last year in Hanoi-VNA