Creating opportunities for Australia and Vietnam
Australia’s New South Wales Legislative Council has acknowledged the efforts of a business forum that was held in March 2018 aimed at enhancing business relations with Vietnam.
Mr Scot MacDonald, MLC, Parliamentary Secretary for Planning, the Central Coast and the Hunter moved a motion in the NSW Upper House noting opportunities between the state and Vietnam.
The forum, called Supporting Business Creating Opportunities, was held at the Westin Hotel in Sydney and provided an opportunity to learn about Vietnam Government policy changes, plans and vision for Vietnam moving forward.
The forum was part of the ASEAN Summit and was organized by the Austrade in partnership with the Ministry of Planning and Investment of Vietnam and the Embassy of Vietnam in Australia and included a key notes address by His Excellency Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Prime Minister of Vietnam. Special guests included:
- Mr Scot MacDonald, MLC, Parliamentary Secretary for Planning, the Central Coast and the Hunter, representing the Premier, the Hon. Gladys Berejiklian, MP
- His Excellency Nguyen Chi Dzhung, Vietnam’s Minister for Planning and Investment for Vietnam
- His Excellency Tran Tuan Anh, Vietnam’s Minister for Industry and Trade
- Dr Trinh Duc Hai, Consul General of Socialist Republic of Vietnam in Sydney
- Karen Lanyon, Consul General for Australia in Ho Chi Minh City
- Tony Cade, CEO of HunterNet NSW
- Peter Johnston, Managing Director of Lighthouse Infrastructure, Victoria
- Michael Cradock, Managing Director of JADE Group
The Prime Minister of Vietnam was accompanied by a delegation of Ministers and officials of the Vietnam Government together with representatives of more than 50 Vietnamese companies in areas including mining, energy, construction and infrastructure development, agriculture, textile, banking and finance, trading, education and IT.
Jade Group CEO Michael Cradock said that the forum provided an opportunity to learn about Vietnam Government policy changes, plans and vision for Vietnam moving forward.
“Business across international borders not only enhances opportunities, but opens up a whole gamut of two-way cultural appreciation. Net overseas migration is currently at its highest-ever level in NSW, boosted by record overseas arrivals and the strength of the state economy. The inflow was almost 100,000 in 2016-17, mainly driven by temporary migrants such as overseas students who contribute enormously to local economies,” he said.
Jade Group is a specialist investment and consulting Australian business with offices in Melbourne and Ho Chi Minh. Jade is a migration agency, property and education advisory firm and provides visa consulting and property investment advice for business and visa applications, the firm was established in 2017 after its founders have been working in and around the migration sector for many decades.