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Meeting with Minister for Asia and the Pacific

October 28th, 2016

Members of the Network Committee, Paul Smith, Chairman of NashTech and Network Vice Chairman, Matt Jackson, Head of High Growth Markets KPMG, David Priestley, formerly MD of Rolls Royce International in Vietnam and Chairman, Ben Chapman…

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UK Trade and Investment feedback from UK companies

August 12th, 2016

UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) is requesting feedback from UK companies doing business in Vietnam. Trade talks between the UK and Vietnamese government will take place in Hanoi in late 2016. Your feedback and suggestions will help shape this agenda. UKTI wants feedback from UK businesses in the following areas – What are your greatest…

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The Vietnam-UK Network Second Annual General Meeting

July 12th, 2016

The Vietnam-UK Network held its second AGM on 29 June 2016 in the London office of Arup, who generously provided refreshments. Almost 40 people attended and there were apologies from around 15. Networking took place before and after, and it was good to see several new faces. After a welcome from Arup’s Peter Budd, Chairman Ben Chapman…

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Committee members meet with high level National Assembly delegation

June 13th, 2016

Thanks to arrangements made by HE Ambassador Thao, several members of the VUKN Committee, including the Chairman and both Vice-Chairmen, met for almost an hour on 31 May with a high level delegation from Vietnam’s National Assembly on a weeklong visit to the UK. The others members involved were Dragon Capital, Aston University, Monochrome and…

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Piano Recital by the British-Vietnamese Pianist Tra Nguyen

June 6th, 2016

There were words of welcome from VUKN Chairman Ben Chapman and thanks at the end from Vice Chairman Warwick Morris. The event was filmed by VietnamTV for news broadcasts in Vietnam and overseas. Tra Nguyen, who was charm personified, is now going to Vietnam for some months but kindly expressed her willingness to be involved with the Network…

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VUKN Donation in memory of Len Aldis to support victims of Agent Orange

May 19th, 2016

On 6 May in Hanoi, Vietnam-UK Network Vice Chairman and former British Ambassador to Vietnam Warwick Morris presented to the President of the Vietnam Association of Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin (VAVA) a donation on behalf of the VUKN in memory of Len Aldis, who died last autumn. After thanking VAVA President, General Nguyen Van Rinh,…

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Lord Puttnam speaks at VN-UK Network Business Dinner hosted by KPMG

May 5th, 2016

On 4th April, Lord Putnam updated senior UK technology business people on the outcomes from his recent visit to Vietnam. The key points being the furthering of deep trading relationship and the importance of our top class educational opportunities. HE Ambassador Nguyen Van Thao talked about the UK government’s determination to continue growing…

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VUKN Awards- Formal Citations – Dominic Scriven

February 15th, 2016

‘Dominic Scriven OBE is recognised for his unique commitment to Vietnam and his vision in setting up Dragon Capital in 1994. He has lived in Vietnam since 1991,speaks Vietnamese and attended Hanoi General University. Dragon is equally unique in its Vietnam and regional focus and in its structural absence of hierarchies, its freedom of ideas…

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VUKN Awards- Formal Citations – Harvey Nash

February 15th, 2016

‘To Harvey Nash, for demonstrating the foresight to involve themselves in business development in Vietnam, with pioneering outsourcing work and extensive job creation there; for the promotion, development and running of the UK-Asia Tech Hub, announced during the Prime Minister’s visit to Vietnam in July and launched in Ho Chi Minh City in…

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VUKN Awards- Formal Citations – David Priestley

February 15th, 2016

‘David Priestley was until recently Managing Director of Rolls Royce International in Vietnam. Under his leadership, RR was an active supporter of the bilateral relationship, whether through the funding of scholarships at the UK-Vietnam Research Institute in Danang, or through the strong support David gave to the British Government’s business…

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