We would like to invite you to join us and share experiences with Finnish and Vietnamese experts on 3 topics: (i) Smart Cities; (ii) Innovation Education, and (iii) Digitalization & Data.
Tentative Agenda - 18 October 2018
OPENING CEREMONYVenue: Thames Hall, Riverside Palace, 360D Ben Van Don Street, Ward 1, District 4, HCMC
08:00 - 08:45 Registration08:45 - 09:00 Music Performance & Opening09:00 - 09:10 Opening speech by Leader of HCMC People’s Committee09:10 - 09:20 Remarks by H.E. Mr. Kari Kahiluoto, Ambassador of Finland to Vietnam 09:20 - 09:30 Remarks by Leader of Ministry of Science and Technology09:30 - 09:40 Introduction to Innovation and Startup Activities in HCMC09:40 - 09:55 Keynote speech "Innovation Opportunities with Finland" by H.E. Mr. Mika Lintilä, Minister of Economic Affairs of Finland
SESSION 1 - BUILDING SMART & INNOVATIVE CITIES FOR FUTURE PROSPERITYVenue: Thames Hall, Riverside Palace, 360D Ben Van Don Street, District 4, HCMC
10:00 - 10:20: Keynote Speech "Innovation Hubs development for Industrial renewal and Innovation Ecosystem development" by Mr. Riku Mäkelä, Trade and Innovation Counsellor, Embassy of Finland in Singapore 10:20 - 11:30: Panel Discussion: Sharing Finnish experiences with reflection from Vietnamese cities, companies, and experts
SESSION 2a - FUTURE EDUCATION - CHALLENGES AND FINNISH SOLUTIONSVenue: Thames Hall, Riverside Palace, 360D Ben Van Don Street, District 4, HCMC
13:15 – 13:35 Keynote Speech “Education in Vietnam - difficulties and challenges towards future education“ by Representative from HCMC Department of Education and Training 13:35 - 14:00: Keynote Speech “Specificities of the Finnish Education System - key takeaways to be adopted” by Ms. Kristina Kaihari, Counsellor of Education, Finnish National Agency for Education14:00 – 15:15 Panel Discussion "Adopting new solutions to education - What needs to be done, How and with Whom?"15:15 – 16:15 Finnish solutions showcases16:15 - 17:15: Networking
SESSION 2b - DIGITALISATION & DATA OFFERING NEW BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIESVenue: in District 1, HCMCPLEASE express your interest to join this event in the 'Note to organizer'- question via form below. Due to limited venue size, this event is by private invitation only.
15:00 - 15:15 Welcome remarks 15:15 - 15:30 Keynote speech "Global trends in digitalization" by Mr. Kimmo Myllymäki, CEO of TOIP Oy15:30 - 15:45 Keynote speech "Access to Vietnamese talent and knowledge partners" by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Dinh Thuc, Vice Dean, Faculty of Information Technology, VNU-HCMUS15:45 - 16:00 Keynote speech "Fintech disrupting financial markets - the big picture and examples" by Mr. Armodio Corrado, CEO of Difitek Inc. 16:00 - 17:00 Roundtable discussion in two (2) groups: a) Vietnam resources to data driven Finnish technology businesses b) New business opportunities in digitalization of Vietnam17:00 - 18:00 Finnish solutions showcases
Note: You would receive a confirmation email from us, and then QR Code for checking-in at the event venue would be emailed to you one day before the event.
Contact of Organizer:VIETNAM - FINLAND INNOVATION PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMME, PHASE II (IPP2)Office in Ho Chi Minh City: Room 702, 7th Floor, Women’s Newspaper Building, No. 311 Dien Bien Phu, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Tel: +84 28 38327753 - Website: http://ipp.vn