Fylde coast firms urged to consider Vietnamese delegates’ visit

Clive Drinkwater.
Clive Drinkwater.
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Businesses in Blackpool are being encouraged to attend an event at Manchester Metropolitan University’s Business School which seeks to boost export activity between North West and Vietnamese companies.

The Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University and UK Trade and Investment North West are inviting businesses to attend the Inward Delegation: Vietnam Economic Forum on September 9.

The event seeks to bring together organisations and individuals with shared interests in Vietnam to promote Vietnamese and UK business relationships. Professor Malcolm Press, Vice-Chancellor of Manchester Metropolitan University will deliver the keynote speech.

The Vietnamese delegation will be led by the Vice Minister for Industry and Trade, H E Mr Do Thang Hai, and will include representatives from the Embassy of Vietnam and the city of Hanoi that are keen to talk about opportunities in infrastructure and development.

A party of Vietnamese companies from various sectors will complete the delegation, comprising a mixture of SMEs and large companies keen to trade with the UK.

The key sectors which will be discussed on the day include technology and software, investment and property, leather and textiles and food and drink, with a particular focus on seafood.

Clive Drinkwater, (pictured) regional director, UKTI North West, said: “Vietnam is a nation that has an established history and culture, diversified natural resources, a young and skilled labour force, and political and social stability.

“It is an emerging high growth market full of potential, ideal for North West companies to partner with. I would encourage all businesses in Blackpool who are looking to find out more about export opportunities to register their interest for this event.”

Anyone interested can visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/inward-delegation-vietnam-economic-forum-registration-18187452159, contact events@uktinorthwest.co.uk or call 0161 237 4223