Australian Embassy

Media release - 29 March 2017

Australia collaborates with Vietnam on training for future leaders


Fifteen leading Australian universities and executive training providers will travel to Vietnam for the first Vietnam – Australia Executive Education and Training Showcase, taking place in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City on 4 and 5 April, respectively.  These institutions will showcase their expertise and excellence in executive education and training for middle managers and future leaders, as well as discuss potential institutional linkages, commercial partnerships, and collaboration in enhancing the capacity of future leaders in this changing world.

The program will include a presentation by Austrade’s Chief Economist on “Building human capital to meet the challenges of a world economy in transition”, two panel discussions on “Training for a more competitive Vietnam, increasing productivity and innovation” and “Developing managers and future leaders in the digital age”.  The showcase will be followed by one-on-one meetings between the Australian representatives and Vietnamese representatives from ministries, provincial departments, universities, training organisations and business organisations to discuss potential collaboration.

The Showcase is designed to support Vietnam in meeting some of the challenges in aligning with the recent World Bank’s Vietnam 2035 report “Toward Prosperity, Creativity, Equity and Democracy”, and VCCI’s report “Vietnam in transition: Skills and Productivity in the Labour Market”. 

The showcase will be opened by The Hon Keith Pitt MP, Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment during his visit to Vietnam.

“Australian universities and training providers have a strong reputation around the world and this showcase will bring them face-to-face with the Vietnamese Government, businesses and multinational corporations to discuss new opportunities,” he said.

“These Australian training providers can potentially offer tailored training courses to these organisations in order to build their executive workforce to address specific gaps in management, leadership and planning.”

Australia has a dynamic executive education sector, underpinned by more than twenty-five years of consecutive economic growth and strong international trade and investment. Australia provides innovative and customer-oriented management and leadership development programs to meet the global demand for knowledge and behaviour change needed to develop businesses in an increasingly mobile and cross-cultural commercial environment.

This Vietnam – Australia Executive Education and Training Showcase is being organised by the Australian Government, in collaboration with and supported by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), the Vietnam Human Resources Club, CPA Australia and Human Resources Association.

In Hanoi

Date: 08.00 – 16.00, Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Venue: Ballroom 1, Melia Hanoi Hotel, 44B Ly Thuong Kiet, Hoan Kiem District

Contact: Ms Hien Le, mobile 0933 665 281, email [email protected]


In Ho Chi Minh City

Date: 08.30 – 17.00, Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Venue: Ballroom 1, Le Meridien Saigon, 3C Ton Duc Thang, District 1

Contact: Ms Trinh-Trinh, mobile 0909 480 903, email [email protected]

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