VN-France Business Forum kicked off in HCMC

VGP - The Viet Nam-France Business Forum was kicked off in Ho Chi Minh City on April 8 with the participation of over500 Vietnamese businesses and 120 French companies.

VN-France Business Forum kicked off in HCMC

The Viet Nam-France Business Forum, Ho Chi Minh City, April 8, 2013.

The forum is jointly held by the French Agency for International Business Development (UBIFRANCE), French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Vietnam (CCIFV), Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and Vietnam Association of Small and Medium Enterprises.

The two-dayforum aims to create favourable conditions to develop partnerships between the two countries' businesses. Accordingly,companieshave opportunities tointroduce theirperformance and discuss how to develop business activities.

The French businessesareable toreceive consultations from over 20 specialists in Vietnamese banking, taxation, human resources and intellectual property.

The event, saidChairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People's CommitteeLe Hoang Quan is part of a series of events to mark the 40th anniversary of Viet Nam-France diplomatic ties to diversify mutual cooperation and help companies expand their markets and business relationships.

Within the forum's framework, there will beseminars on Viet Nam business environment, consumers and development demand.

So far,almost 20 Vietnamese cities and provinces have established ties with 40 French localities, with about 240 projects having been implemented. France is one of the 15biggest investors in Ho Chi Minh City/.