EuroCham held its Annual General Meeting in both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. CCIPV participated in the event to hear updates on EuroCham’s activities in 2018 and vote on the 2018 AGM Minutes.
On Thursday 28th March, EuroCham held its Annual General Meeting in both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Over 130 members joined events in both cities in person, with another 105 proxies, taking the total number of votes on the night to 238 – over the Quorum of 202. Members gathered to hear updates on EuroCham’s activities in 2018 and vote on the 2018 AGM Minutes, 2018 Auditor’s Report, 2019 Budget and Auditor.
Before official proceedings began, a special dialogue event “The EVFTA: Next Steps to Implementation”, featuring H.E. Tran Quoc Khanh, Deputy Minister of Industry & Trade, and H.E. Bruno Angelet, EU Ambassador to Vietnam, provided an update to members on the progress of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement.
Opening the AGM, the EuroCham Co-Chairmen Nicolas Audier and Denis Brunetti discussed some of the Chamber’s highlights over the previous 12 months, including the launch of the EuroCham Whitebook, two Missions to Brussels, and being invited to join the Prime Minister of Vietnam at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
The next session of the AGM in Ho Chi Minh City, broadcast live in Hanoi, heard first from a representative of EuroCham’s three Provincial Chapters, Mr. Brian O’Reilly from the Southeastern Chapter, and then from representatives of 7 of EuroCham’s 9 affiliated Business Associations including the Dutch Business Association Vietnam (DBAV), Chamber of Commerce and Industry Portugal-Vietnam (CCIPV), Chamber of Commerce and Industry France-Vietnam (CCIFV), the German Business Association (GBA), the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (Icham), the Spanish Business Group (SBG) and the Central and Eastern European Chamber of Commerce (CEEC).
Source: CCIPV / EUROCHAM