HCM CITY (VNS)— The second Indonesia – Viet Nam Trade, Tourism and Investment Forum will begin on Thursday in HCM City.
The two-day event is organised by the Indonesian Embassy in Ha Noi, the Indonesian Consulate General in HCM City, and the Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
With the theme, "Indonesia – Viet Nam: Partnership for Prosperity", the forum is expected to attract 250 companies from both countries. High-ranking dignitaries from Indonesia and Viet Nam will also attend.
This year's forum will include a panel discussion, a break-out session about trade, investment and tourism, one-on-one business meetings, and an Indonesian product exhibition.
Among the topics will be the implementation of a Plan of Action, particularly the targeted bilateral trade volume of US$5 billion by 2015.
An evening Gala Dinner and a charity dinner will present Indonesian artists performing traditional dances and folk songs. Also included will be a heritage batik fashion show, a contemporary band and an Angklung orchestra.
Ticket proceeds from the charity dinner will be donated to vulnerable groups of society.
The first event was held last year in Ha Noi. — VNS