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|BCG is organising the discussion themed "Vietnam 2020 – Global Disruptions, Local Opportunities"|
2020 is an important year for the Vietnamese economy, as the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) will come into effect along with 14 other free trade agreements (FTAs), pushing enterprises to apply technologies to control quality and ensure traceability.
Besides, in the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, AI and digital technologies have strongly impacted and changed the operations and management of enterprises. The geopolitical situation around the world is also rapidly changing, with increasing trade tensions.
“We will point out various trends and scenarios that may create risks and opportunities for Vietnam in the coming years, as well as implications for Vietnam from the current trade and technology dynamics between the US and China,” Peter Schwartz, futurist, advisor on Strategic Futures to the Government of Singapore, and Head of Strategic Futures, Salesforce.com told VIR.
According to Schwartz, AI is going to have massively positive benefits on countries like Vietnam and everyone needs to stop worrying about robots and AI taking jobs. Besides, there have been other equally important breakthroughs in science in the last few years that are also going to change the game and enterprises need to start thinking about them.
"Of the many countries that dream of becoming a technology hub, Vietnam is one of the few that actually has a chance," Schwartz added.
Taking place from 4 to 6 pm on December 17, 2019 (Tuesday) in Ho Chi Minh City at Fulbright University and December 18 (Wednesday) 2019 in Hanoi at Sofitel Legend Metropole, the discussion “Vietnam 2020 – Global Disruptions, Local Opportunities” – among many presentations – will feature Michael McAdoo, global US-China Trade advisor to BCG who will answer questions related to the trade war, support of technologies to optimise operations, empower employees, or transform products and services to succeed.