Vietnam 2018: Business Risks and Opportunities

*Registration is closed for this event as all seats are filled. The next country briefing on Indonesia is scheduled to take place in July 2018.

Investor interest in Vietnam is at an all-time high, driven by its strong economic growth, recent pro-business government reforms and a young and dynamic population.

However, Vietnam remains one of the more challenging markets in ASEAN to invest and do business in. Companies are confronted by multiple risks associated with business culture, the regulatory environment and complex political dynamics.

In this breakfast seminar, Control Risks’ Vietnam experts Linh Nguyen and Stephen Norris will assess the key risks for foreign companies with interests in Vietnam, and provide advice on mitigation strategies essential to operating successfully in the country.

Date  :  Tuesday, 17 April 2018
Time  :  8.30am to 10.30am
     (Registration commences from 8.30am;
     the seminar will begin at 8.50am.)
Venue  :  SICC Members' Room
     6 Raffles Quay #10-01
     Singapore 048580
     *Nearest MRT Station: Raffles Place
Registration Fee  :  $22 (Members)
     $42 (Non Members)
Registration Closes  :
 Friday, 13 April 2018

To register, please email your full name, designation, company and contact details to An invoice will then be sent to you by email for settlement. Registration will only be confirmed upon receipt of payment and no refunds will be allowed.

Priority registration is reserved for SICC members from now till 29 March 2018.

Please note that registration is on a first come first served basis and will close when all seats are filled.

For enquiries, please contact Wen Qing at 6500 0966 or email


  Linh Nguyen
Consultant, Control Risks

Linh is responsible for providing political and business risk analysis for a range of clients with interests across South-east Asia. Much of Linh’s work has focused on her home country, Vietnam, although she also has significant experience working in other Indochina countries, Indonesia and Myanmar.
Prior to joining Control Risks, Linh led the South-East Asia practice of a global business consulting firm. Linh was also a correspondent for Reuters and the Financial Times in Vietnam and London where she built up an extensive network of government officials and business sources in various sectors. 
Linh holds a Master’s degree in Asian Politics from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). 
Stephen Norris
Director & Senior South-East Asia Analyst,
Control Risks

Stephen is a Director and Senior South-East Asia Analyst covering Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. He writes daily analyses for Control Risks’ subscription services, and provides regular media commentary on political, economic and security issues in South-East Asia.
Prior to joining Control Risks, Stephen was based in Taiwan as a political and business reporter for The China Post and as a freelance writer for the Taipei Times (national daily newspapers). Stephen also previously worked for Jane’s Information Group, a consultancy focused on defence, terrorism and intelligence issues.

Stephen holds an undergraduate degree in sociology with politics from the University of Leicester and a master’s of science in Chinese business and politics from Sheffield University. He speaks conversational Mandarin. 
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