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Crystal Ball in HANOI

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CanCham’s Crystal Ball Business Luncheon returns in 2019 for the 14th edition this January in both HCMC and Hanoi.  This long-standing event features well-known industry experts expanding upon key insights from the past year to predict the challenges and opportunities of doing business in Vietnam in the coming year.

The 14th Annual Crystal Ball Business Luncheons in HCMC and Hanoi feature expert speakers from Vinacapital, Baker McKenzie, Infocus, HSC, and JLL.

Attend to hear what defined the business landscape in Vietnam last year and what trends to look out for in 2019. be sure to add your voice to the panel discussion and be part of the Vietnam business dialogue. Start 2019 with insight from the experts.

Register now with Ms. Quyen at

CanCham member: VND 1,200,000         Non-Member: VND 1,500,00



Fred Burke

Fred Burke is the Managing Partner of Baker McKenzie in Vietnam. Recognized as one of Vietnam’s most prominent lawyers, Fred has more than 30 years experience practicing in the areas of alternative energy, real property development, international trade, energy and infrastructure, M&A, foreign investment and dispute resolution. Fred is consistently ranked as a Leading Lawyer in Corporate/M&A by all major legal publications in Vietnam (Legal 500 AP 2018-2007; Chambers and Partners AP 2018-2012; IFLR1000 2018-2010) and he has been ranked by Chambers Global as a leading lawyer in both Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions and International Trade for many successive years. Fred is currently a member of the Ministry of Justice’s Advisory Council on Administrative Reform in Vietnam and he has extensive experience working with Vietnamese legislators and law drafting committees on the full palette of new laws and decrees integrating Vietnam into the global economy.


Ralf Matthaes

Ralf has worked and lived in Vietnam for over 22 years, all in market research. After 20 years of Corporate life, Ralf established Infocus Mekong Research, Vietnam’s first dedicated smartphone based research agency. In 1996, Ralf established TNS Vietnam, followed up by Kantar Media & Worldpanel, TNS Cambodia & Myanmar, becoming the biggest Agency in the region. In 2013 he was promoted to Regional Managing Director – Mekong Region: Cambodia | Laos | Malaysia | Myanmar | Thailand | Vietnam. Ralf holds an honours degree from Wilfred Laurier University, Canada. Prior to coming to Vietnam in 1994, Ralf served as a policy analyst for the Provincial Minister of Finance for Ontario, Canada. Ralf has served in various capacities on the Cancham Board for almost 10 years, most recently as President.


Stephen Wyatt

Joining the industry in London in 1996, Stephen has over 20 years’ experience with various international real estate consultancies. He has broad and diverse experience in managing businesses, investment transactions, leasing and development consultancy covering three continents, Europe, Africa and Asia. Stephen worked in London for 11 years from 1996 to 2007 with Cushman & Wakefield and Knight Frank. In 2004, Stephen was promoted to Partner with Knight Frank. In 2007, Stephen moved to manage the Knight Frank business in Botswana, Africa. In June 2010 – August 2013, he was appointed as Managing Director of Knight Frank, Vietnam. Stephen joined Jones Lang LaSalle Vietnam in September 2013 as the Country Head and is responsible for overall operations of the Company.


Quang Dang

Quang is the Director of the Firm’s Representative office in Hanoi, whose main responsibilities are representing the Firm and its Funds in relation to Government of Vietnam and its ministries and relevant People’s Committees and supporting different the Firm’s different departments in deal sourcing, deal negotiating and licensing processes as well as taking care of the guests of the Firm and its Funds visiting Hanoi. He is also the general director and board member of Management of various VinaCapital’s investee companies to represent VinaCapital’s interests.


Tran Thi Thanh Huyen

Huyen has more than 7 year of experience in macro research as well as a wide range of industry research in the field of banking and finance, insurance, energy, etc. Huyen is now leading a research team covering macro and bond market analysis. Prior to HSC, Huyen worked for PriceWaterhouseCoopers Vietnam, British Embassy Vietnam and HSBC Vietnam. She holds a Master degree with Distinction in International Banking and Financial Studies at University of Southampton, United Kingdom and a Bachelor degree in International Finance at Foreign Trade University, Vietnam.

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