Canadian Chamber of Commerce Vietnam (CanCham), in collaboration with Ho Chi Minh City Association for Women Executives & Entrepreneurs (HAWEE), is pleased to be co-hosting the Industry 3.0 to Industry 4.0 – Thriving Business in the Digital Transition.


“The Internet of things changes everything”.

Exponential growth of technology-enabled solutions has created ample of unprecedented opportunities toward building an inclusive and sustainable economy, ecology and society across borders. At the core of an ever-increasing connected cyber world, human connection counts, tremendously, toward collaboration for conscious wealth creation and for social good.

SMEs and family businesses, that have been operating in traditional businesses module, may feel vulnerable and may choose to wait for the next shoe to drop and some tech-enabled disruptive model to take over their market. Or SMEs and family businesses, can be equipped with how technology can actually help to build on their fundamental strength of being agile, cost-effective, efficient and hard-tobeat humanized relationship with customers.

According to a recent Mastercard study, 31.3% of businesses in Vietnam are owned by women. When women do participate in entrepreneurial pursuits, their companies are often smaller operations compared to men’s and in fields more prone to economic instability. Women are more likely to own retail and wholesale business as opposed to manufacturing. While technology becomes more critical for business success, it is even more important for female to be involved in this male-dominant area and stay informed and inspired to optimize technology to advance their business operational efficiency.


The point of technology advancement is to do things cheaper and faster, which should be exactly why those are made for SMEs, and families businesses, startups, and entrepreneurs.

Following on the heels of a successful conference on “Industry 4.0 – overcoming challenges, capturing opportunities” organized by HAWEE in March 2018 for approximately 400 participants, the international conference on “Industry 3.0 to Industry 4.0” will dig deeper in Operational Efficiency with strategies, and tools that enable businesses to be agile, flexible, and move forward in the fast-changing market. We aim to bring about practical tips and “can do” spirit as take-away for our participants.


More than 400 participants from Vietnam and regional countries, who are active in SMEs, family-run businesses, and Startups (approximately 70% are women)


Timeframe Contents
8:00 – 8:30 AM Guest registration & Welcome
8:30 – 8:40 Opening Remarks
8:40 – 9:40 Plenary Session: Business Readiness
Highlighting leadership as the key influence that opens & motivates a group of people to act towards digital transition; building businesses’ competencies with consistent practice of agile improvement and standard process & system from any current majurity.
9:40– 10:00 Speaker presentation: AI & Robotics
Providing understanding about AI – the ability of a digital computer or computer-controlled robot to perform tasks commonly associated with intelligent beings & Machine Learning; and Robotics – the branch of technology that deals with the design, construction, peration, and application of robots. How to integrate all the data series into single source and analyze to learn the new trends to increase business competitive advantages.
10:00 – 10:10 Q&A
10:10 – 10:30 Tea break
10:30 – 10:50 Speaker presentation: Blockchain
Understanding blockchain in the simplest way, its impacts to business and how to move ahead step by step
10:50 – 11:10 Speaker presentation: Social Media & Communications
Featuring successful models of using tools for operational efficiency (Chatbox, Google AI Call); how data and social media play important roles to help businesses of all sizes better communicate and position themselves.
11:10 – 11:20 Q&A
11:20 – 11:30 Closing remarks


  • Mr. Nguyen Duc Thuan – Chairman & CEO of Thai Binh Shoes Group
  • Mr. Graham Kinder – Chairman and Director of Rivergold Capital Pty Ltd
  • Mr. Le Tri Thong – General Director of PNJ – Phu Nhuan Jewelry JSC
  • Ms. Foong Yuh Wen – Founder & CEO of SushiVid Malaysia
  • Ms. To Hong Trang – Co-Founder & Deputy General Director at Digiworld Corporation
  • Moderator: Ms. Nguyen Lan Anh – Executive Editor of Forbes Vietnam
  • Mr. Vu Dinh Thang – Vice President – Enterprise Business Solutions Division, Global CyberSoft (Vietnam) JSC
  • Mr. Nguyen Quoc Tuan – Co-founder & CEO of JUNO Vietnam
  • Mr. Rizwan Khan – CEO of DRGA Global Associates LLC, Former Manager IT Audit, PriceWaterhouseCoopers


  • Date: Wednesday, October 3 2018
  • Time: 8:00AM – 11:30AM
  • Venue: White Palace Convention Center, 194 Phan Dang Luu St., Phu Nhuan Dist., HCMC.
  • Participation Fee:

HAWEE & CanCham Members : 500,000 VND/ticket (Fill in the link below to get the member gift code)

Non-member Early Birds: 560,000 VND/ticket (by Sep 20)

Non-member Late Birds: 800,000 VND/ticket





HAWEE Office: Ms Truc Pham (+84 909 53 7503)