The Canadian Chamber of Commerce Vietnam (CanCham) is dedicated to supporting and strengthening business relations between organizations in Vietnam, between incoming Canada and outgoing Vietnamese companies, and between Canada and Vietnam. CanCham encourages business relations and opportunities through a variety of means, particularly via events, business services, and advocacy.
CanCham hosts timely and topical business events and seminars throughout the year, engaging important topics and opportunities across sectors that are significant to our members. The annual Crystal Ball Business Luncheon – The Year Ahead, which features well-known C-level speakers from various sectors addressing the opportunities and concerns of the coming year, has become a signature event for the HCMC business community to attend to begin the year. Business Leader Seminar Series events provide focused examinations of sector topics through intensive expert insight and panel discussion from prominent business leaders.
CanCham offers a variety of business services for Canadian and Vietnamese companies in Vietnam, Vietnamese companies considering moving into the Canadian market, and Canadian companies pursuing Vietnamese opportunities. These services include business pairing and market access, as well as unique introductions and networking opportunities. One of CanCham’s newest and fastest growing services is the bespoke coordination of corporate and university exploratory visits to Vietnam, including exclusive factory tours and/or meetings with local and foreign businesses operating in Vietnam.
CanCham works on the behalf of our members and their interests by lobbying for improved foreign investor and commercial policy with the Vietnamese government through Vietnam Business Forum (VBF) membership, as well as with meetings between HCMC city leaders and FDI enterprises. As an Associate Member of the Vietnam Business Forum (VBF), CanCham members are able to participate in the VBF Working Groups that communicate with the Vietnamese government on the behalf of the business communities of various industries. CanCham is also a member of the Canada-ASEAN Business Council (CABC), which promotes Canadian interests in Vietnam and the region, the Advisory Council on Administrative Procedure Reform, and is a participant in the Anti-Corruption Dialogue.