08:32 | 20/10/2019 Trade
The American Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (AmCham) Supplier Day 2019 opened in Ho Chi Minh City on October 16, attracting over 100 businesses.
|Illustrative image - Photo: VNA|
Initiated by AmCham Vietnam’s Manufacturing Committee, the event supports partnership between Vietnamese small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and multinational companies in the supply chain, thus increasing the rate of domestically-made items and added value of the economy.
Participating firms are operating in electronics, metallurgy, interior décor, health care, food, beverages, transportation, services, consumer goods and other industries.
Apart from exchanges with Coca-Cola, First Solar, Binh Tay, BlueScope Vietnam, Lac Viet, GT Industrial Vietnam, the event drew more than 1,000 visitors.
AmCham Chairwoman and Chief Operating Officer of Indo Trans Corp Amanda Rasmussen said it is the sixth year the day has been held in Ho Chi Minh City and is one of the most expected events among the business community.
A representative from the US Agency for International Development Linkages for Small and Medium Enterprises (USAID LinkSME) project said the event contributes to improving the competitiveness of SMEs and their capacity to join supply chain.
The event was co-organised by the AmCham Vietnam, the Ministry of Planning and Investment and the USAID.