Career Talk (Hanoi)

VietAbroader Career Talks (VACT) 2015 has been the first Business and Career program of VietAbroader in Hanoi since 2010. The most selective and interactive program of VietAbroader in the summer 2015, VACT 2015 focuses on interaction and networking among participants and guest speakers.

Not just providing both oversea and domestic Vietnamese students with a big picture of the current economy and opportunities in Vietnam, but VACT 2015 also equips students with knowledge and skills to leverage these opportunities for career development. VACT 2015 is where everyone – both guest speakers and participants – SHARES their own stories, LISTENS to each other, and most importantly, CONNECTS together.

Full Agenda


Time: 13:30 – 17:30, August 1, 2015

Location: Panorama – Floor 19, Sofitel Plaza Hotel, 1 Thanh Nien Road, Ba Dinh, Hanoi

13:30 – 13:45 Opening ceremony

Mr. Nghiêm Hoàng Linh, Co-President, VietAbroader Organization

13:45 – 14:15 Keynote Speech

Mrs. Phạm Chi Lan, Economist, Former Secretary and Vice President of Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industries (VCCI)

14:15 – 15:00 Panel Discussion with Human Resources (HR)

Mrs. Phan Hồng Nhung, Deputy Head of Workforce Planning and HR Development, HR Division, Vingroup Corporation

Mr. Trần Xuân Hải, Head of Policies and Projects, HR Division, FPT Corporation

Mr. Phan Sơn, Admin and HR Director, Vĩnh Tường Company

Ms. Lê Thị Bích Nga, Recruitment Consultant, Navigos Search

15:00 – 15:15 Break
15:15 – 17:15 CV Critique and Mock Interview

Ms. Đinh Thu Hoài, HR Business Partner, Gameloft Vietnam

Ms. Trần Bình Minh, Recruitment Consultant, Navigos Search

Ms. Phạm Huyền Trang, PR Manager, Tosy Vietnam

Ms. Vũ Kim Oanh, Director of Hanoi Branch, Adways Vietnam

& guest speakers from Panel Discussion with HR

Experience sharing from Young Professional

 Ms. Nguyễn Phương Anh, Former Partnership Leader, Mytour Vietnam

Mr. Nguyễn Thế Duy, CEO, Rocketweb

Ms. Lê Phương Ly, Assistant Marketing & Communications Manager, Sofitel Legend Metropole

Ms. Võ Trà My, Investment Banking Analyst, Techcombank Vietnam

Mr. Phạm Đức Nghĩa, Key Account Manager, Lazada Vietnam

Mr. Nguyễn Nhất Quang, Management Consulting Associate, PwC Vietnam

Ms. Bùi Mai Trang, Manager of Internal Communications, Vật Giá Việt Nam

17:15 – 17:30 Closing Ceremony


Time: 13:30 – 17:30, August 1, 2015

Location: Floor 2, Sofitel Plaza Hotel, 1 Thanh Nien Road, Ba Dinh, Hanoi

Financial Services
9:00 – 9:45 Panel Discussion 1: “Recruitment Process”

Ms. Đỗ Quỳnh Châm, Deputy Head of Financial Analysis, Vietnam International Bank

Mr. Nguyễn Thế Duy, CEO, Công ty TNHH Rocketweb

Mrs. Trần Thị Thanh Thuỷ, Director of Private Banking, Vietcombank

Mr. Trần Anh Thắng, Director of Advisory and Analyst, Ocean Bank

9:45 – 10:00 Break
10:00 – 10:45 Panel Discussion 2: “Current development of financial services and working environment”
10:45 – 11:20 Q&A, Experience sharing
11:20 – 11:30 Closing
11:45 – 13:30 Networking Lunch
Tech Startup
9:00 – 9:30 “Opportunities and Challenges for Startup in Vietnam”

Dr. Phạm Minh Tuấn, Founder & CEO, TOPICA

9:30 – 10:10 Panel Discussion: Startup Spirit
10:10 – 10:25 Break
10:25 – 10:45 “Why founders fail”

Mr. Bùi Thành Đô, Founder & COO, TechElite Vietnam

10:45 – 11:00 Speed Idea Pitch Competition
11:00 – 11:20 “The Lean Startup”

Mr. Nguyễn Hoàng Trung, Founder & CEO,

11:20 – 11:30 Closing
11:45 – 13:30 Networking Lunch
PR – Marketing – Communications
9:00 – 9:45 “Current Marketing Trends”

Ms. Vũ Kim Oanh, Director of Hanoi Branch, Adways Vietnam

9:45 – 10:00 Break
10:00 – 11:00 Panel Discussion “Career Preparation”

Ms. Vũ Kim Oanh, Director of Hanoi Branch, Adways Vietnam

Mr. Cao Xuân Nhật, Founder, VNMG – School of Media

Mr. Trần Anh Tú, President,, Vietnam Marketing Communications Club

11:00 – 11:30 Closing & Networking Session
11:45 – 13:30 Networking Lunch