U.S.-Vietnam Smart Cities Workshop


The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) is sponsoring the U.S.-Vietnam Smart Cities Workshop, which will promote a discussion on the approaches, solutions, and applications for smart, efficient urban infrastructure in Vietnam. The event will provide an opportunity for Vietnamese provinces and municipalities to share their perspectives on key areas of growth and their vision for the future, as well as specific projects and opportunities in urban infrastructure. In addition, the event will feature case studies from India and Turkey, which are facing similar urban integration and development challenges.
The Workshop will provide U.S. companies with an opportunity to connect directly with senior representatives from the following invited Vietnamese entities:
        • Hanoi Department of Information and Communications (Hanoi DIC)
        • Hanoi People's Committee
        • Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee
        • Danang Department of Information and Communications (Danang DIC)
        • Danang People's Committee
        • Management Authority for Urban Railways (MAUR)
        • Ministry of Information and Communications
        • Quang Trung Software Park
        • Urban-Civil Works Construction Investment Management Authority of Ho Chi Minh City
        • Vietnam Electricity (EVN)
        • Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT)
As Vietnam’s population continues to rapidly urbanize, the Government of Vietnam (GOV) is working to address the needs of local residents by prioritizing increased ICT applications and utilization. The GOV has issued various resolutions that guide the application of IT solutions in the areas of transportation, electricity, and water, as well as other public services.
In 2015, Ho Chi Minh City’s Party Committee issued guidance for promoting ICT applications for healthcare, transportation, environment, and cyber-security management. Recently, the Office of the Prime Minister has designated Da Nang City as a model for Smart City development in Vietnam, given its accomplishments in implementing the first phase of an e-government project (2008-2013) and moving forward with the second phase. In addition, the Office of the Prime Minister has invited 21 provinces to replicate the Da Nang model; the governments of several cities including Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, An Giang, Binh Duong, Can Tho, Thai Nguyen, Hai Phong, Quang Ninh, Nha Trang, and Da Lat have all expressed interest in developing smart cities. The U.S.-Vietnam Smart Cities Workshop aims to support these robust initiatives.
This Workshop provides a valuable opportunity for U.S. companies to gain access to leaders from Vietnam’s key infrastructure sectors in a critical phase of development. The Workshop will showcase integrated U.S. solutions including smart grid, Internet of Things (IoT), and integration technologies to support urban infrastructure development. During the Workshop, attendees will have the opportunity to hold one-on-one meetings with the Vietnamese decision-makers. Corporate sponsorship opportunities are available for companies interested in increased visibility. 


DATE: June 21-22, 2017
PLACE: Melia Hotel Hanoi
44B Ly Thuong Kiet Street
Hanoi, Vietnam
PARTICIPATION FEE: $100.00 for Company Participants
$0.00 for Government Participants
BCIU CONTACT: Ms. Nina Kundra at (212) 490-0460 or n-kundra@bciu.org