INVITATION TO 18th World Electronics Forum 13-16 May, 2013 Hanoi, Vietnam www.wefonline.org • The World Electronics Forum (WEF) is a voluntary gathering of CEOs and Directors of electronics industry associations worldwide. Founded in 1995, WEF meets annually to discuss major topics of common interest to the various associations, exchange information on services and data and strengthen relations between associations for the benefit and service of our industries •The 18th Annual World Electronics Forum (WEF) will be held in Hanoi, Vietnam from May 13-16, 2013. The host association for the 18th WEF is Vietnam Electronic Association (VEIA). Country Background (2010) • • • • Area: 329,560 sq km Population: 86.93 million GDP: $US 107.650 billion Per Capita GDP: $US 1,238 • GDP Growth rate: 6.23% • Language: Vietnamese • Literacy: 90.3% Short Brief of Vietnam Electronic Industry • In 2012 although Vietnam economy under the influence of global economy crisis, growth of Vietnam Electronics Industry is remarkable: export of the industry in 2012 reach $US 20.5 billion, 18% of total export, in which : - Mobile Phone and accessories : $US 12.6 billion. - Computer and components : $US 7.9 billion. • 2013 forecast : FDI into Vietnam Electronics Industry increase, export reach 22-25 $US billion and the industry become Export No.1 of country economy. About Hanoi (i) October 2010 officially marked 1000 years since the establishment of the city About Hanoi (ii) • Hanoi, the capital and the second largest city of Vietnam is a fusion of the ancient and the modern. Located on the right bank of the Red River, the capital City unwinds a picture rich with culture, architecture and human diversity, deep in history, monuments, museums, galleries and gardens. Comprising of two contrasting yet harmonious parts, the Old Quarter with 36 ancient streets and New Quarter, the city is a travel hub of Northern Vietnam. • It generates a mesmerizing charm reflecting wellcomposed and spacious streets under the shade of beautifully lined avenues of trees and imposing Government buildings. Hanoi has expanded and now encompasses residential and commercial development to the west and south. About Hanoi (iii) • Area : 3.324 sq. Kms • Population : 6.448 million for the metropolitan jurisdiction, in which 2.6 million for urban district (2010) • Literacy rate : 90.3% • Languages : Vietnamese • Average Temperature (in May): - Maximum 31,5 Degree Celsius, - Minimum 24,4 Degree Celsius. Venue : Hanoi Daewoo Hotel (i) Hanoi Daewoo Hotel (ii) • Located in the rapidly developing commercial and diplomatic Ba Dinh district of Hanoi, Daewoo Hotel features the largest room inventory in the city. The hotel’s décor harmoniously blends contemporary décor and Vietnamese art. Since its opening in 1996, Hanoi Daewoo Hotel has created its own unique history. From Royalties to various Presidents and Prime Ministers such as H.E Bill Clinton, H.E. V. Putin, H.E. Hu Jin Tao … and as official APEC 2006 hotel, Hanoi Daewoo Hotel has always played the perfect host; delighting every guest of every event with an unparalleled. • The Noi Bai International Airport is 30 kilometers away from the hotel; by car approximately 45 minutes to reach the hotel. Hanoi Daewoo Hotel (iii) • Amenities: - Internet Free-of-Charge - Complimentary buffet breakfast - Complimentary shuttle bus to downtown (3 times/day on weekdays; 2 times/day on weekends and public holidays) - 80 meter outdoor swimming pool - Indoor Golf Driving Range - Gymnasium & SPA - Beauty Saloon & Barber • Check-in/Out (Guest arriving before 13th and leaving after 17th – please inform us) – Check in – Check out : 13th May, 2013 : 17th May 2013 Conference Venue • Opening Ceremony and WEF Meeting : Grand Ballroom of Hanoi Daewoo Hotel • Facilities : - Tea/Cofee/Snacks/Lunch (Veg/Non-Veg) [NoBeef/Pork] - Laptop Charging Facility - OHP/Screen - Wireless Microphone - Translater Equipment Tentative Program Day Monday Date WEF Program 13th,May * Arrival of Delegates to Hanoi . * Welcome Dinner at Hotel (Spouse to Join) Tuesday 14th,May WEF Meeting * Gathering & Registration * Introduction of Vietnam Government Representatives and WEF Delegates * Welcome & Keynote Speech Coffee Break & Group Picture * Presentations of CEA and Associations * Discussion Lunch Tentative Program (cont.) Tuesday 14th,May Lunch * Presentations of Associations (cont.) Coffee Break * Plenary Discussion * Drafting and Approving of update documents. * Next Host Official Farewell Dinner Wednesday 15th,May * Factory Tour : Visit Thang Long Industrial Zone Lunch * City Tour Thursday 16th,May Ha Long Bay Tour ( all day) Friday 17th May * Check out * Departure Program for Spouse Day Date Program Monday 13th,May * Arrival of Delegates to Hanoi . * Welcome Dinner at Hotel Tuesday 14th,May * Tours & Shopping around Hanoi : Van Phuc Silk Village and Bat Trang Ceramic Village. Wednesday 15th,May * Free Time (Shopping in Silk Street…) * City Tour (Delegates to Join) Thursday 16th,May Ha Long Bay Tour ( all day) Friday 17th,May * Check out * Departure Ha Long Bay Ha Long Bay • Enjoy a tour of the Ha Long Bay. The Bay is situated 165 km from Hanoi, reachable by a 3 hours Road Journey. • Ha Long Bay, in the Gulf of Tonkin, includes some 1,600 islands and islets, forming a spectacular seascape of limestone pillars. Because of their precipitous nature, most of the islands are uninhabited and unaffected by a human presence. The site's outstanding scenic beauty is complemented by its great biological interest. • The Bay is famous for its scenic ocean karst topography and is often included in lists of natural wonders of the world. • In 1994, the core zone of Hạ Long Bay was listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Arrangements envisaged • Airport Pick-up and Drop : - In Monday 13th, May, 2013 VEIA staff will be at the Noi Bai International Airport to receive and arrange transportation and coordinating welcome of each delegates and onward transportation to Hotel. - Other VEIA staff will be at Hanoi Daewoo Hotel Reception to coordinate and receive and guide the guest for easy check-in. Hotel will do traditional Vietnamese Welcome to all guest and a separate Desk for documentation at the Hotel Lobby. Our staff will also be coordinating activities and movements of Spouse for local transportation/shopping etc. • Health : Vietnam-French Hospital in Hanoi would be the referral hospital for any emergency. Contact Mr. Nguyen Duc Thong, Vice Chairman of VEIA [email protected] +84.919655855 Mr. John T. Kelley, CEA - WEF Secretariat [email protected] Mr. Tran Quang Hung, Deputy Secretary General Ms. Nguyen Thi Hoan, staff Ms. Tran Phuong Diep, staff VEIA Head Office Email : [email protected] Phone : 84-4 3933.2845 Fax : 84-4 3933.2846 Thank you for your attention ! Hope to see you in Hanoi !