About VBF

The Vietnam Business Forum (VBF) was established in 1997 during the annual Consultative Group meeting between the Vietnamese Government and its donor partners, as a not-for-profit, non-political channel for nurturing public-private dialogue to develop a favorable business environment that attracts domestic and foreign private sector investment and stimulates sustainable economic development in Vietnam. This is done primarily through high profile bi-annual Forums between the business community and Vietnamese leadership and through specialized Working Groups cutting across sectors.

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Agribusiness Working Group

In recognition of the increasing importance of the Agriculture sector to Vietnam's sustainable economic development and social stabilization, the VBF Agribusiness Working Group was born in February 2014 out of a round table workshop in HCMC. The Group's goal is to discuss and propose effective solutions to pressing agricultural sector issues. Our primary objective is [...]

Mining Working Group

The Mining Working Group was established since the mid-2008. It represents mining enterprises and global investors whose expertise and experience on international standards are invaluable to the quality, effectiveness, and sustainable development of the Vietnamese mining industry. The Group had been actively generating ideas and recommendations to the drafts of the new Minerals Laws, which [...]

Infrastructure Working Group

The Infrastructure Working Group consists of local and foreign companies classified under the three following sub-groups: Power and Energy, Ports, and Telecommunications. The Group's work has focused on the policy and legal framework for the development and operation of new infrastructure in Vietnam. Among other things, it has advised on the issuance of various iterations [...]

Capital Markets Working Group

Being established and developed with the aim at supporting the formation and development of the Vietnamese equity and debt markets, their infrastructure, and the institutions that populate them, the Capital Market Working Group has initiated suggestions to favourable changes in the market. This is illustrated by the greater inter-ministerial cooperation and a greater level of [...]

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Agribusiness Working Group

In recognition of the increasing importance of the Agriculture sector to Vietnam's sustainable economic development and social stabilization, the VBF Agribusiness Working Group was born in February 2014 out of a round table workshop in HCMC. The Group's goal is to discuss and propose effective solutions to pressing agricultural sector issues. Our primary objective is [...]

Mining Working Group

The Mining Working Group was established since the mid-2008. It represents mining enterprises and global investors whose expertise and experience on international standards are invaluable to the quality, effectiveness, and sustainable development of the Vietnamese mining industry. The Group had been actively generating ideas and recommendations to the drafts of the new Minerals Laws, which [...]

Infrastructure Working Group

The Infrastructure Working Group consists of local and foreign companies classified under the three following sub-groups: Power and Energy, Ports, and Telecommunications. The Group's work has focused on the policy and legal framework for the development and operation of new infrastructure in Vietnam. Among other things, it has advised on the issuance of various iterations [...]

Capital Markets Working Group

Being established and developed with the aim at supporting the formation and development of the Vietnamese equity and debt markets, their infrastructure, and the institutions that populate them, the Capital Market Working Group has initiated suggestions to favourable changes in the market. This is illustrated by the greater inter-ministerial cooperation and a greater level of [...]

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Vietnam Business Forum

The Vietnam Business Forum was established as a project of the Vietnam Consultative Group at a meeting between the Vietnamese government and its donor partners in Tokyo in 1997.

VBF Board Members

The VBF Consortium’s Management Board in 2015 is made up of eight representatives from the Consortium’s Members.

VBF Working Groups

The Forum’s strength and effectiveness stem from a strong, direct partnership between business and Government and with the donor community through the operation of Working Groups in cross sector.