RELEASED DATE 22 Nov 2022
The conference took place on 15 November 2022 and was attended by more than 250 delegates from the Consulate General of Japan in Ho Chi Minh City, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), and Japanese businesses doing business in Vietnam.
As the leading financial institution in Vietnam, BIDV has been aware of its role and mission in contributing to the development of the cooperation relations between Vietnam and Japan, "towards a new phase of extensive strategic partnership for peace and prosperity in Asia”. Since 2013, BIDV has pioneered the establishment of Japan Desk (a unit for Japanese corporate customers) to better serve the needs of this corporate segment. BIDV has been serving about 1,000 Japanese corporate customers out of the total of more than 6,400 FDI corporate customers of the bank.
In the field of finance and banking, BIDV has inked cooperation agreements with 33 Japanese banks and received 11 personnel dispatched from partner banks to work at BIDV for coordination in meeting the comprehensive needs for financial and banking services of Japanese investors in Vietnam.
Mr. Tran Long - BIDV Senior Executive Vice President
Mr. Tran Long, BIDV Senior Executive Vice President, emphasized:
"With the goal of accompanying Japanese investors in Vietnam, BIDV has coordinated with Japanese partner banks to not only provide good banking products and services at competitive price, but also support and provide customers with information about business and investment environment in Vietnam, activities to promote tourism - trade and investment between the two countries, connecting Vietnamese and Japanese businesses".
Mr. Watanabe Nobuhiro - Consul General of Japan in Ho Chi Minh City
Mr. Watanabe Nobuhiro, Consul General of Japan in Ho Chi Minh City, highly appreciated BIDV's contributions to financial and banking activities between the two countries over the past time, adding that the Japanese customer conference is a practical activity towards the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Japan, contributing to bringing Vietnam - Japan economic cooperation to a new height.
On the sidelines of the conference, BIDV and the 13 Japanese banks (Bank of Yokohama, Bank of Kyoto, Chiba Bank, Juroku Bank, Shinkin Central Bank, Nanto Bank, Hokkoku Bank, Gifu Shinkin Bank, Okazaki Shinkin Bank, Hokuyo Bank, Yamagata Bank, Chugoku Bank, Resona Bank) have arranged 150 networking sessions between Japanese customers attending the event. The program was highly appreciated by Japanese customers, helping connect and create business opportunities for the businesses.