|This year we are all gathered in Ho Chi Minh City, to hear and share what is affecting ASEAN in terms of disruptive technologies and innovations. We have lined up several speakers who are experts in their fields to share their insights with us. The world is changing very quickly and we as lawyers, accountants, professionals and business owners need to know how to embrace new technologies and how we need to change with the times.
ASEAN is a hotbed for many of these new hi-tech companies. Many of our young people today are devoting their energies into these new start-ups. Today we see companies like Grab, a company that was founded in Malaysia and subsequently moved to Singapore, to raise more capital operating in Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Indonesia. Their target markets are all in ASEAN. They have bought up Uber in these countries. There will be many more of these companies that will be born and will grow to become ASEAN companies.
We at Indochine Counsel, the Vietnam member of ASEAN Legal Alliance (ALA), are pleased to host the 5th 2018 ALA Conference in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, with all of the delegates from ALA, Warwick Legal Network (WLN) and the associated organizations. Adopting the theme of “Emerging Tech and Regulations in ASEAN – Reconciling Policies and Practices”, this year’s event will introduce an overview of the busy technology revolution in ASEAN and governments’ efforts in keeping pace with such an unimaginable speed of change. The event also provides a great opportunity for you all to network, exchange views and share experiences with lawyers, professionals, business executives and entrepreneurs around the region.
We look forward to welcoming as many of you as possible to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam’s largest city and its economic powerhouse, a city filled with more than ten million people; a burgeoning economy; a rich culinary culture; a diverse gathering of international businessmen, profiteers and tourists; a city in between, home to an increasingly wealthy middle class and the attendant luxuries.
We hope you enjoy the conference, and your time in Ho Chi Minh City.