Programme Itinerary

Spotlight Singapore in Vietnam

7-Day Programme for Singapore Young Entrepreneurs
Hanoi & Ho Chi Minh City​, 19 – 25 Oct 2023

Spotlight Singapore in Vietnam is a business-cultural platform for Singapore and Vietnam young entrepreneurs to foster friendship and explore opportunities together towards a shared future.​

DAY 1 (Singapore → Hanoi, Welcome Dinner)

Flight from Singapore to Hanoi​

Dinner Reception​
Venue: The Garden at Hanoi Landmark 72​

​• Welcome dinner hosted by Singapore Ambassador to Vietnam, Mr Jaya Ratnam, in a Vietnamese garden setting​
• Relaxing ambience to network among Singapore delegates​

DAY 2 (Hanoi – Official Launch, Business Conference & Industry Visit)

Business Conference I​
Venue: InterContinental Landmark 72

Theme – Business Opportunities in Vietnam and Singapore​
​• Meet over 150 Vietnam young entrepreneurs from Hanoi​
​• Keynote speeches and panel discussions by leading government and business leaders

Welcome Addresses and Opening Ceremony
Plenary I & II:
Building Prosperity between Vietnam and Singapore: 50 Years of Partnerships and the Vision Ahead
Panel Discussion I:
Unlocking Possibilities: Outlook for Start-Ups and SMEs in the Vietnam and Singapore Business Landscape
Panel Discussion II:
Navigating Success: Prospects and Challenges for Businesses in Vietnam and Singapore
Networking Luncheon

Vietnam National Innovation Centre (NIC)​
Venue: Hoa Lac Hi-Tech Park​

​• Visit the NIC to experience Vietnam’s startup and innovation ecosystem​
​• The Ministry of Planning and Investment (Vietnam) and NIC will share the envisioned transformation of Vietnam’s economic future through stages of rapid and sustainable development​

Official Launch & Opening Performance of Spotlight Singapore in Vietnam​
​Venue: Vietnam National Academy of Music​
Creative Director and Music Composer & Arranger: Dr Philip Tan (Singapore)​
Conductor: Olivier Ochanine (France/Vietnam)​

​• A magical musical collaboration between the Sun Symphony Orchestra (Vietnam) and Singapore musicians against a backdrop of digital works from Vietnamese and Singaporean youths​

DAY 3 (Hanoi – Culture Immersion)

Culture & Heritage​
(Experienced guides will share the significance of Vietnam’s cultural heritage)​
​• National Assembly Building with exclusive viewing of Underground Archaeological Museum​
​• Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum​
​• Temple of Literature​
​• Center for Art and Culture at 22 Hang Buom
​• Thang Long Water Puppet Show​
​• Hoan Kiem Lake Walking Street ​

DAY 4 (Hanoi → Ho Chi Minh City, Welcome Dinner)

Flight from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City​

Dinner Reception​
​• Welcome dinner hosted by Mr Roy Kho, Consul-General to Vietnam​


DAY 5 (Ho Chi Minh City — Business Conference and Culture Immersion)

Business Conference II​
Venue: Gem Centre​

Theme — Setting up Business in Vietnam and Singapore​
​• Meet over 150 Vietnam young entrepreneurs from Ho Chi Minh City​
​• Keynote speeches and panel discussions by leading business consultants and successful entrepreneurs​

Welcome Addresses and Opening Ceremony
Plenary III:
Starting Business in Vietnam & Singapore – Do It Right!
Plenary IV:
Growing Network and Building Community Across the Globe
Panel Discussion III:
Gateway to New Market: A Practical Guide to Starting a Business in Vietnam and Singapore
Panel Discussion IV:
The Path Ahead: Seizing Opportunities and Managing Risks in Doing Business in Vietnam and Singapore
Networking Luncheon

Culture & Heritage​
(Experienced guides will share the significance of Vietnam’s cultural heritage)​
​• War Remnants Museum​
​• Independence Palace​
​• Ben Thanh Market​
​• Nguyen Hue Walking Street

DAY 6 (Ho Chi Minh City — Industrial Visit and Business Matching)

Vietnam-Singapore Industrial Park (VSIP)​
​Venue: Vietnam-Singapore Industrial Park I, Binh Duong​

​• Visit VSIP to experience Vietnam’s modern and integrated industrial estate​ Sembcorp Development will share the expansionary journey of building integrated townships and industrial parks in tandem with the economic growth of Vietnam​

Fireside Chat & Matching
​• Meet with venture capitalists and builders from Vietnam and Singapore​
​• Pitch ideas, receive advice and explore investment opportunities to kick-start or expand your business into Vietnam​

DAY 7 (Closing Luncheon | Ho Chi Minh → Singapore)

Lunch Reception​
​• Closing luncheon hosted by Consul-General Mr Roy Kho, to toast new friendships and partnership opportunities in Vietnam.​

Flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Singapore​

Delegate Packages

[prices are inclusive of government taxes, where applicable]

Flight on Singapore Airlines are limited to the first 70 bookings! After that, prices may increase and/or flight may be on Vietnam’s national carrier, Vietnam Airlines.

Financial Support: Companies can apply for ‘Double Tax Deduction for Internationalisation’ under Enterprise Singapore on qualifying expenses for international market expansion and investment development activities. Click here for more information.

Package with Flight and International 5-Star Accommodation​

1 S$3,388 / pax (Single Room)​
2 S$2,888 / pax for 2 pax (Twin-Sharing) –
total $5,776 for 2 pax

Hanoi – InterContinental Landmark 72 Hotel*
HCMC – Sedona Suites*

*or in an equivalent hotel

InterContinental Hanoi Landmark72 Classic Twin

InterContinental Hanoi Landmark72 Classic KingInterContinental Hanoi Landmark72 Classic King

Sedona Suites HCMC Grand Studio PremierSedona Suites HCMC Grand Studio Premier

Sedona Suites HCMC SKY28 RestaurantSedona Suites HCMC SKY28 Restaurant

Package with Flight and International 4-Star Accommodation

1 S$3,088 / pax (Single Room)​
2 S$2,688 / pax for 2 pax (Twin-Sharing)​ –
total $5,376 for 2 pax

Hanoi – Grand K Hotel Suites Hanoi*
HCMC – Novotel Saigon Centre Hotel*

*or in an equivalent hotel

Grand K Hotel Suites Hanoi

Grand K Hotel Suites Hanoi

Novotel Saigon Centre Hotel

Novotel Saigon Centre Hotel

Package without Airfares and Hotel Accommodation​

S$1,588 / pax

Delegates are to meet punctually at designated locations for coach pick-up to join the itinerary

Notes on Packages:​
1. Economy air tickets (Singapore-Hanoi; Hanoi-HCMC; HCMC-Singapore) and airport transfers​
2. Hotel stay — 3 nights in Hanoi and 3 nights in HCMC with daily breakfast​
3. Lunches & dinners provided in itinerary otherwise meals on delegates’ own​
4. All ground transport in itinerary​
5. Tickets to opening performance and cultural heritage programme are included​
6. Travel insurance is not provided​

Terms & Conditions:​
Spotlight Singapore in Vietnam is a brand of The RICE Company Ltd (TRCL) and is organised by Global Cultural Alliance Ltd (GCA). TRCL and GCA hereinafter will be referred to as ‘We’ or ‘Us’.

The information supplied by you in the registration is true, accurate, current, and complete to the best of your knowledge.

All registrations for the Spotlight Singapore in Vietnam (SSV) delegate packages are subject to availability. Upon confirmation of booking and making payment, you will become a business delegate of Spotlight Singapore in Vietnam and have access to the activities in the programme itinerary according to your package. There shall be no cancellation of booking by you.

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For reasons beyond our reasonable control, it may be necessary for us to alter the content, timing and/or location of various activities in the SSV programme.

We shall have no liability to you for any damages, loss, costs, claims or expenses of any kind howsoever arising, out of or in connection with the booking made by you or otherwise in relation to the SSV programme. You agree to indemnify us, our staff and our affiliates and to hold us harmless to the fullest extent permitted by law, against all loss, costs, claims or expenses of any kind arising from any act or omission by you during or otherwise in relation to the SSV programme.

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• You may be photographed, filmed or recorded;
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