Business Briefing

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) invites you to attend a Business Briefing with key decision makers from Vietnam’s aviation sector on July 22, 2014, at USTDA headquarters in Arlington, VA.

Why Should U.S. Businesses Participate?

This is a tremendous opportunity for U.S. company representatives to meet with key aviation sector decision makers and learn firsthand about the rapidly expanding Vietnamese aviation sector.

ACV plans to invest in a number of areas related to airport development operations and management. Terminal 2 at Hanoi’s International Airport at Noi Bai is under construction with $951 million in funding and is projected to increase passenger volume from 6 million to 16 million passengers per year. The National Assembly of Vietnam has also recently approved plans to build the larger capacity Long Thanh International Airport near Ho Chi Minh City with a projected cost of $10 billion over three phases, designed to serve 100 million passengers and 5 million tons of cargo by the projected completion of the project in 2030. There are also major upgrades to Cat Bi International Airport near Hai Phong that will include a new terminal, runway, and aircraft apron.


9:00 AM – 9:15 AM


9:15 AM – 9:30 AM    

Welcome and Introduction
Henry Steingass
USTDA Regional Director, South and Southeast Asia

9:30 AM – 9:40 AM

Delegate Presentations
  – Ministry of Transport
Dr. Duong Thi Khue Anh, Deputy Director General of Science and Technology   

9:40 AM – 9:50 AM

– Ministry of Planning and Investment
Dr. Do Duc Tu, Aviation Sector Specialist

9:50 AM – 10:00 AM

 – U.S. Commercial Service, Ho Chi Minh City
Mr. Triet Huynh, Commercial Specialist

10:00 AM – 10:20 AM

Questions and Answers

10:20 AM – 10:45 AM     

Networking Break

10:45 AM – 11:25 AM     

– Airports Corporation of Vietnam
Mr. Lê Mạnh Hùng, ACV General Director
Mr. Vũ Thế Phiệt, Director of Nội Bài International Airport
Mr. Đặng Tuấn Tú, Director of Tan Son Nhat International Airport

11:25 AM – 11:45 AM     

Questions and Answers

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM     

Networking Lunch

12:45 PM – 1:45 PM

Financing Roundtable
Moderator:  Frank Rosenberg, Managing Director, ACA Associates

Mr. Louis D. Wolinetz, Aviation Finance Lead, Parsons Brinckerhoff
Mr. Jol A. Silversmith, Partner, Zuckert Scoutt & Rasenberger
Herbert Lai, Chief Investment Officer, Global Infrastructure Department, IFC
Representative, Export-Import Bank of the United States (Invited)

1:45 PM – 1:55 PM

Concluding Remarks
Henry Steingass
USTDA Regional Director, South and Southeast Asia

1:55 PM – 2:10 PM Networking Break
2:10 PM – 4:00 PM

One-on-One Meetings between U.S. Companies and the Delegation
15 minute meetings with the separate organizations within the delegation



To register for the business briefing, please click here.

The cost for the business briefing is $50 per person, which includes:

  • Personal meetings with the delegates
  • Briefing book in hard copy and electronic formats
  • Breakfast, lunch and refreshments


For more information regarding the business briefing, contact:

AJ Bownas, RTM Operations Manager
+1-202-237-0090 ext. 37