The Vietnam Seaports Association (VPA) IX Congress 2020 is scheduled to be held at Vinpearl Imperia Hai Phong on December 9-11, 2020, hosted by Hai Phong Port.


Participants to the Congress include directors and key managers from 76 member ports; senior officials from the Government Office, Ministry of Transport, Hai Phong People’s Committee, Vietnam Maritime Administration (Vinamarine), representatives from other associations and other key stakeholders in the maritime community. Central and local mass media will also be invited to cover the event.

The VPA IX Congress is a special event for assessing opportunities and challenges, exchange experiences, opinions on key issues such as port master planning, investment, public private partnership in port development in general, and port management, operations, safety, security, ITC systems, etc. in particular. On the association side, in addition to the Congress functions of electing the IX Executing Committee for the 2021-2025 term of office and key officials of the association, issues such as evaluation of port development, promotion of market transparency and fair competition, pricing & tariffs; recommendations to the Government and relevant authorities are also on the agenda.

Despite some challenges to be tackled under the Covid-19 pandemic, Vietnam economy is developing positively under the pro-active development policy of the Government in the era new trade promotion FTAs with potentials and opportunities for local and foreign investment and hence increasing demand in port facilities, equipment and services. In addition to the Meeting conference, business networking and promotion opportunities shall also be provided with presentation slots, exhibition stands & panels with attracting packages to serve the expectation of sponsors, interested stakeholders in the maritime industry.

In addition, social activities, receptions, deep water port inspection tour and sport games organized during a two day event will offer participants enjoyable and memorable stay in the relaxing sea side tourist atmosphere of Hai Phong City while exploring port related business opportunities in the booming gateway port group no. 1 of Vietnam.

For more information about the event and participation, please contact:
VPA Secretariat:

Add.: C/o Saigon Port, 3 Nguyen Tat Thanh street, District 4, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Tels: (84.28) 39401030 / 39430675 Fax: (84.28) 38263092
Attn. Ms. Nguyen Thi Lieu, MP 0919 170443; Email: lieuvpa@gmail.com


For more information, please contact VPA Secretariat