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The Vietnam Seaports Association (VPA) Annual Meeting 2011 is scheduled to be held at Unification Palace in Ho Chi Minh City, on September 15-17, 2011, hosted by Ben Nghe Port.
Participants to the Meeting include directors and key managers from 55 member ports and potential new member ports; senior officials from Ministry of Transport (MOT), Vietnam Maritime Administration (Vinamarine), Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines), local authorities, 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 Meeting is a forum of presentation to exchange experiences, discuss and make decision on key issues in ports such as port master planning, investment, public private partnership in port development in general and in particular port management, operations, safety, security and environment compliance, IT systems, etc. On the association side, evaluation and promotion of port development, activities and business partnership; recommendations to the Government and relevant authorities are also on the agenda.

In addition to the Meeting itself, social activities, receptions and sport games shall also be organized and exhibition booths offered to sponsors during the Meeting with attracting packages to make the event a unique opportunity and environment for business networking and promotion within a relaxing atmosphere for port stakeholders and businesses in the vibrant business center of Ho Chi Minh.

For more information about the Meeting, please contact:

VPA Secretariat:
Add.: C/o Saigon Port, 3 Nguyen Tat Thanh street, District 4, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Tels: (84.8) 39401030 / 39430675 Fax: (84.8) 38263092
E-mail: vpa@saigonport.com.vn; levanthaocsg@yahoo.com; lieuvpa@gmail.com