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[TPS] Business trip to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, October 24–27

Thu 12:00 AM
Thu 18 Oct 2012 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM (UTC+03:00) Moscow, St. Petersburg

Dear Skolkovo project participants,


During the last decade Vietnam’s economy has been growing significantly, and the country welcomes foreign investments and the creation of joint enterprises. Vietnam is a WTO member and places emphasis on the development of innovations, having a goal of modernizing its economy.

At the end of October, Vietnam will host the international conference of the Asian Science Park Association (hereinafter the “ASPA”), which will give you a unique opportunity to see the innovation ecosystem of the region and to establish business contacts. The conference will be organized in collaboration with Saigon Hi-Tech Park, which is one of the two high-tech parks in Vietnam and is also among the top five economic projects in the region.


Preliminary program

Wednesday, October 24 Arrival at Ho Chi Minh City; independent travel to the hotel. Recommended hotel: Rex Hotel ( or any other hotel located nearby.

5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Registration for ASPA conference and welcome cocktails


Thursday, October 25   

9 a.m. -12 p.m. Participation in local events or B2B negotiations or participation in ASPA conference program (see or free time.

12 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Lunch

2 p.m.-6 p.m.Visit to Saigon Hi-Tech Park ( and City Exhibition of Science Technology.


Thursday, October 25

7 p.m.- 9 p.m. Gala dinner, ASPA 2012 awards ceremony, cultural program


Friday, October 26

9 a.m.-12 p.m. Visits to exhibitions: Plastics and Rubber Industrial Exhibition (, Food Processing and Packaging Machinery ( or B2B negotiations or participation in local events or participation in ASPA conference program (see or free time

12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Lunch

2 p.m. – 6 p.m. Excursion around the city


Saturday, October 27

8 a.m.- 6 p.m. Excursion to Mekong Delta, for an additional fee of 49.00 USD.


Participants can depart from Ho Chi Minh City on any convenient flight.


Participation fee 

5,000 rubles + 18% VAT per participant, including: 

  • Participation in the trip program.
  • Participation in ASPA conference program (
  • Transportation according to the common program.
  • Russian-speaking interpreter during the common program. Please bear in mind that during the conference program and at all visits English will be used.


Costs covered independently by companies: 

  • Flight to Ho Chi Minh City and back.
  • Hotel accommodations. Recommended hotel is the Rex Hotel ( or any other hotel located nearby.
  • Transfer from/to airport
  • Transportation according to individual program, e.g. individual meetings.


For an additional fee:

  • Arrangement of individual negotiations according to your needs: one meeting – 30.00 USD. Meetings cannot be guaranteed and will depend on the complexity of your request and the interest of your potential partners.
  • Interpreter: 4 hours – 50.00 USD.
  • Excursion to Mekong Delta (Saturday) – 49.00 USD. 

Russian citizens do not need a visa for this trip.



Registration deadline is Tuesday, October 16. To register for the trip, please send a completed registration form (see next page) with a payment receipt according to the agreement to:


For additional information:
8 (495) 967 0148,, and




Dr. Anna Nikina
Head of Development, International Programs
T +7 (495) 967 0148 ext.2491
E an(at)