HM Consul General HCMC Ian Gibbons giving welcome speech


BBGV had the honour to join The Queen’s 91st Birthday Party – Sapphire Jubilee on Tuesday, 06th of June 2017, along with representatives from Her Majesty’s Armed Forces, British Embassy Vietnam, other diplomatic missions in Vietnam and invited enterprises.


The ceremony began with one minutes silence to remember the victims of the incidents which had taken place in both Manchester and London, this was followed by the national anthems of The UK and Vietnam. The attendants were welcomed with the speeches from the British Ambassador to Vietnam Giles Lever, the British Consul General Ian Gibbons and HCMC Deputy Chairman Le Thanh Liem, highlighting fruitful achievements in economic and other social aspects from the friendship between UK and Vietnam governments.


Mentioned in these speeches was the Incubator Unit concept which The BBGV Business Centre is expecting to introduce as part of its service delivery. Once agreed, the BBGV Incubator would provide flexi-desk arrangements, meeting rooms and support facilities for UK businesses for up to 18 months as a company extablishes itself in Vietnam. This will also enable Vietnamese companies to have closer working relationship in the earlier stages of a UK company entering into the Vietnam marketplace.


Clients of the Incubator would benefit from the professional support of the BBGV Business Centre team and network in order to facilitate their business goals in Vietnam. BBGV would assist in connecting to the right individuals and organisations and form partnerships with the Vietnamese business and governmental sectors.


The incubator structure – subject to approval being granted – would allow UK companies a quick and cost-effective means to set up in Vietnam and to identify and meet key business contacts, and establish business success.


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