GBA Monthly Business Meeting
Le Méridien Saigon


Dear GBA members and friends,
We would like to invite you to our monthly
GBA Business Meeting – July 2017

Date:               Monday, 03 July 2017
Time:              17:45 - 22:00
Venue:            Ballroom 2, Le Méridien Saigon
                       3C Ton Duc Thang Street, District 1, HCMC
                       Tel: 08-6263 6688


17:45 – 18:30:             Registration and networking cocktail
18:30 – 20:30:             Meeting and presentations
20:30 – 22:00:             Dinner and networking opportunity

Meeting chairman
: Mrs. Annett Perschmann-Taubert – GBA Board Member

Meeting program:

“The digital age and how Cyber-attacks have become a fact of life”

1.    Digital Transformation and all the fuss about AI: What’s practical for business in 2017?
Mr. Jeremy Showalter - COO/CMO, Microsoft Vietnam

Jeremy is the COO/CMO at Microsoft Vietnam, and previously worked with Microsoft in Ireland and Corporate. He has worked across multiple functions including marketing, sales, product management, and corporate finance. Prior to Microsoft he worked as a management and technology consultant and has earned degrees from the University of Chicago, George Washington University, and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

2.    The world after WannaCry: How Cyber-attacks have become a fact of life
Mr. Robert Tran - Cyber Security and Privacy Lead, PwC Vietnam

Robert is leading the new Cyber Security Services at PwC Vietnam and he has over 16 years of experience in this domain. He started his career at Solsoft (now Infoblox) where he had the opportunity to work with many Cyber Security world class experts, like Nessus and Qualys founders.
Prior to coming to PwC Vietnam, he worked as a Cyber Security Senior Consultant at GE Capital, Safran Morpho, Cap Gemini and other multinational companies in Paris, France and in London, UK.

3.    Cybersecurity from a legal perspective: recent cases and implications for businesses in Vietnam
Mr. Benjamin Yap - Senior Partner, RHTLaw Taylor Wessing Vietnam

Benjamin is an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Singapore and has been a registered foreign lawyer in Vietnam since 2005. He is currently the Senior Partner of RHTLaw Taylor Wessing Vietnam with more than 20 years of experience covering legal practice in Singapore and Vietnam and working as an in-house counsel for a Singapore government linked company.
Benjamin has been involved in many Vietnam related business transformations and investments. The bulk of his time is spent on M&A transactions, banking and finance work and compliance. He is currently advising technology and technology related companies on various compliance and data protection issues and is keenly aware of the challenges faced by such companies.

4.    Question & Answer session

5.    Introduction of New Members

6.    Updates on GBA Activities

Mrs. Annett Perschmann-Taubert – GBA Board Member

Meeting fee:

• Early bird discount for registration by 27 June 2017:    
Member:         VND    950,000 (from GBA/ NORDCHAM &SBA)
Non-member: VND 1,200,000

• For registration after 27 June 2017:                                            
Member:         VND 1,500,000 (from GBA/ NORDCHAM &SBA)
Non-member: VND 1,800,000

Reservations not cancelled within 48 hours of the event will be charged as no-shows and invoiced.

Please be so kind as to register with Ms. Mai Anh, Tel: 08 38 23 97 72 or to enable us to plan successfully.

Looking forward to seeing you.

With best regards,
GBA Team

German Business Association

05th floor - Somerset Chancellor Court
21-23 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street
District 1 - Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam

t:   (+84) 8 38 23 97 72 – ext: 112
f:   (+84) 8 38 23 89 09
c:   (+84) 903 720 788

Ms. Nguyen Thi Mai Anh
Event Manager
+84 28 3823 9772, ext 112