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VGLF’s mission is to create a global Vietnamese community of distinguished talents, who are dedicated to elevating the national spirit of solidarity and building a more prosperous and

innovative Vietnam.

An inspiring event

Vietnam Thriving In Change aims to harness collective intelligence, mobilize resources, and unleash the nation's full potential amid evolving landscapes. It's part of a long-term strategy to connect Vietnamese talents globally and cultivate a thriving Vietnam amidst change.



Day 1: 30-03-2024

Thriving in Change: Vietnam and the Road Ahead

08:30 - 09:00


09:00 - 10:00

Warm-up & Networking

10:00 - 10:30

Opening Ceremony

10:30 - 12:00

Plenary Session I: Thriving Together


Ngoc Anh Tran, Professor of Public Policy, Paul H. O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, United States


  • Hamilton Mann, Group Vice President Digital, Thales, France“Can the digital age ensure the prosperity of nations?”

  • Sanh Chau Pham, CEO VinFast India – Bangladesh & Secretary General, UNESCO National Committee of Vietnam “Culture and international relations: A soft power of inclusive growth and prosperity?”

  • Philipp Rösler (ONLINE), Honorary Consul of Vietnam to Switzerland, Former Vice-Chancellor of Germany, Chairman of VinaCapital Ventures' Advisory Board, Switzerland“Thriving in a turbulent geopolitical era: possible?”

12:00 - 14:00 

Gourmet Luncheon

14:00 - 15:30

Thematic Dialogs

Dialog I (Parallel session). Resilience & sustainability: Economy and society


Viet Nhung Nguyen, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Vice President of Vietnam Medical Association



  • Duong Minh Ha, Contributing Author to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, co-awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 2007 & Research Director, National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), France

  • Nhat Linh Nguyen, Medical Officer, Global Tuberculosis, WHO, Switzerland

  • Que Mai Nguyen Phan, Poet and Novelist, Internationally Bestselling Author, Vietnam & Kyrgyzstan

  • Toan Phan, Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, United States

Dialog II (Parallel session). Thriving in today’s fast-paced world: How do we embrace technological change and breakthrough innovation?


Quy Vo-Reinhard, Director & Co-Founder, dHealth; CEO of V-Space, Switzerland



  • Thi Hoai An Le, Professor of Computer Science and Data Science, University of Lorraine & Institut Universitaire de France, France

  • Viet Quoc Luong, CEO of RealTime Robotics Inc (RtR), United States

  • Huy Nguyen Trieu, Co-Founder of the Centre for Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship & CEO, The Disruptive Group, United Kingdom

  • Ha Van Vu (ONLINE), Professor of Mathematics, Yale University, United States & Scientific Director of VinBigdata Institute, Vingroup, Vietnam

  • Giao-Minh Nguyen, Co-founder & Chief Strategy Innovation Officer, Prométhhée Earth Intelligence, France

15:30 - 16:00

Tea Break

16:00 - 17:00

Plenary Session II: Shaping Inclusive Prosperity


Duc Khuong Nguyen, Managing Director of EMLV Business School & President of AVSE Global


Keynote Speakers:

  • Jan Rielaender, Head of Country Diagnostics and Strategy, OECD, France“What is a nation's strategic policy to achieve inclusive growth and prosperity?”

  • Rebecka Fosher, Director of Policy and Chief of Staff to the COO, NHS England & Former Private Secretary to Secretaries of State, United Kingdom“Public Services: Education and Healthcare for Inclusion Growth”

18:00 - 22:00

Summit VIP Gala Dinner: Networking and prestigious cultural showcase


  • Jessica Minh Anh, World-famous Catwalk producer. Founder, JMA Global Fashion X Sustainability, France

  • Quyen Linh, Vice President, Vietnam Cinema Association

Day 2: 31-03-2024

Unleashing the Power of Synergy

08:30 - 09:30

Warm-up & Networking

09:30 - 10:30

Plenary Session III: Gathering Talents in the Evolving World


Quoc Khanh Tran, Founder & CEO, Vietsuccess, Vietnam


Keynote Speakers:

  • Bao Chau Ngo (ONLINE), Fields Medal in 2010, University of Chicago, United States“Talents and Education”

  • Zen Master Phap Huu, Plum Village, France“Visionary leadership in times of uncertainty”

  • Minh Huong Pham, Chairwoman & CEO, VnDirect, Vietnam – “Mindfulness and Entrepreneur”

  • Duc Chung Mai, Head Coach of the Vietnamese National Women's Football Team, Vietnam“Enthusiasm and national strength from the story of football”

10:30 - 11:00

Tea break

11:00 - 12:30

Wrap-up Session: Viet Talents: Dare. Dream. Deliver. 


Zen Master Thich Huyen Dieu, Abbot of the Vietnam Buddhist Temple in India and Nepal – “Cultivating inner growth for thriving”

12:30 - 14:00

Gourmet Luncheon

14:00 - 15:15

Open Session I (Hybrid): Meet and Match

- Inspiring Stories


Quoc Khanh Tran, Founder & CEO, Vietsuccess, Vietnam



  • Vu Thanh, Deca Ultra Triathlon World Championship 2022, Vietnam

  • Hao Tran, Co-founder & CEO of Vietcetera Media, Vietnam

  • Thanh-Huong Dinh, CFO France - CIB Securities Services, BNP Paribas, CEO of Knowledge & Projects, AVSE Global, France - The Visionary Catalyst of Vietnam Global Leaders Forum

14:00 - 15:30

Open Session II: "The way out is in"


  • Zen Master Phap Huu, Plum Village, France

  • Ngoc Anh Tran, Professor of Public Policy, Paul H. O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, United States“Developing emotional intelligence in organizations: Happiness, Passion, and Wisdom”

15:15 - 15:45

Tea break

15:45 - 17:00

Open Session I (Hybrid): Meet and Match

- Impactful Social and Community Projects


Ha My Pham, Director of Hamy Academy, MC & Host, United Kingdom



  • Tue Tri Tran, Author of the Book “Brand Vietnam - The Moment”; Global Brand Vice President - Unilever; Board Member of Unilever Indonesia, Vietnam; Marketing Director Samsung Vietnam, P&G; Director of Brand & Communication, AVSE Global, Vietnam“Brand Vietnam - The Moment”

  • Uyen Tran, Chief Marketing Officer and Founding Member of STEAM for Vietnam Foundation, United States“Empowering Vietnamese youth through STEAM education”

  • Hoa Trung Hoang, Founder, “Nuôi em” Project; Forbes 30Under30 Vietnam; Top 10 Inspiring People, WeChoice Awards 2023 Vietnam“Journey for cultivating community change”

  • People's Artist Bach Tuyet, “Precious gem of Cai luong”, Forbes 50 Over 50: Asia 2024“The flame of creativity in adapting traditional ethnic theater arts to suit modern audience tastes”

14:00 - 17:00

Side Events

  • B2B Meet and Match with speakers and distinguished guests of the VGLF 2024 (pre-register only via

  • "Vietnam in me” Photo Exhibition of Prof. Duong Minh Ha

  • The documentary footage of the “ Vietnamese Global Ancestral Day” – Journalist Thi Bich Yen Nguyen



The “Vietnam Global Leaders Forum 2024” (VGLF 2024) serves as a platform for prominent Vietnamese and Vietnamese-origin individuals who share a common goal of advancing the development and global positioning of Vietnam. This forum marks a significant milestone in the country's long-term strategy to attract top talents and propel Vietnam towards a knowledge-based economy while forging connections with influential leaders across the globe. 










Image by Luke Besley


This topic explores the major challenges facing Vietnam in the 21st century, including geopolitical uncertainty, climate change, AI disruption, cultural power, inequality, and sustainability. Experts from different fields will provide insights and analysis on these issues and their implications for Vietnam's future development and prosperity. The panel discussion and Q&A session enable participants to delve deeper into these interconnections and discuss potential solutions and strategies for navigating these challenges.

Discover strategies for economic resilience, ensuring Vietnam's sustainable growth amidst global uncertainties. Delve into the potential of emerging technologies like AI to boost productivity and innovation while ensuring equitable access for all citizens. Uncover innovative solutions to balance economic development with environmental conservation, combat climate change, and promote sustainable energy usage. Join discussions on addressing income inequality, promoting social mobility, and reducing poverty for all socio-economic groups. Don't miss out on these insightful conversations shaping Vietnam's future.

Topic focuses on Vietnam’s progress to becoming a developed economy by examining the key factors of health, happiness, and prosperity, as well as the need for resilience to thrive in the face of climate change. Experts will examine the role of cultural identity in the era of globalisation and how it can be leveraged to support Vietnam's development; the potential of the country to become a world-leading digital nation, highlighting the importance of innovation and technological advancement.

An open dialogue with participation from Government representatives, top leaders, experts, entrepreneurs, and young talents with the objective of discussing breakthrough initiatives to help create a prosperous and sustainable Vietnam.

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Connecting talented and

inspiring individuals



  • Bring the world to Vietnam

  • Bring Vietnam to the world



  • Society

  • Economy

  • Geopolitics




With the central theme of "Vietnam Thriving In Change, the 2-day VGLF 2024 will feature top 100 influential individuals who are talented and successful Vietnamese experts and influential intellectuals worldwide, as well as top global leaders (winners of prestigious international awards, influential business leaders, and thought leaders from various fields). We aim to foster positive cooperation, contribute to the sustainable development of Vietnam, and leverage Vietnamese values on the global stage through a rich program that will be developed during the event. 

VGLF 2024 is expected to welcome top 100 influential individuals, including:

The Forum will focus on dialogue building, featuring speeches, panels discussions, and other opportunities to share ideas about the main theme “Vietnam Thriving In Change” emphasizing: 

  • Top influential individuals who are owners of international prizes, leading experts and scientists, CEOs and corporate leaders, investors, KOLs, and social leaders. 

  • Top representatives of institutional guests: national and international organizations, communities, enterprises, etc.

  • How can Vietnam Thrive in a Global Changing Economy

  • Economic resilience

  • Technological advancements

  • Cultural power

  • Equity  

  • Sustainability

VGLF 2024 is an opportunity to recognize and appreciate distinguished international and national individuals who have made significant contributions to Vietnam’s development.

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