SVBG-organized investment seminar in Zurich attracted big media attention

Zurich (SVBG) – The Swiss-Vietnamese Business Gateway on 29 August 2023 organized in Zurich a seminar introducing Vietnam’s northern province Bac Ninh as a potential location for European manufacturers to base their production facilities in the Southeast Asian country.

With 100 million population, strategically located on the world’s busiest maritime lanes and rapidly equipped with internationally standardized industrial infrastructure, Vietnam has become an attractive destination in the global supply chain diversification that follows the “China+1” strategy.

Mrs. NGUYEN Thi Thuc, SVBG’s President emphasized the strategic location of Bac Ninh province. PHOTO: Anh Hien

The selective seminar was attended by some 50 participants, several of whom are representatives of European companies that are operating in Bac Ninh and other parts of Vietnam.

Open sharing at the seminar gave Vietnam testaments as a good production base as well as a potential market, from the perspective of foreign investors.

Mr. Marco RUOCCO (left, speaking) from Denmark’s DSV Air Sea shared positive sales experiences of his company’s Vietnam subsidiary. PHOTO: Anh Hien

Joining hand in the organization of this seminar were the Vietnam Embassy in Switzerland and the Swiss-Asian Chamber of Commerce (SACC).

Below is what media reported about the event:


1. “Bac Ninh introduces industrial infrastructure to European investors” by Việt Nam News – the business daily most popular to foreigners, and belongs to Vietnam’s official print media Vietnam News Agency:

2. “Bac Ninh lures European investors to its industrial hub” by Vietnam Investment Review – another popular business publication under the Ministry of Planning and Investment:

3. “Bac Ninh introduces its industrial infrastructure to investors in Europe” by Doanh nghiệp Hội nhập (Enterprise and Integration Magazine) – the mouthpiece of the Vietnam Association of the Small and Medium Enterprises:


4. VNEWS – the television arm of Vietnam News Agency which has correspondents based in Geneva who reported about the seminar directly from Zurich:
This piece was on air in VNEWS’ 8:00 AM Program of August 31. You can find the longer version of the piece about Bac Ninh from 7’09” to 9’02”

5. Thanh Niên Newspaper (Young People) – one of the leading dailies headquartered in Ho Chi Minh City:

6. Tuổi Trẻ (Youth) – another popular daily headquartered in Ho Chi Minh City:

7. VOV – the (national official) Voice of Vietnam:

8. Báo Công Thương (Vietnam Economic News, VEM) – the mouthpiece of the Ministry of Trade and Industry:

9. Vietnam Finance – the tribune of Vietnam Financial Consultant Association (VFCA):

10. Mekong ASEAN Magazine – the tribune of the Association for Vietnam – ASEAN Economic Cooperation Development:

11. Doanh Nghiệp Hội Nhập (Enterprise and Integration Magazine):

12. Báo Pháp luật Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh (PLO) – the mouthpiece of Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee (the City Government):

13. Lao Động & Công Đoàn – the mouthpiece of the Vietnam General Confederation of Labor: .