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[Recap of Ho Chi Minh City Logistics Forum 2024] Technology as the Key to Developing Ho Chi Minh City Logistics

On the morning of May 30th, the workshop “Enhancing Ho Chi Minh City’s Logistics Competitiveness” took place at Hoa Sen University

The seminar attracted the attention of hundreds of domestic and international guests, including business leaders, scientists, government agencies, association members, and research experts. In addition to attracting a large number of HSU students, there were also students from universities in Ho Chi Minh City who are studying logistics-related fields.

Scene of the scientific conference was very solemn, with prestigious scientists attending and highly specialized presentations

In her opening remarks at the seminar, Dr. Phan Thi Viet Nam, Vice Rector of Hoa Sen University, expressed her confidence that the seminar would be an opportunity to identify positive aspects for promotion and areas for improvement to be addressed together in order to gradually elevate the logistics sector in Ho Chi Minh City, in line with its position as the economic locomotive of the country.

TS. Phan Thị Việt Nam – Opening remarks by HSU’s Vice President

Speaking at a seminar on global logistics transformation, Mr. Henry Vo, a representative of Expeditors Vietnam, said that not only logistics, but also the general trend in many other industries around the world is towards green and sustainable technology. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has made many recommendations for reducing carbon emissions in maritime and air transport. Companies are also making efforts to change, such as shipping company MSC is undergoing a strong technological transformation towards using clean fuel, green fuel and automation. Therefore, logistics companies in Ho Chi Minh City in particular and Vietnam in general should also strengthen their transformation, for the benefit of the company, the environment and brand reputation. This will help international partners know more about us and respect us more.

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Mr. Henry Vo – Head of Ocean Export, Expeditors Vietnam Co., Ltd. presented on Sustainable Logistics Development

Mr. Truong Tan Loc, Marketing Director of Tan Cang Saigon Corporation, once again emphasized the importance of digital transformation and the application of high technologies, including green technology and artificial intelligence (AI), to enhance the company’s competitiveness and profitability. Tan Cang Saigon Corporation has continuously updated new software to manage customers, trucks, terminals, warehouses, and human resources. In addition, the company has also been a pioneer in applying AI since 2021, before the AI boom in 2023 with the advent of ChatGPT.

The core of the program is a dialogue – exchange between the speaker and guests. Tough questions and prominent issues were raised, analyzed and dissected. This helps government officials better understand the operating situation, as well as the aspirations of businesses.

Discussion discussion between experts and guests to solve and find solutions to develop the Logistics industry for Cities and Businesses.

The seminar “Enhancing Ho Chi Minh City’s Logistics Competitiveness” delivered a significant message and affirmed that only science, technology, and digital technology can help Ho Chi Minh City’s and Vietnam’s logistics industry in general take off and catch up with developed countries around the world. The government, scientists, and businesses need to join hands to take action and successfully transform.

Dr. Phan Thi Vietnam – Vice Principal of HSU presented letters of thanks to the speakers participating in the discussion at the forum.
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