Nordic Alumni Day 2020 -“Work the Nordic Way”

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Nordic Alumni Day 2020 -“Work the Nordic Way”

October 31 @ 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM


NordCham Vietnam is proud to introduce our new Nordic employer branding event Work the Nordic Way:

Our members have highlighted the need for elevating and communicating the strong Nordic employer brand in Vietnam. The Work the Nordic Way day will do just that with speakers and companies highlighting the key traits of Nordic work culture and work ethics. Together with the four Nordic alumni associations, which consist of Vietnamese who have studied in the Nordic countries, we will create a platform for connections and potential employment and business opportunities between Nordic companies and Vietnamese with strong bonds to the community.

Confirmed participating companies:

Maersk Vietnam, Jotun, Novo Nordisk, UPM Raflatac, ECCO, ABB, ScanCom International, Flsmidth, Scan-Shipping, Oriflame, SPRING production, Eimskip, Simosol, SoftNET, Orient Software, Facilitated Work Hub, UCN, and Vietnam Positive Tours.


  • 07:00 AM – 08:30 AM:    Companies to set-up/prepare booth.
  • 08:30 AM – 09:00 AM:    Check-In/registration.
  • 09:00 AM – 09:10 AM:    NordCham introduction, welcome.
  • 09:15 AM – 10:15 AM:   Alumni history, future and development. Nordic priority for education and collaboration with Vietnam. Embassy and country contributions to Vietnamese education sector and achievements.
    – H.E. Mrs. Ann Måwe, Swedish Ambassador to Vietnam
    – H.E. Mr. Mr. Kari Kahiluoto, Finnish Ambassador to Vietnam
    – Mr. Henrik Hjort, Counsellor of the Danish Embassy in Hanoi
    – Mr. Jan Grythe, Charge d´affairs of the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Hanoi
  • 10:20 AM – 10:50 AM:   Point of view as an Individual who has studied in one of the Nordic countries, came back to Vietnam and how this experience facilitated the entry on the Vietnamese job market to a Nordic company or as an entrepreneur.
    Guest speakers from the Nordic Alumni networks:
    – Ms. Lap Duong 
    – Mr. Cuong Vu
  • 10:55 AM – 11:25 AM:    Networking / visit Company Booths to receive more information about the participating Companies
    Lunch snacks, coffee, tea, soft drinks, beer and wine, and Lucky Draw.
  • 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM:    Point of view as a Nordic company having Nordic Alumni workforce, and how they have had success with this from different perspectives.
    Guest speakers from Nordic companies operating in Vietnam
    – Mr. Jon Bigseth, General Director of Jotun Vietnam
    – Ms. Sabina Gyllenholm, Competence Developer of IKEA
    – Mr. Lars Rudkjøbning, Chief Business Development Officer of ScanCom International
    – Mr. Johan De Geer, Founding Partner of Endurance Capital
  • 12:35 PM – 13:00 PM:    Panel discussion and Q/A: Knowledge sharing – how do we make sure to utilize the opportunity we have here to get the Nordic Alumni working for Nordic Companies in Vietnam. And how do we get a platform for all parties to meet?
    Moderated by Mr. Thue Thomasen, Vice Chairman of NordCham Vietnam
  • 13:05 PM – 13:10 PM:    Closing Statement, thank you from NordCham.
  • 13:15 PM – 14:00 PM:    Networking / visit Company Booths to receive more information about the participating Companies
    Lunch snacks, coffee, tea, soft drinks, beer and wine, and Lucky Draw.

*Disclaimer: Due to the COVID-19 situation, the event may be postponed to another date.


for companies: 

This is a first and unique opportunity for Nordic Companies and investors to connect directly with potential candidates from the Nordic Alumni Networks of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. Currently, the network counts more than 500 Vietnamese nationals who have relocated back to Vietnam after having studied and spent time in the Nordic countries.

We have created packages for our members and other interested companies that gives you the ideal opportunity to take part in and promote your company and any open positions amongst this unique audience. The packages include a company booth that offers participating companies an opportunity to showcase and share company relevant material. Your company will become a part of an attractive agenda with participation from the Nordic Alumni Networks, Nordic Ambassadors, and Embassies.

Light package: 2,000,000 VND for members/3,000,000 VND for non-members

  • A table and access for 2 staff representatives to present your company at the event with all needed material.

Full package: 4,000,000 VND for members/5,000,000 VND for non-members

  • A table and access for 2 staff representatives to present your company at the event.
  • Company logo appears on all promotional collaterals before the event (invitation, posters, SoMe posts, website advertisement…).
  • Corporate profile (100 words) on SoMe and NordCham website.
  • Company logo appears in high-traffic areas during the event (backdrop, outdoor branding and screen advertising…)
  • Company name and logo appear in post-event communication (thank-you letter, news on website, posts on SoMe…)


Sign up before Friday the 2nd of October and receive our Early Bird discount on 20%

If you are interested in participation of the biggest NordCham event of the year, please contact: [email protected]


October 31
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM


Liberty Central Saigon Citypoint Hotel, 59 Pasteur Street, District 1, HCMC


NordCham Vietnam