On Wednesday 1 June, Nordic companies, diplomats, and business leaders will gather in Ho Chi Minh City for a major conference to promote inclusive and sustainable business practices in Vietnam.
Featuring a keynote from world-famous Danish toy company Lego and speeches from the ambassadors of Sweden and Norway, the third-annual ‘Work the Nordic Way’ conference will also give Vietnamese job-seekers the chance to meet major Nordic companies through an afternoon of workshops, panel sessions, and networking.
Organised by the Nordic Chamber of Commerce (NordCham) and four Vietnamese-Nordic alumni associations, the event will take place at the Intercontinental Saigon from 14h00 to 20h00 and focus on the theme of a diverse and inclusive workforce. Nordic countries are world leaders in this area, and speakers will share how promoting inclusion in the workplace can contribute to business success and socio-economic growth.
The event will also include a jobs fair and workshops with major Nordic companies including Tetra Pak, Home Credit, Novo Nordisk, IKEA, and Esoft. With these and 25 other companies in attendance, ‘Work the Nordic Way 2022’ will provide unique opportunities for Vietnamese job-seekers to connect with leading European enterprises in a range of sectors and industries.
The event is open to anyone interested in working for Nordic companies or learning about Nordic corporate culture. Registration is open now at the Work the Nordic Way site.
Commenting ahead of ‘Work the Nordic Way 2022’, H.E Ann Måwe, Swedish Ambassador to Vietnam, said:
“Nordic values are at the heart of Nordic business – none more so than an inclusive and diverse workforce. This is one which harnesses the talents of all staff and enables everyone to reach their full potential. In doing so, Nordic countries have been able to unlock greater innovation in business and create some of the world’s leading enterprises. I am delighted that NordCham is promoting these values in Vietnam and I hope that Vietnamese job seekers will take this chance to meet Nordic business leaders in person and see how Nordic corporate culture can kick-start their careers.”
Eva Maria Hansen, Head of HR Partnering & Operations, LEGO Manufacturing Vietnam, added:
“Vietnam is one of the most attractive countries for Nordic companies, with an educated, energetic pool of talented people who can drive our business forward in this fast-growing market. We are proud to do business here, and to share our values with those who join our team. We do not just invest in Vietnam, we also invest in our people and – through events such as this – we hope to be able to recruit and develop the next generation of Vietnamese business leaders”.
Thue Quist Thomasen, Chairman of NordCham, concluded:
“The third-annual ‘Work the Nordic Way’ conference provides fantastic match-making opportunities for Vietnamese job seekers and Nordic business leaders. As our chamber continues to grow, more Nordic companies are looking for engaged, enthusiastic staff who can help their business to thrive in Vietnam. In return, Vietnamese workers have the chance to learn from the corporate culture of some of the world’s leading enterprises right here on their doorstep.”