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On the morning of September 22, 2022, the International Business Forum on Investment, Trade and Tourism 2022 (IBF 2022) was officially inaugurated at Ton Duc Thang University (TDTU). This is an event in the series of activities of the 25th Anniversary Celebration of the University (September 24, 1997 - September 24, 2022).

Attending the opening ceremony were Dr. Vu Anh Duc - Chairman of the University Council, Dr. Tran Trong Dao - Acting President, Dr. Phan Dao, Director of European Cooperation Center and Heads of some Faculties and Departments of TDTU. There was also the participation of Mr. Truong Manh Son - Former Vietnamese Ambassador in the Czech Republic, Provincial leaders and representatives of departments and units of the localities of Quang Ngai, Binh Thuan, Lam Dong, Binh Dinh, Gia Lai and Bac Kan.

On the side of diplomatic departments and foreign organizations, there were Mr. J.E. Hynek Kmonicek - Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech Republic in Vietnam, Prof. Vaclav Snasel – Rector of VSB Technical University of Ostrava (Czech Republic), Prof. Libor Capek – Rector of the University of Pardubice (Czech Republic), Prof. D. Pavelkova – Former Vice Rector of Tomas Bata University in Zlín (Czech Republic), Prof. Han Jang Hoon - Director of the Korean Cultural Property Appraisal Committee, and Mr. Shon In Sun - President of the Korean Association in Ho Chi Minh City.

IBF 2022 attracts the participation of more than 50 international enterprises and universities from the Czech Republic, Korea, Slovakia, Poland, Taiwan and more than 100 Vietnamese enterprises in various fields such as mechanical industry, automobile industry, plastic industry, pharmaceutical industry, commerce, tourism, logistics, etc.

In the opening remarks, Dr. Tran Trong Dao commented “IBF 2022 is a place to exchange experiences, provide support and create connections among organizations around the world with the aim of promoting potential cooperation opportunities. This is also one of the strategic activities of the University, which orients sustainable development to become an elite research university in the world, and pursues the goal of training students to possess comprehensive skills, and become global citizens in an international working environment”.

Also in the IBF 2022, an MOU signing ceremony between TDTU, the provinces and enterprises and universities of the Czech Republic was also carried out. The agreements are related to human resource training, scientific research cooperation, technology transfer in the fields of mechanics, automation, biomedical, administration, information technology, mining, eco-tourism, energy, renewable energy, architecture and urban planning, industrial zones, eco-tourism areas, etc.

Dr. Phan Dao - Director of the European Cooperation Center and  Bata Center said that the Center will work with the enterprises, partners, universities that signed the Agreements to develop specific projects and implement the signed Agreements.

With more than 10 presentations presented at the Forum, introducing about the investment opportunities and the potentials in the provinces; the potential, the cooperation opportunities between domestic and foreign enterprises… IBF 2022 was first held at TDTU, taking place in 3 days from September 22 to September 24, 2022. TDTU has organized for businesses and universities to introduce products at the Forum, bringing to all enterprises and individuals participating in this Forum the prospect of bilateral and multilateral cooperation in the future.