Hanoi, March 19th, 2022 – FIBE Logistics & Supply Chain Community – UEB – VNU (FLSC), under the University of Economics and Business – Vietnam National University, Hanoi organized a launch day at Hall 801, E4 Building, University of Economics and Business – Vietnam National University, in conjunction with an online platform Zoom.us. The event was attended by Mr. Tran Thanh Hai – Deputy Director General of Import and Export Department, Ministry of Industry and Trade; Ms. Nguyen Thi Thu Ha – Former Vice Director General of Dragon Logistics Co., Ltd.; Ms. Le Thi Hoang Oanh – Founder of Avina Logistics., JSC, Co-founder AVS Supply Chain., JSC, Head of Innovative Hub Vietnam – Alibaba’s representative in Vietnam; Ms. Nguyen Thi Hien – Head of Customer Service Department – APEX Logistics International (Vietnam) Co., Ltd.; Mr. Khiem Tran – An exemplary figure for the enthusiastic young researchers in the field of Logistics…
The event was also honored by the presence of invited guests from partner companies of the Faculty of Economics and International Business: Mr. Hoang My Ngoc – Vice Director of Dong Dol Aviation Insurance Company; Mr. Dang Van Hung – Director of DH Logistics Corp; Mr. Hoang Viet Phuong – Vice Director of Lacco International Freight Forwarders., JSC; Ms. Ho Thu Van – Director of Business Development Department of JD Property (Vietnam) Co., Ltd.; Mr. Pham Nam Long – Director of Abivin Vietnam Co., Ltd.; Ms. Pham Yen – Representative of Technology Resources Energy., JSC (TRE)… Additionally, representatives from various clubs within the Vietnam Student Logistics Club Network – LCN as well as the Vietnam Association for Logistics Manpower Development also took part in this important event, which garnered the attention of numerous students within and outside the university. Specifically, the live stream on the Fanpage reached a total of over 600 views, and the registration for the talkshow exceeded 200 sign-ups.
Attending the ceremony, representing the university administration of the University of Economics – Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Associate Professor Nguyen Anh Thu – Vice President of the university, delivered a speech: “Today’s launch event marks a significant milestone in the development of the Logistics and Supply Chain field at the University of Economics – Vietnam National University, Hanoi.” Along with this, the university’s leadership expects FLSC to grow vigorously, creating an academic environment that provides students with opportunities to further develop their skills and specialized knowledge.
Dr. Vu Thanh Huong – Deputy Head of the Faculty of Economics and International Business
Dr. Vu Thanh Huong – Deputy Head of the Faculty of Economics and International Business said, “This is a significant event that marks the birth of the first professional community of the Faculty of Economics and International Business.” With their passion for Logistics and the enthusiasm of youth, the group of students from the faculty has successfully convinced the faculty’s leadership to establish and set the FLSC Community in motion. The faculty’s leadership extends their congratulations on the establishment while expressing the hope that FLSC can maintain its enthusiasm and continue to pass it on to future generations, building a true professional student community for the Faculty of Economics and International Business.
Dr. Vu Thanh Huong on the behalf of faculty’s administration awards the certificate of establishment to the FIBE Logistics and Supply Chain Community – UEB – VNU (FLSC)
Student Nghiem Phan Duc – President of FLSC gen 1
Student Nghiem Phan Duc – President of FIBE Logistics and Supply Chain Community said that FLSC is an idea that has been nurtured and developed for a long time. According to his sharing, as a senior student, before graduating, Phan Duc wanted to leave something valuable, to contribute to the development of the student community within the Faculty of Economics and International Business. That is the reason FLSC came into existence.
Mr. Tran Thanh Hai – Deputy Director General of Import and Export Department
Attending the Launch Event, Mr. Tran Thanh Hai – Deputy Director General of the Import and Export Department, Ministry of Industry and Trade, had a few remarks: “In 2021, we witnessed the establishment of numerous clubs, especially the Vietnam Student Logistics Club Network – LCN. It can be said that this is a parallel development alongside the association, creating a smooth step forward from both the university side, the professors, and the students.” As a member of the LCN network, FLSC is expected to become both a valuable platform and a stepping stone for students who are interested in the fields of Logistics and Supply Chain, helping them prepare for their future endeavors.
FIBE Logistics and Supply Chain Community’s board of directors take a photo with the university administration and guests at the launching ceremony
After the Launching ceremony, the second part – the Talkshow “Logistics Unveiling: Revealing the Curtain” officially commenced. The discussion revolved around the topic of Logistics for students, helping young generations address their inquiries regarding this field. With the participation of guests who are all experienced experts in the Logistics industry, the talkshow was conducted with great enthusiasm.
The talkshow features the presence of Ms. Nguyen Thi Thu Ha, Ms. Le Thi Hoang Oanh, Ms. Nguyen Thi Hien, Mr. Pham Van Long, and an online connection with Mr. Khiem Tran in Ho Chi Minh City via the Zoom.us platform.
Mr. Pham Van Long – Director of Abivin Vietnam Co., Ltd
Sharing at the talkshow, Mr. Long stated, “According to statistics from the Vietnam Logistics Association, in the next 10 years, we are predicted to face a shortage of up to 90% high-quality logistics workforce needed to support Vietnam’s economic activities. Therefore, if we do not focus on training and developing new labor forces, it will lead to many repercussions in the future, especially the increase in logistics costs and the decline in the competitiveness of the economy. He also expressed his delight with the projects of the young generation and has hopes that this generation can integrate technological platforms into logistics operations, as this is an essential developmental trend for the future.”
Ms. Nguyen Thi Thu Ha – Former Vice Director General of Dragon Logistics Co., Ltd.
Ms. Ha shared, “For students majoring in Economics, especially those in university with the Faculty of International Economics, they have a very solid foundation due to studying many fundamental subjects.” Drawing from her own experience upon leaving the Foreign Trade University, Ms. Ha mentioned that in the field of Logistics, we need a lot of complementary knowledge, and that is the strength of International Economics majors, as they are equipped with broad knowledge right from their time in school.
Ms. Le Thi Hoang Oanh – Alumni of the University of Economics and Business
Ms. Le Thi Hoang Oanh said: “Students whose majors in Economics and International Business should make the most of their time and resources, take initial steps to develop themselves and seize opportunities for diverse career paths in the future.”
Ms. Nguyen Thi Hien – Head of Customer Service Department – APEX Logistics International (Vietnam) Co., Ltd.
According to Ms. Hien, in the next 5 – 10 years, the demand for Logistics services will continue to significantly increase. Therefore, youth generations still have plenty of time and numerous opportunities to equip themselves with knowledge, so they can be prepared to enter the Logistics industry without hesitation.
Mr. Khiem Tran – Speaker of Talkshow “Logistics Unveiling: Revealing the Curtain”
Mr. Khiem Tran said: “Logistics is not a new industry. One of the most well-known logistics activities is the Ho Chi Minh Sea Trail – the route through which our forces transported weapons, provisions… from the North to the South. We also have the Truong Son Trail on land – the route used to move personnel and equipment to the South to achieve what we have today. After 1975, our logistics route consisted of ocean-going vessels bringing goods from the Soviet Union and China to Vietnam, as well as transporting Vietnamese goods to other countries.” It can be seen that logistics has been present in our country for a long time, but it has only gained widespread attention and developed significantly in recent years. Nowadays, with the increasingly advanced language proficiency and the early age at which people enter the workforce, Mr. Khiem noted that the younger generation in the logistics field has a much stronger foundation than previous generations.
The Talkshow also received many questions from participants, which experts addressed concerning issues such as employment, opportunities, and challenges in the logistics industry. Surely, with these valuable insights, the young participants of the talkshow have equipped themselves with precious knowledge to confidently step forward on the path of exploration and self-improvement in the future.
Starting with the group of FIBE students who are passionate about exploring Logistics and Supply Chain, it is hoped that the establishment of the FIBE Logistics and Supply Chain Community – UEB – VNU (FLSC) will provide opportunities for young individuals to access this “hot” field early, laying the groundwork for abundant human resource development in the future.
Translated by: Dieu Linh – Nguyen Phuong Anh