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Growth and Profitability through Strategic Partnership


14th November, 2018

08:30AM - 01:30 PM

Thank you for your interest to our Annual Foodservice Seminar. The sign-up for this year's event is officially closed. As this is an annual event, please come back at the same time next year for more update.


  • This year’s special topic “Growth and Profitability through Strategic Partnerships” will put a focus on the need for operators and manufacturers to achieve shared success through understanding each other's needs and how together to serve the new customers better.
  • Decision Lab will share insights and potential growth areas based on data from its proprietary Foodservice Monitor and in-depth interviews with experts.
  • A panel of leading executives will give an insider's view on innovative partnerships from the perspective of foodservice operators in Vietnam’s highly competitive market

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  • Restaurant Operators
  • Manufacturers of Food and Beverage products
  • Importers of Food and Beverage products
  • Investors in the Food and Beverage industry
  • Media and Creative Agencies for F&B Brands


8:30 AM: Registration and breakfast

9:00 AM - 9:10 AM: Welcoming remarks - by Mr. Guy Balza - Vice Chairman of EuroCham

9:10 AM - 10:00 AM: Annual F&B Industry Update - by Ms. Nghiem Vu Huong Linh - Manager and Head of Foodservice Research, Decision Lab

What happened in the past year?

  • The revival of Full service restaurants and continued struggle of Quick service chains. How to tackle this development?
  • Besides Generation Z, the topic of last years seminar, there is another important growth segment to consider this year. Who are they? And how to serve them and keep them happy?
  • Vietnamese like Vietnamese food, but they have also shown clear signs of preference for other types of cuisines. How to capture these changing preferences?

10:00 AM - 10:20 AM: Q&A

10:20 AM - 10:40 AM: Networking break

10:40 AM - 11:10 AM: The need for innovative partnerships as a road to profitability
- by Mr. Thue Quist Thomasen - Founder, Decision Lab

As the market shifts and margins decline, F&B players must partner up in more creative ways to stay competitive and achieve sustainable growth.

11:10 AM - 11:55 PM: Panel Discussion with Industry Experts

11:55 PM - 12:00 PM: Closing remarks - by Mr. Guy Balza - Vice Chairman of EuroCham

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM: Networking Lunch (Optional)



Thue Quist Thomasen

Founder at Decision Lab

With more than 16 years’ experience in marketing, business development and market research, Thue has a fearless approach to business and leadership. He helped grow Decision Lab’s predecessor Epinion from a bold idea into a thriving business.

A graduate of Copenhagen and HKUST Business Schools, Thue’s passion for new business concepts and entrepreneurship ideas extends even to his leisure time, when he often wonders which area he can disrupt next.


Nghiem Vu Huong Linh

Manager - Head of Foodservice at Decision Lab

Ms Linh is the emerging expert in the foodservice industry in Vietnam. From the years working with Decision Lab to set up the Foodservice Monitor, her expertise has been built upon strong market research skills and rich experience consulting various F&B clients, ranging from Operators such as Al Fresco’s Group, Golden Gate Group, Domino’s Pizza to Manufacturers including PepsiCo, Vingroup, Friesland Campina.

Some of the business areas Linh has been working on intensively to advise clients on are mealtime expansion, effective voucher design, cuisine selection, consumption mode conversion and average spending booster. 



Nguyen Phi Van

Chairwoman of Saigon Innovation Hub

Van’s experience spans over 20 years as a senior executive in brand, retail, and franchise development across global emerging markets in Asia, The Middle East, Africa, and Eastern Europe.

She is also board advisor at the Asia Pacific Chief Marketing Officer Council (CMO) and franchise advisor to the Malaysian & Saudi Arabian government.

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Nguyen Nam Tien

Managing Director of V Lotus Holding

With more than 15 years of experience in the F&B industry, Tien has strong expertise in operation management, new business development, and franchising.

Prior to V Lotus Holding, Tien has held Manager and Director positions at some of Vietnam’s largest restaurant groups such as KFC, Trung Nguyen Franchising, and Golden Gate Group.

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Tim Scott

Co-founder Quán Ụt Ụt & BiaCraft Artisan Ales

Tim Scott started in the F&B Industry at the tender age of 15 as the world’s greatest dishwasher. He slowly worked his way up through the kitchen and FOH and landed some management positions.

He is the co-founder and CEO of Quán Ụt Ụt and BiaCraft Artisan Ales, where he’s on a mission to revolutionise the F&B Industry.

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Guy Balza

Managing Director
OMG Vietnam - Vice Chairman Eurocham Vietnam

More than 20 years experience in leading commercial teams to manage international markets with local and international brands .

With his track record in marketing, sales and business unit leadership, Guy Balza has helped enhanced the reputation of FMCG companies and brands such as Nivea, Ferrero and InBev (international and local brands and business units).


Eurocham Members and Decision Lab's clients: 
Standard: 580,000VND
With networking lunch:  800,000VND

Standard: 850,000VND
With networking lunch: 1,100,000VND

Any cancellation should be made 24 hours prior the event, otherwise no show fee will be charged.

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