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[About TECx Event]
TECx - Technology Entrepreneurs Creative Arts Mix 2023

TECx is the premier event celebrating the convergence of technology and the creative arts. Remarkable advances in AI, machine learning, VR/AR, Metaverse, Geoverse, Blockchain, Biotech, Edtech, Agitech, CleanTech, Robotics, among many other technologies, will revolutionize the human experience. Will PE-type investments accelerate this revolution and capitalize on Vietnam’s ascending growth?

[Our Timetable]
It's About Time!

What started as a small conference has turned into the unmissable rendez-vous to celebrate creative minds in tech, film, and music. Please check out our planned schedule below.

VIP Reception
Wednesday, June 21st
First Day
Thursday, June 22nd
Second Day
Friday, June 23rd
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Registration and Guest Check-in/Networking
Speakers: SAVVi
Location: Entrance Seawind Hall
4:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Reception for VIP and Early Birds - Light Food from Thien Kien
TECx 2023 is partly a celebration of the 10th anniversary of the US Vietnam Comprehensive Partners signed by the two countries in 2013. This Partnership is a bilateral relationship aimed at enhancing cooperation and strengthening ties between the United States and Vietnam. Within this partnership, private equity (PE) investments, technology, film, music, and education play important roles in fostering economic growth, cultural exchange, and mutual understanding. At tonight's VIP Reception, we highlight a few of these areas, including tech, film and education.
Speakers: Thomas Vallely @FUV; Brad Nguyen @JK Technologies; Phong Le @Geofi; Rafael Masters @Vulcan Augmetics. Fireside chat with Director Leon Le, Actress Hai Yen, and Interviewer Mai Huong Hoang
Location: Area in front of Seawind Hall
8:00 am - 8:30 am
Registration with light food
Location: VIP Room Hallway
8:45 am - 10:15 am
Plenary 1: Vietnam The Rising Tiger
Vietnam's market and economy have undergone significant transformation over the years, leading to robust economic growth and increased international integration. Vietnam has experienced impressive economic growth, averaging around 6-7% annually over the past decade. This growth has been driven by various sectors such as manufacturing, services, technology, education and agriculture. This plenary session explores Vietnam's macro issues and helps to answer the question: Is Vietnam ready for sustained private equity investments across sectors or are opportunities sector specific?
Speakers: Marco Breu @McKinsey, Son Phan @FPT, Tommy Vallely @FUV, Thanh Vu @US-Asean
Location: Seawind Hall
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Plenary 2: Vietnam's Film Industry Panel: The Business of Film (Past, Present, Future)
Film Industry size/data information - all about cinema market in Vietnam. Fundraising for Films and Investing in Films: How to fundraise for a film project. How many make it to theaters. Investment and ROI on Vietnamese films. Encourage foreign investment in Vietnamese films. What’s going on with Vietnamese Film Industry: Where the industry is headed.
Speakers: Phuong Anh Nguyen @XineHouse, Tran Thi Bich Ngoc, Phan Xine, Vo Thanh Hoa
Location: Seawind Hall
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
Luncheon -SSMC
Meal reserved for lunch ticket holders only
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Breakout 1a: Vietnam 's Tech Landscape on the Rise
Vietnam's tech and startup landscape has been rapidly evolving and gaining attention in recent years. The country has witnessed a flourishing startup ecosystem, with a growing number of tech startups and supportive infrastructure. Venture capital investment and funding for startups have surged. Both domestic and international investors are increasingly interested in Vietnam's startup scene. Funding rounds, mergers and acquisitions, and IPOs have been on the rise, indicating growing confidence in the market. How are Vietnamese startups leveraging technology in various domains, including e-commerce, fintech, edtech, healthtech, logistics, and agritech?
Speakers: Lan Phan @FUV, Justin Nguyen @Monk's Hill, Son Phan @FPT
Location: Seawind Hall I
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Breakout 1b: Future of the Vietnamese Film Industry: How tech will change everything.
Demonstration of a virtual set. VR film clip showcase. Panel discussion about where the industry is headed. How the technologies can be applied into the current Vietnamese's visual production (whether it is film, MV, or TVC)
Speakers: Brad Nguyen, K'Linh Nguyen, Phil Tran
Location: Seawind Hall II
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Breakout 2a: Vietnam's PE Landscape Growing
The private equity (PE) landscape in Vietnam has been gaining momentum in recent years, reflecting the country's growing economy and increasing investment attractiveness. Vietnam's PE industry has experienced significant growth, driven by a combination of favorable economic factors, government reforms, and increasing interest from domestic and international investors. The industry has expanded in terms of both the number of PE firms and the size of investments. Which sectors are actively in engaged in PE? Manufacturing, consumer goods, retail, real estate, infrastructure, financial services, technology, healthcare, and renewable energy? What is driving these investments?
Speakers: Ken Katz @Tau Investments; David Do @Vietnam Investments Group; Chad Oval @Mekong Capital; Trung Anh Nguyen @Phoenix Holdings.
Location: Seawind Hall II
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Breakout 2b: A Brief History of Vietnamese Music (Part 1 and Part 2)
Vietnamese Music From the Time of Music Reform to Modern Music. Three people represent 3 generations of musicians.
Speakers: Phil Tran; Duong Thu; Huy Tuan; Nguyen Hai Phong
Location: SSMC, Seawind Hall II
4:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Tea Break (by Thien Kien)
Relax & Networking
Location: Hallway - in front of restaurant
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Breakout 3a: Innovation in HealthTech and MedTech
Healthtech and medtech industries in Vietnam are experiencing rapid growth and innovation. There are numerous healthtech startups focusing on digital solutions to improve healthcare access, delivery, and patient outcomes. These startups are leveraging technologies such as telemedicine, mobile apps, AI-driven diagnostics, health monitoring devices, and data analytics. Similarly, the medtech industry in Vietnam is growing, driven by an increasing demand for medical devices and equipment. Local manufacturers are producing a wide range of medical devices, including diagnostic equipment, surgical instruments, imaging technologies, and wearable devices. What are the factors driving this growth and which companies are leading these sectors?
Speakers: Rafael Masters @Vulcan Augmetics, Dr. Cuong Nguyen Huu @Google (moderator), Gabriel Sim @APAC Med, Joseph Mocanu @Verge VC, Janice Trinh @Quadria Capital
Location: SSMC, Seawind Hall I
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Breakout 3b: Directing Panel:Turning Vietnamese films into the country's golden goose
Overview of directing in Vietnam, its history, how it's changed, and insights from some of the great directors of this generation.
Speakers: Charlie Nguyen, Vo Thanh Hoa, Ly Minh Thang
Location: Seawind Hall II
5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
Breakout 4a: Impact and Climate Tech Investments in Vietnam
Impact and climate investments in Vietnam are witnessing several noteworthy trends. These trends reflect the increasing recognition of the urgent need to address climate change, promote sustainable development, and transition to a low-carbon economy. What are these trends?
Speakers: Tien Nguyen @Earth Venture Capital; Son Nguyen @Vietnam Oman Investments
Location: Seawind Hall I
5:45 pm -6:45 pm
Breakout 4b: Short Film Screening (Part 1)
Introduce about the emerging directors of Vietnam and some of their significant recognition locally and internationally. The film list should be satify one and/or three factors:
- Highlighting Vietnam's contemporary society
- Apply technology, futuristic scene
- Experimenting with in storytelling and/or film form
Film List:
- Mars in the well - Trương Minh Quý
- A lost astronaut and a city of footprints (2022) - Vũ Nguyễn Nam Khuê
- Stay awake, be ready - Phạm Thiên Ân - The eternal springtime - Việt Vũ
Location: Seawind Hall II
6:45 pm - 7:30 pm
Break Time
Relax & Networking
Location: Hallway
7:30pm - 8:30 pm
Dinner - SSMC
Complimentary food for the PE track ticket holders.
Location: Seawind Hall
8:15 pm - 9:15 pm
Short Film Screening (Part 2)
Introduce about the emerging directors of Vietnam and some of their significant recognition locally and internationally. The film list should be satify one and/or three factors:
- Highlighting Vietnam's contemporary society
- Apply technology, futuristic scene
- Experimenting with in storytelling and/or film form
Film List:
- Mars in the well - Trương Minh Quý
- A lost astronaut and a city of footprints (2022) - Vũ Nguyễn Nam Khuê
- Stay awake, be ready - Phạm Thiên Ân
- The eternal springtime - Việt Vũ
Location: Seawind Hall
8:00 am - 8:30 am
Registration with light food - SSMC
Location: VIP Room Hallway
8:45 pm - 10:15 pm
Plenary 3: Vietnam's Super Charged Music Industry
The music industry in Vietnam has been experiencing significant growth and transformation, driven by changing consumer behaviors, technological advancements, and increased international exposure. The widespread adoption of smartphones and internet connectivity has led to a significant shift in music consumption patterns. Streaming platforms, such as Zing MP3, Spotify, and Apple Music, have gained popularity, allowing users to access music anytime, anywhere. How do the rise of digital music consumption provide new opportunities for artists to reach a wider, including international, audience and monetize their music?
Speakers: Phil Tran/Phương Ngo; Esther Nguyễn @POPS Worldwide; Chau Le @BAA
Location: Seawind Hall
10:30 am - 11:15 am
Breakout 5a: Investment Bankers and PE Cross-Border Structures in Vietnam
Private Equity (PE) firms structure their investments in Vietnam through various mechanisms depending on the specific transaction and investment strategy. Investment bankers play a crucial role in facilitating and advising on the structuring of PE investments in Vietnam. This panel goes into depth on how PE deals are structured and the PE deals that have closed in Vietnam.
Speaker: Bich Pham @HSC; Phuong Ton @VietCapital; Kongkiat Opaswongkarn @Asia Plus (invited); Ngoc Anh Nguyen @SSI (invited); Andrew Huntley @BDA (invited)
Location: SSMC, Seawind Hall I
10:30 am - 11:15 am
Breakout 5b: Animation/VFX: Future of animation in the Vietnamese market, global market, and new technologies for animation.
Explore the painpoints and future potential of animation/VFX in the Vietnamese market and the global market. Whether Vietnam keeps manufacturing for animation studio or started to produce animation films. How to crowdfund for animation and other projects. QnA at the end.
Speakers: Trương Huyền Đức, Leo Dinh @Sunwolf, Doan Tran Anh Tuan @Colory, Viet Nguyen @Cyclo, Thierry @AIOI
Location: Seawind Hall II
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Breakout 6a: Vietnam's Active VC Landscape
The venture capital (VC) landscape in Vietnam has been rapidly evolving, driven by a growing startup ecosystem and increasing interest from both local and international investors. Vietnam's large population, growing middle class, and favorable demographics make it an attractive market for investors. VCs look for startups that can tap into Vietnam's domestic market and have the potential to expand regionally or globally. Each VC has its own thesis and LP profile, affecting its investment choices. What are the trends in VC investments in Vietnam? How are macro issues affecting follow on rounds?
Speaker: Vy Le @Do Ventures; Binh Tran@Ascend Ventures; Trung @VinaCapital Ventures; Tu Ngo @Touchstone; Do Bui @ThinkZone
Location: Seawind Hall I
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Breakout 6b: Boutique Studio: How to make business from your own team
A specific case study about a boutique studio on how they identify themselves, their bussiness strategy and make moves in the film industry. Awareness of the compete of Film Theater Distributors with streaming platforms, social media, etc. Predict the film distribution trend and come up with some guideline on How to earn more revenue to a film when facing up with the Financial Crisis?
Speaker: Nguyễn Hoàng Hải @CGV
Location: Seawind Hall II
12:45 am - 1:15 pm
Lunch - SSMC
Meal reserved for lunch ticket holders only
Location: Seawind Hall/Outside areas
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Breakout 7a: Games and Esports--Can Vietnam become a world leader?
The games and esports industries in Asia, including Vietnam, have experienced remarkable growth and have become significant contributors to the region's entertainment and economy. Asia is the largest games market globally, accounting for a significant portion of the global gaming revenue. Countries like China, Japan, South Korea, and Southeast Asian nations have substantial player bases and generate substantial revenue through game sales, in-game purchases, and esports events. Vietnam's games market has been experiencing rapid growth, driven by increasing smartphone adoption, internet connectivity, and a young demographic of gamers. What are the opportunities for both local and international game developers and publishers? What are the positive societal and business implications of a growing games industry in Vietnam?
Speakers: Kelly Wong @VNG; TK Nguyen @GAM
Location: Seawind Hall I
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Breakout 7b: Screenwriting Panel Discussion: Breaking into and growing the industry
Screenwriting experts will discuss how they got into the business and built their careers, give advice, and provide opinions on where the industry is going, along with the challenges it faces and how to help it grow by bringing in new talent.
Speakers: Binh Bong Bot, Nhi Bui
Location: Seawind Hall II
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm
Tea Break - Thien Kien
Location: Hallway - in front of restaurant
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Breakout 8a: Web3 Adoption and Hyperscaling in Asia/Vietnam
Web3 adoption and hyper-scaling, referring to the rapid growth and adoption of decentralized technologies and platforms, are gaining momentum globally, including in Asia and Vietnam. Web3 projects in Asia, including Vietnam, have attracted significant investor interest and funding. Venture capital firms, angel investors, and crypto funds are actively investing in startups and projects related to blockchain, DeFi, NFTs, and other Web3 technologies. How does this funding support innovation, development, and adoption of Web3 solutions in the region? Is Asia, including Vietnam, ready for this rapidly growing technology ecosystem? How can startups and projects in the Web3 space gain hypergrowth and scale as they attract investments, build partnerships, and expand their user base?
Speakers: Geoffrey See; Khanh Nguyen @Wolffun Game; Sasha Mai @Kyber Network
Location: SSMC, Seawind Hall I
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Breakout 8b: Music Production (Part 1)
From Home Studio...
Speakers: Phuong Ngo, Le Huy @Ryo Band
Location: Seawind Hall II
4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
Breakout 9a: Vietnam's FinTech and Financial Inclusion
Overall, the FinTech (Financial Technology) sector in Vietnam is ripe with opportunities driven by a large unbanked population, rising digital adoption, and government support for innovation. FinTech startups can play a crucial role in promoting financial inclusion, offering innovative payment solutions, and addressing the evolving needs of consumers and businesses in Vietnam's rapidly developing economy. Where are the opportunities? Digital payments? Peer to peer lending? Insurtech? WeathTech? Ecommerce and retail finance? This sector provides a promising area for growth and investments.
Speakers: Jonas Eichhorst @Timo Digital Bank ; Dung Nguyen @Moca; Duong Tran @Advance
Location: Seawind Hall I
4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
Breakout 9b: Screenwriting Seminar: "Lights, Camera, Action; Experiences of a reluctant TV PitchMan"
How to get into the film industry as a screenwriter and how to get paid as a screenwriter. Questions and Answers from the audience.
Speakers: Matt Dearborn @Southern Star Creatives Foundation
Location: Seawind Hall II
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Breakout 10a: Biotech - An Industry Made for Vietnam
Vietnam's biotech industry has been growing steadily and gaining recognition as an emerging sector with significant potential. Vietnam is increasingly investing in biomedical research and development activities. Academic institutions, research centers, and private companies are engaged in conducting research on various fields of biotechnology, including genomics, molecular biology, bioinformatics, and drug discovery. Commercially, Vietnam's biotech industry has witnessed the emergence of startups and entrepreneurial ventures. These startups are focused on developing innovative solutions, technologies, and products in areas such as diagnostics, therapeutics, environmental solutions, and agriculture. How can Vietnam capitalize on this industry? What companies are leading the way?
Speakers: Dr. Thai Nguyen; Dr. Trung Tran; Hanh Do @Buyo
Location: Seawind Hall I
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Breakout 10b: Music Production (Part 2)
... to Professional Studio
Speakers: Phil Tran; Nguyễn Hải Phong
Location: Seawind Hall II
7:15 pm - 8:15 pm
Dinner - SSMC
Complimentary food for the PE track ticket holders.
Location: Garden
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: Garden
10:00 pm -
Relax at Lush, Network, Drink, etc.
Speaker: Lush and SAVVi
[Our Partners]

Companies and organizations that made this event possible

[Our Speakers]
Who's Speaking?

Here are our main stage invited speakers:


IMT Solution


Film Industry


Quest for Justice


JK Technology


Chanh Phuong Films


Sky Mavis




POPS Worldwide
Discover Our Venue

TECx 2023 will take place at Saigon South Marina Club, District 7, HCMC Vietnam.

Creative Arts Track

2 days

Access to Creative Arts Track
(Music & Film)

3,000,000 VND

PE/Tech Track

2 days

Access to PE/Tech Track (Private Equity & Technology)

9,000,000 VND

All Tracks

2 days

Access both tracks
(PE/Tech Track and Creative Arts Track)

This purchase includes the flexibility and freedom to attend any track for both event days, guests will save money and not miss out on agenda events, connecting to a full range of founders, industry experts, investors, and more…

10,200,000 VND

[Ticket Options]
Benefits of Early Bird Tickets

Secure your Early Bird pricing by completing the Registration Form by May 20th, 2023. Use the code [EARLYBIRD25] for a 25% discount!

Early Bird Registration Benefits:

• Discount of 25% off the ticket price
• SAVVi Deluxe Membership – 1 year ($100 value)
• VIP Reception – Wednesday Evening (June 21st)
• After-Party Invite – Friday Night (June 23rd)

Standard Tickets

The Early Bird Discount will not apply after May 20th, 2023. All registrants will pay the standard ticket amount which also includes a complimentary 1-year SAVVi Basic Membership.

Lunch & Dining ADD-ON

Eat your lunch, have your dinner, or enjoy both by adding this onto your reservation. Catering onsite has its conveniences, but the food here is classy and appetizing, a fusion cuisine experience you will not forget. Guarantee your seats with registration, drinks and cocktails are not included. Please share your dietary restrictions, if any. Note that The Early Bird Discount does not apply to this add-on. 

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