Event Overview

Date and Time:

Tuesday 29 August, 9:30 am-5:00 pm (Sydney) / 6.30 am-1:00 pm (Vietnam)


Auditorium, Michael Spence Building (F23), The University of Sydney, and on Zoom

University Hosts:

Office of External Engagement, Office of Global and Research Engagement, Sydney Southeast Asia Centre, Sydney Vietnam Academic Network

Collaborating Partner:

Consulate-General of Vietnam (New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia)


Professor Greg Fox, Director of the Sydney Vietnam Academic Network

VIP Guests:

His Excellency Mr Thanh Nguyen-Tat, Ambassador of Vietnam to Australia

The Honourable Anoulack Chanthivong, Minister for Innovation, Science and Technology and Minister for Industry and Trade, NSW Government

Event Background

In 2023, Australia and Vietnam celebrate fifty years of diplomatic relations. Over the past five decades, the two countries have established strong partnerships in research, innovation and knowledge exchange across a wide range of disciplines. The “Australia Vietnam Innovation Symposium” will celebrate this long history of collaboration in research, science and technology. Experts from industry, academia and government will speak about shared challenges facing our region, and discuss new opportunities for partnership to address these issues. In particular, we will explore how research and innovation can enable both countries to meet their global commitments to sustainable development and economic prosperity.

This is an event to celebrate the research and innovation between Australia and Vietnam as a part of the fiftieth anniversary celebrations.