In February 2012, Yplatform organized a talk and idea exchange session to welcome the 2nd batch of the rigorous Institute of Potential Leaders (IPL) program – aimed to nurture the next generation of business leaders for Vietnam – to Singapore for a study trip. This not-for-profit program was founded by dedicated Vietnamese entrepreneurs, intellectuals and PACE Institute of Directors.


Topic: The Singapore story and its implications for a vision & responsibilities for Vietnamese youth toward the future of Vietnam


– Dr. Vu Minh Khuong (Assistant Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy; Member of the Founding Committee, Institute of Potential Leaders; Member of the Board of Advisors, Yplatform)

– Dr. Giap Van Duong (Research Scientist, Temasek Laboratories, National University of Singapore)

– Mr. Le Huu Huy (Founder, Vietnam Business Center in Singapore)

– Moderator: Ms. Le Thi Ngoc Giao (Founding Member, Yplatform)


Part 1: The Singapore story – sharing by each speaker in their own field of expertise on key success factors of Singapore and the challenges Singaporean have faced in realizing their visions.

Part 2: Idea exchange session – sharing from the audience who are participants of IPL 2, students, working professionals & entrepreneurs in Singapore on their thoughts and inspiration toward a prosperous and sustainable future for Vietnam. What are the opportunities to foster more collaboration and exchange of ideas among the aforementioned communities to make things happen?

This is meant to be an interactive session to spark new ideas and collaborative opportunities among the speakers as well as participants.