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Theme: TEDxCountdown hosted by TEDxĐaKao: Human Unite!

This event occurred on
October 18, 2020
9:30am - 10:00pm +07
(UTC +7hrs)
Ho Chi Minh city, Ho Chi Minh

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Michael Croft

Head of Office and UNESCO Representative to the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam
As Representative, responsible for official relations with national authorities and other national and international partners as well as the management of UNESCO staff, assets and programs in Viet Nam. At live talk at TEDx Countdown hosted by TEDxĐaKao, Michael Croft will be leading the youth of Vietnam to unlock the potential of implanting Authentic Culture, Inspiring Art and Exciting Science altogether to creatively empower a better future, where as humanity is living harmoniously with nature.

Nam Phong Pham

Founder, Chairman at VuPhong Solar Power (solarpower.vn)
With a desire to contribute towards clean energy in Vietnam, in Feb 2009, a young engineer - Mr. Pham Nam Phong created a website solarpower.vn providing industrial news about solar+clean energy. While he diligently researched and visited many factories producing solar panels & devices abroad, he has created affordable production lines for Vietnam market to empower the rural areas where people don’t even have power for daily use. The first significant order that came to him was 14 solar power systems 510W (total capacity of 7kWp) for Bu Gia Map National Park (Binh Phuoc). From a very small start-up, now, VuPhong Solar has risen to the leading position in the field of solar power in Vietnam, and distributes to many parts of the world: Laos, Cambodia, Africa,.. As Affordable & Clean Energy is the 7th goal of SDGs, Mr. Nam Phong's talk at TEDx Countdown will help you to see the feasibility truth about the future of clean energy, based on his knowledge throughout 12 years of experience.

Thanh Thao Le Thi

National Programme Officer at UNIDO Viet Nam
At TEDx Countdown hosted by TEDxĐaKao, Mrs. Thanh Thao will be sharing her inspiring knowledge of circular economy and how it will strongly influence onto Vietnam's Industrial Development, Growth and Investment. With her sharing in Vietnamese, it will bring greater impact to Vietnamese community of industrial companies and stakeholders. So that, together, Vietnam can contribute to the world not only economically but also work towards the goals of Zero-carbon world. a

Xuan Yen Nguyen

Creativity/ Sustainability Strategist, Advisor at BSA (Business Studies & Assistance Center), Former Director of Strategic Planning and Project Management Office at Vietnam Quality Products Association
Creativity/ Sustainability Strategist. Advisor at BSA (Business Studies & Assistance Center)(www.bsa.org.vn) Former Director of Strategic Planning/ Project Management Office at Vietnam Quality Products Association (Hiệp Hội Hàng Việt Nam Chất Lượng Cao). Today, Yen is also the founder of Traque' Art Co., Ltd since 2013. Traque' is a leading brand in Branding Bespoke Design & Craft Supply Curation, specializing in Personal Branding, Personal Occasional Events, Corporate Stationery, Seasonal Creative Gift Supplies. She managed to lead the team to become one of the best selling creative stationery & gift in the Vietnam market. Within her professional life, Yen dedicates and prefers working and collaborating with local artists, designers & makers and helps to elevate the local brands to the world. At TEDx Countdown hosted by TEDxĐaKao, Xuan Yen will be sharing the sustainability mindset that has become the basic requirement that all businesses and individuals need to apply.

Organizing team

Ngoc Anh

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam