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Speaking

This page lists my participation as a speaker/panelist/ judge/ reviewer of events/ startup competitions/ fellowship programs across North America, the UK, Asia Pacific, Africa, and ASEAN, as well as other professional and aspirational activities.

Evaluator of AcceliCITY 2024

QBE AcceliCITY, power by Leading Cities, is one of the Top 5 GovTech accelerators in the world. It serves as a runway for emerging urban solution providers while simultaneously reducing the risk and cost of innovation for cities.

Sasaki Foundation Grant Jury 2024

Sasaki Foundation Grant aims to foster community building and wellbeing.

Judge of Society of Women Engineers Awards 2024

The Society of Women Engineers strives to advance and honor the contributions of women at all stages of their careers since 1952

Judge of CleanTech Open 2023

Cleantech Open runs the largest clean technology accelerator program in the world.

Judge of The Next Generation Foresight Practitioners (NGFP) Fellowship 2023, 2024

The Next Generation Foresight Practitioners is an initiative of the School of International Futures, a company with not-for-profit purposes limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales.

Judge of Africa's Business Heroes (ABH) 2023

ABH aims to identify, support, and inspire the next generation of African entrepreneurs who are making an impact in their local communities, working to solve the most pressing problems, and building a more sustainable and inclusive economy for the future. ABH 2023 received 27,267 applications from 54 African countries.

Interviewer of the 21st and 22nd AmCham Scholarship Program

During the last 23 years, the program has been devoted to improving the business environment in Vietnam in general, and the Ho Chi Minh City area in particular. 

USGBC's GreenBuild 2023 Reviewer

Reviewed 20 proposals for the 2023 Greenbuild Conference – the biggest conference in green building

5th Urban Economy Forum + 59th ISOCARP World Planning Congress

Joined the below panel 

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5th Urban Economy Forum + 59th ISOCARP World Planning Congress

Joined the below panel 

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IFC/ WorkBank's Breakfast with Green Expert No 4

Solution for Net Zero Carbon Buildings

Ho Chi Minh –18 May 2023

Watch the recording here (in Vietnamese)

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This event was hosted annualy by the American Planning Association (APA), from April 1-4, 2023, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. This event is considered the biggest annual conference of planning communities in the US.

Session: Building International Bridges - Learning from Abroad

Panel: Timothy D. Van Epp, FAICP, Bruce Stiftel, FAICP, Irayda M. Ruiz Bode, FAICP, Jing Zhang, AICP, Mai Nguyen, LEED AP

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The Carbon Trust’s Accelerate to Net Zero: Southeast Asia live event series explored the challenges and concrete actions businesses can and have been taking around decarbonisation in Southeast Asia, one of the world’s most vulnerable regions to climate change. 

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About: Approximately 5,900 participants and 185 exhibitors attended the forum. In addition, 170 panelists led more than 30 high-level conferences that enabled action-oriented discussions and a series of business-to-business and business-to-government meetings.

As stated by the Prime Minister of Vietnam His Excellency Mr. Pham Minh Chinh, GEFE 2022 was designed to enhance the Vietnamese government’s political and commercial ties with the European Union by providing a platform for collaboration and information sharing.

Session: Why certify green buildings?

My topic: Developers' vision for green buildings

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Led a forum between the American Planning Association – International Division (APA-ID), MIT Special Program for Urban and Regional Studies (SPURS)/Humphrey Program, Vietnam Urban Planning and Development Association (VUPDA), and the University of Architecture Ho Chi Minh City (UAH). The forum allowed planners and educators from each organization to discuss potential collaboration focused on education, research exchange, and project partnerships.

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