13th November, 2015.
The Duke of York arrived in Vietnam on 13th November, 2015.
His Royal Highness called on the Minister of Planning and Investment and the Prime Minister in Hanoi.
14th November, 2015.
The Duke of York attended the launch of the Newborns Vietnam 2015 Cycle a Difference challenge in Hanoi.
Newborns Vietnam is a British charity dedicated to reducing infant mortality in South East Asia. The charity brings British teaching nurses and doctors to Da Nang, Vietnam, to deliver bespoke neonatal training and education. Newborns Vietnam receive funding from voluntary fund-raising activities, including Cycle a Difference, a 10 day charity cycle ride across the Ho Chi Minh trail. During the visit, His Royal Highness met with cyclists and volunteers taking part in the Cycle a Difference challenge.
Later, The Duke visited Creative City, Hanoi, to see the work of young Vietnamese Entrepreneurs. His Royal Highness had the opportunity to see work from Vietnamese start-ups, including the Zo Project, a social enterprise preserving the ancient technique of producing traditional Vietnamese paper.
16th November, 2015.
The Duke of York attended a Seminar to promote Entrepreneurship given by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Hanoi.
His Royal Highness then visited Harvey Nash, in Ho Chi Minh City, to launch UKAsiaTechHub’s website.
The UKAsiaTechHub is a virtual network which enables collaboration between United Kingdom and Vietnamese technology companies. During the visit, The Duke met with Managing Directors and TechHub members to discuss technology collaboration.
His Royal Highness later called on the Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee.
17th November, 2015.
The Duke of York visited Apollo 360, Pham Ngoc Thac Centre, to celebrate 20 years of the Apollo English programme, and to mark the launch of Apollo English 360.
Apollo 360 is an integrated learning programme helping students confidently improve English Language skills. During the visit, The Duke met Khalid Muhmood, Co-Founder and Director of Apollo English, and attended a briefing on the British University Vietnam.
The Duke of York then attended a Lunch for Entrepreneurs given by Dragon Capital in Ho Chi Minh City.