October 16, 2023 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

In a ceremony on October 14, 2023, King's University College and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce Vietnam (CanCham) signed a partnership agreement. The collaboration represents an important advancement in global engagement for King’s. King’s President Dr. David Malloy was in Hanoi, Vietnam, to sign the agreement with Mr. David Paille, Vice President CanCham, on behalf of Mr. Mike Hebert, President.

CanCham Vietnam is a non-governmental, non-profit business association that works to foster greater bilateral opportunities and connection between Canada and Vietnam. With their 120 members, which include Canadian businesses dedicated to fostering Canadian-Vietnamese B2B opportunities, they support a strong international membership community whose shared interests drive the Canada-Vietnam dialogue, while also expanding awareness of beneficial bilateral opportunities for Canadian and Vietnamese businesses.

The agreement has many advantages for both organizations. It offers an opportunity for King's to broaden its international network and engage in knowledge sharing and collaboration. The collaboration has the potential to provide access to exceptional experiential learning with connections to Vietnamese businesses, as well as internships and job opportunities for King's students and alumni in Vietnam through CanCham's extensive network. The partnership can promote collaborative learning by enabling businesses and organizations in Vietnam to contribute their expertise to King's programs, courses and events.

"King’s greatly values the work of chambers of commerce in helping to connect our students, alumni, faculty, and staff with opportunities within the business community,” said Dr. Malloy. “We are excited to begin our first international Chamber of Commerce membership with this new partnership with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce Vietnam. This will open new doors for our students, faculty, alumni and staff to learn about, and network with, the international business world in SE Asia and give our community a greater global outlook."

Mr. David Paille, Vice President CanCham, echoed the significance of this partnership. "We’re excited to have King’s University College join us as a partner with CanCham Vietnam,” said Paille. “The interest in Canada is so strong as a great place to study. The relationship between Canada and Vietnam is moving quickly and drawing a lot of attention. The interest in Canada often starts with the students and then it draws the attention of their parents who may want to start a business there."