Why organize a meeting or conference in Ho Chi Minh City?
Wide elegant boulevards and historic French Colonial buildings, Ho Chi Minh City, locally referred to as Saigon, has a population over 8 million inhabitants making it the largest city in Vietnam. The city has many historic sights on offer, such as the impressive Reunification Palace and Notre-Dame Cathedral. Historic hotels, such as Hotel Majestic, Rex, and Caravelle, established during the French colonial era became hangouts for American troops in the 1960s/70s. Ho Chi Minh City is about four miles from Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN), which has direct flights to many international destinations.
The city is the economic heart of Vietnam and represents a significant proportion of the economy of Vietnam. The economy of Ho Chi Minh City predominantly rests on sectors such as mining, seafood processing, agriculture, construction, tourism, and finance. The city is host to major software parks, Quang Trung Software Park and Ho Chi Minh City hi-tech park, as well as export processing zones and industrial parks. Tourism is also a significant part of the economy with over 70% of the total number of tourists to Vietnam visiting the city. With major companies established in the city, Ho Chi Minh City offers many venues suitable for meetings and conventions.
The Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center (SECC) has four indoor halls of 40,000 square meters and outdoor space over 15,000 square meters making it the largest conferencing venue in the city. Two international hotels are adjacent to the center as well as an arena with 2,000 seats. Other large convention venues in Ho Chi Minh City include the Tan Binh Exhibition & Convention Centre; and the Phu Tho Stadium which offers outdoor areas with a racetrack.
Every year thousands of conventions and seminars are organized in Ho Chi Minh City as the city offers many versatile meeting venues. Below are some of the leading meeting venues in Ho Chi Minh City:
- Caravelle Saigon –This conference venue is located in District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City, between Dong Khoi Street and Hai Ba Trung, overlooking the historic building of the HCMC Opera and steps away from the beautiful Nguyen Hue walking street. This central location gives event attendees easy access to the lively streets of central Saigon, the nearby shopping area, countless restaurants as well as the central business district – all steps away from this excellent event venue. 18 multi-function rooms and event spaces, as well as seven dining venues, will cover most event needs, be it a convention, a shareholder meeting or a company dinner. Larger events for up to 500 attendees such as company parties, networking events can be organized in the Caravelle Ballroom. The Caravelle Saigon has a comprehensive offer for MICE event planners, including comfortable lounges, free WiFi, and broadband connections at function rooms (as well as hotel rooms), a rooftop terrace and a dedicated events team. Indeed an excellent option for your corporate function or private event.
- Park Hyatt Saigon – This French colonial-style venue can offer a stylish and elegant backdrop to your corporate meetings in District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City, between Dong Khoi Street and Hai Ba Trung, overlooking the historic building of the Saigon Opera. Over a dozen meeting rooms are available for a board or shareholder meeting, workshop or training. Larger events for up to 450 attendees such as gala dinners, banquets, and networking events can be organized in the spacious ballroom. The Park Hyatt Saigon is an excellent meeting and conference venue at one of the best locations in town – a true favorite for company events.
- Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers – This event venue is located in District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City on Dong Khoi street, steps away from the historic building of the HCMC Opera and the recently renovated Nguyen Hue walking street. This central location gives event attendees easy access to the lively streets of central Saigon, the nearby shopping area, countless restaurants as well as the central business district – all steps away from this superb venue. 18 multi-function rooms and event spaces will cover most event needs, be it a company offsite meeting, a workshop or a seminar. Larger events for up to 1’100 attendees such as corporate parties, banquets, and product launches can be organized in the grand ballroom. The Sheraton Saigon offers all event planners may desire for their MICE event – excellent location, great meeting rooms, and conference facilities as well as dining options in and around the venue.