On May 23rd, FPT Chairman Truong Gia Binh met President Barack Obama at the Vietnamese President’s banquet to join talk with the US President Barack Obama. Mr. Binh is one of more than 100 guests attending this event.
“I would like to express my sincere thanks to President Barack Obama for taking favorable conditions for FPT USA to grow in recent years. Hopefully in the near future, the US Government will continue supporting Vietnamese enterprises” Mr. Binh shared.
FPT is one of a few Vietnamese IT companies which recorded some specific success in the US market. Founded in 2008, after 7 years of development, FPT USA established six offices in six states in the US including New York, Seattle, Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas and Sunnyvale, with more than 100 employees from 15 countries across the globe, providing IT services to more than 20 customers which are the US’s leading corporations in the field of aircraft manufacturing, elevator control system designing, satellite television, banking, etc.
In recent years, the US is always the largest market in terms of IT spending in the world. Gartner forecasted that in the period 2015-2017, the US’s total expenditures for IT services would stay at about USD 1,286 billion, nearly 2.5 times higher than the total IT spending of the Asia Pacific including Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore and South Korea. It showed huge opportunities for IT enterprises in general and Vietnamese ones in particular to do business in the US.
In addition to the Vietnamese President’s banquet to welcome the US President Barack Obama, Mr. Truong Gia Binh was also invited to attend the speech by President Barack Obama on US-Vietnam relations on May 24. On May 25 in Ho Chi Minh City, FPT Ventures Director Tran Huu Duc will also attend the President Obama’s meeting with members of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) on several matters related to the environment, start-up, education and economic development.