STUDENTS participating in the Australian Meat Processor Corporation-funded Graduate Certificate in Agribusiness recently travelled to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on a study tour as part of their international business course work.
The five-day trip’s focus was on international business operations, marketing, investment, and trade. The tour kicked off in early November and was hosted by course facilitator, Response Training.
Each day, students from AMPC, Greenham, Bindaree Food Group, Teys Australia, and Fletcher International Exports went on site visits to local businesses across the meat supply chain including retail, distribution, and food service. They met with representatives from SanHaFoods, Food Source International, Queensland Label Makers, Australian Chamber of Commerce Vietnam, large beef customers like Intercontinental and Sofitel Hotels, and Trade and Investment Queensland.
AMPC Program Manager People and Culture and course participant Amanda Carter said the tour allowed students to immerse themselves into the Vietnamese market and culture to better understand how businesses operate in different environments.
“It was a great opportunity for leaders from our industry to get out and meet with local Vietnamese businesses. It allowed the group to see first-hand the vast opportunities of the market as well as the constraints they may face when doing business overseas,” she said.
“Response Training facilitators Rodrick Glass and Paul Eldridge brought their extensive knowledge of international business to the group and taught us about export, training, and marketing opportunities for Australian red meat processing in Vietnam.”
“Networking with our processors and getting to know the cohort also added to the experience as we were able to share ideas and hear different viewpoints.”
The Graduate Certificate in Agribusiness is a two-year course for leaders and aspiring leaders in the Australian red meat processing industry. The international business operations module is one of four modules’ students are completing as part of the course.
- Red meat processing stakeholders wanting more information about the course or personal development opportunities can contact AMPC Program Manager People and Culture here
Click the link below to view responses from course participant Jelena Radisic about the recent Vietnam tour