Why is this the best time to engage in global trade?
The world is changing! Faster technology in communications, logistics, manufacturing, and travel have opened up a new global world order. The rise of the middle class around the world is being transformed in decades, not generations. This convergence of technology and an increasing middle class present opportunities for global trade like no other time in history!
Importing and exporting, historically, have been a viable means to build wealth, coupled with an exciting career in international business and travel. In modern times, technology and software are now made available to the masses, making the barrier of entry even lower!
My name is Vinh Ho, and ever since graduating from college in the late 1990s, I have been engaged in Asia, specifically China, and more recently Vietnam. I have been traveling the region for two decades, working on manufacturing, supply chain, and exports. The region continues to grow at warp speed, presenting opportunities like never before!
Why am I qualified?
I am an entrepreneur who has 10 years of experience importing, manufacturing overseas and selling online. I have worked for companies in their trade compliance, supply chain, and logistics departments.
Here’s a little about me!
I have a certificate in global trade and am APICS-certified in supply chain. My interest spans China, Vietnam and Southeast Asia, as well as import-export, supply chain, and e-commerce. In my freetime, I enjoy making YouTube video clips, riding bicycle, reading history, learning about Asia and attending cultural arts events and museums. I am originally from Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota but, currently, based in Da Nang, Vietnam.
How I got started
Right out of college in the late 1990s, I spent two years teaching in China and learning Chinese. That led to pursuing a masters in Chinese studies from the University of Hawaii and Asia Pacific Leadership fellowship at the East-West Center. Ever since then, I have been importing and manufacturing product in China and, recently, Vietnam. I am continuing to work with Chinese and Southeast Asian suppliers to source material, products, and supplies.