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FPT Co-hosted France-Vietnam Business Forum, Emphasising a Sustainable Future Driven by Technology

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FPT Co-hosted France-Vietnam Business Forum, Emphasising a Sustainable Future Driven by Technology
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FPT Co-hosted France-Vietnam Business Forum, Emphasising a Sustainable Future Driven by Technology

2024-05-27 15:47 Last Updated At:15:50

PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 27, 2024--

FPT Corporation (FPT), in collaboration with MEDEF International, Business France, the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIFV), and French Foreign Trade Advisors (CCE), recently organized the France-Vietnam Business Forum in Paris, France. Gathering leading business leaders and tech experts, the event covered topics aiming at accelerating the economic dynamism between Vietnam and France, targeting core industries of both sides, such as aerospace, automotive, manufacturing, energy, and healthcare.

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“Vietnam is one of France’s main economic partners in Southeast Asia, covering a diverse array of sectors with increasing import of Vietnam’s specialised electronic and textile products. In terms of investment, France is the second largest European (EU) investor in Vietnam, generating 50,000 jobs for this market. In 2023, Business France also supported nine Vietnamese investment projects in France,” said Laurent Saint-Martin, CEO of Business France.

Featuring panelists from global businesses and organizations like NVIDIA, FPT, Egis, Thales, Oerlikon, Valeo, OPmobility, and more, the business forum offered attendees the latest updates in next-gen technology and the national socio-economic outlook. Key topics included the economic attractiveness of France and Vietnam, Vietnam’s momentum as a global digital and investment hub, ethical innovation in artificial intelligence, and smart mobility for a sustainable future.

Throughout the panel discussions, FPT has showcased its broad expertise, industry experience, and extensive global outreach, reaffirming its position as a sustainable transformative enabler with cutting-edge and green technologies.

“Vietnam is emerging as a workforce powerhouse and a global hub for investment and technology, notably in digital transformation and green transition, as well as the advancement of AI and the automotive industry. As the country’s leading corporation, FPT’s strategic directions align with the French government and businesses. We have a robust partnership network, a highly skilled workforce, and a solid global presence to bridge the friendship and cooperation between Vietnam and France’s enterprises,” said Pham Minh Tuan, FPT Executive Vice President and FPT Software CEO.

“FPT is the perfect illustration of what France and Vietnam can achieve together. Their 15 years of presence in France with continuous investments since 2008 have created over 120 jobs and the establishment of three subsidiaries. Their renewed strategic partnership with Airbus in 2021 is also an evident symbol of effective cooperation with the European industrial sector,” Laurent added.

FPT now has over 100 local experts working in France's major cities and 500 offshore professionals in Vietnam, focusing on AI, Big Data, BI, SAP, DevSecOps, Cloud, and AUTOSAR services. Its robust competencies are recognized through strategic partnerships with more than 50 French giants across industries.

As part of the company’s global expansion, FPT has been actively involved in M&A deals to amplify its offshore delivery capabilities and local footprint, notably the recent acquisition of an 80% stake in the French IT consulting firm AOSIS. Last year, its French subsidiary also entered the Top 100 ICT Companies in France, targeting to enter the top 50 by 2028.

About FPT Corporation

FPT Corporation (FPT) is a globally leading technology and IT services provider headquartered in Vietnam. FPT operates in three core sectors: Technology, Telecommunications, and Education. During over three decades of development, FPT has constantly provided practical and effective products to millions of people and tens of thousands of business and non-business organizations worldwide, establishing Vietnam’s position on the global tech map. Keeping up with the latest market trends and emerging technologies, FPT has developed the Made-by-FPT ecosystem of services, products, solutions, and platforms, which enables sustainable growth for organizations and businesses and offers distinctive experiences to customers. In 2023, FPT recorded a total revenue of USD 2.17 billion and 48,000+ employees. For more information, please visit https://fpt.com/en.

The event was attended by the Vietnamese Ambassador to France, Dinh Toan Thang, Business France, MEDEF International, CCI France Vietnam, French Foreign Trade Advisors, and over 100 high-level government officials, business leaders, and tech experts. (Photo: Business Wire)

The event was attended by the Vietnamese Ambassador to France, Dinh Toan Thang, Business France, MEDEF International, CCI France Vietnam, French Foreign Trade Advisors, and over 100 high-level government officials, business leaders, and tech experts. (Photo: Business Wire)

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Witt’s homer and Wacha’s seven scoreless innings lead Royals over White Sox, 7-1

2024-07-20 12:18 Last Updated At:12:21

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Michael Wacha pitched seven scoreless innings, Bobby Witt Jr. homered and drove in two runs and the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 7-1 on Friday night.

Witt drove Chris Flexen’s inside fastball above the left field bullpen in the first inning for his 17th homer.

“I was just trying to be on time with the heater,” Witt said. “Whenever I’m on time, I feel like good things happen.”

Royals manager Matt Quatraro liked what he saw.

“It was nice to see — a fastball on the inner part of the plate — him turn on it, get us going and get himself going,” he said.

Witt added an RBI in the third on the second of his three hits for a 2-0 lead. Since June 24, he has hit safely in 17 of 19 games, batting .403 with 12 extra-base hits.

Wacha (7-6) induced inning-ending double plays with runners at third in the first and third innings.

“Big-time double plays to get me out of those jams,” Wacha said. “It took a little bit to kind of find a groove. Just getting that command back on those pitches after the (All-Star break) layoff will be key.”

Wacha struck out seven while allowing four hits and a walk, and is 6-2 in his last 10 starts, surrendering no more than three earned runs in each.

“Overall, the results were great,” Wacha said. “I felt like I was able to make pitches when I needed to, get some strikeouts when I needed to.”

It was a tough night for White Sox hitters.

“Wacha’s very difficult to hit, especially when he’s got his changeup going,” White Sox manager Pedro Grifol said.

Michael Massey’s two-out, two-run single highlighted the Royals’ five-run fifth. Kansas City has won five of its last seven.

“Massey’s hit was the difference,” Quatraro said. “But just one good at-bat after another.”

Flexen (2-9) walked four and hit a batter in the fifth. He threw 4 2/3 innings, allowing seven runs on four hits and five walks. In 13 starts since last winning May 8, he is 0-6.

“Obviously fell apart at the end,” Flexen said. “Kind of lost the feel there. The walks are inexcusable.”

Chicago’s Korey Lee homered in the eighth, his ninth.

Brooks Baldwin singled in his first at-bat in his major league debut, as the White Sox lost their fifth straight.

TRAINER’S ROOM

White Sox: Placed RHP Michael Soroka on the 15-day Injured List (retroactive to July 16) with a right shoulder strain.

Royals: Placed OF MJ Melendez on the 10-day Injured List (retroactive to July 15) with a left ankle sprain.

TRANSACTIONS

White Sox: signed free agent IF Nick Senzel, selected the contract of IF Brooks Baldwin, and recalled C Chuckie Robinson and RHP Steven Wilson, from Triple-A Charlotte, optioned IF Lenyn Sosa to Charlotte, and designated C Martin Maldonado and IF Danny Mendick for assignment, outrighting Mendick to Charlotte.

Royals: Recalled OF Drew Waters from Triple-A Omaha and designated RHP Nick Anderson for assignment.

UP NEXT

White Sox right-hander Jonathan Cannon (1-3, 4.41 ERA) opposes Royals right-hander Brady Singer (5-6, 3.20).

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Chicago White Sox center fielder Luis Robert Jr. catches a fly ball for the out on Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez during the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, July 19, 2024, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Chicago White Sox center fielder Luis Robert Jr. catches a fly ball for the out on Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez during the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, July 19, 2024, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Chicago White Sox catcher Korey Lee talks to starting pitcher Chris Flexen, right, during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals Friday, July 19, 2024, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Chicago White Sox catcher Korey Lee talks to starting pitcher Chris Flexen, right, during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals Friday, July 19, 2024, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez beats the tag by Chicago White Sox catcher Korey Lee to score on a two-run single by Michael Massey during the fifth inning of a baseball game Friday, July 19, 2024, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez beats the tag by Chicago White Sox catcher Korey Lee to score on a two-run single by Michael Massey during the fifth inning of a baseball game Friday, July 19, 2024, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Kansas City Royals' Michael Massey watches hit two-run single during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox Friday, July 19, 2024, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Kansas City Royals' Michael Massey watches hit two-run single during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox Friday, July 19, 2024, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Kansas City Royals' Hunter Renfroe is hit by a pitch thrown by Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Chris Flexen during the fifth inning of a baseball game Friday, July 19, 2024, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Kansas City Royals' Hunter Renfroe is hit by a pitch thrown by Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Chris Flexen during the fifth inning of a baseball game Friday, July 19, 2024, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Kansas City Royals' Maikel Garcia celebrates in the dugout after scoring on a sacrifice bunt hit by Adam Frazier during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox Friday, July 19, 2024, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Kansas City Royals' Maikel Garcia celebrates in the dugout after scoring on a sacrifice bunt hit by Adam Frazier during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox Friday, July 19, 2024, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Kansas City Royals' Bobby Witt Jr. watches his solo home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox Friday, July 19, 2024, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Kansas City Royals' Bobby Witt Jr. watches his solo home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox Friday, July 19, 2024, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Michael Wacha throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox Friday, July 19, 2024, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Michael Wacha throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox Friday, July 19, 2024, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Michael Wacha throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox Friday, July 19, 2024, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Michael Wacha throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox Friday, July 19, 2024, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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