Alumni

To this date, more than 6,000 alumni have attended Mekong Institute's learning programs.

Ms. Nguyen Thi Van Anh

Specialist, Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Ho Chi Minh City Branch) Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 

Activity : Enhancing Utilization of Free Trade Agreements by SMEs 

I really appreciate the knowledge that I gained from this course. Before joining the course, I just had general information on the subject, but now I have a deeper...

Specialist, Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Ho Chi Minh City Branch) Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 

Activity : Enhancing Utilization of Free Trade Agreements by SMEs 

I really appreciate the knowledge that I gained from this course. Before joining the course, I just had general information on the subject, but now I have a deeper understanding of FTAs and how they can help SMEs to develop their business. I also feel comfortable studying here in MI. The people are very friendly and helpful, and I enjoy the food, the atmosphere.

I hope that in the future I will have the opportunity to come back and join more useful training courses like this. I hope after the course that I can use the knowledge that I gained in my work and help the businesses in my country. 

Mr. Sopheara Chea

Svay Rieng Department of Commerce, Svay Rieng Town, Cambodia

Activity : Trade Events Promotion

The important thing I learned from this training that I can apply in my work is the topic on business matching. After this training (as part of action plan implementation), we organized a business matching in my province, and we gained a lot of results...

Svay Rieng Department of Commerce, Svay Rieng Town, Cambodia

Activity : Trade Events Promotion

The important thing I learned from this training that I can apply in my work is the topic on business matching. After this training (as part of action plan implementation), we organized a business matching in my province, and we gained a lot of results and insights from that.

We received a lot of new information from the experts and skilled trainors of the training program, and we are happy and very satisfied with the lessons. If there are more training courses in the future, we would like a chance to participate again.

Ms. Phork Hoeurng

Managing Director, Golden Yem Co., Ltd. Phnom Penh, Cambodia 

Activity : Promoting Women Entrepreneurship for Export Business 

This training is really helpful. I learned how to make a business plan and a market plan for exporting my product. Second, I learned more about production – when I produce my product, I know now how to do a production...

Managing Director, Golden Yem Co., Ltd. Phnom Penh, Cambodia 

Activity : Promoting Women Entrepreneurship for Export Business 

This training is really helpful. I learned how to make a business plan and a market plan for exporting my product. Second, I learned more about production – when I produce my product, I know now how to do a production plan. I also learned about e-commerce, how to sell my product on Alibaba, for example.

The speakers were all very good because they are well-experienced. As for the facilitators, they were very organized and provided us with materials we can use. Everything is well-prepared.

I really want for MI to have another training, to continue this training because this is a very good opportunity. 

Ms. Phettouly Panyada

General Manager, Burapha Agroforestry Co., Ltd. Vientiane, Lao PDR 

Activity : Promoting Women Entrepreneurship for Export Business 

It’s very helpful for us to understand how to export and promote our products, our company profiles. One of the important things I learned from this training is how to make a business plan. We need a business plan...

General Manager, Burapha Agroforestry Co., Ltd. Vientiane, Lao PDR 

Activity : Promoting Women Entrepreneurship for Export Business 

It’s very helpful for us to understand how to export and promote our products, our company profiles. One of the important things I learned from this training is how to make a business plan. We need a business plan to improve our company. Through this training, MI has helped us to be more professional. As a startup, if we want to grow, we have to have the system or program to help us to be professional. 

Ms. Thi Truc Phan

Managing Director, Levica Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 

Activity : Promoting Women Entrepreneurship for Export Business 

Overall, I am satisfied and I feel very lucky to be selected to join the program. Because I’m also a trainor, one of the things I learned from MI that I can apply in my trainings is asking a trainee to think of an activity that...

Managing Director, Levica Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 

Activity : Promoting Women Entrepreneurship for Export Business 

Overall, I am satisfied and I feel very lucky to be selected to join the program. Because I’m also a trainor, one of the things I learned from MI that I can apply in my trainings is asking a trainee to think of an activity that will motivate others to join. The other one that I learned so much from the session is on market information. As an exporter, we should choose or target a country before we try to export to that country.

I think the training program is well constructed, especially the follow-up training on how to adopt what we have learned from the training. I have to say also that I think MI facilities are way better than the other places that we’ve stayed at in Bangkok or Khon Kaen. The people here are really supportive and friendly. 

In addition to the training, I also gained so much benefit from the Investor Forum. I expanded my network to Lao, Myanmar, Cambodia and other business people. It really broadened my knowledge on export business. 

Ms. Khin Ohmmar Moe

Managing Director, Sabanan Company Ltd. Yangon, Myanmar

Activity : Promoting Women Entrepreneurship for Export Business 

I have an MBA so I have some theoretical background, but there are a lot of challenges especially as a woman entrepreneur because we need a lot of market information and competition is very high. We need more know-how and more...

Managing Director, Sabanan Company Ltd. Yangon, Myanmar

Activity : Promoting Women Entrepreneurship for Export Business 

I have an MBA so I have some theoretical background, but there are a lot of challenges especially as a woman entrepreneur because we need a lot of market information and competition is very high. We need more know-how and more mentorship. Because of this MI training on women entrepreneurship, I have a chance to meet women entrepreneurs in CLMV, and we shared our experience not only on the theoretical but also practical knowledge. We try to build partnerships with each other, so this is very useful for us.

The subjects are very practical for us to apply in our business. One of the most important is business planning. Normally as an entrepreneur, we try to catch an opportunity as soon as we see it; we never make the plan. In this training, we learned that before we make any action, we need to plan everything, scan the environment, analyse the market data, calculate the financials. Another important lesson is marketing. We had a chance to practice on the Alibaba platform.

The curriculum and the resource persons are very good, very practical, and we learned many things. The facilities in MI are also quite good, and the staff well-trained.

 

Mr. Sokhemrin Yos

Assistant to Director-General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Cambodia  

Activity : Regional Training Program on Labor Migration Management in the Greater Mekong Sub-region 

This training is a bit of a surprise for me because it’s long-term – it’s two weeks. I can say that the training is very interesting because I...

Assistant to Director-General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Cambodia  

Activity : Regional Training Program on Labor Migration Management in the Greater Mekong Sub-region 

This training is a bit of a surprise for me because it’s long-term – it’s two weeks. I can say that the training is very interesting because I gained new experiences, and the curriculum presents insights from CLMV and practices in Thailand.

One of the topics most relevant to my work is the information about migrant workers especially the process of recruitment because that’s something I don’t normally deal with in my regular work. So I gained more knowledge about this part. We learned also about international and regional recruitment when it comes to migrant workers, and this has been very helpful because based on experience, we sometimes only focus on national policy. 

Ms. Soudalay Phommahaxay

Deputy Head, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Lao PDR

Activity : Regional Training Program on Labor Migration Management in the Greater Mekong Sub-region 

The training has been very good, very helpful and interesting. As I’m working for the consular department issuing the passports for Lao citizens, the information on the one-stop service has been...

Deputy Head, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Lao PDR

Activity : Regional Training Program on Labor Migration Management in the Greater Mekong Sub-region 

The training has been very good, very helpful and interesting. As I’m working for the consular department issuing the passports for Lao citizens, the information on the one-stop service has been very helpful to me, as well as the topic on raising awareness among migrants before they leave for the destination country.

I find the training very well-organized. The organizers were all prepared. The facilities were adequate. I wish to extend my appreciation and thanks to MI for organizing this course for us. It has been very useful and helpful. 

Ms. Nattaya Jitkoh

Director, Nari Sawat Reception Home/Protection and Occupational Development, Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, Thailand 

Activity : Regional Training Program on Labor Migration Management in the Greater Mekong Sub-region 

It’s my first time to learn about migrant labor, and I think this training is very useful especially in...

Director, Nari Sawat Reception Home/Protection and Occupational Development, Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, Thailand 

Activity : Regional Training Program on Labor Migration Management in the Greater Mekong Sub-region 

It’s my first time to learn about migrant labor, and I think this training is very useful especially in dealing with the issue of anti-trafficking. This is my first time to join [this kind of] training and meet with people from other countries, and they have all been very helpful especially in our activities. 

Mr. Myo Myint Aung

Deputy Staff Officer, Ministry of Home Affairs, Myanmar

Activity : Regional Training Program on Labor Migration Management in the Greater Mekong Sub-region 

This training is very useful for us because in my country there are a lot of migrant laborers, and I find the topic on the registration of migrant workers as one of the most useful topics....

Deputy Staff Officer, Ministry of Home Affairs, Myanmar

Activity : Regional Training Program on Labor Migration Management in the Greater Mekong Sub-region 

This training is very useful for us because in my country there are a lot of migrant laborers, and I find the topic on the registration of migrant workers as one of the most useful topics. The training has also been well-organized, and the accommodation and facilities are good and comfortable. I would like to thank all of you because I gained many experiences and know-how. I think this training program can promote better relationship among GMS countries, and I feel very happy that I’m part of this training.