In the spring of 2017, the BECHEM Technical and Commercial Conference was held in Ho Chi Minh City (formerly known as Saigon). Since the first instance of the conference in Kuala Lumpur in 2006, the event has been held in Asia every year. In Vietnam, all Asian partners gathered for a strategic exchange of ideas and experiences. The high density of professional competence promoted an intensive discussion on the current issues and future challenges of the market  during many presentations and workshops. Participants exchanged information and feedback about the Asian market and, ultimately, strengthened their professional relationships with one another in order to influence the global future of BECHEM in Asia for the long term.