Vietnam Logistics Research and Development Institute (VLI) welcomed representatives of two German, one Thai and more than ten Vietnamese universities to discuss new trends in logistics and industry with particular attention to the latest developments in Europe. VLI is a subsidiary of Vietnam Logistics Business Association (VLA) and fulfills consultancy projects to business and government. Its director, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ho Thi Thu Hoa gave an overview of VLI competence profile to match joint focus areas. After presentations of Prof. Sackmann and Prof. Dovbischuk, a discussion was started among the representatives of local and foreign universities.