Hanoi to kick off Vietnam Economic Forum 2019

The Government in coordination with the Economic Commission of the Vietnam Communist Party Central Executive Committee to kick off the 2019 Vietnam Economic Forum, which is scheduled to take place in capital city of Hanoi on January 16-17.
The forum aimed to look back  economy achievement in 2018 and discuss on major economic issues, especially assessing the situation, trends, identifying opportunities, difficulties and challenges for the economy, proposing policies and solutions to promote innovation and socio-economic development of the country.
The plenary session and high-level policy dialogue with the theme "Vietnam's economy in 2018 and its prospect in 2019-  Strengthening foundation of rapid and sustainable development”, will be kicked off in Hanoi on January 17, with attendance of Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Head of the Party Central Economic Commission Nguyen Van Binh, Former United States Secretary of State and President of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace John Kerry. 
At the dialogue, the leaders will have important presentations about Vietnam’s economy in 2018 and its prospect in 2019, and some recommendations about economic development in the medium term plan, development of digital economy becoming a core growth of Vietnam, tendency of shifting foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows in the new situation and intensifying competition, connection between Vietnamese small and medium- sized enterprises. 

In the forum framework of the forum, a seminar under theme of “Capital management and mobilization and infrastructure development- International Experience and Policies Recommendation for Vietnam” will be co-organized by the Party Central Economic Commission and International Monetary Fund in January 16 -17 with the participation of senior economic experts from Vietnam, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, etc,  international organizations as International Monetary Fund, World Bank, Asian Development Bank, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, Japan Bank for International Cooperation, Infrastructure and Project Financing Agency, Finance Ministry of Indonesia, Thai Ministry of Finance, Finance Ministry of Vietnam and PwC Company. 

Besides that, seminars on actively dealing with climate change and strengthening energy security to ensure sustainable development, and on digital economy development orientation in the context of the fourth industrial revolution - Opportunities and challenges for Vietnam will be held.

BY HA MY- Translated by Huyen Huong

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