VOV.VN - Ho Chi Minh City will host its economic forum 2022 themed "Digital economy: Growth engine and future development of HCM City" from April 14 to 16, the municipal People's Committee announced on March 28 at a press conference.
The forum is expected to provide an ideal venue for local and international experts, along with business representatives, to seek solutions to accelerate digital transformation and strengthen human resources in the city.
Vo Van Hoan, vice chairman of the municipal People's Committee, said although the digital economy is a fairly new concept, it has developed rapidly and has since spread strongly on a global scale in multiple aspects.
The event is anticipated to offer an ideal platform in which relevant stakeholders can further raise their awareness about digital transformation and the economy, and at the same time to help businesses promote creativity and enhance their ability to access new business models, he said.
Participating individuals and organisations will have the opportunity to propose recommendations relating to policy frameworks which will encourage digital economic development with the ultimate aim of turning Ho Chi Minh City into a smart city in the future.
The forum is expected to attract the participation of more than 900 delegates from relevant Vietnamese ministries, diplomatic missions, and international financial institutions such as the World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF), International Finance Corporation (IFC), and Asian Development Bank (ADB), as well as international organisations including the World Economic Forum (WEF) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).