The Ho Chi Minh City Open University, Vietnam invites you to the comprehensively refereed International Conference on Business and Economics to be held in November 2017 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The Conference offers a program that will facilitate dialogue between academics, public policy makers and private sector economists.

The program includes:

  • International high profile invited speakers;
  • Keynote speeches with the focus on the business tie between Vietnam and Australia;
  • Policy panel discussions with the focus on Agriculture and Energy;
  • High quality submitted papers;
  • PhD Colloquium; and
  • Professional development workshops including (i) “Getting your papers published in high quality journals”; and (ii) “Big data analysis: A practitioner’s approach

The key theme of the Conference on “Regional Integration in the Asia-Pacific region: Prospects, Challenges and Implications for Vietnam” – is both timely and relevant. The Conference particularly focuses on the issues of Energy and Agriculture as these two key sectors are absolutely essential for the sustainability of economic development in Vietnam.


The key purpose of the Conference is to bring together academics, researchers, practitioners and policymakers to discuss ongoing research on a wide range of theoretical and empirical issues related to regional economic integration and sustainable economic growth in the region. Potential topics may include, but are not limited to, the following areas, with emphasis on their impact on agriculture and energy and associated infrastructure:

  • Risk and Uncertainty (e.g. Credit Risk; Market Risk; VaR; CVaR; Distance to Default);
  • Public Policy and Regulations (e.g. Agriculture, Energy, Water, Transport);
  • Macroeconomics and Exchange Rate Policy;
  • Labour Economics and Economics of Education;
  • Regional Economics;
  • Monetary and Financial Market Integration;
  • Banking;
  • Financial Analysis and Management; and
  • Social Capital.

Important Dates

Full paper: 31 July 2017
Notification of Acceptance: 25 September 2017
Registration (Early Bird): 30 September 2017
Submission of a revised version (based on reviewer’s report(s)): 25 October 2017
Registration (by latest): 10 November 2017
Conference: 16 – 18 November 2017

Principal Sponsor: TTC Group