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Seminar: Changing Attitudes to the Market and the State 2011

April 13, 2012

Location:    Thang Long Ballroom, Melia Hotel, 44B Ly Thuong Kiet, Ha Noi

Begins:    Apr 13, 2012 08:00
Ends:    Apr 13, 2012 11:30

The seminar is aimed at discussing the findings of the Changing Attitudes to the Market and the State 2011 report jointly produced by Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and the World Bank in Vietnam in cooperation with Irish Aid.

The report, based on a primary survey of over 1,000 respondents, documents the changing attitudes of Vietnamese towards the Market and the State. Specifically, it ascertains Vietnamese preference for state-led versus market economy, ownership of the enterprise sector, the role of the state in price determination, and transparency in policymaking and others.

The over one thousand respondents of the survey have been drawn from various part of the Vietnamese society including the National Government, Provincial Government or City Administration, Party’s Committee Office, Nation Assembly, wide range of enterprises, civil society organizations, media and international organizations.


8:00 – 8:30 Registration

8:30 – 8:45 Opening speech:

‐ Dr. Vu Tien Loc, Chairman, Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry
‐ Md. Victoria Kwakwa, Country Director, World Bank Vietnam
‐ Mr. Garvan Mc Cann, Deputy Head of Mission, The Embassy of Ireland
8:45-9:20  Presentation of main results of CAMS 2011
‐ Overview of CAMS, Transition to market economy, Transparency
improvement, Attitudes towards the economy.
 Mr. Dau Anh Tuan, Deputy Head of Legal Department, VCCI

9:20 – 9:40  ‐ Price Stability and Role of the State
 Ms. Pham Chi Lan, Senior Economist

9:40 – 10:00 ‐ State-owned Enterprise Reforms
Dr. Nguyen Dinh Cung, Vice President, CIEM

10:00 – 10:30  Comments and feedbacks on the survey results
o Dr. Deepak Mishra, Lead Economist, World Bank Vietnam
o Dr. Le Dang Doanh, Senior Economist
o Dr.Tran Dinh Thien, President, Vietnam Institute of Economics

10:30 – 10:45 Tea-break
10:45 – 11:00 Comments and feedbacks on the survey results (contd.)
o Dr. Nguyen Minh Phong, Senior Economist
o Dr. Dang Van Thanh, Chairman, Vietnam Accounting & Auditing

11:00 – 11:30 Open discussion
11:30 – 11:40 Conclusion
‐ Representative from The World Bank Vietnam
‐ Representative from Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry