HCM City to Host ACCA Conference on Corporate Investments

The UK-based Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) will organize in Ho Chi Minh City a conference on promoting investments in small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Asia-Pacific. The event is scheduled on October 27-28 at the Sheraton Saigon Hotel.

The event is scheduled on October 27-28 at the Sheraton Saigon Hotel, ACCA Viet Nam Country Manager Nguyen Phuong Mai said.

She said about 500 delegates are expected to take part, including 100-150 foreigners, mostly from Australia, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore. The conference will discuss the latest tax laws, employment issues and investment opportunities in Viet Nam, learn the importance of making financial reports and find new investment opportunities.

The conference would feature keynote addresses from Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Finance Tran Van Ta, ACCA CEO Allen Blewitt, and Hoang Van Dung, Vice President of the Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), Ms. Mai said.

The event will be co-organized by two local partners namely the Viet Nam Association of Accountants – Ho Chi Minh City and the Viet Nam Association of Chartered Professional Auditors.

According to VCCI, Viet Nam has about 180,000 SMEs currently and the Government expects the number to increase to 500,000 by 2010.

Admission to the conference is free to international participants, and VND200,000 to local participants.

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By Tuong Thuy

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