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Industry 4.0 Summit 2019 to open in Hà Nội in October

Update: September, 26/2019 - 16:34


Industry 4.0 Summit 2019 will contain is expected to have 2,500 participants attending seminar series on smart banking, smart city, smart production, smart energy and digital economy and visiting exhibition on digital economy. — Photo mta

HÀ NỘI The Industry 4.0 Summit 2019 will take place in Hà Nội on October 2 and 3, gathering 2,500 Government leaders and representatives from embassies, international organisations, localities and businesses.

The summit, themed 'Digital Vietnam: Accelerating digital transformation toward sustainable development', will be held by Party Central Committee’s Economic Commission and several ministries and sectors. It will evaluate the implementation of the Fourth Industrial Revolution of Việt Nam and disseminate guidelines and policies of the Party and the State.

The organisers said there are more than 40 countries and territories, including developing countries, that have issued strategies and action programme relevant to the Fourth Industrial Revolution. In Việt Nam, the Politburo has also worked to upgrade the digital capacities for a powerful 4.0 transformation.

The seminar series focuses on five main topics, namely smart banking, smart city, smart production, smart energy and digital economy.

At the forum, an exhibition will take place with 80 booths from domestic and foreign companies, showing technologies of four areas including finance-banking, production, energy and smart cities. It’s expected to help businesses learn and seek opportunities for co-operation and investment in Việt Nam.

Some 85 per cent of industrial enterprises in Việt Nam still lag behind the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and only 13 per cent are at beginner level, according to Nguyễn Đức Thành, director of the Vietnam Institute for Economic and Policy Research (VEPR).

In a draft national digital transformation plan, Việt Nam targets emerging as one of the top four countries in ASEAN in terms of digitalisation by 2025 with 80,000 digital technology companies.— VNS

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