On January 22, 2016, Thu Dau Mot University organized a scientific seminar “The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) and the Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement (TPP)-Opportunities and challenges for Vietnamese businesses” with the participation of the Binh Duong Province’ leaders, along with several scientists, lecturers and students within and outside the university.


With this urgent topic, fastened with many significant changes in the socio-economic situation at present, the seminar attracted the participation of managers, reputable scientists in Ho Chi Minh City and the surrounding provinces. The representative of the leadership in Binh Duong Province, Mr. Le Huu Phuoc- Member of the Standing Committee-Head of the Propaganda Committee and Mrs. Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh-Member of the Standing Provincial People's Council and many leaders of other departments in the province attended in this the seminar.


In the opening speech, the Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hoang Trong Quyen Hoang Trong Quyen – the Vice-Rector of Thu Dau Mot University, emphasized that the important events of Vietnam in the year 2015 were joining the ASEAN Economic Community (ASEC) and the signing of the agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). These two events made a deep impact on the whole of the national economy with enormous opportunities and challenges for small enterprises in the integration of the country. This conference is a scholarly forum for the managers, the scientists and the lecturers present, discuss or share the results of new research on the context of the national economy today, when we joined in the two organizations: the AEC and the TPP. Besides, the results, which were gained from the conference, would contribute to support the business, serve for the development of economy in the country and concurrently had a part in the supplement for more scientific data-bases, which would severe for the training and scientific research of the economic departments in  the universities.

In the framework of the seminar, there were ten speeches were reported. They revolved around some contents, such as the influences of the economic communities AEC and TPP to Vietnam's economy; the financial systems, the accounting and the auditing of Vietnamese businesses as well as the opportunities and challenges when participated in the economic communities AEC and TPP. Moreover, the factors affected the standard of the announcements information in financial reports of the listed enterprises and the professional ethics of the accounting and the auditing in the international integration of Viet Nam were the other important content in these speeches. Together with ten reported speeches and 23 articles that were posted in the proceedings, the participated delegates gathered to discuss and share deeply some issues of the opportunities and challenges for the growth of the economy in Vietnam when the AEC effected and prepared for the accession to TPP. They also debated the impact of the system of internal control to the information’s quality on the financial and accounting reports of Vietnamese businesses when integrated into the AEC and in the reality in Binh Duong and the quality of the labor resources in order to meet the market of the AEC and the TPP. Beside the exchange of opinions, the speeches’ reports proposed, recommended on the policy for the government to create favorable conditions to help not only the enterprises in Binh Duong Province, but also the other domestic businesses, to promote the available advantages and increase the competitiveness in the process of the integration into the economic communities AEC and TPP.

At the end of the seminar, Dr. Nguyen Thi Y Nhi, Dean of the Economics faculty, on behalf of the organizers statements, had a final speak to summarize the issues, which were laid out and emphasized the results and objectives had been gained. According her, the research results of the workshop contributed and added comments for the need to change the mechanisms and policies to the Vietnam businesses could enhance the efficiency and competitiveness in the process of integration into the two markets AEC and TPP.


The Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hoang Trong Quyen – the Vice-Rector of Thu Dau Mot University had the speech in the opening of the seminar.

The Prof. Dr. Ho Duc Hung reported the introductory at the seminar.

Dr. Tran Tan Hung presented the essay "The realization of the AEC and the TPP: Opportunities and challenges for the economic growth in Vietnam”

The overview of the seminar

The delegates and the scientists took some souvenir photos at the seminar.