[Hanoi, January 09th, 2019], In the series of VECOM’s joint activities, the annual Executive Committee meeting is held annually to review, evaluate the archived results and build, comment and complement the 2019 work plan.

This plan is built according to operating direction in term of 2016-2020 approved by3rd National Congress of Vietnam E-Commerce Association (VECOM), the implementation situation in 2016-2018 and e-commerce development. According to the Association’s evaluations, Vietnam e-commerce continued to grow rapidly in 2018. In legal policy advice and criticism plan for the next year, VECOM will mainly focus on highlight field attracted by public interest such as: Keep track of drafting and promulgate legal documents related to commerce, information technology and communication, advertising, intellectual property, consumer protection, competition, delivery and logistics, payment, network security.  Highly concern about activities on building policies and laws related to information security, especially Decrees guiding Law on network security directly affecting on e-commerce businesses; digital economy development, including sharing economy, application of blockchain technology in logistics and traceability of agricultural products, online tourism, etc to create a favorable, clear, easy-to-attend macro environment guess for e-commerce.

In addition, VECOM will continue to maintain and chair propaganda activities on e-commerce; cooperate with units to organize training courses on ecommerce by locality and by field.

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Mr. Nguyen Ngoc Dung – Vice Chairman of VECOM presented 2019 work plan

Some activities in 2019:

  1. Vietnam Online Business Forum (VOBF 2019)

In 2019, VECOM will continue to cooperate with Vietnam E-commerce and Digital Economy Agency (iDEA) to organize annual event (Vietnam Online Business Forum-VOBF) in both Hanoi City and Ho Chi Minh City.

The event is an opportunity for all organizations, businesses and individuals to discuss online business trends of the year, market forecasts, technologies and outstanding business ideas.VOBF will public the latest market research in term of business online, including E-business Index-EBI.VECOM will invite leading organizations and businesses to participate in online business.

  1. Vietnam International Travel Mart VITM

In 2019, VECOM is going to organize Conference on online business tourism in Ho Chi Minh City with the aim of enhancing connection between state management agencies, social organizations, tourism, technology, payment, insurance, transportation and marketing enterprises; create opportunities for the parties to exchange information on status, development potentials, impacts on business activities and policy and legal issues in online tourism activities, the roles of enterprises which provide online domestic travel services.

  1. Seminar on application of blockchain technology in the field of traceability of agricultural products (July, 2019)

In 2018, VECOM established Blockchain Branch and organized Conference on block chain technology in May, 2018. Over the period of 2018-2020, Branch will prioritize to implement activities related to promote this technology in two fields, which are logistics and traceability of agricultural products. Two fields are directly related to online business as well as help spread e-commerce to localities.

  1. Vietnam Online Marketing Forum 2019 (VOMF 2019)

Organize Vietnam Online Marketing Forum 2019 (VOMF 2019) in August, 2019 with the same scale as previous years in Hanoi City and Ho Chi Minh City. Consider expanding this forum to other cities.

It can be seen that the number of e-commerce events in general and the online marketing field in particular is organized in Vietnam more and more with increasing scale. Some reputable multinational companies have been continuing to organize major e-commerce events in our country. As an association, VECOM consider it as a positive trend needing to be encouraged. However, as organization unit, VECOM must constantly strive for their events in general and VOMF 2019 in particular to maintain the brand which is the most formal and prestigious event in the field of online marketing in Vietnam.

  1. Vietnam Online Marketing Forum 2019 (VOMF 2019)

The workshop will focus on discussing solutions to support e-commerce businesses as well as orientations for enterprises providing Logistics services in general and completing orders in particular.

VECOM will coordinate with agencies, organizations and businesses operating in the fields of: Logistics, delivery, payment, sales, etc.

  1. Vietnam E-business Index 2019 (EBI 2019)

2019 is the 8thconsecutive year that VECOM has built Vietnam E-business Index (VN EBI) under direction and support of iDEA. This activity is a part of the National E-commerce Development Program in the period of 2014-2020.

In addition to build the Index, VECOM often organizes programs related to EBI in order to popularize it to public.

  1. Vietnam E-payment Forum (November/2019)

E-payments in the past few years are growing fast, especially the technology or banking businesses that provide fintech solutions, almost catching up with new trends in the world: from QR payment to NFC applications.

With the desire to expand the dissemination, improve skills for both businesses and consumers when participating in online payment, VECOM will coordinate with reputable large units such as Visa, Napas to organize Vietnam E- Payment Forum.

  1. Program “Sustainable e-commerce development over the period of 2019-2025”

The E-Commerce Index report for many consecutive years shows that until now most e-commerce activities took place in two economic centers, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Ho Chi Minh City and some adjacent dynamic provinces such as Bac Ninh, Vinh Phuc, Dong Nai, Binh Duong and major cities directly under the Central Government are Hai Phong, Da Nang and Can Tho. Online business activities in most other provinces are still weak and there is a risk of falling behind compared to the two leading cities.

VECOM stated that to develop e-commerce comprehensively, it is necessary to implement activities to support small and medium enterprises as well as households in rural areas, towns to sell goods and supply services on the online environment.

  1. Domestic and international cooperation

VECOM will continue to coordinate with functional agencies, provinces and international organizations to propagate, disseminate, train and connect extensive e-commerce cooperation for Vietnamese enterprises and contribute to the development of Vietnam’s e-commerce market.

Download file:

2019 work plan  Click here

Report Summary 2018 Click here

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