Announcement for the conference "Policies on Small and Medium Enterprise Development - Vision and Actions" (06/2016)

On June 3, RED will host a conference titled “Policies on Small and Medium Enterprise Development – Vision and Actions”, under the GAC framework of communication cooperation to improve economic policy.

In an attempt to speed up small and medium enterprise (SME) development, the Government has promulgated and enforced policies exclusively targeted at this economic sector. They include Decree 56/2009/NĐ-CP, 2006-2010 SME Development Plan, and 2011-2015 SME Development Plan, etc.

The policies, however, are merely encouraging SMEs in general, and there have not yet had any specific preferential regulations to boost this economic sector, thereby support for SMEs remains limited. Additionally, implementation of support policies/programs for SMEs is still slow, while time spent on building guiding documents to enforce relevant laws/regulations takes 2-3 years, and there remain many obstacles in implementing the guiding documents. Facts have also shown that most SME development policies are issued after key prior objectives set by the Government.

During the process of studying and researching policies on SME development, RED experts have identified issues that need to be clarified. Also, the compiling committee of the law on supporting SME development would like to hear opinions surrounding the issues.

This conference will attract the participation of representatives from Ministry of Planning and Investment, National Assembly, business associations, SMEs, social organizations that work with SMEs, and journalists. The participants are expected to exchange opinions on SME development, contributing to create favorable conditions for SMEs and SME support organizations to operate more effectively in the time to come.

It gives us a great pleasure to invite you, dear RED members, to attend and contribute opinions to the conference.

Time: From 08:30’ to 12:00 am,  on June 6, 2016

Location: Thong Nhat meeting room, Hoa Binh hotel, 27 Ly Thuong Kiet Street - Hanoi

For more information, please contact:

(Ms) Trương Mỹ Linh  – Trợ lý chương trình               

ĐT: 094.990.3299 - Email:

Please note that each individual requesting to attend the conference need to fill out information at

Registration deadline: 18:00 am on Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Tentative agenda