Event Description


Time: 08:30 – 11:30, Wednesday, 18 September 2019 (Delegates registration starts at 08:00)

Location: Central Institute for Economic Management, 68 Phan Dinh Phung, Hanoi


  • Discuss some issues which still raise different opinions in the draft Labor Code (amended) (such as regulations on overtime working hours, progressive hourly wages, labor contracts, standard working hours, labor discipline, etc.) and the impacts on employees, businesses and the economy;
  • Proposals and recommendations to adjust and amend the relevant regulations.

Chair: Dr. Nguyen Dinh Cung, Former President of the Central Institute for Economic Management


08:00 – 08:30 Delegates registration
08:30 – 08:40 Opening remarks
Dr. Nguyen Dinh Cung, Former President of the Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM)
08:40 – 09:00 Introduction of some points which is still of discussion in the draft Labour Code (amended)
Representative of Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry
09:00 – 10:00 The draft Labour Code (amended): Identify some impacts on employees, industries and the economy.

  • Dr. Nguyen Thi Lan Huong, Former President of Institute of Labour Science and Social Affairs
  • Dr. Vu Thanh Tu Anh, Research Director of the Fulbright Economics Teaching Program in Ho Chi Minh.
  • Dr. Nguyen Phuong Bac, President of Bac Ninh Institute of Economy and Society Development Studies
  • Other experts
10:00 – 10:15 Break
10:15 – 10:30 The draft Labour Code (amended) and impacts on enterprises’ production and business activities
Representatives from some enterprises
10:30 – 11:15 Open discussion
All delegates
11:15 – 11:30 Conclusion and Closing
Dr. Nguyen Dinh Cung, Former President of CIEM


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