PANO - The Vietnam-Australia Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Education Showcase 2018 offers a platform for Australian and Vietnamese institutions, research and business organisations to exchange expertise and build innovative partnerships.

Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) is partnering with the Vietnam Ministry of Information and Communications to deliver the Vietnam-Australia ICT Education Showcase 2018, promoting Australia’s expertise and capability in information communications technology.

Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Phan Tam addressing the seminar

The Showcase opened in Hanoi on 16 May 2018 and will be in Ho Chi Minh City on 18 May 2018. Seven leading Australian institutions will showcase their expertise and excellence in ICT education and training as well as their international projects in this event.

This showcase is highlighted by a panel discussion on “Innovative solutions to quality human resources in digital age in Vietnam” followed by networking and one-on-one meetings between Vietnamese and Australian training providers to discuss potential institutional links and commercial partnerships.

Australia is known for the reputation of high-quality education, research capability, advanced digital economy and strong commitment to innovation and science through the National Innovation and Science Agenda. Those are backed by world-class academic institutions internationally recognised for providing quality ICT education and training and research excellence.

With the fast digital adoption across all sectors in Vietnam, the IT sector is growing rapidly with a focus on hardware, software, e-commerce and IT services. It is expected that Vietnam will require 400,000 IT workers from 2016-2020. As part of its Strategy for Science and Technology Development 2011-2020, the Vietnamese Government is seeking to increase the number of skilled engineers, research organisations, hi-tech incubators and hi-tech enterprise to support this expanding sector.

Reported by Thu Nguyen