Agriculture restructuring will come to the fore at the 2014 Asian-Oceania Computing Industry Organisation (ASOCIO) ICT Summit, which is slated for October 28-31 in Hanoi and central Da Nang city.

The event, the biggest of its kind in Asia-Pacific, will offer a good chance to Vietnam to learn from international experience in creating new agricultural and rural development models, thus bringing about a socio-economic facelift, said Truong Gia Binh, Chairman of the Vietnam Software and IT Services Association (VINASA).

More than 700 delegates from 22 economies in the region are expected to participate in the event to discuss visions and strategies to use IT as a pedal for socio-economic development, towards the building of a dynamic, creative and civilised Asia-Pacific community.

A number of talks will be held during the forum, focusing on the IT application in smart agriculture, health, and transport, human resources development, and public services.

Initiated in 1984, the ASOCIO ITC Summit aims to promote, encourage and foster relationships between its members while developing the computing industry in the region.

Vietnam hosted the event for the first time in 2003, following the theme of "Digital Opportunities for Everyone”.-VNA