The 8 th Vietnam Economists Annual Meeting (VEAM 2015) took place on June 9 in northern Thai Nguyen province, bringing together leading economists, lecturers and experts from Vietnam and all over the world, including Germany, Italy, France, Australia and the Netherlands.

The meeting was jointly organised by Thai Nguyen University, the Development and Policies Research Centre (DEPOCEN), the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and the Foreign Trade University (FTU).

Addressing the workshop, Deputy Director of Thai Nguyen University Dang Van Minh believed the event would serve as a bridge between Vietnamese and foreign economists as well as Thai Nguyen University and other local and overseas universities and research institutes.

It is also a good opportunity for Thai Nguyen University to join international research networks and ramp up its research activities.

During the two-day meeting, participants attend four plenary sessions and 28 parallel sessions discussing papers on the economy, finance, banking and economic management-related issues.

The VEAM is an annual meeting to expand the network for economic research cooperation between experts worldwide and provide a platform for Vietnamese researchers to present their studies and solicit feedback from their peers.

The event runs through June 10.-VNA