The 2013 Invest ASEAN-Vietnam conference was organised for the first time by the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange (HOSE) on March 30.

Tran Dac Sinh, chairman of the HOSE Board of Directors, said that Vietnam should follow the common regional and international trends of connectivity and integration.

The ASEAN connectivity, initiated by stock exchanges within the bloc with HOSE being a founding member, is on the right track to show their respective governments’ strong commitment to liberating the regional capital market, Sinh said.

Invest ASEAN is a regional event which is implemented by the first three countries with connected transactions to promote the region’s capital market.

This year’s conference focused on common ASEAN initiatives and experience in connecting transactions, as well as opportunities and challenges when becoming involved in the transactions through ASEAN connectivity.

The conference features a wide range of events to offer regional investors access to the top companies listed on ASEAN stock exchanges, especially the ASEAN Star group of 30 prominent companies involved in various industries with the largest market capitalisation and highest liquidity rates in each member country.

It is an ideal starting point for investors seeking business opportunities in the ASEAN market of more than 3,600 regionally listed companies.-VNA