Good and bad ideas for developing countries, according to the economist Prof. Finn E. Kydland

Prof. Finn E. Kydland was a co-recipient of the 2004 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics. He was Invited Speaker at the Science for Development Conference that has been organized by the Rencontres du Vietnam Association at the ICISE Conference Center. Vietnam News interviewed Prof. Kydland in Quy Nhon, on the sidelines of the Conference. What is your view on large State owned enterprises (SoEs) in economic development? It’s an extremely bad idea. You’ll see that in China, for example. I think China, with the same use of resources, could have grown substantially faster than it has done and that is in part because of the lack of development in the financial and banking sectors. State-owned banks tend to favour the big State-owned companies and I don’t think bureaucrats are the ones who know which are the best or most promising projects. I don’t think they have the expertise or the incentives to identify the best projects. A market economy potentially works much better...
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Prof. Trần Thanh Vân talks about the 25th anniversary of the Rencontres du Vietnam

Prof. Trần Thanh Vân talks about the 25th anniversary of the Rencontres du Vietnam

Prof. Trần Thanh Vân, founder of Recontres du Vietnam and the ICISE Conference center recently talked with Việt Nam News reporter Hoàng Anh about the Science for development conference, one of the events that mark 25 years since the first meeting. We publish here a summary of the interview.   This year marks the 25th year of Recontres du Vietnam, what special events are you planning for this important milestone? The first Recontres du Vietnam was held in 1993 with around 60 international scientists and 40 Vietnamese. I want to invite many of the original guests from back then to attend this year’s meeting on August 5-11. It will be a much different conference than the first, which will only focus in scientific topics and almost exclusively for scientists and researchers (...). Why did you choose Bình Định as the location for the ICISE conference center and not one of the well-connected cities such as Hà Nội or HCM City? One of the reasons why we chose...
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Danieli’s vision on environmental sustainability: an interview to Mr. Daniele D’Odorico, Managing Director at  Industrielle Beteiligung Co. Ltd., Vietnam

Danieli’s vision on environmental sustainability: an interview to Mr. Daniele D’Odorico, Managing Director at Industrielle Beteiligung Co. Ltd., Vietnam

Mr. Daniele D'Odorico is Managing Director at Industrielle Beteiligung Co. Ltd., Vietnam, owned by Danieli, a big company with its headquarters in Italy. Danieli is a full cycle provider from raw materials to finished products in the metals industry. Mr. Daniele D'Odorico, who lives in Ho Chi Minh City, kindly accepted to answer our questions. Please, briefly introduce yourself and your company’s activity in Vietnam and in Southeast Asia Italian, married, I come from one of the technical institutes in Udine which has always worked with Danieli. I'm 50 and over twenty in the company. Thanks to the opportunity offered to me by the Group, I moved to Vietnam in 2012, initially as technical director. Currently I hold the position of legal representative and managing director of Industrielle Beteiligung Co. Ltd (Danieli Vietnam), in Ho Chi Minh City. Danieli Vietnam, established in 2007, has become one of the Group's most important engineering centers, with 200 local engineers recruited from the best Universities in Vietnam. Which...
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The ICISE conference center to attend IMEX Exhibition in Frankfurt

The ICISE conference center to attend IMEX Exhibition in Frankfurt

Mr. Enrico Belli, our International Marketing Consultant, will attend the ICCA Asia-Pacific Chapter Meeting in Frankfurt on May 14th and will visit the IMEX Exhibition in Frankfurt (Germany) in the following days. Do not miss this opportunity to meet at IMEX the first ICCA member in Vietnam. To arrange a meeting with Mr. Enrico Belli send him an email at enrico @ icisequynhon.com.  ...
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New hotel to open in 2019 in Quy Nhon, Vietnam, close to the ICISE conference center

New hotel to open in 2019 in Quy Nhon, Vietnam, close to the ICISE conference center

A new hotel is going to be built close to the ICISE conference center in the city of Quy Nhon, Vietnam. The hotel has been designed by StudioMilou - Singapore, the same architectural firm that designed the ICISE conference center. The hotel, opening in 2019, will have 124 hotel rooms and will extend the range of services provided by the ICISE conference center for conventions and conferences. The hotel guests will be able to reach the ICISE conference center with a short walk: no need, then, to organise bus trips from and to the hotels. Learn more about organising conventions and events at the ICISE conference center....
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Prof. Rosita Gabbianelli’s visit to ICISE and the Summer School on Nutrigenomics

Prof. Rosita Gabbianelli’s visit to ICISE and the Summer School on Nutrigenomics

Jesi, an ancient town in the middle of Italy, is to host the Summer School on Nutrigenomics. Here at the ICISE conference center we recently had  the pleasure to receive the visit of the organiser, prof. Rosita Gabbianelli. She is Associate Professor in Biochemistry at the University in Camerino, Italy. She unveils, in this interview, her plans of an Asian Summer School on Nutrigenomics. Prof. Rosita Gabbianelli, which is your field of research? My field of research includes nutrigenomics, which can give new insights into strategies useful in maintaining good health by studying the impact of nutrients on gene expression. Nutrigenomics studies bioactive food compounds which can not only properly modulate our genome but also our epigenome. By means of this research we can gain more information about the interplay between food components and health. Research on this subject can also improve our knowledge of the biological properties of food and could lead discovering new foods that are useful for health. Cooperation with...
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Quy Nhon among the 10 best winter destinations according to the Guardian

Here in Quy Nhon, we are aware of the beauty of our beaches, which are among the most beautiful ones in Vietnam, and are very proud to know that our city was recently reported by the Guardian as one of the 10 best destinations of the world for winter escapes. Read here below the first lines of the article: Sitting between the busy coastal hotspots of Nha Trang and Hoi An, Quy Nho’n is a relatively unknown, quiet beach town. The intense resort development seen in the country’s more popular seaside locations has yet to reach this region, making for a laidback atmosphere and the perfect place for a relaxed getaway (read the full article). The event organisers that planned events at the ICISE conference center so far often include a half day or full day excursion in their schedule. New organisers contacting us for a venue enquiry will receive also an optional proposal to include, for instance, a full day excursion to...
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