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2019 AHRD International Research Conference in Asia
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11/5/2019 to 11/8/2019
When: November 5-8, 2019
Where: Foreign Trade University (FTU)
91 Chùa Láng, Láng Thượng, Đống Đa
Hà Nội
Contact: Gary McLean

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This year is the year to visit Vietnam!! Put the dates on your calendar!

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We would love to welcome you to Hanoi in the world’s fifth fastest growing economy, Vietnam, for the 2019 AHRD International Research Conference!

Mark your calendars now for November 5-8.

Foreign Trade University (FTU), the leading university in Vietnam, is delighted to invite you to attend the 18th Asian 2019 Academy of Human Resource Development International Research Conference (AHRD2019 Vietnam). The conference is supported by some of Vietnam’s large corporations, including Viettel, FPT, and others.

You will have the opportunity to explore Vietnam, with numerous top tourist attractions and rapidly growing businesses. The theme will be Human Resource Development: Innovations and Evolution in the Digital Era. AHRD2019 Vietnam will open the venue for sharing thinking and practices on HRD foundations to unfold human resources in the promising land of Vietnam in particular and Asia, as well as globally.

The conference will be an important platform to discuss and evaluate how global digitalization and so many other factors impact HRD practices for organizational learning, performance, and sustainable development.

Given Asia’s increasing importance in the world and Vietnam’s emerging market in Asia, this HRD research conference will navigate HRD research and practices, with innovations, change, and performance, laying the grounds for further discussion of national HRD. Such foundations include training and development, learning and performance, diversity and inclusion, leadership development, digitalization development, and education.

These foundations are reflected in the ten conference tracks: 1) national, regional, and international HRD; 2) HRD and sustainable development; 3) leadership development; 4) workplace learning and training and development; 5) career development; 6) organization development and performance; 7) HRD and education; 8) corporate social responsibility and ethics in HRD; 9) information and communication technology and HRD; and 10) emerging issues and innovations in HRD (such as critical HRD, diversity and inclusion, gender, cross-cultural HRD, theory development, and so on).

The conference agenda will include pre-conferences, plenary sessions (including keynotes and a Vietnam NHRD panel), concurrent presentations, networking activities, a cultural tour, a gala event, and so on. All have been designed to create conditions for HRD scholarship and practice to take roots in Vietnam and Asia and provide a forum for participants to discuss HRD innovations and evolution in the digital era; at the same time, effectively linking HRD research to practice.

To be held in Hanoi, the capital city, also a political and economic hub in Vietnam, which is surrounded by satellite economic centers, the conference provides participants with extra activities, including exchanging information and networking with international experts, local governmental officials, and leaders of international and local corporations. Charming Hanoi has aged well, preserving the Old Quarter, monuments, and colonial architecture, while facilitating modern development. Additionally, the conference serves as an excellent opportunity for all participants to explore a dynamic culture and a rich history of the capital city that will celebrate its 20th anniversary of being recognized as a City for Peace by UNESCO.

While staying in Hanoi, you can visit Long Bay in the Gulf of Tonkin, also a UNESCO world heritage site. There are over 1,600 islands and islets, many of which are almost uninhabited and unaffected by human presence. Ha Long Bay presents a spectacular landscape that can be comfortably accessed within a few hours from Hanoi.

Details of the conference is available via are now accepting submissions for consideration.  Questions can be directed to Gary McLean, AHRD liaison, at

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