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Franconomics is an annual event initiated by IFI under the sponsorship of Vietnam National University, Hanoi. Franconomics is a multidisciplinary dialogue on important actual socio-economic topics for scientists, businesses, investors, and policymakers both inside and outside the French-speaking community with its 88 members and observers. Each year Franconomics will be held in a different province of Vietnam to create opportunities for connecting and promoting cooperation, accessing and supplying technology, high-quality workforce, expanding Partner Network for Development.

Franconomics 2019 was organized successfully in Hà Nội and Hưng Yên on October 23rd and October 24th, 2019 with topic Digital technology for the development of smart economy and society. For further information, please follow this link

Franconomics 2020 with the topic "From start-up to smart-up" will be organized by IFI and OIF (Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie) in Hà Nội, Hưng Yên and Hải Phòng on October 22nd and October 23rd, 2020. Besides the main forum, the event includes also two conferences "The situation in Africa - Middle East in the period 2020-2021" and "Smart tourism: toward the sustainable development, a harmony of economy, culture and environment"; and other activities: "the 2nd National Anthem Singing Festival", Pitching day for start-ups and Launching ceremony of Hưng Yên Digital Museum and introduction of other digital projects.


Innovative start-up is a strong trend in many fields, not only in Vietnam but also around the world. Innovative start-up  is not just about the creation of a business that offers new products or services, but also about the improvements in the way that businesses are managed and organized. Innovative start-up , therefore, is generally synonymous with ‘smart-up’; this new term describing advancements in business operations making them more effective and efficient.

Modern management methods thanks to ‘Smart-up’ bring high economic efficiency and lower risks. In this era, ‘Smart-up’ is highly associated with digital transformation and an increased reliance on technology.

To study theories, trends and technical issues of ‘Smart-up’, as well as to share experiences of ‘Smart-up’ in various fields, under the sponsorship of Vietnam National University in Hà Nội, IFI and OIF co-organizes, in collaboration with TIBCO Group (USA) and Institute for Africa and Middle East Studies (IAMES, Vietnam), a forum on the topic of "From Start-up to Smart-up".

The international forum organizers would like to invite scientists, experts, entrepreneurs, investors, entrepreneurs to join and share their experiences.


Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to

In the principal session of Forum: subject "from Start-up to Smart-up"

• The trend of intelligence in start-up activities

• Smart-up experience in different countries

• Tech start-ups and non-tech start-ups

• Mechanisms and policies for start-up activities and innovation

• Smart-up training and consultancy

• Finance in Smart-up

• National and world start-up ecosystem

• Women and Smart-up

• Start-up incubator model

In the international conference: subject "e-Tourisme"

• Smart tourism – Theoretical issues

• Case study of Smart tourism

• New technology and its applications for Smart tourism

• Architecture and IT model for Smart tourism

• Smart tourism management

• Financial technology system for smart tourism

• Impact of open and big data on smart tourism

• Privacy and security of smart tourism infrastructure

• Barriers for the development of a smart tourism system

• Management policy and development strategy of smart tourism

• Smart tourism and heritage, religious tourism

• Smart tourism and related training, education challenges

• Smart tourism and environmental protection

Participation fees:

• Forum registration fee: 50 USD 

• International conference posting fee: 50 USD 

Submission guidelines for the international conference:

• Proposal (subject, 3-5 keywords): less than 500 words

• Full text (summary and keywords): less than 5000 words

• The full text is drafted in the form of .doc, with the author’s name, phone number and institution name

• Language: English, Vietnamese

Deadlines and address:


• Proposal submission: September 19, 2020

• Full-text submission: October 03, 2020


• By email:, cc:

• Address:  602, building G7, 144 Xuân Thủy, Cầu Giấy, Hà Nội

• Tel: +84 (0) 2437 450 173/ máy lẻ 308. Hotline: +84 (0) 948178833



  • Impact of Digital Technologies on Smart-up
  • Human resources in smart-up
  • Fintech in smart-up
  • Business ethics of smart-up in Industry 4.0
  • Smart-up model in Vietnam: theory, practice and case study
  • Smart-up experiences in developed countries: suggestions for South-South cooperation
  • Smart-up in the post-Covid
  • Smart-up in Agriculture
  • Environment and Smart-up
  • Smart-up and digital transformation in healthcare
  • Smart-up in education: multilateral cooperation in the internationalization of education
  • Smart-up and digital communication
  • Tourism and Smart tourism
  • Digital government and smart-up
  • The legal issue in smart-up
  • South-South cooperation and international ecosystem for smart-up
  • Africa - the new economic space
  • The role of international organizations in promoting smart-up
  • Triangular cooperation in smart-up: Europe - Vietnam - Africa
  • Others


Scientific Committee

1. Mr. Đàm Quang Thắng, Senior Advisor for the National Startup Committee (Vietnam)

2. Mr. Lê Phước Minh, Director of Institute for Africa and Middle East Studies (Vietnam)

3. Mr. Michel Mouyssinat, Founder of Regional Incubator of Aquitaine (France)

4. Mr. Ngô Tự Lập, Director of IFI (Vietnam)

5. Mrs. Ngô Minh Thủy, Vice President of University of Languages & International Studies (Vietnam)

6. Mr. Pierre Bonnet, Director of Tibco Orchestra Networks Vietnam (France)

7. Mr. Siri Roland Xavier, Deputy Dean at School of Business and Entrepreneurship, Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (Malaysia)

8. Mrs. Ulrike Guelich, School of Entrepreneurship and Management, Bangkok University (Thailand)


Chekou Oussouman
Mr. Chékou Oussouman
Regional representative of the Asia and Pacific office of the International Organization of La Francophonie (OIF)
Ouidad Tebbaa
Mrs. Ouidad Tebbaa
Regional Director of AUF

Dai su Bi Paul Jansen
Mr. Paul Jansen​
Ambassador of Belgium
in Việt Nam

Albert G Zeufack the World Bank's Chief Economist for Africa Cameroonian 1
Mr. Albert G. ZEUFACK
Chief Economist
Africa region
World Bank

(to be confirmed)
François EKOKO Regional Coordinator for Africa 1
Mr. François EKOKO
Representative for Africa
United Nations Office for
South-South Cooperation
(to be confirmed)
Mohamed Diarra 1
Mr. Mohamed Diarra
General Secretary
Francophone Business Forum

(to be confirmed)
Ahmadou Aly MBAYE 1
Mr. Ahmadou Aly MBAYE
Rector of Cheikh Anta DIOP University in Dakar (Senegal)
(to be confirmed)

Aminou Akadiri 1
Mr. Aminou AKADIRI
Executive director
Federation of West African Chambers of Commerce and Industry - Private Sector Directorate / ECOWAS Commission
(to be confirmed)
Nguyen Trung Kien
Mr. Nguyễn Trung Kiên
Director of Department for
the Middle East – Africa
Minister of Foreign Affairs

Ông Đồng Thế Quang Vụ trưởng Vụ Pháp ngữ Kinh tế và Số 1
Mr. Đồng Thế Quang
Department of Economic and Digital Affairs, International Organization of Francophonie (OIF)

(to be confirmed)
Mr. Ngô Tự Lập
International Francophone Institute

Luong Minh Huan
Mr. Lương Minh Huân
Enterprise Development Foundation


Mr. Lê Phước Minh
Institute for Africa and
Middle East Studie

Mr. Mohamed H'Midouche
celine charpiot

Ms. Céline Charpiot
Director of LINAGORA Vietnam
Founder of OpenHackademy


Mr. Pierre Bonnet
Tibco Orchestra Networks Vietnam

Dam Quang Thang

Mr. Đàm Quang Thắng
Senior Advisor
for the National Startup Committee


Mr. Siri Roland Xavier
School of Business and Entrepreneurship
University Tun Abdul Razak
Mrs. Ulrike Guelich
School of Entrepreneurship and Management, Bangkok University

Shine Toshihiko
Mr. SHINE Toshihiko
Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa
Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
Mr. Vincent Ribière
Managing Director and co-founder of the Institute for Knowledge and Innovation Southeast Asia (IKI-SEA)
Mrs. Ngô Minh Thủy
Research Institute for Cultural, Languages and Education Development 
Pham Hong Quat 3 jpg
Mr. Phạm Hồng Quất
National Agency for Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization Development



22nd and 23 October 2020



The opening ceremony of forum Franconomics 2020 


International Conference “From start-up to smart-up”



2nd National Anthem Singing Festival



Pitching day - Start-up

Visiting cultural


International conference “Smart tourism: toward the sustainable development, a harmony of economy, culture and environment”


Return to Hà Nội






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Ms. Vũ Thị Mỹ Lệ
Center for Consulting and Technology Transfer
International Francophone Institute – Vietnam National University
Address: 602, building G7, 144 Xuân Thủy, Cầu Giấy, Hà Nội
Tel: +84 (0) 2437 450 173/ Ext. 308 Hotline: +84 (0) 984178833

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