The Vietnam Productivity Center is organizing a five-day seminar on knowledge management (KM) in capital Hanoi within a project initiated by the Asian Productivity Organization (APO). The seminar, which starts August 8, will be attended by 17 representatives from 14 APO member countries, including Vietnam, India, Thailand, South Korea and Malaysia. Knowledge management is the concept where by an enterprise consciously and comprehensively gathers, organizes, shares, and analyzes its knowledge in terms of resources, documents, and people skills. The seminar will discuss various issues, including the link between KM and productivity and quality management, key factors of KM implementation and consultation. The APO began in 1961 as a regional intergovernmental organization. Its mission is to contribute to the socioeconomic development of Asia and the Pacific through enhancing productivity. The meaning of productivity has evolved and expanded over the years from simply producing quality products at minimum cost to the improvement of the quality of life for all. Each member government designates a national body to be its National Productivity Organization (NPO). NPOs are either agencies of the government or statutory bodies entrusted with the task of spearheading the productivity movement in their respective countries. Vietnam’s NPO is the Directorate for Standards and Quality. Reported by Kieu Huong – Translated by Hieu Trung.