WEF ASEAN 2018 opens in Hanoi
Updated : Tuesday, September 11, 2018 3:48 PM (GMT+0700)

TheWorld Economic Forum on ASEAN (WEF ASEAN) themed “ASEAN 4.0: Entrepreneurshipand the Fourth Industrial Revolution” kicked off in Hanoi on September 11.

An overview of Open Forum ASEAN within World Economic Forum on ASEAN (WEF ASEAN)
- Source: VNA

The three-day event isexpected to attract more than 1,000 delegates, including six presidents andprime ministers.

It is a platform forGovernment leaders and Asian entrepreneurs to discuss and share their visionfor the future, especially as we stand on the cusp of Industry 4.0.

As the host and co-chair ofWEF ASEAN, Vietnam has included many issues it believes are key to ASEAN suchas innovative startup, infrastructure and smart cities, employment in Industry4.0, human resources development and hi-tech agriculture.

With nearly 60 discussions,the forum is also considered a festival for member states to promote a positiveimage of ASEAN countries, convey their messages about a common house of theASEAN Community with diverse cultures, diverse people, strong solidarity, ashared vision and a shared identity.

This is the third time theWEF has chosen Vietnam as the venue for a regional WEF, showing the strongdevelopment of the partnership between Vietnam and the WEF, as well as betweenthe country and the international business community.

Vietnam hosted the WEF onEast Asia in 2010 and the WEF on the Mekong Region in 2016. This year’s eventis also a chance for the country to foster cooperation with partners andattract attention and investment from the world’s leading enterprises.

It will help the countryaccess novel ideas and grasp development trends in the region and the world,especially amid Industry 4.0, and to serve the building and implementation ofsocio-economic development plans and business strategies of local companies.

Hosting the event alsoreflects the Vietnamese Party and State’s policy of actively integrating intothe world and responsibly contributing to common development and integrationissues in the region. It will also help intensify the cooperation between Vietnamand the WEF in the future.


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