Preparations for World Economic Forum on ASEAN reviewed
Updated : Saturday, July 07, 2018 10:39 AM (GMT+0700)

PermanentDeputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son chaired the third meeting ofthe organising committee for the World Economic Forum on ASEAN 2018 (WEF ASEAN2018) in Hanoi on July 6 to review preparations for the event.

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son (R), head of the organising committee
for WEF ASEAN 2018, and WEF President Borge Brende at a press conference on June 27
- Photo: VNA

After hearing reportspresented by the Sub-committees and the Secretariat, Son, who is also head ofthe organising committee, spoke highly of their recent efforts, saying thatduring WEF President Borge Brende’s working visit to Vietnam from June 26-28,the two sides reached specific results and basically agreed upon importantmatters related to the organisation work.

Son stressed that thepreparations for WEF ASEAN 2018 is entering the final stage and urged thesub-committees and members of the organising committee to make greater effortsso that the event will be held successfully in terms of all aspects such assecurity, health care, content, reception, communications, culture andaccommodation.

The deputy minister askedthe sub-committee for content to complete the detailed agenda for WEF ASEAN2018 in line with the theme “Resilience and Innovation” of ASEAN Year 2018 andcreate opportunities for Vietnamese enterprises to participate in theconference and enhance links with leading WEF member firms.

He also requested theSecretariat and other sub-committees to well prepare facilities, step upcommunications about WEF ASEAN 2018, promote the hosting role of Vietnam andensure absolute security and safety for the conference.

WEF ASEAN 2018 is scheduledto take place in Hanoi from Sept. 11-13, focusing on the theme “ASEAN 4.0:Entrepreneurship and the Fourth Industrial Revolution”. It will be one of theWEF’s biggest and most important events in the region.

The conference will bringtogether leaders of ASEAN and regional nations, representatives ofinternational organisations, policymakers, experts, scholars, and businessleaders in the region and the world.

Participants are expected todiscuss challenges and opportunities offered by the fourth industrialrevolution for ASEAN states, thereby putting forth ideas, policies and measuresto encourage the entrepreneurship, foster the dynamic, innovative developmentand improve the competitiveness of the bloc’s member nations.

The Association of SoutheastAsian Nations (ASEAN) groups Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar,Laos, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

The WEF was established in1971 as a non-profit foundation and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. Theforum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society toshape global, regional and industry agendas.


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