Hanoi to host World Economic Forum on ASEAN in September

Thursday, 2018-05-03 18:34:11
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NDO/VNA – The World Economic Forum on ASEAN (WEF ASEAN) 2018 is scheduled to take place in Hanoi from September 11-13, featuring entrepreneurship and the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0).

The Prime Minister has set up an organising committee for the event headed by Deputy Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son.

The organising committee of the WEF ASEAN held their first meeting in Hanoi on May 3 to discuss the coordination mechanisms between sub-committees, relevant ministries, departments, and localities in preparation for the forum.

Members also looked at plans to conduct security and logistics work to ensure the event’s success in terms of politics, diplomacy, economics, and culture.

Deputy Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son, head of the committee, stressed that the forum is one of the important external activities for the country in 2018, which aims to increase Vietnam’s position in the world and promote the country among leading global enterprises.

He requested sub-committees and members of the organising committee to proactively work together to prepare for the event.

The WEF was established in 1971 as a non-profit foundation and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. The forum engages the foremost political, business, and other leaders of society to shape global, regional, and industry agendas.