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WEF ASEAN 2018: Great Opportunity to Acquire Experience and Initiate Investment Cooperation

Posted: Monday, September 10, 2018

The World Economic Forum on ASEAN 2018, to be co-organised by the Government of Vietnam and the World Economic Forum (WEF), is scheduled to officially take place in Hanoi from September 11 to 13. WEF ASEAN 2018 will be attended by leaders of countries concerned and international institutions, top-notch businesspeople and major media partners in the world.

WEF ASEAN 2018 is expected to bring together high-level ASEAN and non-ASEAN nations and international institutions like ASEAN Secretary General; leaders of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the World Bank (WB); Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC); Executive Director of the APEC Secretariat; Vice President of the Asia-Pacific Region of the International Finance Corporation (IFC); Executive Director of the Mekong River Commission’s Secretariat (MRC), representatives of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); business leaders (mostly in Top 1,000 corporations by revenue); and reporters of reputable news and media agencies around the world.

Themed “ASEAN 4.0: Entrepreneurship and the Fourth Industrial Revolution,” WEF ASEAN 2018 consists of 60 main sessions, including the Open Forum: ASEAN 4.0 for All; Trade Conflict: Overcoming Geo-economic Strains; Narrowing Inequality; New Educational Methods; ASEAN's Priorities in Industrial Revolution 4.0; Technology of Tomorrow: Artificial Intelligence; and Breakthrough: ASEAN Digital Future.

In addition, WEF ASEAN 2018 covers the following topics: Asian Economic Outlook; ASEAN Food System Improvement; Understanding the Internet of Things; Impact of Art; Office 4.0; Breaking Barriers: Women entrepreneurs in ASEAN; Balance of New Forces in Asia; Factories in Asia in the New Era; and Challenges with pluralism/diversityism in ASEAN; Innovative Startups; Fostering Energy Conversion; Technology Transfer Management; New Vision of the Mekong Region; City Design 4.0; Cultural Eve Festival; Geopolitical Prospects of Asia; Fostering Inclusive Finance in ASEAN; Future Employment in ASEAN; ASEAN Health System; Promoting Economic Community; ASEAN - Digital Market Opportunity; Changing Plastic Waste Trends; Identifying Risks in Asia; and Corruption Resistance in the Industrial Revolution 4.0.

VBS 2018 - Connecting ASEAN businesses with world leaders
Vietnam Business Summit (VBS 2018) is a special economic event chaired by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) during the WEF ASEAN 2018.

Themed “Vietnam - We means business: Connectivity & Creativity”, VBS 2018, scheduled to take place from 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. on September 13, 2018 at National Convention Centre (NCC), Hanoi, will focus on discussing Vietnam's roles in regional and global value chains; introduce policy environment and investment and business opportunities in Vietnam, particularly in finance and infrastructure.

The opening session will welcome Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and WEF President Borge Brende to deliver keynotes, discussing Vietnam's roles in ASEAN and global value chains. The Second Session will introduce new business opportunities in Vietnam, represented by leaders from ministries of finance and transport, international organisations, as well as businesses.

VBS 2018 is expected to bring together more than 1,200 business representatives, including prominent WEF-member companies, big companies from major economies (the United States, Japan, South Korea, ASEAN and others), foreign business associations in Vietnam, embassies, diplomatic missions, economic entities and international institutions.

This is a chance for domestic and foreign businesses to access opportunities, and directly contact business leaders in ASEAN and the world; update Vietnam’s economic insights in ASEAN and global value chains; explore new business opportunities in key investment areas and international cooperation in Vietnam. The event also enables them to exchange investment opportunities and experiences in a wide range of industries; and capture new trends and new visions of business in the region to work out appropriate plans and strategies.

VBS 2018 is a forum for Vietnamese and international businesses to have an overview of economic insights, investment and business opportunities in key areas in Vietnam and approach potential investment cooperation partners.

Quynh Anh

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