Vietnam to welcome over 800 participants to WEF on ASEAN

(VOVWORLD) - Vietnam expects to welcome more than 800 leaders of governments, global leading groups, civil society organisations and media to the World Economic Forum (WEF) on ASEAN slated for this September in Hanoi. 
Vietnam to welcome over 800 participants to WEF on ASEAN - ảnh 1

The forum will take place on September 11-13 under the theme ASEAN 4.0: Entrepreneurship and the Fourth Industrial Revolution. A record number of regional heads of state and governments will participate in the event, said the WEF’s press release.Justin Wood, Head of Asia Pacific and Member of the Executive Committee at the World Economic Forum, said "the ASEAN region is currently one of the world’s bright spots for economic growth, and their presence shows the commitment they have to ensure this remains the case as the Fourth Industrial Revolution expands in economic scope and impact, and the geopolitical environment around them changes rapidly".

Participants will discuss issues ranging from the region’s geopolitical friction points, to entrepreneurship and employment in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. They will do so with the help of leaders of 100 early-stage start-ups, whose companies represent the dynamic nature of entrepreneurial spirit of ASEAN. The meeting will also include workplace sessions on topics such as Sexual Harassment at Work, and Workplace 4.0.Vietnam’s Acting Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung is expected to be one of those who will preside over discussion sessions at the forum.