A seminar hosted by UKABC in London (Source: VNA)
London (VNA) - The UK-ASEAN Business Council (UKABC) will upload images of Da Nang city and success stories by foreign investors there on its event websites, Executive Director Ross Hunter assured Vice Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Vo Cong Tri.

Tri led a Da Nang delegation to promote tourism, trade and investment in London from November 17-19.

In 2016, the UKABC will hold a series of activities to help UK businesses, especially small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), seek and expand operations in ASEAN, towards achieving a 1 trillion GBP worth of exports to ASEAN by 50,000 SMEs, Hunter said.

He also introduced the UKABC’s plan to hold an international conference on doing business with the ASEAN member states in London next April and an international trade exposition in Liverpool next June.

Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Dang Viet Dung said the city plans to hold a tourism promotion campaign next June and asked for the UKABC’s support to introduce the event at the Liverpool trade exposition.

He also suggested the UKABC invite UK business delegations to Da Nang to seek opportunities.

The Vietnamese delegation also held a working session with William Ward, CEO of Clipper Ventures – host of the Clipper Race Around the World in which Da Nang is a stopover, slated for February 17-27, 2016.

In another working session with Ambassador to the UK Nguyen Van Thao, the delegation asked for his support to lure UK investment in Da Nang.

The ambassador suggested Da Nang partner with a UK city and screen strong businesses in specific fields to match with UK partners.

He also put forward a proposal to launch a Da Nang-London direct flight to develop tourism, trade and investment in the region and the city in particular.-VNA