Secretary of HCM City's Party Committee Dinh La Thang speaks at the forum (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – The Vietnam CEO Forum 2016, themed “Linking Viet Strengths - Time to Walk the Talk”, opened in Ho Chi Minh City on September 30, attracting nearly 1,000 leading domestic entrepreneurs.

In his opening remarks, Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Dinh La Thang urged the business community to stay united, share experience and opportunities to take the country forward, adding that they should be the smartest advisors to the authorities and State in terms of policymaking and human resources use.

Nguyen Thu Phong, Chairman of the Young Business People’s Association of Ho Chi Minh City, said entrepreneurs should actively link up together, change their way of thinking to broaden vision and create a win-win playground for all stakeholders.

Engaging in a dialogue with the CEOs, Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong answered queries about the State policies towards businesses, and vowed to continue delivering commitments to investors and businesses operating in the city.

Participants joined thematic discussions on building strategic linkages toward joining the global supply chain, contributing to enhancing national internal power and the country’s sustainable development.

The Vietnam CEO Forum was held for the first time in 2012 and since then has become an annual event, providing a venue for the business circle to connect with each other and with policy makers.-VNA