APEC forum to boost women’s integration, economic power hinh anh 1At the event (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The APEC Women and the Economy Forum 2017 is scheduled to take place in Hue city, the central province of Thua Thien-Hue, from September 26 to 29, aiming to enhance women’s integration and economic power in a changing world.

Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Dao Hong Lan said at a press conference in Hanoi on September 20 that the forum aims to contribute to APEC’s joint efforts and continue implementing the recommendations on economic efficiency integration, finance and society, and women’s empowerment, which APEC leaders made in 2016.

The forum will help with the realisation of APEC 2017’s priorities for the sake of sustainable, innovative and inclusive growth, she noted.

It will feature three main events, namely the meeting on policy partnership on women and the economy on September 26 and 27, the public-private dialogue on women and the economy on September 28, and the high-level policy dialogue on women and the economy on September 29.

Fringe activities include a seminar on women as prime movers of inclusive business, a workshop on gender innovation for technology and science for women, a women in transportation forum, and the presentation of the APEC Business Efficiency and Success Target Awards.

More than 500 delegates representing public and private sectors and businesses from the 21 APEC economies are expected to take part in the forum and related meetings.

Outcomes of the events are set to help strengthen the connectivity among APEC women entrepreneurs and between public and private sectors. They are also hoped to create more opportunities for women-led businesses and female entrepreneurs to engage in the region’s value and supply chains while promoting APEC women’s integration and economic power.-VNA