Da Nang (VNA) – Nearly 20 foreign enterprises and 40 enterprises from Da Nang operating in numerous fields, including garment and textiles, transportation services, shipbuilding, tourism, and banking, gathered at a seminar in the central city on February 25.

The seminar was part of activities to mark the event Da Nang hosts as a destination of the 2015-2016 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.

It offered a chance for local enterprises and Clipper Race partners to meet, and seek business cooperation opportunities.

William Warl, Clipper Ventures CEO, said that participating racers have to date stopped over in 14 cities in six continents, where the organising board coordinated with local authorities to hold seminars to promote trade connectivity among businesses.

Through the seminar in Da Nang, Clipper Race partners eyed enterprises operating in the fields of ship management and building, tourism, import-export services with Europe, petrol business, logistics in the transport sector, real estate, and wood products.

As of early 2016, more than 14,500 enterprises registered to run business in Da Nang with a total capital of nearly 80 trillion VND (3.6 billion USD). Among them, around 500 enterprises are participating in import-export activities, mainly in garment and textiles, seafood, processed rubber, child toys, power equipment and electronics.

As the world's longest ocean race, the 40,000-nautical mile Clipper Race 2015-2016 is one of the most competitive and challenging sports activities in the world. It started in London on August 30, 2015 and takes 11 months to sail around the world, crossing South America, Australia, Asia and the US.-VNA