First forum to gather Vietnamese young intellectuals around the globe hinh anh 1Overview of a press conference on the first Vietnamese Young Intellectual Forum on November 26 (Photo:

Hanoi (VNA) – The first Vietnamese Young Intellectual ForumVYI Forum 2018 will take place from November 27-29 in Da Nang central city with the participation of more than 200 Vietnamese young intellectuals residing in 21 countries and working in 52 different areas.

According to the organizers - the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee and the Vietnam Youth Federation - 27 percent of the participants are assistant professors, doctors and post-docs, 25 percent hold MA degrees, 33 percent have bachelor degrees and 5 percent are outstanding students.

The forum aims to seek breakthrough solutions to innovative startup in Vietnam.

Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee Nguyen Ngoc Luong said the union hopes that the event will be held annually in Vietnam, creating opportunities for young intellectuals living in and outside the country to raise their initiative and new ideas, thus contributing to the Government’s efforts in implementing national development goals.

It is also a channel for Government and State agencies to receive advice from the young intellectuals on current issues, as well as difficulties and challenges facing the country.

Participants will discuss the visions, missions, roles and capacity of Vietnamese young intellectuals, while giving recommendations on mechanisms to attract and promote high quality resources, and encourage the youth to actively contribute to the national construction and development.

Vice Standing Chairwoman of the Vietnam Youth Federation Nguyen Thi Thu Van said that within the forum, a discussion between leaders of the Party, State, and Government agencies with Vietnamese young intellectuals around the globe will take place, focusing on technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution in environmental protection and climate change response, and promoting innovation in production.

A report on recommendations and policy proposals will be released after the discussion.

Participants will also debate the operation of a network connecting Vietnamese young intellectuals around the world.

The event will conclude with a youth startup forum to seek breakthrough measures for the development of Vietnam’s innovative startup. This is an opportunity for startup firms, investors, experts and advisors to give their ideas and solutions, contributing to the expansion of the national startup ecosystem, and supporting the youth in launching their startups.-VNA