Around 800 people, including young entrepreneurs, artists, scientists, activists, professionals and students gathered at the Under 30 Summit themed “the Next Generation” in Ho Chi Minh City on May 12.

The programme was organised by Forbes Vietnam Magazine.

Attendees included Ton Nu Thi Ninh, former Vice Chairwoman of the Vietnam National Assembly’s External Relations Committee; Truong Gia Binh, Co-founder and Chairman of FPT Group; Le Hong Minh, Co-founder and Chairman of VNG Group; KhaiLee, Managing Partner at 500 Startups; and Do Hoai Nam, CEO of SeeSpace, Inc. alongside outstanding people under 30 years old listed in Forbes Vietnam’s “30 Under 30”.

Also present at the event was Katy Perry, a well-known American singer and songwriter who is also UNICEF’s Goodwill Ambassador and a former member of Forbes’s “30 Under 30” list.

The Under 30 Summit featured three panel discussions, The Next Generation: What defines us?; The Business World is Your Oyster; and Building Your Personal Brand, Changing the World.

Through keynote speeches, seminars, discussions and interviews, young speakers and entrepreneurs discussed opportunities and challenges for today’s younger generation and shared their dreams, goals and future visions.

Start-up showcases and art performances were also part of the programme.-VNA