HCM City to host 21st Asian Science Park Association conference hinh anh 1Head of the Saigon Hi-Tech Park Management Board Le Hoai Quoc (centre) at the press conference.
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HCM City (VNA) – Some 400 delegates from 20 countries and territories will attend the 21st Annual Conference of the Asian Science Park Association (ASPA) scheduled for October 19-21 in Ho Chi Minh City. 

The event, themed “Science Parks in Empowering Growth Quality and Competitiveness of National Economy”, aims to exchange new models and organisations of Asian science parks, said Le Hoai Quoc, head of the Saigon Hi-Tech Park Management Board at a press conference on October 12.

He also stated that Ho Chi Minh City will take the occasion to introduce its science-technology development and hi-tech industry to improve its economy’s growth quality and competitiveness.

The conference will create an opportunity for Vietnamese managers, scientists and intellectuals to exchange and learn experience in hi-tech development from their foreign peers, he added.

Some 50 reports on science parks will be presented at the event.

On the occasion, enterprises from the southern hub of Vietnam and ASPA members will organise an exhibition showcasing their standout products. Outstanding start-ups and hi-tech products will be honoured on the sidelines of the conference.

ASPA is an international non-governmental organisation established in Japan in 1997 to promote development in the fields of science and technology, industry and economy in Asia. It now has 138 members, including three in Vietnam- Saigon Hi-tech Park, Da Nang Hi-tech Park and Hoa Lac Hi-tech Park.-VNA