The World Economic Forum on ASEAN kicked off in Hanoi on September 11. The event is themed “ASEAN 4.0: Entrepreneurship and the Fourth Industrial Revolution”


The three-day event is expected to attract more than 1,000 delegates, including six presidents and prime ministers.

It is a platform for Government leaders and Asian entrepreneurs to discuss and share their vision for the future, especially as we stand on the cusp of Industry 4.0.

Vietnam has included many issues it believes are key to ASEAN such as innovative startup, infrastructure and smart cities, employment in Industry 4.0, human resources development and hi-tech agriculture.

With nearly 60 discussions, the forum is also considered a festival for member states to promote a positive image of ASEAN countries.

This is the third time the World Economic Forum has chosen Vietnam as the venue for a regional event.

Vietnam hosted the World Economic Forum on East Asia in 2010 and the World Economic Forum on the Mekong Region in 2016. This year’s event is also a chance for the country to foster cooperation with partners and attract attention and investment from the world’s leading enterprises.-VNA