City HCM (VNA) – More than 600 experts, scientists, intellectuals and representatives of companies from the country and abroad will discuss how to strengthen the links between companies, research institutes and authorities to develop the eastern region of Ho Chi Minh City in a innovative urban area.
The information was announced at a press conference in the city on November 14 to present the HCM City Economic Forum 2018, which will take place on November 23.
According to Chu Tien Dung, president of the Union of Professional Associations of HCM City, the forum will focus on issues related to the 4th industrial revolution and innovative urban development.
It will highlight the role and impact of innovative urban areas in promoting rapid and sustainable development.
Municipal authorities plan to make the east of the city an innovative urban area, thereby attracting investment from local businesses, especially in renovations and startups.
During the event, participants will also propose measures to stimulate innovative activities in local businesses.
In addition to the main discussion sessions, an exhibition of 70 booths showcasing smart services and technologies and other products will be included in the event.
According to Pham Tran Thanh Thao, deputy director of the municipal foreign affairs department, deputy head of the organizing council of the forum, around a hundred foreign delegates will attend the event, including prestigious academics and representatives of innovative urban management agencies. , businesses and financial services. HCM city institutions.
The event is expected to collect proposals for the city’s economic development policies, thereby mobilizing the resources of businesses and investors for the development programs of the locality.-VNA