FPT Ventures director gives speech at APEC 2017 forum


On Sep 11th  and  Sep 12th in 2017, APEC 2017 Forum will be held at the Reverie Saigon- Times Square (22-36 Nguyen Hue Boulevard & 57-69F Dong Khoi Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, HCMC). FPT representative- Mr. Tran Huu Duc, director of FPT Ventures will attend and give speech in morning session.

The APEC 2017 Business Startup Forum is a forum on the sidelines of the APEC SME Ministerial Meeting hosted by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI). There will be more  than 20 speakers from APEC member economies, professors at universities, banks, investment funds, etc and nearly 350 participants from startups, small and medium enterprises, incubators, accelerators and other components in the Vietnamese eco-system.

The forum objective is to promote entrepreneurship, innovations, and enhance business ethics. Small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), especially start-ups, will be the target audience for the event. MSMEs will therefore be encouraged to innovate and access global value chains right from the beginning.

The forum is also where participants discuss directions in promoting economic and social growth in a sustainable and environmentally friendly manner, providing opportunities for economies to share experiences. Initiatives in this forum will be discussed to formulate a statement on boosting start-ups, microenterprise development, small and medium sized enterprises and propose to the Small Business Ministers’ Meeting APEC.

APEC Forum will take place in two days: On Sep 11th 2017: there will be some activities in sideline events; September 12th , 2017 will be the main day of the Forum with the plenary session of the day (more details in the table below). In addition to the seminars and conferences, the APEC business start-up forum and the development of the APEC start-up community, the Ministry of Science and Technology will also participate in the APEC 2017 Startup Forum with two main activities including: Exhibiting, product exhibition, startup services, and connecting startup to home investment with potential customers – held on Sep 11th 2017.

FPT Representative- Mr. Tran Huu Duc, Director of FPT Ventures will attend and give a speech at the Innovation Session in the digital era in the morning of Sep 12th 2017. The panel session also included the representatives of funds, universities, and companies in Australia, the United States and Singapore. The discussion will focus on questions like What do economies need to do to engage start-ups in the current digital economy? Promoting innovation in combination with IT application in the development of a number of key areas based on competitive edge is important for economies, IT application, and start-up connection in advantageous sectoral value chains of the economies: high-tech agriculture, tourism, culture, entertainment, logistics, and processing.

For more details see: http://www.apecstartup2017.com/program-t11

Le Hoang


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