WEF ASEAN 2018 - the most successful regional meeting of WEF: Klaus Schwab

15:46 | 14/09/2018 Events

The World Economic Forum on ASEAN 2018 (WEF ASEAN 2018) in Vietnam is the most successful regional meeting of the WEF, stated WEF Founder and Executive Chairman Prof. Klaus Schwab.

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PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) shakes hands with WEF Founder and Executive Chairman Prof. Klaus Schwab - Photo: VNA

The WEF leader made the remark at a meeting with Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc in Hanoi on September 13.

Assessing the outcomes of the event, Klaus Schwab said that the WEF ASEAN 2018 was not only successful in terms of content but also organization work, with 90,000 people around the world following its activities thanks to Industry 4.0 technologies in addition to thousands of others present at the site.

During the 60 discussions, interactions have been made effectively between start-ups and researchers, he said, adding that the success of the organization work was also reflected through the rational arrangement of activities, plus good logistics work and ensured security.

According to the WEF leader, by September 13 noon, about 7.800 news items and articles on the WEF ASEAN 2018 had been published on global official websites, including 3,000 articles on Vietnamese leaders.

In addition, around 6.7 million people followed the event via Facebook and Twister, with 13,000 comments. On LinkedIn alone, nearly 33,500 people followed and commented on the WEF ASEAN 2018.

The number of news items and articles on the WEF event in Vietnam was four times higher than those of WEF meetings in several other regional countries.

The WEF Executive Chairman thanked the Vietnamese Party and Government for their attention, support and effective cooperation with the WEF to together create this success.

For his part, PM Phuc also thanked Prof. Klaus Schwab and the WEF Organizing Committee for cooperating with and supporting Vietnam in successfully hosting the event.

This has opened up a new chapter in the collaboration between the WEF and Vietnam, he stressed.