Jan. 26 – Ho Chi Minh City is set to host the World Economic Forum on East Asia in June 6 to 7, highlighting the region’s steady economic recovery through increasing regional economic integration, local consumption and adaptive stimulus measures.
The region is expected to maintain high growth when the members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) fuse their markets into one by 2015. Vietnam was chosen as a venue for the forum as the current chair of the ASEAN and as a developing economy in the region. The meeting will gather the regional leaders to talk about how to fortify competitiveness while driving innovation and environmentally friendly economies.
The World Economic Forum on East Asia will be attended by chief executive officers and board-level executives of World Economic Forum Member companies and special guests. The last World Economic Forum on East Asia was held in Seoul, South Korea and focused on the implications of the global economic crisis on the region.