Young entrepreneurs look to wealth of ASEAN-China opportunities

The role of young entrepreneurs in economic development of ASEAN and China were among topics discussed at a forum in Vientiane, Laos on August 7-8.

The seventh ASEAN-China Young Entrepreneurs Forum attracted more than 400 delegates from the 10 ASEAN member countries and China. The 21-member delegation of Vietnam was led by Vice President of the Young Entrepreneurs’ Association Nguyen Thu Phong. 

Other issues tabled for discussion were opportunities and challenges facing young entrepreneurs in the fields of infrastructure development and financial administration, and technology and innovation as a good start-up solution for the young. 

The forum provides an opportunity for the young entrepreneurs to engage in exchange and seek ways for trade promotion ahead of the formation of the ASEAN Economic Community at the end of this year. It also plays an important role in trade ties between ASEAN member countries and China. 

On the margin of the forum, the young businesspeople had a chance to promote the land, people and specialties of their countries to international friends. 

According to Phong, the forum has introduced a lot of business models and opened up opportunities through seminars. 

Participating in the event, young Vietnamese entrepreneurs can have a more accurate outlook on regional and global economies while identifying their strength and weakness in business, he said.