ASEAN looks to boost investment
Ha Noi — The ASEAN Business and Investment Summit (ASEAN-BIS) will run from October 26-28 in Ha Noi.
This year's theme will be "Towards the ASEAN Community: From Vision to Action".
The event is expected to attract between 800 and 1,000 delegates, including government officials, policy-makers, economists and business leaders from around the world.
ASEAN-BIS, organised by the ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC), will be held on the sidelines of the ASEAN Summit.
The event was designed to build ASEAN into an open, dynamic and prosperous community and served as a dialogue forum for the public and private sectors to propose measures to facilitate and promote ASEAN economic initiatives, Doan Duy Khuong, ASEAN-BAC chairman, said at a press briefing in Ha Noi yesterday.
Within the ASEAN-BIS framework, a series of dialogues would be held with strategic regional partners, such as Australia, New Zealand, China, India, Japan, South Korea and Russia, he added.
The dialogues would mark an important period in the process of maintaining and promoting long-term sustainable co-operation between ASEAN and its strategic partners, Khuong said.
During the summit, the 2010 ASEAN Business Awards will be held. — VNS