|Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa officially opened the Global Entrepreneurship Congress. — Photo EPA/Siyasanga Mbambani / GCIS / HANDOUT|
PRETORIA — A Vietnamese delegation led by Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Trần Văn Tùng is taking part in the Global Entrepreneurship Congress 2017 (GEC 2017), which opened in Johannesburg, South Africa on Tuesday.
The event attracts more than 1,500 delegates who are entrepreneurs, researchers, and policy makers from over 100 countries.
South African Vice President Cyril Ramaphosa said entrepreneurship, especially by young firms, was a right direction amid the world’s current economic situation, particularly in Asia and Africa.
The congress, which will last through March 17, opens up new opportunities for regional and global businesses to enhance experience sharing, seek investment opportunities and boost co-operation. It will provide favourable conditions for participants to get connected, collect information, learn about new initiatives, and continue business ideas, he said.
Organisers said at the GEC 2017, participants could attend plenary sessions on policy making, new initiatives and development co-operation opportunities. They could also participate in discussions about start-up and business or gain an insight into projects and new business chances in the world and different regions or in a certain country they are interested in.
The event also features an exhibition on successful start-ups, big economic projects to be implemented around the globe, and activities of outstanding small- and medium-sized firms. — VNS