Media Accreditation Opens for the 27th World Economic Forum on ASEAN

19 juin 2018

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· The 27th World Economic Forum on ASEAN will take place in Ha Noi, Viet Nam, on 11-13 September

· The meeting focus is on entrepreneurship and the impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution in ASEAN

· Media accreditation is now open at

· More information on the World Economic Forum on ASEAN, visit here

Geneva, Switzerland, 19 June 2018 – Media accreditation for the 27th World Economic Forum on ASEAN is now open. The meeting will take place in Ha Noi, Viet Nam, on 11-13 September, with the support of the Government of Viet Nam.

Under the theme ASEAN 4.0: Entrepreneurship and the Fourth Industrial Revolution, this meeting aims to shape the path forward for ASEAN’s major transitions, including crafting new approaches to regional governance and geopolitics; unleashing entrepreneurial activity to drive economic and business dynamism, and shaping new policies to promote more sustainable and inclusive growth.

More than 800 leaders from business, government, civil society and media will participate. Also participating will be the leaders of 100 hand-picked, early-stage start-ups, whose companies represent the finest dynamic nature and entrepreneurship in ASEAN.

“The ASEAN region stands at a critical moment,” said Justin Wood, Head of Asia Pacific and Member of the Executive Committee at the World Economic Forum. “The 50th anniversary of ASEAN in 2017 was cause for justified celebration. But looking ahead, the challenges are rising. Among the greatest are the uncertainties of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Navigating these challenges will demand entrepreneurship to build new companies, create new jobs and shape future-focused economies.” Strategic issues of national and regional significance will also be discussed, under three thematic pillars:

• Entrepreneurship to craft new approaches to regional and global governance

• Entrepreneurship to drive economic and business dynamism

• Entrepreneurship to shape social inclusion

The meeting co-chairs include: Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen, Chief Executive Officer, Plan International, United Kingdom; Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Minister of Finance of Indonesia; Kang Kyung-Wha, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea; Nazir Razak, Chairman, CIMB Group Holdings Berhad, Malaysia; and Kevin Sneader, Global Managing Partner-elect, McKinsey & Company, Hong Kong SAR.

Media accreditation is now open. If you would like to cover this event, please register online at by Friday 24 August. The number of accreditations issued is strictly limited and late requests for registration will not be accepted. No accreditation will be granted on site.

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