Opening ceremony of the International Forum Franconomics 2020

MONday - 26/10/2020 17:20
Opening ceremony of the International Forum Franconomics 2020

The International Forum Franconomics 2020 with the topic "From start-up to smart-up" was co-organized by IFI, VNU, OIF and MOFA on October 22 at Sunwah Hall, VNU, 144 Xuân Thủy, Cầu Giấy, Hanoi. Franconomics 2020 has gathered the participation of many international guests who are ambassadors, representatives of international organizations, experts, universities, domestic and foreign enterprises to directly participate, and more than 50 representatives of international organizations- inside and outside of Francophone Community, foreign universities and businesses participate online from more than 20 countries and territories around the world.

 

On the Vietnamese side, there were Mr. Đinh Toàn Thắng - Director of Department of Europe, MOFA, Vietnam National Representative of the Francophone International Organization; Mr. Nguyễn Trung Kiên - Director of Department of Middle East - Africa, MOFA; Mr. Phạm Bảo Sơn, Vice President of VNU; Mr. Ngô Tự Lập - Director of International Francophone Institute; Mr. Phạm Hồng Quất - Director of Department of Enterprise and Market Development - Ministry of Science and Technology; Mr. Lê Phướ c Minh - Director of Institute of Middle East - Africa Studies; Ms. Ngô Minh Thủy - Director of Institute for Cultural Development, Language and Education and many other guests.

On the international side, there were Mr. Chékou Oussouman - Chief Representative of the Asia-Pacific Regional Office of OIF; Mr. Anar Imanov - Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Vietnam; Mr. Jamale Chouaibi, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco in Vietnam; Mr. Nicolas Warnery - Ambassador of the French Republic in Vietnam; Mr. Marc Rifflet - Deputy Ambassador of Belgium in Vietnam; Mr. Jared Brading - Counselor for Cooperation and Development, Canadian Embassy in Vietnam; Mr. Jean-Marc Lavest - Director of AUF for the Asia-Pacific region; Mr. Étienne Rolland-Piègue - Counselor for Cultural Cooperation and Activities, French Embassy in Vietnam; Ms. Sylvianne Maudonnet - 2nd Secretary, Embassy of Switzerland; Mr. Hsu Hui Huang - Head of Science and Technology Department of Taipei Economic - Cultural Office; Mr. Eric Molay - Attaché of Science and University Cooperation, French Embassy in Vietnam.

The delegations of the International Forum Franconomics, 2020

From left to right, Mr. Đinh Toàn Thắng, Mr. Nguyễn Trung Kiên, Mr. Ngô Tự Lập, Mr. Jean-Marc Lavest

International guests participating online include Mr. Henri Monceau - Ambassador, Head of Standing Delegation of OIF, representative of Ms. Louise Mushikiwabo - Secretary-General of Francophone Organization; Mr. François Ekoko - Africa Regional Coordinator - United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation; Mr. Youssouf Kone - Regional Coordinator for Central Africa - African Development Bank; Mr. Aminou Akadiri - Federation Executive Director of West African Commercial and Industrial Offices, Private Sector Manager - CEDEAO Committee; Mr. Mohammed H’Midouche - Former Vice President of African Development Bank, CEO of Inter Africa Capital Company (connecting from Morocco); Mr. Albert G. Zeufack - Chief Economist of Africa Region - World Bank (connecting from Washington - USA); Mr. Pierre Bonnet - Director of HLFL Consulting Company (connecting from France); Ms. Aissatou Le Blond - Managing Director of M&A Capital Company (connecting from France); Mr. Ahmadou Aly Mbaye - Rector of Cheikh Anta Diop-Dakar University (connecting from Senegal); Mr. Shine Toshihiko - Asian-African Cultural and Language Research Institute, Tokyo Japan Foreign Language University ...

In the opening ceremony, Mr. Ngô Tự Lập, Director of IFI, VNU said “The profound changes caused by the industrial revolution 4.0 as well as the Covid-19 pandemic have opened up great development opportunities, while also posing new challenges for governments and businesses. business, organizations and individuals. The OIF, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam and IFI have decided to co-organize Franconomics-2020 to achieve the goal of building a smart economy, a smart society for a bright future of all peoples, and is also to promote the value of knowledge, of cultural diversity and cooperation among universities, businesses and policymakers of countries inside and outside the Francophone Community "

The opening speech by Mr. Ngô Tự Lập – Director of IFI, VNU

Mr. Đinh Toàn Thắng - Director of the Department of Europe, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Vietnam

Mr. Henri Monceau - Ambassador, Head of OIF Standing Delegation, Representative of Ms. Louise Mushikiwabo - General Secretary of OIF

After the opening session, the overall session of the forum took place with the presentations from speakers from USA, Morocco, Ethiopia and Vietnam in the both live and online forms.

Mr. Francois Ekoko, Africa Regional Coordinator - United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation

Mr. Albert G. Zeufack - Chief Economist of Africa Region - World Bank, connecting from Washington - USA

Mr. Jean-Marc Lavest - Director of AUF Asia - Pacific region

 

Mr. Mohammed H’Midouche - Former Vice President of the African Development Bank, CEO of Inter Africa Capital Company, connecting from Morocco.

After the plenary session, the participants participated in 5 thematic discussion spaces related to 21 challenges of smart startups in the 4.0 era, including South-South and North-South cooperation in the 4.0 era; Smart start-up in the 4.0 era; Challenges of smart startups; Smart startups in key areas; and the Francophonie Cooperation and major Asian economies.

Some pictures of the 5 thematic spaces:

Space 1 "South-South and North-South Cooperation in the 4.0 era" led by Mr. Mohammed H'Midouch - CEO of Inter Africa Capital Group (Morocco) and Mr. Ho Tuong Vinh - Vice Chairman of Science Council - Training by IFI co-chaired with the participation of speakers from Lebanon, Central African Republic, Vietnam and some other countries.

Space 1: "South-South and North-South Cooperation in the 4.0 era"

Space 2: “Smart start-up in the 4.0 era” led by Mr. Nguyen Hong Quang, Chairman of Vietnam Open Source Club (VFOSSA) with the participation of speakers from France, Senegal, Vietnam and other countries.

Space 2: Mr. Pierre Bonnet, Director of HLFL Consulting Company, participated online from France

Space 2: “Smart start-up in the 4.0 era”

Space 2: Ms. Céline Charpiot - Director of Linagora Vietnam

Space 3: "Challenges of smart startups" took place under the chairmanship of Mr. Đào Đình Khả - Former Director of Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Information and Communication with the participation of speakers. come from France, Haiti, Vietnam and some other countries.

Space 3: "Challenges of smart-up"

Space 3: "Challenges of smart-up"

Space 4: "Smart start-up in key fields" by Mr. Đào Tùng, IFI lecturer, Marketing Specialist, with the participation of speakers from Central Africa, Senegal, Russia and Vietnam.

Mr. Phan Trung Nghĩa - Director of Center for Rubber Science and Technology - Hanoi Polytechnic University with the speech "Starting a business with specialized tape for transporting patients with negative pressure BK-IC 4.0".

Space 4 "Smart-up in key areas".

Space 5: "Francophonie cooperation and major economies in Asia" co-hosted by Mr. Trịnh Văn Minh - Senior Lecturer of University of Education - VNU and Mr. Jacques Morisset - Chief Economist of the World Bank in Vietnam. The forum attracted speakers and attendees from many countries around the world including Benin, France, Vietnam and some other countries.

Space 5 "Francophonie cooperation and major economies in Asia"

Space 5 "Francophonie cooperation and major economies in Asia"

Some other pictures in the Franconomics forum:

The Franconomics - 2020 forum took place at Sunwah Hall, Vietnam National University, Hanoi. 

 

Representatives of ministries; Ambassadors, representatives of international organizations, businesses, domestic and foreign universities, experts and scholars participating in the Franconomics International Forum - 2020.

Mr. Ngô Tự Lập Director of IFI with the guests in the Franconomics - 2020.


 
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