The southern province of Binh Duong is making the final preparations to host the 11th General Assembly of the World Technopolis Association (WTA) and related events from October 10 to 12.
The WTA events this year, which coincide with the association’s 20th anniversary, are themed “Smart City as an Innovation Engine for Sustainable Growth”.
Main activities are the 11th WTA General Assembly, the 15th WTA Hi-tech Fair, and the 2018 Global Innovation Forum.
Notably, the 11th WTA General Assembly will share experience in developing sustainable technopolises and governing technopolises in the world.
Other events include the 16th WTA Mayors’ Forum, the 10th WTA University Presidents’ Forum, a meeting among the businesses, the WTA Promotion Day, and the final round of Binh Duong’s creative ideas for smart city contest.
At a press meeting on October 5, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Mai Hung Dung said to push ahead with the implementation of the Binh Duong Smart City project, the province joined the WTA in August 2018. It signed an agreement with the administration of the Republic of Korea’s Daejeon city to co-host the 11th WTA General Assembly.
He noted the hosting of those events will help Binh Duong access advanced technologies, improve its governance and scientific-technological capacity to build a smart city, and introduce local investment potential to international partners.