HO CHI MINH CITY, May 14 (Xinhua) -- The 2018 Blockchain Festival, the first of its kind, will be held in Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City on May 24-25, featuring over 30 Vietnamese and foreign speakers, and more than 1,500 attendees, the organizer said on Monday.
The event will be organized by Huobi.Pro, the world's third largest digital asset exchange.
Among the speakers, Le Ngoc Giang from the Vietnamese Justice Ministry will make a speech about the road ahead for Vietnam's blockchain industry.
According to another speaker, David Nguyen, president of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce in Singapore, the two-day festival will help increase awareness of the public, including information and communications technology (ICT) businesses and students, about blockchain industry.
Fueled by a young population with a high rate of smartphone usage and large batches of information technology (IT) graduates each year, Vietnam has become one of the fastest growing economies. According to the World Economic Forum, Vietnam has ranked among the top 10 countries for producing engineering talent.