Vice Chairwoman of the Ho Chi Minh City Union of Friendship Organisations Tran Hoang Khanh Van said the contest was held for the first time in 2015 on national scale only. This year’s event was expanded to Southeast Asia to create a dynamic and professional background for young innovators to demonstrate their ideas.

The competition will take place from April 12 – August 8 with qualifying, semi-final and final rounds, open to citizens aged 16-25 from Southeast Asian nations. They will compete in three-member teams and write and speak in English.

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At the press conference

Entries should be sent to the website http://yha.hospitality.edu.vn from April 12 – May 31. Each team must send a brief report on their ideas on one of the topics: tourism, cuisine, restaurant-hotel services, as well as technological application in the field.

The best 30 teams will enter the semi-final round, which must submit short films, recordings, infographics, photos, slides, or music videos and make English presentations.

The best eight teams will move to the final round, which will chose the first, second and third prize winners.

During the competition, participating teams will receive support from consultants and connect with investors to realise their ideas.

Source: VNA