The festival focused on three themes of “Innovation”, “Gender Equality”, and “Say No to Single-Use Plastic Products”, with 56 pavilions of British enterprises operating in the fields of culture, education, science-technology, fashion and trade.
InspireMe Festival 2018 is one of the activities to celebrate the 45th anniversary
of diplomatic ties between Vietnam and the UK. Photo: Viet Cuong
The festival featured a fashion show with a combination of Vietnam’s traditional Ao dai (long dress) and well-known UK brands, the finale of a music contest, an outdoor screening, a photo exhibition featuring the UK’s landscape and culture, and a Premier League livestream.
Seminars on Holographic 3D technology, computing technology by 2025, vocational guidance, health, and gender equality in the workplace were also held.
There are also typical products on display by more than 3,000 British enterprises that are operating in Vietnam in the fields of education, culture, sports, science-technology, fashion, music and linguistics.
Addressing the event, Ambassador of the UK to Vietnam Gareth Ward said that the festival showcased the creativity and dynamism of the UK, bringing inspiration from the country’s assorted fields.
It was an opportunity for Vietnamese people to enjoy the festive atmosphere of the UK in the heart of Hanoi, he said.
Vice Chairman of the Hanoi municipal People’s Committee Ngo Van Quy highly appreciated that the festival dedicated a space on wildlife conservation and protection, as well as the fight against illegal wildlife trade in Vietnam.
Story: Bich Van – Photos: Viet Cuong & Khanh Longg