NovaWorld Phan Thiet, an AI hub that will gather the world’s elite

Friday, Nov 13, 2020 10:45

The online meeting between Novaland Group and Michael Dukakis Institute for Leadership and Innovation in HCM City.

Entertaiment and tourism complex NovaWorld Phan Thiet in the south-central province of Binh Thuan will soon become an artificial intelligence (AI) hub of the world where people are able to access the elites of the world.

Developed by property giant Novaland Group, NovaWorld Phan Thiet aims to create a charming, exciting, healthy, and safe destination for a classy international community.

Not stopping at being a hospitality project, NovaWorld Phan Thiet will soon be developed into a bright spot of technological and cultural innovation in the AI era, and will become a gathering place for leaders, innovators and elites of the world.

Over a month ago Novaland singed a strategic agreement with the US’s Michael Dukakis Institute for Leadership and Innovation to develop artificial intelligence (AI) programmes at NovaWorld Phan Thiet.

They will establish the Michael Dukakis Institute-Vietnam at NovaWorld Phan Thiet to organise leadership and creative training programmes, which will be taught online by professors, scholars and leaders from the US and other member countries of the Artificial Intelligence World Society Innovation Network (

The Michael Dukakis Institute will also support the implementation of a series of AI World Society programmes at NovaWorld Phan Thiet such as building the world's first the History of AI house; the Vint Cerf House and the Michael Dukakis House.

It will organise AI summer camps for students of all ages and annual AIWS award events.

The Michael Dukakis Institute - Vietnam will start organising events in Phan Thiet, Binh Thuan, from 2021.

They will be world-class cultural and art events with renowned guests, including international businesspeople, leaders and scientists, and include the 2022 World Leadership Alliance-Club de Madrid Conference and the awards event for top leaders and top start-ups.

NovaWorld Phan Thiet will be a destination for global AI start-ups.

Making a speech at an online meeting between the two sides on Wednesday, Bui Thanh Nhon, chairman of Novaland Group, said: “This co-operation will further increase the value of NovaWorld Phan Thiet, a new destination for the world, where people will come to live, work, relax, or travel and feel like they are living in one of the great centres and have access to the elites of the world.

“With its favorable climate and natural beauty, transportation infrastructure and facilities that meet the standards of major international events, NovaWorld Phan Thiet will make Phan Thiet an attractive and favourite global destination for tourism, resorts, conferences – seminars.”

Talking about the co-opertion between the two sides, Michael Dukakis, President of the Michael Dukakis Institute said: “We are very excited about the opportunity it gives us to work directly with you, to learn from you, and to collaborate with you. And we have extremely good people here who want you to give you a sense of the kind of contributions.”

AI is a crucial technology in Viet Nam and globally, serving digital transformation and providing solutions for products and services to develop smart urban models.

The HCM City People's Committee has just established an advisory council for AI research and application.

In line with the trend, Novaland Group is one of the pioneers to invest in AI, and the AI centre in NovaWorld Phan Thiet will gather elites from Viet Nam and the world.

The institute was founded and is led by Michael Dukakis, the 1988 US Democratic presidential candidate and former Massachusetts governor, with top professors from Harvard and MIT University involved in it.

The Michael Dukakis Institute will link NovaWorld Phan Thiet to AIWS City and AIWS University and make NovaWorld Phan Thiet a destination for the global AI community.

NovaWorld Phan Thiet, the world’s beach city for wellness

An ocean square in NovaWorld Phan Thiet project. NovaWorld Phan Thiet is situated in Phan Thiet City, famous for its blue seas, white sand, golden sunshine, and reliable climate year-round.

NovaWorld Phan Thiet is situated in Phan Thiet City, famous for its blue seas, white sand, golden sunshine, and reliable climate year-round.

The project is conveniently connected with HCM City.

Across 1,000 hectares and 7km of coastline, McKinsey-consulted NovaWorld Phan Thiet is set to become an attractive destination for premier resorts, shopping malls, dining, entertainment, education, health, and sports.

Its master plan was created by leading design consultants like Aedas and Nikken Sekkei.

With its investment of nearly US$5 billion, NovaWorld Phan Thiet has hundreds of outstanding facilities such as a theme park and a water park; a 7,000-seat indoor performing arts center; an exclusive 36-hole PGA golf course; a 3,500-seat ATP tennis Arena; a 42.195km Marathon course; fashion outlet malls; a night street food & entertainment centre; the 16ha Bikini Beach operated by the famous Finns Beach Club; prestigious national and international hospitals; beauty salons; a higher education college for nursing, tourism, F&B, and hospitality; an international village; a retirement village; and more than 20 resorts run by the most famous global brands.

NovaWorld will host a long list of international events every year like golf tournaments, professional tennis tournaments, Olympic sports, kite surfing, beauty contests, fashion and music festivals, and more.

They will create a bustling environment to ensure that NovaWorld Phan Thiet becomes an exciting and attractive destination and a case study for Novaland Group’s mission of creating "destinations."

The project has ensured there is infrastructure to create an ideal destination for MICE tourism, health tourism, team building, and summer activities for students from around the world.

Novaland is a leading and prestigious property developer in Vietnam for the last 28 years.

It has lands of around 5,000ha for three key product suites, property in central HCM City, satellite urban areas in Dong Nai Province and second-home projects and integrated resorts in major tourism provinces.

It seeks to co-operate with world-class professional advisors and management companies to promote sustainable tourism development in accordance with the National Tourism Development Strategy, build smart ecological urban cities and high-class tourist destinations and help Vietnam leave an imprint on the world tourism map.

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