WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM’S SUMMER DAVOS RETURNS TO TIANJIN IN 2010
- World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2010 to be held in new convention centre in downtown Tianjin, People’s Republic of China
- The fourth “Summer Davos” to focus on sustainable growth
Geneva, Switzerland, 17 November 2009 – Representatives of the World Economic Forum and the Tianjin Government, People’s Republic of China, have agreed that the World Economic Forum’s fourth Annual Meeting of the New Champions, or Summer Davos, will take place 13-15 September 2010 in Tianjin. The Meeting is hosted in partnership with the government of the People’s Republic of China represented by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), and will focus on “Sustainable Growth”.
"We are delighted to return to Tianjin for the fourth Summer Davos, which will be held in the new convention centre in the downtown area,” said André Schneider, Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director, World Economic Forum. “Next year’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions will focus on creating sustainable growth, taking into account the developing new world order and the profound economic challenges we still face. China’s leading role remains vital to achieve a full recovery.”
Huang Xingguo, Mayor of Tianjin, People’s Republic of China, said, “The Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2010 will be an important event, highlighting global efforts to recover from the worldwide financial crisis, and the opening up of the city of Tianjin. We will work with the Forum closely to make the next Summer Davos an exceptional meeting, which will create insights towards sustainable global development.”
The Annual Meeting of the New Champions provides a platform for the rising generation of global leaders from business and society to contribute to broader policy discussions and engage with the world’s top business executives. The New Champions are led by the Forum’s growing Community of Global Growth Companies as well as the Communities of Technology Pioneers, Young Global Leaders and Young Scientists.
The meeting will highlight the role that new and fast-emerging multinational companies play in enabling and driving sustainability in a global business landscape that has been fundamentally changed by the economic crisis.
More than 1,300 participants from over 80 countries attended the third Annual Meeting of the New Champions, held in Dalian, People’s Republic of China, in 2009.