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About 1,500 representatives from more than 90 countries will attend 14th Annual Meeting of the New Champions, also known as the Summer Davos Forum in Tianjin from June 27 to 29.
Themed "Entrepreneurship: The Driving Force of the Global Economy," this year's Summer Davos Forum will renew momentum for innovation and entrepreneurship to drive growth and a more equitable, sustainable and resilient global economy.
“At this crucial time for economic recovery, the world shares challenges that are best tackled through innovation, dialogue and cooperation,” said Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum Klaus Schwab. “This meeting with about 1,500 government, business and other leaders will advance regional and global collaboration to address the world’s most pressing problems.”
Six major topics will be included in the event: rewiring growth, China in the global context, energy transition and materials, post-pandemic consumers, safeguarding nature and climate, and deploying innovation. Sessions will address the latest issues on the global agenda – global debt explosion, financial stability, climate action – with systemic relevance for Asia and the rest of the world, as well as the latest innovative technologies with the potential to transform the world, such as generative AI, plant sensors, care tech, batteries and EVs.
“The Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2023 provides a platform for dialogue for political and business leaders”, said Gao Jian, deputy director-general of the Department of International Cooperation of the National Development and Reform Commission. “The meeting will help participants gain a deeper understanding of China’s economic performance, high-standard opening-up and strengthen confidence in long-term investment in China.”
“It is our vision that to host a conference is to get things done,” said Yang Bing, deputy mayor of Tianjin. “We aim to build the meeting into an important platform, deepening both domestic and international dialogues and cooperation, and showcasing Tianjin. We will make the meeting a green, innovative, open and dynamic international event."
More than 25 initiatives will be launched or advanced at the meeting, serving as platforms for ongoing collaboration. The meeting will also spotlight more than 100 entrepreneurs from the forum's innovator communities.