Tianjin ready for Summer Davos

17:01, September 07, 2010      

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The Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2010 ("Summer Davos" in Asia) hosted by the World Economic Forum (WEF) is set to be held in Tianjin from Sept. 13 to Sept. 15. WEF announced the key participants and program of this year’s meeting in Beijing today.

Ren Xuefeng, vice mayor of Tianjin (left)and Jeremy Jurgens, Senior Director at the World Economic Forum at the press conference on Sept 7, 2010.

Premier Wen Jiabao will attend the opening plenary and deliver a special speech.

Jack Ma Yun, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Alibaba Group, and Wei Jiafu, Group President and Chief Executive Officer of China Ocean Shipping Group Co., are chosen to be the Mentors at the Meeting. WEF said they are business leaders from the World Economic Forum's member companies who have extensive international experience in building global businesses.

This year's Annual Meeting of the New Champions is designed to prepare leaders from business and government for this new growth context under the theme "Driving Growth Through Sustainability," which will be explored in the program under four main pillars: Improving Competitiveness through Science and Technology; Creating New Value from Business Models and for Future Markets; Facilitating Economic and Social Change; and Designing Effective Global, Industry and Regional Solutions.

"The global growth Companies at this year's Summer Davos are at the forefront of demonstrating how entrepreneurship, innovation and technology can create new growth opportunities," said Jeremy Jurgens, Senior Director at the World Economic Forum and Head of the Annual Meeting of the New Champions and Community of Global Growth Companies.

"The Government of Tianjin and its citizens are proud to support the Annual Meeting of the New Champions with our world-class facilities and services," Ren Xuefeng, vice mayor of Tianjin said. "We wish to provide the best environment possible for all the participants to feel welcome and engage productively in this important global gathering."

By Huang Beibei, People's Daily Online


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