Over 2,000 prominent leaders from politics, business, civil society, academia and the arts will convene in Dalian, People’s Republic of China, from 27 to 29 June for the 11th Annual Meeting of the New Champions. The theme of the meeting is “Achieving Inclusive Growth in the Fourth Industrial Revolution”.
Established in 2007, the Annual Meeting of the New Champions has become the foremost
gathering on science, technology and innovation. It serves as a platform for leaders to deepen their understanding of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. This year’s meeting will focus on how technology and policy innovations can be deployed to accelerate the transition towards a more inclusive style of economic growth that prioritizes meaningful job creation and sustainable development.
Chief Representative Officer, Greater China, Managing Director, World Economic Forum, David Aikman, said technology and innovation have a huge role to play in helping to build societies that are resilient, prosperous and inclusive.
He said the Annual Meeting of the New Champions is unique not only in its ability to equip leaders with the insights needed to successfully navigate this period of change, but also in the way it convenes leaders from across all stakeholder groups.
“We hope in this way that it provides leaders with a platform to build meaningful, multistakeholder partnerships to address the critical challenges our world faces.” he noted.
The 2017 programme focuses on scaling up human-centred technology, leading continuous reinvention, creating sustainable systems, and responding to geo-economic shifts.
Vice-Mayor of Dalian, Lu Lin, said the Annual Meeting is an important platform for Dalian and China. Dalian is honoured to successfully host five of the last 10 meetings. Dalian Municipal Government attaches great importance to the preparation of this year’s meeting with new innovative ideas in order to ensure that, once again, the meeting can best present the city as well as of the international standard.
“Dalian is honoured to successfully host five of the last 10 meetings. Dalian Municipal Government attaches great importance to the preparation of this year’s meeting with new innovative ideas in order to ensure that, once again, the meeting can best present the city as well as of the international standard,” he said.