Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2009

Reviving economic growth is the most important priority for policy-makers and business leaders in 2009. Efforts that prevented a collapse of the international financial system failed however to avert a global collapse of demand for goods and services. A crisis in manufacturing has now followed the financial one, which in turn has led to a widespread crisis of confidence. The Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2009 will be held in close partnership with the People’s Republic of China. Given China’s critical importance in the global recovery process, the Forum is working closely with the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) to ensure that the Meeting in Dalian will play a major role in restoring confidence and reviving growth, and contribute to the ongoing efforts of key global governance institutions such as the G20.