Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2011

Dalian, People's Republic of China 14-16 September
Mastering Quality Growth

The Annual Meeting of the New Champions, the “Summer Davos”, is the foremost global business gathering in Asia. Introduced in 2007 in close collaboration with the People’s Republic of China and with the personal support of Premier Wen Jiabao, the 2010 Meeting in Tianjin convened 1,300 participants, including over 400 CEOs from Forum Partner and Member companies together with up-and-coming leaders from business, politics, science and technology from 80 countries. In 2011, there was even stronger participation with over 1,500 participants. Read the Meeting Report

Premier Wen and Professor SchwabChinese Premier Wen Jiabao told the Annual Meeting of the New Champions that China will do what it can to contribute to global economic recovery and stability. “I believe China’s economy can achieve longer term, better quality growth,” Wen told more than 1,500 industry, government, technology and civil society leaders gathered at the “Summer Davos” meeting in Dalian. “This will be our new contribution to strong, sustainable global growth.” Read more | Watch the session

Global Shapers - Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2011Global Shapers: With fifty per cent of the world’s population under the age of 27 the World Economic Forum is building a multistakeholder community and a global platform for this dynamic generation. Launched at the Annual Meeting of the New Champions, the Global Shapers are 20-30 years of age, with great potential for future leadership roles in all sectors of society. Read more

Future leadership: What leadership style will work tomorrow? It should be one that pursues employee centrality by democratizing the organization. How can this be created? Through leadership style. The objective of any business is to grow – to get more out of employees, win their trust and go beyond what was done yesterday.  Read more

Frugal innovation: All innovation at its heart begins with an individual. Necessity is the mother of invention, and all innovation germinates in the minds of individuals. When people know they have to do something, it often leads to innovation. But an environment conducive to innovation can be fostered by government policy and funding. Read more

Dalian Village

Resource Discourse: More than 20 mining and metal industry leaders and cross-industry partners unanimously predicted an inevitable future increase in government nationalization of critical resources over the next two decades as a burgeoning middle class in emerging economies begins to demand higher living standards. Read more: Watch session here

Astrophysics Cracking the Cosmos: Answering fundamental questions about the universe – its age, creation, governing laws and content – is an ongoing quest to frame questions of ever-greater scope and test increasingly comprehensive hypotheses. The quest for a comprehensive map and model of the universe continues to be a major driver of breakthroughs across a range of unexpected sectors outside cosmology. Read more

Read: Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao's speech in English and Chinese