Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2012

Tianjin, People’s Republic of China 11-13 September
Creating the Future Economy

The Annual Meeting of the New Champions is the foremost global business gathering in Asia. After five years, it is widely known as the Summer Davos – reflecting the “spirit of Davos” that for more than four decades has meant openness, collegiality and frank, yet friendly, exchange among leaders from business, government, academia, civil society and media.


Annual Report 2011-2012

Despite uncertainty in developed economies across the world, it has been a very good year for the World Economic Forum. In addition to a string of extremely successful events, progress across more than 50 initiatives, the publication of over 100 reports and myriad significant interactions between global leaders, we have taken concrete steps to build a new approach to improving the state of the world.

The Forum is currently enacting a transformation plan that will ensure consistent strategic excellence aimed at enabling...

Date posted: October 5, 2012

Video: Global Implications of China's Transformation


What do transformations in China mean for the rest of the world?


  • Klaus Kleinfeld, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Alcoa, USA; World Economic Forum USA Foundation Board Member
  • Lee Kai-Fu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Innovation Works Management, People's Republic of China
  • Li Daokui, Director, Center for China in the World Economy (CCWE), People's Republic of China; Global Agenda Council on the International Monetary System
  • Sir Martin Sorrell, Chief Executive Officer, WPP, United Kingdom
  • Arvind Subramanian...
Date posted: October 2, 2012

Scene Setter Smart Growth Smart Economies

How can innovation be harnessed for sustained growth and competitiveness?

Date posted: October 2, 2012

Scene Setter Population 7 Billion Challenge

What innovations are needed to meet the basic needs of a growing population?

Date posted: October 2, 2012
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