Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2013

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Abenomics: An Early Assessment

How will Japan's fiscal and monetary strategy play out regionally and globally in the near and long term?

Dimensions to be addressed:

  • Boosting growth through fiscal stimulus
  • Injecting momentum through monetary easing
  • Achieving long-term competitiveness through structural reforms

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Asia Energy Outlook

What factors are likely to shape Asia's energy outlook in the coming years?

Dimensions to be addressed:

  • Resource acquisition and competition in Asia
  • Unconventional gas, renewable energy and nuclear power
  • Policy implications of environmental pollution
  • Energy alliances and strategic regional partnerships

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Building Capacity for Employment

Despite 75 million young people out of work worldwide, millions of jobs remain unfilled. What can be done to develop a more employable labour force?

Dimensions to be addressed:

  • Making vocational training relevant
  • Maximizing the potential of youth entrepreneurship
  • Developing new models of higher education
  • Creating a framework for a resilient job market

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Building Innovation Ecosystems

How are breakthrough innovations designed, developed and delivered?

Dimensions to be addressed:

  • Supporting interdisciplinary and global partnerships
  • Balancing basic and applied research needs
  • Developing new criteria to evaluate funding
  • Rethinking the role of government and industry

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Building the 21st Century Regulatory System

How can regulatory models be adapted to accelerate technological innovation and diffusion?

Dimensions to be addressed:

  • Rethinking regulatory benefits and compliance costs
  • Revisiting the role of soft vs hard regulation
  • Shifting from national policies to global coordination
  • Building evidence-based regulatory frameworks

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Celebrating the 2013 Young Scientists

Join the New Champions community to celebrate the 2013 class of Young Scientists of the World Economic Forum.

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Celebrating the 2014 Technology Pioneers

Join the New Champions community to celebrate the 2014 class of Technology Pioneers of the World Economic Forum.

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China Financial Outlook

Is China's financial system ready for “Likonomics”?

Dimensions to be addressed:

  • Reducing state-led investment
  • Deleveraging to slash debt
  • Liberalizing interest rates

This session was developed in partnership with Caixin Media.

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China Goes Global

How are Chinese cross-border investments and acquisitions transforming industries and markets?

This session was developed in partnership with Caijing Magazine.

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China's Consumer Nation

How will China's transformation into a "consumer nation" affect the nation and the world?

Dimensions to be addressed:

  • Impact on global consumer markets
  • Expectations of a growing middle class
  • Impact on resources and the environment

This session was developed in partnership with CCTV.

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Closing Remarks

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Driving Smart Development

How can science deliver solutions to global development challenges?

Dimensions to be addressed:

  • Determining strategic research priorities
  • Ensuring mechanisms to scale breakthroughs
  • Developing global funding models

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From Investment to Innovation

How can foreign investment tap into Africa's innovation and entrepreneurship potential?

This session was developed in partnership with CNBC Africa.

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From Trade Centre to Innovation Hub

How can the ASEAN region unleash innovation to build and maintain competitive knowledge economies?

Dimensions to be addressed:

  • Rethinking education models
  • Investing in people and infrastructure
  • Building ecosystems for a creative economy

This session was developed in partnership with Channel News Asia.

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The Future of Europe

What are the medium-term prospects for European integration and reforms?

Dimensions to be addressed:

  • Ensuring economic policy coordination and banking union
  • Maintaining momentum for institutional and structural reforms
  • Improving market conditions and competitiveness

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Global Economic Outlook: The View from Asia

How robust is the global economic recovery?

Dimensions to be addressed:

  • Endgame of "quantitative easing"
  • Future of China's credit market
  • Possible global shocks
  • Positive regional indicators

This session was developed in partnership with Bloomberg Television.

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High Growth: High Risk?

Guiseppe Recchi shares insights on effective approaches to doing business in highly unpredictable and volatile, albeit dynamic, growth markets.

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Innovating into the Future

New Champions share their expectations, aspirations and predictions on the innovations that will drive future global growth.

Featuring a live jazz performance with local and international musicians

In this session, you may pose questions and share comments from your mobile device by e-mailing innovatefuture@wef.ch or posting on Twitter using the hashtag #innovatefuture.

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Latin America in the Global Economy

How are new partnerships and paradigms repositioning Latin America in the global economy?

Dimensions to be addressed:

  • Alliances for intra-regional cooperation
  • Extra-regional strategic relationships
  • Models for competitiveness and economic sustainability

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Leading in a Complex World

How do leaders succeed amid rapid technological, economic and social shifts?

Dimensions to be addressed:

  • Changing decision-making paradigms
  • Adapting to new societal norms
  • Managing misinformation

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The Local Multinational

How can multinational organizations balance global ambitions and local responsibility?

Dimensions to be addressed:

  • Developing responsible expansion strategies
  • Customizing business models and incentives
  • Finding synergies with public investment and development priorities
  • Building human capital capacity across regions

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The New Growth Compass

As global economic prospects improve, what sectors and economies are driving the recovery?

Dimensions to be addressed:

  • Unlocking consumer spending
  • Navigating the new normal for macroeconomic policy
  • Capitalizing on technology and talent

This session was developed in partnership with CNBC.

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Opening Plenary with Premier Li Keqiang

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Rebranding China Inc.

Now firmly positioned as the world's second-largest economy, how is China's corporate image changing globally?

Dimensions to be addressed:

  • Building brand equity abroad
  • Driving growth via global acquisitions
  • Addressing intellectual property challenges

This session was developed in partnership with Phoenix Television and Dalian Television

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Reinventing Growth

How will future growth be delivered with the declining potency of long-standing growth models?

Dimensions to be addressed:

  • Limitations of export-led models
  • Collapsing high-leverage systems
  • Shifting to smart-growth models
  • Implementing difficult structural reforms

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Rethinking East Asia

How can trade, investment and cultural diplomacy mitigate political tensions in light of recent leadership transitions in China, Japan and Korea?

Dimensions to be addressed:

  • Trading and investing for regional prosperity
  • Exploring win-win business opportunities
  • Connecting through the arts and culture

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Reversing Income Inequality

With rising income inequality threatening growth worldwide, what can be done to address this major structural challenge?

Dimensions to be addressed:

  • Reconceptualizing the social contract
  • Pinpointing critical structural reforms
  • Understanding the role of business in improving wealth distribution
  • Providing access to quality education and training

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The Science behind Innovation

Ellen Kullman shares insights on how market-driven science can contribute to corporate and societal success.

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Strategic Shifts in the Energy Ecosystem

What trends, business models and emerging technologies are transforming the energy industry?

Dimensions to be addressed:

  • Unconventional energy revolution
  • Renewable energy market uncertainties
  • New distribution technologies

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The Sustainable Start-up

Augie K. Fabela II shares his experience on how to build a sustainable start-up and turn it into a successful global company.

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