Chinese Netizen Selected to Meet World Leaders at Summer Davos in Dalian
Georgie Pilcher, Communications Department, Tel.: +41 (0)22 869 3781; firstname.lastname@example.org
Geneva, Switzerland, 1 September 2011 – Chinese video blogger Ming Gao from Beijing has won the Summer Davos Debates video competition and will guest report at the upcoming Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Dalian on 14-16 September.
Gao was chosen from more than 70 submissions in the Summer Davos Debates competition which was run in partnership with Youku, one of China’s largest video hosting sites.
Youku users were invited to upload a short video sharing their ideas and insights on innovation and innovative projects and people to develop the theme of this year’s meeting Mastering Quality Growth. Entries received more than five million views worldwide. Watch some of the entries here on the World Economic Forum’s Youku channel.
With an audience of more than 28 million, Gao is a popular and respected Paike, the Chinese name for a video blogger. He posts daily videos covering breaking news, world affairs and event reporting, including taking his camera to the streets for snapshots of the public.
Gao, who is 45, said he was privileged to represent the community in Dalian and interact with more than 1,700 participants.
“It will be a great honour to have the chance of communicating with so many elites and gaining valuable knowledge which I will share with my family and friends,” Gao said.
This is the fourth consecutive year the World Economic Forum has opened its meetings to video submissions from the public. The Summer Davos Debates are designed to foster direct dialogue between the public and participants.
Follow Ming Gao’s journey to Dalian and watch participant interviews on the World Economic Forum’s Youku channel.
For more information about the Meeting, please visit the Forum’s website at: http://www.weforum.org/events/annual-meeting-new-champions-2011
Notes to Editors
the best pictures from the Forum on Flickr at http://wef.ch/pix
Watch sessions on demand on YouTube at http://wef.ch/youtube or http://wef.ch/youku
Become a fan of the Forum on Facebook at http://wef.ch/facebook
Follow the Forum on Twitter at http://wef.ch/twitter and http://wef.ch/livetweet
Check in with the Forum on Foursquare at http://wef.ch/foursquare
Read the Forum Blog at http://wef.ch/blog
Read Forum reports on Scribd at http://wef.ch/scribd
Follow the Meeting on iPhone at http://wef.ch/iPhone
View upcoming Forum events at http://wef.ch/events
Subscribe to Forum News Releases at http://wef.ch/news
For updates about the activities of the World Economic Forum, subscribe to RSS feed
The World Economic Forum is an international institution committed to improving the state of the world through public-private cooperation in the spirit of global citizenship. It engages with business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.
Incorporated as a not-for-profit foundation in 1971 and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, the Forum is independent, impartial and not tied to any interests. It cooperates closely with all leading international organizations (www.weforum.org).