The World Economic Forum's "Summer Davos" in Asia comes at an opportune moment with many observers seeing the first shoots of recovery from the economic crisis.

Lee Howell on the programme for Dalian 2009

Lee Howell, who is in charge of the programme for the "Summer Davos" – the Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Dalian in September, says dynamic entrepreneurs such as Global Growth Companies will have an important role to play especially in Asia.

The programme underlines the need for a holistic approach to recovery which will include finding new business models to cope with debt and taking into account the need to find sustainable solutions to climate change and other green issues. Watch the interview with Lee here.