AMNC23: What to expect at the 14th Annual Meeting of the New Champions

The World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting of the New Champions (AMNC) will take place 27-29 June 2023 in Tianjin, China.
The World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting of the New Champions (AMNC) will take place 27-29 June 2023 in Tianjin, China.
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  • The World Economic Forum will convene the 14th Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Tianjin, People’s Republic of China, from 27-29 June.
  • The meeting will welcome over 1,500 participants from nearly 90 countries.
  • The gathering comes as the need for global collaboration remains urgent as various crises continue to impact the global economy.

As the global economy continues its multifaceted transformation, the World Economic Forum is returning to China.

The Forum will convene the 14th Annual Meeting of the New Champions (AMNC) in the city of Tianjin from 27-29 June 2023. The meeting—occasionally referred to as “Summer Davos”—will be held under the theme of Entrepreneurship: The Driving Force of the Global Economy and feature a plenary address by Li Qiang, the Premier of the People's Republic of China.

AMNC comes as converging so-called polycrises continue to impact the global economy. Moreover, an increasingly competitive geopolitical and geoeconomic environment is further straining governments and private industries as they recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The world is experiencing deep systemic and structural economic, geopolitical and technological transformations challenging traditional patterns

—Klaus Schwab, Forum Founder and Executive Chairman.

AMNC aims to renew momentum for the types of innovation that can drive a stronger recovery and foster a more equitable, sustainable and resilient global economy. The meeting also seeks to facilitate global and regional collaboration around various issues.

The meeting’s programme includes dozens of public and private sessions covering six key pillars: rewiring growth, China in the global context, energy transition and materials, post-pandemic consumers, safeguarding nature and climate, and deploying innovation. Furthermore, more than 25 initiatives and coalitions will be launched or advanced at the meeting.

Engaging global stakeholders

AMNC will welcome over 1,500 participants from business, government, civil society, international organizations and academia. Attendees include around 130 public figures, over 800 business leaders from a range of industries and more than 100 recognized innovators from across sectors. Nearly 90 countries will be represented at the meeting.

AMNC aims to engage these international stakeholders and accelerate progress on critical common goals. Key issue areas range from global debt explosion and financial stability to generative artificial intelligence and electric vehicle adaptation. The meeting will also examine the pitfalls associated with economic and political fragmentation.

Moreover, AMNC serves as an opportunity to examine China’s future and the Chinese economy’s role in the global economy.

AMNC will be chaired by 10 top business leaders and public figures: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director-General, World Trade Organization; Nonkululeko Nyembezi, Chairman, The Standard Bank Group Limited; Patrice Motsepe, Founder and Executive Chairman, African Rainbow Minerals; Benedikt Sobotka, Chief Executive Officer, Eurasian Resources Group; Robin Zeng, Founder, Chairman and CEO, Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited; Xin Baoan, Executive Chairman, State Grid Corporation of China; Eric Jing, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Ant Group; Meirav Oren, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Versatile; Carrie Chan Kai Yi, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Avant Meats; Jeremy Allaire, Co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Circle Internet Financial.

Sessions to watch

The public programme will include 35 live-streamed sessions, available to watch here. Highlights include (timings in GMT+8):

27 June 2023:

  • 08:15
    Braving the Headwinds: Rewiring Growth Amid Fragility
  • 10:00
    Welcome to the Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2023
  • 10:10
    Opening Plenary with Li Qiang
  • 11:45
    Top 10 Emerging Technologies of 2023
  • 13:00
    The Existential Fight to Restore Nature
  • 16:00
    Safeguarding Asia's Prosperity
  • 17:30
    The Future of the Belt and Road Initiative

The first day of the event will include speakers such as Li Qiang, Premier of the People's Republic of China; Børge Brende, President of the World Economic Forum; Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director-General, World Trade Organization (WTO); Mia Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados; Ma Jun, Director, Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs; Angela Wu, Associate Professor, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan; Roula Khalaf, Editor, The Financial Times; and more.

Discover the Day 1 programme here.

28 June 2023:

  • 09:00
    Global Debt Explosion
  • 10:30
    Asia's Manufacturing Resurgence
  • 14:30
    Sustainability Reporting: Best Practices from Asia's Champions
  • 16:00
    Enterprising Women in Asia
  • 18:00
    How Can We Trust Our Connected World?

The second day of AMNC will feature speakers such as Keyu Jin, Professor of Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science; Gustavo Manrique Miranda, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility of Ecuador; Faisal Alibrahim, Minister of Economy and Planning, Ministry of Economy and Planning of Saudi Arabia; Paula Ingabire, Minister of Information Communication Technology and Innovation, Ministry of Information Communication Technology and Innovation of Rwanda; Wang Boming, Editor-in-Chief, Caijing Magazine; and more.

Discover the Day 2 programme here.

29 June 2023:

  • 08:30
    Innovating for the Planet
  • 09:00
    Competitive Cooperation in Practice
  • 10:30
    China's Economy: The Big Rebound?
  • 10:30
    China and Africa: Mutually Transformative
  • 12:15
    Closing Remarks

The third and last day of AMNC will include speakers such as Lim Seok Hui, Chief Executive Officer, Philanthropy Asia Alliance; Nonkululeko Nyembezi, Chairman, The Standard Bank Group Limited; Peng Sen, President, China Society of Economic Reform (CSER); Tian Wei, Host, World Insight with Tian Wei, China Global Television Network; Eswar Prasad, Professor, Cornell University; and more.

Discover the Day 3 programme here.

How to follow #AMNC23

Watch all of the livestreamed sessions and catch up on our coverage here.

The official Annual Meeting of the New Champions hashtag is #AMNC23 and #2023夏季达沃斯#. Follow tweets on this hashtag to keep up with everything going on at the meeting.

Coverage and content from #AMNC23 will be posted across the Forum's Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, Weibo and WeChat channels.

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