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Geneva, Switzerland, and Beijing, People’s Republic of China, 30 April 2019 – At a time when the global economy and geopolitical landscapes are undergoing fundamental change, the World Economic Forum’s 13th Annual Meeting of the New Champions will bring together leaders from business, government and civil society to identify new pathways for sustainable and inclusive economic growth and showcase new models for global cooperation.
Convening under the theme, Leadership 4.0: Succeeding in a New Era of Globalization, the meeting builds on the concept developed last January at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2019 that our world is being defined by a new era of globalization shaped by a shifting geopolitical landscape, rapid technological advances and new, urgent ecological challenges.
“Over the last 12 years, the Annual Meeting of the New Champions has become the foremost global meeting point for leaders at the top of technological and leadership development. It is a great place for multicultural interaction in our multipolar and multiconceptual world. This year’s programme will focus on Globalization 4.0, a system of cooperation that is more technology-oriented, more sustainable and more inclusive,” said Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum.
To help businesses, governments and civil society organizations develop the leadership necessary to harness the disruptive forces these changes bring and to restore a spirit of international cooperation in the face of shared challenges, the programme will include sessions on:
The meeting will also provide an opportunity to advance a number of projects being undertaken on the Forum’s unique platform for international public-private cooperation. These include initiatives aimed at promoting cooperation on technology governance, sustainable manufacturing, reskilling, implementing the technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, biodiversity, the circular economy, precision medicine, and more.
“The world is entering a new era of globalization, shaped by technological change and urgent ecological threat. The Annual Meeting of the New Champions will demonstrate new models that allow cooperation and collective action involving all stakeholders and actors in spite of this new reality,” said David Aikman, Chief Representative Officer, China, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum.
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