New Models for Growth to Dominate the 15th Annual Meeting of the New Champions

05 Apr 2024

World Economic Forum,

• World leaders will come together to develop new models for relaunching economies, with a strong focus on entrepreneurship and innovation

• The meeting comes at a time when the global economy is approaching a soft landing

• Participants from business, government, civil society and international organizations, innovators, academia and media, will convene in Dalian, People’s Republic of China, 25-27 June

• To register to attend the meeting, click here. Share on social media using the hashtag #amnc24, or #2024夏季达沃# on Weibo and WeChat

Geneva, Switzerland, 5 April 2024 – The 15th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of the New Champions will take place 25-27 June 2024 in Dalian, People’s Republic of China. The meeting comes at a time when the global economy is approaching a soft landing, according to the latest forecast from the International Monetary Fund. But it is only with the right levels of cooperation that the next frontiers for growth can be unlocked.

Under the theme, Next Frontiers for Growth, the meeting will bring together 1,500 global leaders from business, government, civil society, international organizations, academia and media to discuss new models for relaunching economies, with a strong focus on entrepreneurship and innovation.

Held in Asia, which continues to drive two-thirds of all global growth, the meeting will give leaders the opportunity to collaborate and foster ways to spur and maintain positive economic momentum.

“Driven by new technologies, the world is moving fast into the Intelligent Age. This transformation requires new economic and business policy models. The Annual Meeting of the New Champions is a great platform to define the opportunities as well as the necessary mechanisms for global cooperation to enact a better future for everyone,” said Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum.

Through action-oriented dialogues, the meeting will help leaders capitalize on technology's potential for productivity, growth and the energy transition, shape people-centric strategies to match evolving industry trends, and accelerate action for a carbon-neutral, nature-positive future. The programme will also enable a deeper understanding of long-term market trajectories in China and Asia at large.

The meeting has six core thematic pillars: a new global economy; China and the world; entrepreneurship in the age of AI; new frontiers for industries; investing in people; and connecting climate, nature and energy.

“The meeting will not only allow the constituents to gather the latest insights on economic and industrial trends but also will also enable them to engage in peer-to-peer dialogue as well as drive impact on key issues through ongoing World Economic Forum initiatives,” said Liming Chen, Chair of Greater China, World Economic Forum.

This follows a successful meeting in 2023 where global leaders reflected on the complex, interconnected global challenges of the past couple of years and proposed joint solutions to create a more inclusive, sustainable and resilient future.

Members of the media will be invited to join the in-person meeting in Dalian. Many sessions will be streamed publicly on the Forum’s website and social media channels, as well as its digital app, TopLink, providing an opportunity for the Forum’s Digital Members community and the public to engage in deliberations. The public programme will be available on

The deadline for media accreditation is Friday, 7 June 2024. No accreditation will be done on-site.

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