WEF's 'Summer Davos' to get underway in China's Tianjin
The 14th Annual Meeting of the New Champions, also known as World Economic Forum's (WEF) "Summer Davos," will be held from June 27 to June 29 in China's Tianjin Municipality, China's top economic planner – the National Development and Reform Commission – announced on Tuesday.
With the theme "Entrepreneurship: The Driving Force of the Global Economy," the event will focus on reinvigorating innovation and entrepreneurship in Asia and around the world, exploring various paths toward economic recovery and sustainable development, and helping participants keep abreast of the economic prospects of China and Asia as a whole.
The meeting is set to gather over 1,500 global leaders and innovators from a myriad of business, government, and civil society and international organizations, as well as academics.
According to the WEF, this year's Summer Davos will be co-chaired by nine global leaders.
They include Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, director general of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Nonkululeko Nyembezi, chairman of the Standard Bank Group and Benedikt Sobotka, chief executive officer of Eurasian Resources Group.
Also among the co-chairs are executives of Chinese companies Robin Zeng, chairman and CEO of the top lithium battery producer Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. (CATL), and Xin Baoan, chairman of State Grid Corporation of China.