[photopress:dalian3_1.jpg,full,alignright]Let us start by explaining what the Davos business is all about. The World Economic Forum held in Davos in Switzerland every year draws leaders from business, government and international institutions to exchange opinions and ideas.
The themes of the event are usually the hottest economic and political topics of the year. They normally do not have the sort of title that is thought up by a PR or a marketing person.
Now the world economy has entered a phase of development, as more and more new companies are emerging and reshaping the landscape of the business world.
So a second conference to supplement, not replace, Davos, is to be held in China. Dalian, a coastal city in Northeast China’s Liaoning Province, is the place chosen although somebody has come up with the title Meeting of the New Champions which downgrades the exercise more than somewhat. ‘Summer Davos’ would have been much better and totally explanatory.
The meeting, organized by the World Economic Forum and the Chinese government, is expected to offer a new platform for interaction and collaboration between business leaders, technology pioneers and senior officials from different countries. Xia Deren, mayor of Dalian, said the meeting is to exchange opinions on the latest issues of the world, such as energy, education, environment and technology.
He added: ‘The new champions, as we call them, are a new generation of companies that will fundamentally change the global competitive landscape. They typically have an annual turnover between $2 billion and $4 billion, and no less than 15% year-on-year growth.’
The Summer Davos will be held on September 6 to 8 in Dalian. There will be a total of 60 sessions covering the major topics of the global economic growth such as corporate governance, finance, information, capital, service and human resources.
So far, the World Economic Forum has invited the leaders from 24 countries and 120 ministers to attend the Summer Davos. There will also be invitations for 2,000 formal representatives, including CEOs from Fortune 1,000 companies. (The thought occurs that these important executives are spending far too much time attending conferences and not enough attending to their own business.)
Dalian has excellent hospitality facilities; with seven five-star and 21 four-star hotels. There will be more than 1,000 volunteers for the event, who can speak English, Japanese, Korean and other languages. There will be more than 8,000 guests coming to Dalian during the Summer Davos. At the same time, more than 1,000 domestic and foreign reporters will also come to report the event. Sounds interesting.
Source: People’s Daily Online