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Tianjian to hold 4th 'Summer Davos' next September

2009-11-18 13:43 BJT

The World Economic Forum (WEF) Tuesday announced that north China's port city of Tianjin will host the fourth Annual Meeting of the New Champions, or Summer Davos, on September 13 to 15 next year.

Christophe Weber, WEF's Beijing Chief Representative, said about 1,500 business executives, politicians, economists and scientists from 90 countries will attend the conference.

The participants will discuss how to achieve a sustainable global growth with science, technology, and new business models, Weber told a press briefing.

The WEF will work out a detailed agenda after the Copenhagen Climate Summit in December, he said.

The WEF seeks to make the Annual Meeting of the New Champions as influential as its annual winter meeting in Davos, Switzerland, Weber said.

The meeting provides a platform for the rising generation of global leaders from business and society to contribute to broader policy discussions and engage with the world's top business executives, the WEF said.

The meeting is held every September in China since 2007. Dalian, a port city in northeast China, had hosted the 1st and 3rd "Summer Davos", while Tianjin had held the 2nd.

Editor: Xiong Qu | Source: Xinhua