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Organizers unveil event details for upcoming 2010 Summer Davos

2010-09-07 14:45:52 GMT2010-09-07 22:45:52 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

World Economic Forum holds a press conference for Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2010 in Beijing, capital of China, on Sept. 7, 2010. The major guests and agenda of the annual meeting were announced in the conference. (Xinhua/Li Mingfang)

BEIJING, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- The Annual Meeting of the New Champions, also known as the Summer Davos, will focus on "Driving Growth through Sustainability" this year, with more than 1,400 participants from 88 countries attending the event, forum organizers said here Tuesday.

The theme will be discussed under four main pillars: improving competitiveness through science and technology; creating new value from business models and for future markets; facilitating economic and social change; and designing effective global, industrial and regional solutions, said Jeremy Jurgens, Senior Director at the World Economic Forum (WEF).

Convened by the Geneva-based WEF, the meeting is set to be held from Sept. 13 to 15 in China's northern port city of Tianjin, attracting political leaders, scholars and business executives throughout the world, especially from emerging economies and industries.

"The Annual Meeting of the New Champions will highlight how the sustainability imperative is transforming companies and reshaping industries," said Jurgens, who is also Head of the Annual Meeting of the New Champions and Community of Global Growth Companies.

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao will attend the opening ceremony of the event and deliver a speech, according to China's Foreign Ministry.

Senior leaders from Iceland, Moldova, Papua New Guinea, Mongolia, Zimbabwe, Bulgaria and Cambodia will also take part in the meeting, said organizers.

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