Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2014

Creating Value through Innovation

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Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2014 10-12 Sep 2014 Tianjin, Tianjin, China
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Innovation is reshaping expectations about the pace and profile of future growth in the context of the global recovery.

On one hand, a new era of industry advances in data analytics, nanotechnology, artificial intelligence, neuroscience and unconventional energy is transforming business, industries
and economies. On the other, societal concerns such as structural unemployment, income
inequality, skills training and national competitiveness are being framed in the context of
technological innovation.

The challenge will be to define how innovation can generate more and better value for all – for the people we serve, the organizations we lead and the societies to which we belong.

The eighth Annual Meeting of the New Champions, the foremost global gathering on innovation, entrepreneurship, science and technology, will address this challenge under the theme Creating Value through Innovation.

More than 1,500 leaders from business, government and research from over 90 countries will engage in 100-plus interactive sessions following four thematic pillars

New Champions Community

The New Champions comprise Global Growth Companies, Young Global Leaders, Young Scientists, Technology Pioneers, Social Entrepreneurs and Global Shapers. Together with the Forum’s Members and Partners, they represent business leaders and entrepreneurs at the forefront of creating the future economy.


A select group of leaders from the world’s most influential and innovative organizations are invited to serve as Mentors of the Meeting. They will exchange experiences and ideas on critical issues with the New Champions in a special series of sessions.

The Industry agenda will highlight

contributions from:

Global Growth Companies – Businesses poised to become leaders in the global economy based on their growth record, business model and industry leadership

Technology Pioneers – Companies developing potentially life-changing innovations that will make a long-term impact on business and society

Foundation Members and Partners – Chief executive officers of the most influential multinational corporations and their chief officers of research and development, technology and innovation, and strategy and forecasting

The Global agenda will highlight

contributions from:

Public Figures – Heads of government and ministers of energy and resources, science and technology, environment, health and industry, who are committed to improving competitiveness in today’s challenging economic climate

Young Global Leaders – A community of leaders providing strategic insight into the priorities and expectations of future generations

Young Scientists – Exceptional researchers from around the world who have produced ground breaking work

Global Shapers – Individuals between 20 and 30 years of age demonstrating great potential for leadership in society and business

Social Entrepreneurs – Leaders of the most innovative business solutions and partnership models driving social change

Faculty and Global Agenda Council Members – The world’s top experts, who generate insight through thought leadership and interdisciplinary collaboration

Media Leaders – Publishers and editors-in-chief, top economic columnists, and science and technology editors

The Learning Experience

To maximize creative thinking, experiential learning and shared insights, the programme features innovative activities and formats such as:

BetaZone – Visually stunning presentations on topics ranging from information design to life sciences

Discover! – A hands-on learning experience with live demonstrations by top creators of disruptive technologies

Thinking Ahead – New Champions come under the spotlight and share their unconventional ideas and bold initiatives that will shape the future

IdeasLabs – Gain insight on scientific and technological breakthroughs with world renowned experts representing:

Carnegie Mellon University

European Research Council and Nature

Hong Kong University of Science and


Institute for New Economic Thinking

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and


National University of Singapore

University of Oxford

Stanford University

University of Tokyo

Tsinghua University

Creative Intersections

Artists, musicians, designers and architects are innovating at the intersection of advances in science and technology and creative challenges facing many industries. The programme explores this through an Arts and Culture series that includes:

The Ocean Dome – Take an immersive cinematic journey into the realm of fluorescent reefs and rare marine life to experience our threatened underwater resources

Spark – A new series of sessions that pairs artists with scientists to reveal fresh perspectives about key attributes of the human condition

Human Touch – Interact with human-responsive and mechanized works by artists such as Aparna Rao and Daan Roosegarde

The Beat of Urban Art – Celebrate diversity and urban culture with cellist Dana Leong and turntablist DJ Qbert

From: September 10, 2014 07:45
To: September 12, 2014 14:00

Tianjin, Tianjin, China


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Jesper Vestergaard

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