WEF summits

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Deloitte at WEF regional summits

In addition to the Annual Meeting at Davos and the Annual Meeting of New Champions in China, the Forum convenes a number of regional summits each year. These events focus on determining the critical actions necessary to deal with regional challenges and improve competitiveness. They provide a platform for business, political and civil society leaders to take a greater role in global governance and secure the prosperity of their countries and regions.

In 2016, Deloitte will participate in all four regional meetings, and officially support meetings in Rwanda and Colombia.

 

 

The 2016 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of New Champions

The Annual Meeting of New Champions took place in Tianjin, Peoples Republic of China on 26-28 June. The summit was expected to convene 1,900 business leaders, policy-makers and experts from over 90 countries to discuss the following subthemes:

  • Reshaping Growth: How will China’s new Five-Year Plan for socioeconomic development and the next generation of emerging market entrepreneurs drive global and regional growth?
  • Redesigning Systems: How will the Fourth Industrial Revolution transform industry sectors and systems of production?
  • Rethinking Innovation: How can breakthroughs and innovations in basic research, technology and business models shape social and economic systems?

Deloitte University Press is proud to present the following insight from the edge:   

The hero’s journey through the landscape of the future

The forces of the Big Shift are driving both fragmentation and consolidation, fundamentally changing the nature of the relationships among businesses.

Is China getting the 4th industrial revolution right?  By Gary Coleman

While modernizing the shop floor with exponential technologies will keep China a strong player in the manufacturing game, this use of exponential technologies is limited in its vision.

Deloitte will be represented by:

  • Gary Coleman, Advisor, Global Industry, Deloitte USA (Head of delegation)
  • Jeffrey Carbeck, Specialist Leader, Advanced Materials and Manufacturing, DC Innovations
  • John Hagel, Co-Chairman, Centre for the Edge
  • Yasutoki Ishiguro-san, Partner, Deloitte China
  • Rosa Yang, Chairman, Global Chinese Services Group
  • Tian Bing Zhang, Partner, Deloitte China

Featured sessions include:

Gary Coleman, Head of Delegation, introduced the “Towards a New Production Paradigm” session on Tuesday 28 June at 09:30-10:15, in the Meijiang Convention and Exhibition Center. This sessionl discussed what advanced manufacturing actually means in today’s complex global production systems and how the public and private sectors are working together to define a new production paradigm.

John Hagel was the discussion lead for an Innovator Hub session called ‘Data in the Driver’s Seat’ on Sunday 26 June, from 15:45-16:15. The session focused on how the avalanche of data will transform the way we think about business. It was an informal dialogue on strategic business decisions to harness the Fourth Industrial Revolution. 

The 2016 World Economic Forum on ASEAN

The World Economic Forum on East Asia took place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 1-2 June. Delegates convened under the theme “Shaping the ASEAN Agenda for Inclusion and Growth”, which integrated the following dimensions:

  • Driving Sustainable Growth and Social Inclusion 
  • Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution
  • Strengthening Regional Relationshipst

Deloitte’s delegation includes:

  • Tan Theng Hooi, CEO, Deloitte Malaysia
  • Jiak See Ng, Corporate Finance Advisory Leader, Singapore and South-East Asia, Deloitte Singapore
  • Janson Yap, Enterprise Risk Services Leader, Asia-Pacific, Deloitte Singapore
  • Philip Yuen, CEO, Deloitte Singapore

The 2015 World Economic Forum on Latin America

The World Economic Forum on Latin America took place in Riviera Mata, Mexico, on 6-8 May. Delegates convened under the theme “Advancing through a Renovation Agenda”, which integrated the following key issues:

  • Modernizing for tomorrow
  • Renewing the framework
  • Strengthening the foundations

Deloitte was represented by the following delegates:

  • Gary Coleman – Managing Director, Global Industries; WEF LCSP and Head of Delegation
  • Paco Perez Cisneros – CEO, Deloitte Mexico
  • John Levis – Global Chief Innovation Officer and Regional Managing Director Americas
  • Carlos Moya – C&I Lead, Deloitte Mexico
  • Erick Calvillo – Industry Adviser Latin America Competitiveness Lab project
  • Shay Eliaz – Industry Adviser Agriculture project

Deloitte secured two speaking roles on the public program. Gary Coleman moderated the session “Eliminating the Skills Gap” on 8 May, which asked the question ‘How can new models of training help develop the skills Latin America's economies need’. Additionally John Levis served as a panellist for the “Briefing on the state of innovation in Latin America today” also on 8 May.

The 2015 World Economic Forum on Africa

The World Economic Forum on Africa took place in Cape Town, South Africa, on 3-5 June. The theme for the summit wass “Then and Now: Reimaging Africa’s Future”, which integrated the following issues:

  • Marshalling Resources
  • Enabling Markets
  • Inspiring Creativity

Deloitte will be represented by:

  • Lwazi Bam, CEO of South Africa
  • Vanessa Borchers, Global Diversity Lead
  • Trevor Brown, Chairman, Deloitte South Africa
  • Gary Coleman – MD, Global Industries; WEF LCSP and Head of Delegation
  • Tawanda Gumbo, Transitional Leader, Deloitte Nigeria
  • Thiru Pillay, MD for Consulting, Deloitte Africa
  • Chip Cottrell, Advisor for Mapping the Geo-economic Landscape project
  • Shay Eliaz, Advisor for Global Challenge on Food Security and Agriculture project
  • Pradeep Prabhala, Advisor for Redesigning Development Finance project

Gary Coleman, Head of Delegation, moderated the session "Africa at Work" on the public program. The session explored how Africa could oversome barriers to talent mobilty and close its skills gap. 

 
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