Deloitte at WEF’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions 

The World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting of the New Champions (AMNC) is held each year in China. Established in 2007 as the foremost global gathering on science, technology and innovation, it convenes the next generation of fast-growing enterprises with world leaders from business, government, media and civil society.

Deloitte at the AMNC 2018

The 2018 Annual Meeting of the New Champions will take place in Tianjin, China, on 18-20 September. More than 2000 participants from 90 countries will convene under the theme “Shaping Innovative Societies in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.”

Deloitte’s delegation at this year’s event includes:

  • Patrick Tsang, Deloitte China CEO and Head of Delegation
  • Andrew Vaz, Deloitte Global Chief Innovation Officer
  • Vivian Jiang, Deloitte Asia Pacific Clients & Industries Leader and Deloitte China Vice Chairlady
  • Adam Powick, Deloitte Asia Pacific Consulting Leader
  • Dora Liu, Deloitte China Innovation Leader
  • Rob Wainwright, Deloitte Netherlands Senior Cyber Partner
  • Lily Sheng, Deloitte China Brand & Communications Leader

For more information on Deloitte’s local involvement, please see the China member firm’s WEF pages.

Deloitte at the AMNC 2017

The 2017 Annual Meeting of the New Champions was held in Dalian, China, on 27 – 29 June. More than 2000 participants from 90 countries convened under the theme "Achieving Inclusive Growth in the Fourth Industrial Revolution", which focused on the following three dimensions:

  • Enabling Emerging Technologies
  • Preparing for Systems Leadership
  • Rethinking Inclusive Growth

Deloitte’s delegation included:

  • Gary Coleman, Managing Principal, Global Industry, Senior Client Adviser
  • Yaohua (Stanley) Dai, Managing Partner, Deloitte China
  • Paul Yu Hay Siu, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte China
  • Ying (Rosa) Yang, Chair, Global Chinese Services Group

The following Deloitte leaders additionally participated in specialist sessions at AMNC related to specific Forum projects and initiatives:

  • Jeffrey Carbeck (Global Future Council on Advanced Manufacturing), Specialist Leader, Advanced Materials and Manufacturing

Speaking role

Gary Coleman facilitated the “Building Blocks for Innovation” session.

The panellists included:

  • Andrea Bandelli - Executive Director, Science Gallery International, Ireland
  • Calvin Chin - Founder, Transist, People’s Republic of China, Young Global Leader
  • Marjolein Helder - Chief Executive Officer, Plant-e, Netherlands
  • David Herzl - Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Aclima, USA

Rintaro Tamaki - Deputy Secretary General, OECD


Our branding and positioning was to build a profile for Deloitte both locally and regionally. The key messages were connected to the overall theme “Achieving Inclusive Growth in the Fourth Industrial Revolution”.

Read Gary Coleman’s blog post “Companies benefit from the Fourth Industrial Revolution, but do countries?” on the World Economic Forum website here.

Read Jeffrey Carbeck’s blog post “The World Economic Forum Releases This Year's Top Ten Emerging Technologies” on Linkedin here.

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