World Economic Forum (WEF)


World Economic Forum (WEF)

Annual Meeting of the New Champions (AMNC) 2018

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has held its Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland each January for more than three decades. The Annual Meeting of the New Champions (AMNC), also known as Summer Davos, was established in 2007 as the foremost global gathering on science, technology and innovation, convening the next generation of fast-growing enterprises who are shaping the future of business and society, alongside leaders from major multinationals, government, media, academia and civil society.

As a Strategic Partner of the WEF, Deloitte is again this year playing a pivotal role at the AMNC, participating in a series of panel discussions, workshops and industry partnerships as well as organizing special events for WEF delegates.

Deloitte at the WEF Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2018

Date: 18-20 September 2018

Location: Tianjin, China

Theme: Shaping Innovative Societies in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The Annual Meeting of the New Champions is the foremost global summit on innovation, science and technology, promoting entrepreneurship in the global public interest. This year, for the first time, the ANMC will convene experts and decision-makers from the World Economic Forum’s newly launched Fourth Industrial Revolution Councils to discuss areas including:

  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Internet of things and connected devices
  • Blockchain and distributed ledger technology
  • Autonomous and urban mobility
  • Drones and tomorrow’s airspace
  • Precision medicine

It will also feature sessions involving WEF's Centre for entrepreneurship and Innovation (UpLink) and the new Global Centre for Cybersecurity.


Deloitte's participation

As a Strategic Partner of the WEF, Deloitte is bringing a delegation of senior partners to ANMC 2018:

  • 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


The Future Is Platforms

Deloitte Global Chief Innovation Officer Andrew Vaz will speak on the 'The Future Is Platforms' session, contributing fresh perspectives and insights on the critical issues facing businesses in the world today:

The Future Is Platforms

Where? Meijiang Convention and Exhibition Center

When? 18 September (Tuesday), 9:00am – 10:15am

Why? Experts believe emerging digital ecosystems could account for more than $60 trillion in revenue by 2025, yet only 3% of established companies have adopted an active platform strategy. This essential session will explore and explain how executives can embrace the promise of digital transformation.


New Champions Entrepreneurs Dinner

The growth of the digital economy demands an open ecosystem that enables data sharing while safeguarding data security. Several jurisdictions are already working to build a more secure and robust digital age into policy, such as the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Deloitte, one of the leading professional services firms globally, and Yicai Media Group, the largest financial media conglomerate in China, host New Champions Entrepreneurs Dinner in Tianjin on 19 September. The Tianjin Municipal People’s Government is event supervisor.

This event on the second evening of the WEF Annual Meeting of the New Champions will further explore AMNC's 4th Industrial Revolution themes, focusing on the power and challenges of the digital economy. 

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