Deloitte at WEF’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2015

The World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting of the New Champions (AMNC) is held each September 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.

Last year's Annual Meeting of the New Champions was held in Tianjin, China, on 9-11 September. More than 1,700 participants from 90 countries convened under the theme "Charting a New Course for Growth", which focused on six thematic tracks:

  • Transformational Science
  • Industry Disruption
  • Economic Uncertainty 
  • China's New Normal 
  • Enviromental Boundaries 
  • Being Human

Deloitte’s delegation was led by Gary Coleman, Managing Director, Global Industries. Other members of the delegation included:

  • Martyn Davies, Managing Director: Emerging Markets & Africa, Frontier Advisory Deloitte, South Africa; WEF YGL
  • Paul Siu, Managing Partner, Clients, Industries and Markets, China
  • Yoshio Matsushita, Partner; Chief Marketing Officer, Deloitte Japan
  • Rosa Yang – Chairman of Global Chinese Services Group, China

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

  • Jeffrey Carbeck, Co-chair GAC on the Future of Chemistry, Advanced Materials & Biotechnology
  • Duane Dickson, Industry Adviser Collaborative Innovation & Emerging Technologies project

Speaking roles

Gary Coleman, Head of Delegation, moderated the session “The Innovation Playbook” on the public program on September 9. The session explored how innovative businesses maintain their edge.The panellists included:

  • Ahmad Al Khowaiter, Chief Technology Officer, Saudi Aramco
  • Jacob Hsu, Chief Executive Officer, Symbio, USA
  • Christy Wyatt, Chairman and CEO, Good Technology
  • Christophe Chazot, Group Head, Innovation, HSBC, UK

Deloitte leaders participated in private Industry Partnership and Constituent Meetings, with a leadership role in the following:

  • Advanced Materials Systems (AMS)
  • Emerging Technologies: Collaboration Models of Tomorrow
  • Emerging Technologies and International Security
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