WEF summits

Perspectives

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 2017, Deloitte will participate in all five regional meetings, and officially support meetings in Argentina and South Africa.

  • India Economic Summit 2017 New Delhi, India, 4-6 October 2017.

The 2017 World Economic Forum on Latin America

The World Economic Forum on Latin America took place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 5-7 April 2017. Delegates convened under the theme “Fostering Development and Entrepreneurship in the Fourth Industrial Revolution”, which integrated the following key issues:

  • Mastering regional challenges and opportunities
  • Creating and actionable agenda for the future
  • Leveraging global drivers of change 

Deloitte was represented by the following delegates:

  • Gary Coleman, Global Industry & Senior Client Advisor (Head of Delegation)
  • Alejandro Adem, Clients and Industries Leader, Deloitte LATCO (Argentina)
  • Adriana Calvo, Partner, Deloitte LATCO (Argentina)
  • Joäo Gumiero, Partner, Deloitte Brazil
  • Miguel Maxwell, CEO, Deloitte LATCO
  • Daniel Vardé, Partner, Deloitte LATCO (Argentina)

Gary Coleman, Head of Delegation, facilitated the “Revolutionizing Business Innovation” session. The discussion centered around the Fourth Industrial Revolution and its implications for new business models, policy approaches and advantages arising from the expansion of new technologies.

WEF Latin America

The 2017 World Economic Forum on Africa

The World Economic Forum will be held in Durban, South Africa took place on 3-5 May. The theme for the summit was “Achieving Inclusive Growth through Responsive and Responsible Leadership”, which integrated the following sub-themes:

  • Connecting markets
  • Revitalizing manufacturing
  • Integrating innovation

Deloitte will be represented by the following delegates:

Gary Coleman facilitated the session "Industrial Internet of Things" on the private community program of the summit. The session focused on how African entrepreneurs and businesses can take advantage of emerging opportunities created by the rapid industrialization in areas like agriculture and transport across the continent.

WEF Africa

The 2017 World Economic Forum on ASEAN

The World Economic Forum on East Asia will take place in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on 10-12 May. Delegates will convene under the theme “Youth, Technology and Growth: Securing ASEAN’s Digital and Demographic Dividends”, which will integrate the following program pillars:

  • ASEAN in the new Global Context
  • ASEAN and the Connectivity Agenda
  • ASEAN and the Youth Agenda

Deloitte will be represented by the following delegates:

  • Danilo Alcantara, Chairman, Deloitte Southeast Asia
  • Kimleng Khoy, National Office Leader, Deloitte Cambodia
  • Subhasakdi Krishnamra, Talent Leader and Country Managing Partner, Thailand, Deloitte Thailand
  • Jiak See Ng, Head, Clients and Markets, South-East Asia, Deloitte Southeast Asia

More information on our presence in Phnom Penh will be available soon.

The 2017 World Economic Forum on Middle East and North Africa

The World Economic Forum on Middle East and North Africa will take place at the Dead Sea, Jordan, on 19-21 May 2017. Delegates will convene under the theme “Enabling a Generational Transformation”, which integrates the following key issues:

  • Enabling innovation and entrepreneurship through the Fourth Industrial Revolution
  • Building inclusive economies
  • Supporting Humanitarian Efforts and Diplomatic Dialogue

More information on our presence in Jordan will be available soon.

The 2017 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of New Champions

The Annual Meeting of New Champions will take place in Dalian, People’s Republic of China on 27-29 June. The summit is expected to convene nearly 2,000 business leaders, policy-makers and experts from over 90 countries to discuss the following subthemes:

  • Enabling Emerging Technologies: How are greater industry investment, public awareness and policy innovation enabling the growth and uptake of critical technologies?
  • Preparing for Systems Leadership: How can leaders anticipate technology tipping points and their systemic impact on business models and value creation?
  • Rethinking Inclusive Growth: How can business and government work together to respond to potential employment and other distributional effects of the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

More information on our presence in Dalian will be available soon.

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