The 2008 Summer Davos will be held in north China's Tianjin Municipality from September 27-28, with more than 1,000 guests having registered to attend so far.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu announced at a regular press conference Thursday afternoon that Premier Wen Jiabao will address the opening ceremony.
The theme of this year's Summer Davos Forum is "The Next Wave of Growth". The annual conference has attracted more than 1,000 international guests from about 80 countries and regions, most of them CEOs from international enterprises, governmental officials, experts and scholars, celebrities and media managers.
Jiang said the upcoming forum will be a good platform for people from business community to promote exchange and pursue joint development.
She also considered the Davos Forum as "an important symbol of closer cooperation between the World Economic Forum and China".
(Xinhua News Agency September 19, 2008)