Reviving economic growth remains the priority for policy-makers and business leaders in 2009. While government stimulus programmes are critical in the near term, entrepreneurship, innovation and technology will drive a transformational recovery for the long term.
This recovery will be directed by a new generation of leaders – the New Champions – and the World Economic Forum is bringing them together at the "Summer Davos". In addition, China will be a significant driver in bringing the world economy out of its present recession and into recovery. The Meeting in Dalian, People's Republic of China, will bring together over 1,300 industry, government and thought leaders to debate and define the course needed to relaunch growth.
The programme has been developed in close collaboration with World Economic Forum Partners and Members and leading experts from centres of excellence around the world. It takes a comprehensive approach to those issues most relevant to getting business back on a track of growth and identifying opportunities for development.
(World Economic Forum)