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Dalian to host third Summer Davos forum in September 2009    2008-09-28 16:21

TIANJIN, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- The third Summer Davos forum, or the Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2009, will be held in northeast China's port city of Dalian from Sept. 10 to 12 next year.

It was announced by Andre Schneider, managing director and chief operating officer of the World Economic Forum (WEF), here on Sunday, just hours before the conclusion of the second Summer Davos forum in this north China metropolis.

The two-day Tianjin meeting, which attracted some 1,400 participants from nearly 90 countries and regions, opened in the Binhai International Convention and Exhibition Center on Saturday. Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao addressed the opening ceremony.

The meeting picked "The Next Wave of Growth" as its theme, and the participants, including business elites, senior officials, experts and scholars, paid much attention to the current global financial crisis.

The WEF founded the Summer Davos forum mainly for growing enterprises worldwide, and decided to place its annual meetings in China.

Dalian hosted the first Summer Davos forum in 2007.

From:Xinhuanet    Editor: Zhao Jing
Preparatory & Coordination Committee of Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2008