Saturday 8 September 2007
Forum announced the creation of a Community of Global Growth Companies
Revealing a bold new initiative of the World Economic Forum Community, already comprised of the 1,000 foremost global enterprises, Klaus Schwab, Forum Founder and Executive Chairman, announced the creation of a new community of fast-growing companies destined to join the ranks of global multinationals in the next 5 to 10 years. "These are a very special group of companies that have not really been understood," said Schwab. At the closing of the Inaugural Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Dalian, he welcomed 125 founding members to the Community of Global Growth Companies.
Also closing the meeting, Dai Xianglong, Mayor of Tianjin, People's Republic of China, offered his thanks to the Forum for its selection of his city for the second Annual Meeting of the New Champions. That meeting will take place in Tianjin, People’s Republic of China on 25-27 September, 2008.