Championing a New Sustainable Innovation Agenda

The 14th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of the New Champions will be held in a hybrid format on 16-18 November in Tianjin, People’s Republic of China. It will be the Forum’s first hybrid global meeting since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. The meeting will bring together over 500 leaders representing the world’s largest businesses as well as public figures from around the globe, leading economists, scientists, academics and media leaders.

Convening under the theme, Championing a New Sustainable Innovation Agenda, participants at the 2021 meeting will focus on concrete and tangible innovations and policies that accelerate the transformation to a technologically enabled sustainable future.

Key topics on the agenda will include:

– China’s economic outlook in the context of regional and global trends

– Evolutions in China’s investment landscape and regulatory reform

– Innovations in advanced manufacturing and the digitalization of industries and workforces

– Future-ready small and medium enterprises for a thriving business ecosystem

– Building momentum for sustainability reporting and green investment in China

– Transforming digital, inclusive and carbon-neutral cities

– Pathways to carbon neutrality through energy transitions and nature-based solutions