President Paul Kagame is in Hong Kong where he will be hosted today by the city’s chapter of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and meet, on Monday, with members of the Hong Kong business community.
President Kagame will then attend the World Economic Forum’s sixth Annual Meeting of the New Champions (also known as the Summer Davos) taking place in Tianjin, China from September11 to 13. President Kagame will speak on two panels; Competitiveness Champions and Africa’s Future Economy.
In Tianjin, President Kagame is expected to meet with Chinese Premier, Wen Jiabao and will end his visit to China with a key note address at the Peking University in Beijing.
Introduced in 2007, the Annual Meeting of the New Champions has become the foremost global business gathering in Asia. Over 1,500 business, government and civil society leaders from 90 countries have annually participated in the three-day Meeting. The first Meeting was held at a critical time as the world sought new ways to move forward from the global economic crisis. The Meeting focuses on the response of the new generation of fast-emerging multinational companies to the current economic challenges and future opportunities.
The Annual Meeting of the New Champions provides a platform for the rising generation of global leaders from business and society to contribute to broader policy discussions and engage with the world’s top business executives. The New Champions are led by the Forum’s growing Global Growth Companies Community as well as the communities of Technology Pioneers, Young Global Leaders and Young Scientists.
Kagame in Singapoore, May 2008
“From Crisis to Socioeconomic Development”