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Dalian Davos - Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2015

Hans Tung, Managing Partner of GGV Capital, alerted me to the Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2015 that is taking place in the northeastern Chinese port city of Dalian from September 9-11 2015, as part of the Davos World Economic Forum series of events.

Bringing together over 1,500 participants from business, government, research and media, the ninth Annual Meeting of the New Champions focuses on innovation, science and technology, and is a natural fit for everyone interested in finding new and innovative solutions to the many entrepreneurial and social opportunities and challenges facing our planet as we grow beyond a population of seven billion.

This video from last year's meeting in Tianjin, China, captures a vivid glimpse of the vitality, variety and experience brought together under one roof to create, as one participant puts it, "lightbulb moments every hour." Another says, "It really feels like you are experiencing the future, where the rules aren't necessarily written."

The Annual Meeting takes place at the Dalian International Conference Center, a spectacular contemporary structure designed by the famed architect Wolf Prix of the Vienna firm, Coop Himmelb(l)au.

The Dalian International Conference Center, designed by Wolf Prix of Coop Himmelb(l)au.
The Dalian International Conference Center, designed by Wolf Prix of Coop Himmelb(l)au.

The Conference Center alone makes the Annual Meeting of the New Champions an attractive proposition, but for anyone interested in tech and the possibility of disruptive and truly creative solutions to the future we are building for our children across the globe, the event is extraordinarily exciting. I would love to attend, if it's possible at this late date, but in any case, many thanks to Hans Tung for bringing the Annual Meeting of the New Champions to my attention.

Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2014.

Please also see my earlier post Funded! Global Edition San Francisco, which features Hans Tung of GGV Capital.

Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2014.

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