GGCs are fast-growing companies with the clear potential to become global economic leaders based on such factors as their business models, growth record, leadership and the markets they serve.
Most of them have seen growth rates of over 10pc in the past three years and are engines of the economies in which they operate.
The new GGCs come from 26 countries from around the world, including Azerbaijan, Jordan, Mexico, Nigeria, the People's Republic of China, the Russian Federation, Turkey and the USA, and will be integrated into the larger GGC Community of 370 companies.
Together with the Social Entrepreneurs, Technology Pioneers, Young Global Leaders, Global Shapers and Young Scientists, the GGCs make up the "New Champions".
Playing a central role in the Summer Davos, the New Champions represent the next generation of pioneers, disruptors and innovators - exemplary organizations and individuals who have demonstrated their ability to translate societal challenges into value-creating businesses, policies and technologies.
Throughout the Summer Davos, the new GGCs will take part in sessions on innovation and corporate culture as well as social and business value creation. They will also have the opportunity to engage in discussions with the new Chinese leadership.
Under the theme Meeting the Innovation Imperative, over 1,600 participants from 90 countries will take part in this seventh edition of the Annual Meeting of the New Champions.
The Meeting is taking place in Dalian on 11-13 September and is held in close collaboration with the Government of the People's Republic of China with the support of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC).
Premier Li Keqiang of China will open the Meeting.
--IBNS (Posted on 09-09-2013)