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09-14-2011 08:57 BJT Special Report:2011 Summer Davos in Dalian |

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With concerns over the global economy still mounting, what better time for an economic forum that brings together business and government leaders to work towards solutions.

China is gearing up for the 2011 Summer Davos which will kick off on Wednesday in Dalian. As the foremost global business gathering in Asia, there will no doubt be lots on the agenda.

Premier Wen Jiabao will give a key note speech at the opening of the forum tomorrow.

More than 1600 participants from 90 countries and regions are expected to attend this year's summit. Former and current state leaders will be in attendance, and some of the heavy hitters from the business community includes CEO of Alcoa, Chairman of Mitsubishi and chief of China Merchants Bank.

Business representative said, "We are here because Davos is a very important forum. We can meet many companies, non-government officials, and customers. Also some people from the media industry."

Photo taken on Sept. 11, 2011 shows the exterior of the plenary hall of the Summer Davos
Forum in Dalian City, northeast China's Liaoning Province. The World Economic Forum Annual
Meeting of the New Champions, also known as the Summer Davos Forum, will kick off in Dalian
on Sept. 14.

The theme of this year's meeting is "Mastering Quality Growth."

It will feature an intensive and interactive three-day programme that provides a systemic overview of key economic, industry and technological developments that are reshaping consumer behavior, business models and financial markets.

Jeremy Jurgens, Sr. Director, World Economic Forum of memberships said, "When we first held summer Davos in China five years ago, we didn't know if China will play a big role. But the past five years have proven that China is very important in the world economy."

A variety of events have been planned including ministerial level meetings, young scientists gatherings, banquets, art exhibitions, and local industry tours.

Volunteers are getting ready for the big day. Many of them are fluent in English, French, German and Russian.

Technicians adjust lights at the venue for the Summer Davos Forum in Dalian City,
northeast China's Liaoning Province, Sept. 11, 2011.


Volunteers and staff members take shuttle bus to the venue
for the Summer Davos Forum in Dalian City, northeast
China's Liaoning Province, Sept. 11, 2011.

Editor:Li Wanran |Source: CNTV.CN

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