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Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2013

Accelerating the Leadership Development of High Potentials in Asia

This joint Right Management and Conference Board report frames the conversation about how top companies for leadership select, develop, and deploy leaders in Asia — a part of the world where the shortage of leaders and pressure to develop leaders faster is greater than anywhere else.

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Asian Companies Must Prioritize Leadership Development

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Asian Companies Must Prioritize Leadership Development

13 SEPTEMBER, 2013

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The Annual Meeting of the New Champions - also known as the “Summer Davos” - is the foremost global business gathering in Asia.

The world is facing an unprecedented set of intertwined global challenges – economic, political, societal and environmental. Population trends, resource shortages and widening competitiveness gaps put pressure on governments to create growth and employment while ensuring fiscal prudence, social equity and environmental sustainability. Businesses disrupt and are disrupted by new business models, emerging technologies and shifting behaviors of connected citizens and consumers.

All of these factors point to a future where innovation – the effort to create purposeful, focused change in an organization’s or institution’s economic or social potential – becomes an increasingly important driver of economic development, competitiveness and risk resilience. In this context, “Meeting the Innovation Imperative” serves as the theme of the Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2013.

Several ManpowerGroup executives are leading discussions at this year’s event, bringing the company’s unique world of work insights to over 1,500 leaders from more than 90 countries.

Jeff Joerres

Jeff Joerres, ManpowerGroup Chairman and CEO, is a panelist at the following session:

» Building Capacity for Employment

Friday, 13 September, 10:30-11:30am

Despite 75 million young people out of work worldwide, millions of jobs remain unfilled. What can be done to develop a more employable labor force? Dimensions to be addressed:

  • Making vocational training relevant

  • Maximizing the potential of youth entrepreneurship

  • Developing new models of higher education

  • Creating a framework for a resilient job market

Joerres will also participate in the following private session:

» B20 Australia Meeting

Thursday, 12 September 9:30-11am

Australia will follow Russia as the Chair of the G20 in 2014. Five days after the Australian national election, this will be a unique opportunity to interact with the Chair of the Australian B20 to exchange views on international business leaders' priorities for Australia's chairmanship and to hear the proposed B20 program for 2014.

Joerres also authored a blog for WEF, titled “East Meets West for the leaders of the Future”. His blog can be read here.

Darryl Green, ManpowerGroup President, and Danny Yuan, Chief Operations Officer, ManpowerGroup Asia Pacific and Middle East, will participate in the following session:

» Scaling Up the Circular Economy

Thursday, September 12 9:30-11:30am

What are the cross-cutting challenges to close material loops? What is the “sweet spot” that businesses across industries and other stakeholders work together to accelerate the scale up? How would a multistakeholder initiative facilitate systemic change in valorizing resource stocks?

Lancy Chui, ManpowerGroup Regional Managing Director, Greater China, will participate in the following session:

» Women Leaders Networking

Thursday, 12 September, 07:45-08:45am

Private discussion for Chinese Women Leaders and international peers to define priorities for closing the economic gender gap in China.


Jeffrey A. Joerres

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Danny Yuan

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Lancy Chui

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