PwC at the Annual Meeting of the New Champions

18-20 September, World Economic Forum, Tianjin

The systems that affect our daily lives are undergoing a rapid technological transformation due to the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The challenge is to make sure that innovation is centred on the needs of humanity. This requires leaders from all walks of life to hone their innovative capabilities and apply them equally to exciting economic opportunities, as well as complex societal challenges.

This is the focus of the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions, which is currently being held in Tianjin, China. Featuring about 200 sessions, the meeting brings together over 2,000 senior business and government leaders, policy makers, technology and innovation experts, academic leaders and journalists from over 80 countries. As a strategic partner to the WEF, PwC is once again having a strong presence at the event.

Watch the replay of our livestreams from the WEF at Tianjin

How will AI shake up the Chinese job market?

AI and related technologies could boost the economy by as much as 14% globally and up to 26% in China by 2030. But there’s also a significant amount of  wariness about these new technologies, particularly around the impact on jobs. So what impact will these technologies have on jobs in China? How many jobs will be displaced and how many will be gained over the next 20 years?

Join PwC's Chief Economist John Hawksworth, PwC UK, and PwC China Financial Service Consulting Leader James Chang, revealed the findings of a new PwC report at a press conference at the WEF meeting in Tianjin.

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What if long term unemployment reaches 50%?


Despite a recent uptick in employment figures, corresponding wage increases are at record lows and studies suggest that nearly half of these jobs could be at risk from automation in the coming decades. What if 50% of workers cannot find or cannot afford to work?

Replay our in-depth discussion live from the WEF on the impacts of the Fourth Industrial Revolution with experts including our Chief Economist John Hawksworth, PwC UK.

Our PwC delegation at the AMNC summit

John Hawksworth

Chief Economist, PwC United Kingdom

+44 (0)20 7213 1650


James Chang

Financial Services Consulting Leader, PwC China

+86 (10) 6533 2755


Xing Zhou

China Diversity Leader and T20 Global Solution Committee, PwC China


Fail fast, fail better: 3 ways companies can master innovation

Blog by Vicki Huff, Global Innovation Leader, PwC US


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Robert Swaak

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Mike Davies

Director, Global Communications, PwC United Kingdom

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Andrea Plasschaert

Senior manager, Global communications, PwC Switzerland

Tel: +41 58 79 29 123

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