Video: Chandran Nair at the 2011 World Economic Forum in Dalian

Sep 15, 2011


Chandran Nair takes part in the World Economic Forum: Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2011 in Dalian at the session of New Frontiers of Consumption: How are consumer priorities evolving across new economic, demographic and technological frontiers

Watch the New Frontier of Consumption discussion of the 2011 Summer Davos in Dalian:


The following dimensions were addressed:
- Emerging and frontier market consumers
- Young consumer attitudes
- The role of technology
- Satisfying demand for quality and sustainability


  • Ma Weihua, President and Chief Executive Officer, China Merchants Bank, People's Republic of China; Mentors of the Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2011
  • Chandran Nair, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Global Institute For Tomorrow, Hong Kong SAR
  • Dara O'Rourke, Founder, GoodGuide, USA
  • Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu, Co-Founder and Managing Director, SoleRebels, Ethiopia; Young Global Leader
  • Xu Peixin, Chief Executive Officer, Beijing Redbaby Info-Tech, People's Republic of China

Moderated by

  • Aron Cramer, President and Chief Executive Officer, Business for Social Responsibility (BSR), USA; Global Agenda Council on the Rule of LawFrou

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Comments (2)

  1. Yuxin Hou:
    Sep 16, 2011 at 11:56 AM

    Wisdom from the WEF: nowadays it's not demand that creates a product, but a product that creates a demand.

  2. Ho Yeung Liu:
    Sep 16, 2011 at 11:59 AM

    Great point by the professor in the audience: there are discussions of very different levels in the room. How can Beijing possibly support 3 times as many cars as it has today? And for the product/service providers on the panel, would your new toys and means solve the problem?

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