The ninth World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions was held in Dalian China in mid-September this year, with over 1,700 participants from 90 countries attending. With the theme Charting a New Course for Growth, this year’s meeting took place against the backdrop of revolutionary technological change and global economic volatility, a state of affairs which requires joint action from all countries in terms of innovation, entrepreneurship, science and technology. The Dalian government also wanted to use the event to focus global attention on Dalian and show how the city’s economic and social achievements are a shining example of Chinese entrepreneurship.

Pico proudly provided fabrication and maintenance services for the exhibition and convention area of the Forum. Our teams managed venue construction and management work, coordinating communication and action between the French design company, Publicis Groupe, our partner, the Baojun Public Relations Consultancy, and the Dalian government and other stakeholders. The extremely high standard necessary for the stage construction and the event’s unique design requirements made both the fabrication process and the coordination of the production of specific items quite challenging, however the team delivered excellent results on schedule, exceeding all expectations and successfully helping raise the global profile of Dalian.