Zilico part of UK delegation attending World Economic Forum, China

Monday 17th September 2018

The World Economic Forum (WEF) was held in Tianjin, People’s Republic of China recently and Zilico were represented by Chief Executive, Sameer Kothari as part of an invitation-only delegation led by Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester, which saw a select number of start-ups representing a cross section of cutting-edge innovation taking place in the North of England attending.

Sameer was also invited to join the UK delegation led by UK Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock and attended the British Start up Networking Event to engage with Tianjin government and leading Chinese and international business representatives.

With its focus on science, technology and innovation, the Annual Meeting of the New Champions at the WEF is where leading figures from the world of politics, business, civil society and academia meet to tackle the question - what does the future hold?

The week started in Beijing with the Greater Manchester Economic Impact Study Launch at the Ambassador’s residence with key Chinese business leaders and UK dignitaries and one to one business match making organised by China Britain Business.

At the opening meeting Mr Hancock spoke to the delegation on the importance of strong business collaboration between Britain and China for the future of healthcare technology and Sameer had an opportunity to discuss with the political leader how ZedScan and its EIS technology is helping to support the vision of healthcare for all across the globe.

Over 2,000 participants from 111 countries came together at the Forum between 18th and 20th September for a global experience that addressed today’s intertwined global challenges relating to the theme – the Fourth Industrial Revolution - economic, political, societal, and environmental.

The Annual Meeting of the New Champions is the foremost global summit on innovation, science and technology, promoting entrepreneurship in the global public interest. Established in 2007, the meeting convenes the next generation of fast-growing enterprises shaping the future of business and society, and leaders from major multinationals, government, media, academia and civil society.