Cheskin CEO Darrel Rhea to Take Part in World Economic Forum

22 Aug 2007|Added Value

Redwood Shores, Calif. – August 22, 2007 – Darrel Rhea, CEO of the innovation consulting firm, Cheskin (, will be on hand in Dalian, China to participate in the Inaugural Annual Meeting of the New Champions organized by the World Economic Forum (WEF). Dubbed “Summer Davos,” this exclusive invitation-only event provides a platform for the world’s most dynamic and innovative companies to communicate and discuss emerging global competitiveness, risk, and opportunity.

Rhea will act as a discussion leader for the session From Fast Follower to Innovator, where heads of global growth companies and leaders of international organizations will discuss key elements required to become an industry innovator and the most effective strategies for transforming from follower to innovator.

“It’s a great honor to be asked to participate in this high-caliber gathering of forward-thinking business and government leaders,” stated Rhea. “To be able to help facilitate the global conversation on innovation is what we continually strive toward. There are few opportunities as powerful as this to share ideas with those who are re-shaping business and transforming society.”

The WEF and the People’s Republic of China will be welcoming over 1,700 participants from over 80 countries to the Inaugural Annual Meeting of the New Champions – From Davos to Dalian. Business champion CEOs will be joined by international government leaders, leaders of the world’s most competitive cities and the fastest growing regions and states, gurus of the Web 2.0 world, and the international media. The event takes place September 6-8, 2007. More information can be found at

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