How can Asia lead the world?

(PresseBox) (Geneva, Switzerland, ) The World Economic Forum today launched the Davos Debates in East Asia to coincide with the World Economic Forum on East Asia in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from 6-7 June 2010.

The meeting is under the theme: "Rethinking Asia's Leadership Agenda". The 19th World Economic Forum on East Asia will explore the many facets of the region's rising influence.

The key question to be discussed with the general public is: "How can Asia lead the world?"

YouTube users are invited to submit their ideas or questions via video or in writing to http://youtube.com/davos. Users can also vote on their favourite submissions from others.

At the World Economic Forum on East Asia in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, we will set up a special Davos Debates video corner where participants, including presidents and business leaders, will respond via video to the questions submitted by YouTube users.

The Davos Debates are designed to open the discussion about the future of the region to the wider public who is invited to share their questions and ideas about the region's most pressing challenges.

This is the third year that the World Economic Forum has opened its meetings to video submissions from the general public. The videos have become an integral part of the debates at our meetings.

World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging leaders in partnerships to shape global, regional and industry agendas.

Incorporated as a foundation in 1971, and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, the World Economic Forum is impartial and notforprofit; it is tied to no political, partisan or national interests (http://www.weforum.org).

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