Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will attend a three-day meet of the World Economic Forum (WEF) beginning from September 14 at Dalian in the People`s Republic of China, official sources said.
According to them, apart from taking part in the meet, the chief minister would also lead a delegation to Beijing and Shanghai to showcase Madhya Pradesh`s industrial prospects for global investors during the seven-day tour.
It is for the first time that a chief minister is attending the WEF meet, they said.
Besides Chouhan, the delegation will also include state industries minister Kailash Vijayvargiya, some officials from the department of industries and about 20 business leaders.
As per the WEF`s website, the event named as "Summer Davos in Asia, an annual meeting of the new champions 2011 Mastering Quality Growth," is designed to foster interaction, generate insight and achieve impact across all of the Forum`s communities.
This year marks the fifth anniversary of the "Summer Davos" in Asia. Under the theme of `Mastering Quality Growth`, over 1,500 influential stakeholders will gather to gain a strategic foresight on key economic, industry and technological developments that are reshaping consumer behaviour, business models and financial markets, it said.