At the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of New Champions, more popularly known as Summer Davos, held in Dalian in China, Vijay Eswaran was a panelist on a session that discussed Asia’s Youth Culture.
The panel touched upon how societal changes in Asia are shaping youth values in the region. In his remarks on the panel, Vijay pointed out that today’s youth live in a borderless world and the east-west lines are blurring. Youth today are far more aware than they were 10-20 years ago thanks to the internet.
This level of hyperconnectivity is dissolving barriers and strengthening universal values. And that is why the impact of the youth has gone international in today’s society.
An important aspect, he highlighted is the cloak of anonymity that equals freedom for youth in tightly regulated societies. He said, “The Arab spring wasn’t merely Arab; it was global due to Social Media.”
The panel was moderated by Thomas Crampton, Asia Pacific Director at Ogilvy from Hong Kong. The other panelists included Feng Jun,CEO of Aigo Digital Technology from China, Kenny Low, CEO of City College & O School in Singapore and Sun Xun, a leading artist from China.
The session summary for this panel is available on the WEF website at the event page here. Look for Asia’s Youth Culture under Sessions.