World Economic Forum

World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum (WEF) is a Swiss nonprofit foundation, based in Cologny, Geneva. It describes itself as an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic, and other leaders of society to shape global, regional, and industry agendas. The forum is best known for its annual winter meeting in Davos, a mountain resort in Graubünden, in the eastern Alps region of Switzerland.

 

The 2011 annual meeting in Davos was held from 26 to 30 January. The 2012 meeting was held on 25–29 January 2012, with the theme “The Great Transformation: Shaping New Models”. The 2013 meeting was held from 23 January to 27 January, with the theme of “Resilient Dynamism,” following founder Klaus Schwab’s declaration that “the need for global cooperation has never been greater”. The 2014 meeting was held from 22 January to 25 January, with the theme “The Reshaping of the World: Consequences for Society, Politics and Business”.

 

The 45th World Economic Forum 2015 kick started on 21st January  in Davos,Switzerland.

 

Christine Lagarde, the managing director of the IMF, Pope Francis, Jim Kim, the president of the World Bank and Mark Carney, the governor of the Bank of England, are among those who have stressed the need to ensure that the fruits of economic progress are shared more equally. Carney will be taking part in a panel in Davos this week titled: “A richer world but for whom”.

 

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