World Economic Forum (WEF) is an international organization established in 1971 as a not-for-profit foundation for public private cooperation and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. The Forum provides a platform for leaders from all stakeholder groups from around the world – business, government and civil society – to come together.
The Forum holds four major annual meetings:
The Forum is chaired by Founder and Executive Chairman Professor Klaus Schwab. It’s guided by a Board of Trustees comprises outstanding leaders from business, politics, academia and civil society. To reflect the Board’s multistakeholder status, its membership is divided equally between representatives of the business community and leaders from international organizations and civil society.
The headquarters of WEF is situated at Geneva, Switzerland.
The World Economic Forum publishes a comprehensive series of reports which examine in detail the broad range of global issues. Some of the important reports published are:
The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2019 will be held in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland from 22—25 January 2019. The theme of the meeting will be “Globalization 4.0: Shaping a Global Architecture in the Age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution”.
The development of the forthcoming Annual Meeting will be based on five working principles:
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