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World Economic Forum, Confederation of Indian Industry will host this year’s India Economic Summit in Delhi, 4 to 6 October, 2017

 The World Economic Forum will host the 2017 India Economic Summit in Delhi from 4 to 6 October Under the theme “Creating Indian Narratives on Global Challenges”, the Forum and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is hosting over 600 … Read the full press release

WEF Middle East and North Africa: 1,200 business and political leaders from over 60 countries participated

Dead Sea, Jordan, 22-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa has taken place at the Dead Sea in Jordan over the last three days. With the full support and presence of Their Majesties … Read the full press release

WEF: Rising income and wealth disparity is the trend likely to most affect the Arab world in the coming years

New briefing bases its findings on the perceptions of global experts and businesses in the region Diversifying the economy, reducing public intervention in the markets, providing opportunities for young people and improving the innovation ecosystem are the key challenges that … Read the full press release

Coverage of World Economic Forum Now Open for Media Accreditation

The World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa will take place at the Dead Sea, Jordan, on 19-21 May 2017 with the full support and participation of Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania Al Abdullah … Read the full press release

WEF launches new ASEAN Regional Business Council (RBC) to promote public-private cooperation on the most pressing issues facing South-East Asia

The World Economic Forum together with its business members will launch a new ASEAN Regional Business Council (RBC) The RBC will promote public-private cooperation on the most pressing issues in South-East Asia The council will be launched at the World … Read the full press release

Thirty measures presented in new Shaping the Future of Construction report by the World Economic Forum

“Shaping the Future of Construction: A Breakthrough in Mindset and Technology” – new report Innovative technologies and processes are reducing costs and the environmental impact of buildings and infrastructure assets To access the full report click here GENEVA, 05-May-2016 — … Read the full press release

World Economic Forum names energy technology and innovation expert Dr Cheryl Martin its Head of the Centre for Global Industries

Cheryl Martin will join the World Economic Forum as the Head of Centre for Global Industries and member of the Managing Board A globally recognized expert in energy technology and innovation, Martin brings to the Forum valuable knowledge and leadership … Read the full press release

46th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland will take place on 20-23 January

GENEVA, 11-1-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The 46th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, will take place on 20-23 January under the theme “Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution”. For more information about the programme, read the meeting overview. Registration for the … Read the full press release

1,700 prominent Chinese and int’l public- and private-sector leaders to attend World Economic Forum’s 9th Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Dalian, China

Beijing, People’s Republic of China, 3-9-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Premier Li Keqiang of China will give a special address at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions, which will take place on 9 to 11 September in Dalian, … Read the full press release

World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council: world witnesses a rise in geo-economics with main global battlefield being economic rather than military

Report from the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Geo-economics identifies seven geo-economic trends that could decelerate or even reverse globalization Trends include the rise in economic warfare, new-generation state capitalism and a rise in infrastructure-driven alliances Five lessons … Read the full press release

World Economic Forum launches new report Mitigation of Political & Regulatory Risk in Infrastructure Projects; part of its Strategic Infrastructure Knowledge Series

The world’s huge infrastructure demand cannot be met by the public sector alone; private investors and operators are needed, but they worry about political and regulatory risk. Today, political and regulatory risk takes many forms – from community protests to … Read the full press release

World Economic Forum released its Leveraging Entrepreneurial Ambition and Innovation report

New report compares 44 economies in terms of their entrepreneurial activity, ambition and innovation Most advanced economies – including the US, the UK, Germany and Switzerland – are missing out on the full potential benefits of entrepreneurship, including accelerated growth … Read the full press release

The Chennai Hub of the Global Shapers Community’s project “Kabadiwalla Connect” received 50,000 CHF grant from World Economic Forum’s ClimateSHAPE challenge

The World Economic Forum launched a challenge to the Global Shapers Community to help combat climate change, with 100,000 CHF in grants awarded 60 Global Shapers Hubs from around the world have submitted innovative projects ClimateSHAPE jury has selected the … Read the full press release

World Economic Forum & Ellen MacArthur Foundation report reveals Circular Economy can generate US$ 1 trillion annually by 2025

New report finds that a shift towards a circular economy can generate US$ 500 million in material cost savings, 100,000 new jobs and prevent 100 million tonnes of waste globally within five years Project Mainstream initiative aims to accelerate cross-sector engagement … Read the full press release

Global leaders at World Economic Forum marked pathway towards at least some decriminalization of drugs

General consensus that prohibitionist drugs policies have been largely unsuccessful Leaders debated the pace and direction of change in drugs policies The theme of the 44th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting is The Reshaping of the World: Consequences for Society, Politics and Business … Read the full press release

World Economic Forum launched community of global CEOs committed to zero tolerance against corruption named PACI Vanguard

World Economic Forum launches PACI Vanguard, a community of global CEOs committed to zero tolerance against corruption The Forum and OECD initiate collaboration for a globally harmonized anti-bribery framework New report, Safeguarding Aviation and Travel Value Chains Against Corruption, looks at collective … Read the full press release

Iran President Hassan Rouhani speaks for “friendship, engagement, cooperation and peaceful coexistence” at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2014

Iran seeks to become one of the world’s top 10 economies in the future The international community needs to work together to help Syria President expects to conclude a comprehensive nuclear agreement The theme of the 44th World Economic Forum Annual … Read the full press release

World Economic Forum and edX announced the launch of online learning platform Forum Academy

The World Economic Forum today launches Forum Academy, an online learning platform to deliver professional leadership courses Non-profit initiative for certified professional development on a continuous and sustained basis Brings a Davos-level curriculum on global, regional and industry topics to … Read the full press release

Six projects run by the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Community won competition supported by the Coca-Cola Company

Shaping a Better Future challenge awards six Global Shaper projects that tackle pressing problems in local communities The winning project receives US$ 50,000 grant from Coca-Cola; five runner-ups receive US$ 10,000 each The World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Community includes more … Read the full press release

New report from World Economic Forum and Bain & Company calls for global supply chain reform

New report calls for action by governments and business to cut supply chain barriers with detailed analysis of food and automotive trade Business leaders call to build on recent WTO negotiations in Bali with supply chain reforms Global food loss … Read the full press release

World Economic Forum and McKinsey & Company report reveals improved cyber security could save global economy trillions

New World Economic Forum report examines the need for new approaches to increase resilience against cyberattacks Report offers a framework for collaboration to help leaders build effective cyber risk management platforms Delays in adopting cyber security capabilities could result in … Read the full press release

Global Shapers Community’s Zurich Hub launched the first zero-emissions electric cab fleet in the Swiss city

Green Taxis, a new initiative of the Global Shapers Zurich Hub, promotes the use of green transportation Zurich Hub is part of the Global Shapers Community of more than 3,000 socially engaged Millennials in over 300 Hubs worldwide The Global … Read the full press release

WEF’s Global Gender Gap Report 2013: Iceland, Finland, Norway and Sweden with the narrowest gender gap in the world

The Global Gender Gap Report 2013 finds 86 out of 133 countries improved their global gender gap between 2012 and 2013, with the area of political participation seeing the greatest progress Iceland has the narrowest gender gap in the world, followed … Read the full press release