World Economic Forum

Annual Meeting | Davos | January 21 - 24

Diplomats Society is pleased to inform you more about this year's World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos. The World Economic Forum (WEF), a NGO based in Cologny-Geneva, Switzerland, hosts an annual meeting at the end of January in Davos, a mountain resort in the eastern Alps region of Switzerland. The meeting brings together chief executive officers from its 1.000 member companies, business leaders, representatives from academia, NGOs, international political leaders, economists, celebrities and journalists to discuss global issues, across 500 public and private sessions.

 

The 2020 annual meeting marked the 50th anniversary of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos. Around 3.000 participants from business and politics, gathered at Zauberberg this year, including US President Donald Trump and all seven members of the German Federal Council. 120 people protected under international law, such as heads of state and government, received special attention from the security forces.

 

The 2020 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting took place from 21st to 24th January in Davos, Switzerland.

The WEF Annual Meeting is the foremost creative force for engaging the world's top leaders in collaborative activities to shape the global, regional and industry agendas at the beginning of each year. With the 2020 theme "Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World", the WEF aimed to give concrete meaning to "stakeholder capitalism", assist governments and international institutions in tracking progress towards the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals, and facilitate discussions on technology and trade governance.

 

The programme for the 2020 Annual Meeting was prioritized in seven key areas - How to Save the Planet, Society & Future of Work, Tech for Good, Fairer Economies, Better Business, Healthy Futures and Beyond Geopolitics.

This year's WEF was dominated by an unusually present topic - climate change. The topic has never been more prominent at the meeting in the Swiss Alps than this year. Climate protection played a dominant role not only in the discussions organized by the WEF but also in the events organized by companies. The economic leaders are now beginning to realize that sooner or later there will be no way around more climate protection - governments are planning stricter regulations or more and more investors want to invest sustainably. All companies will soon have to report on their carbon footprint. Many business leaders believe that the best way to create incentives for more climate efficiency is a price for CO2 emissions as global as possible. A sensible and necessary alternative to the global CO2 price would be a kind of punitive tariff for imports that are harmful to the climate. EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said that she wanted to protect European companies from unfair competition, with a "carbon border adjustment mechanism" as long as there is still no international agreement.

In the 50-year history, the World Economic Forum has always endeavored to bring opponents around a table. In addition to the swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, nine other young activists were invited. This has brought a breath of fresh air to some discussion. The vehemence with which the young Davos newcomers fight for their cause also brought one or the other business leader rhetorically on the defensive.

The "young change makers" were placed prominently at the media reception and on important podiums. The WEF also gave the young activists plenty of opportunities to network.- for example with the famous behavioral scientist Jane Goodall, who supports young people in projects that are supposed to make the world a better place.

The World Economic Forum is also a trend meter for new technological developments every year. The focus in 2020 was on artificial intelligence. AI solutions are ready for the market in a number of industries. This includes, the health sector, in which AI is used for the detection of breast cancer. Companies and research institutes are now assuming that the technologies will soon be available to many patients.

 

The 2020 meeting is among the most sustainable international summits ever held. Awarded the IS0 20121 standard for sustainable events in 2018, the Annual Meeting is fully carbon neutral through reducing, calculating and offsetting event-related emissions. Initiatives put in place to achieve this goal included using locally-sourced food suppliers, alternative sources of protein to reduce meat consumption, sourcing 100% renewable electricity, and reducing or eliminating the use of materials that cannot easily be recycled or re-used, like carpets and electric vehicles.

We thank all participants, partners and members of the network for their cooperation, contribution and effort. The images provided are featured and copyright protected by World Economic Forum, Bloomberg, Financial Times, Quartz, AFP, AP Photo, Reuters, Getty Images, shutterstock and Mackrodt Brands & Media.

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World

Economic Forum

Annual Meeting | Davos

January 21 - 24

Diplomats Society is pleased to inform you more about this year's World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos. The World Economic Forum (WEF), a NGO based in Cologny-Geneva, Switzerland, hosts an annual meeting at the end of January in Davos, a mountain resort in the eastern Alps region of Switzerland. The meeting brings together chief executive officers from its 1.000 member companies, business leaders, representatives from academia, NGOs, international political leaders, economists, celebrities and journalists to discuss global issues, across 500 public and private sessions.

The 2020 annual meeting marked the 50th anniversary of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos. Around 3.000 participants from business and politics, gathered at Zauberberg this year, including US President Donald Trump and all seven members of the German Federal Council. 120 people protected under international law, such as heads of state and government, received special attention from the security forces.

 

The 2020 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting took place from 21st to 24th January in Davos, Switzerland.

The WEF Annual Meeting is the foremost creative force for engaging the world's top leaders in collaborative activities to shape the global, regional and industry agendas at the beginning of each year. With the 2020 theme "Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World", the WEF aimed to give concrete meaning to "stakeholder capitalism", assist governments and international institutions in tracking progress towards the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals, and facilitate discussions on technology and trade governance.

 

The programme for the 2020 Annual Meeting was prioritized in seven key areas - How to Save the Planet, Society & Future of Work, Tech for Good, Fairer Economies, Better Business, Healthy Futures and Beyond Geopolitics.

This year's WEF was dominated by an unusually present topic - climate change. The topic has never been more prominent at the meeting in the Swiss Alps than this year. Climate protection played a dominant role not only in the discussions organized by the WEF but also in the events organized by companies. The economic leaders are now beginning to realize that sooner or later there will be no way around more climate protection - governments are planning stricter regulations or more and more investors want to invest sustainably.

All companies will soon have to report on their carbon footprint. Many business leaders believe that the best way to create incentives for more climate efficiency is a price for CO2 emissions as global as possible. A sensible and necessary alternative to the global CO2 price would be a kind of punitive tariff for imports that are harmful to the climate. EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said that she wanted to protect European companies from unfair competition, with a "carbon border adjustment mechanism" as long as there is still no international agreement.

In the 50-year history, the World Economic Forum has always endeavored to bring opponents around a table. In addition to the swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, nine other young activists were invited. This has brought a breath of fresh air to some discussion. The vehemence with which the young Davos newcomers fight for their cause also brought one or the other business leader rhetorically on the defensive.

The "young change makers" were placed prominently at the media reception and on important podiums. The WEF also gave the young activists plenty of opportunities to network.- for example with the famous behavioral scientist Jane Goodall, who supports young people in projects that are supposed to make the world a better place.

The World Economic Forum is also a trend meter for new technological developments every year. The focus in 2020 was on artificial intelligence. AI solutions are ready for the market in a number of industries. This includes, the health sector, in which AI is used for the detection of breast cancer. Companies and research institutes are now assuming that the technologies will soon be available to many patients.

The 2020 meeting is among the most sustainable international summits ever held. Awarded the IS0 20121 standard for sustainable events in 2018, the Annual Meeting is fully carbon neutral through reducing, calculating and offsetting event-related emissions. Initiatives put in place to achieve this goal included using locally-sourced food suppliers, alternative sources of protein to reduce meat consumption, sourcing 100% renewable electricity, and reducing or eliminating the use of materials that cannot easily be recycled or re-used, like carpets and electric vehicles.

We thank all participants, partners and members of the network for their cooperation, contribution and effort. The images provided are featured and copyright protected by World Economic Forum, Bloomberg, Financial Times, Quartz, AFP, AP Photo, Reuters, Getty Images, shutterstock and Mackrodt Brands & Media.

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