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World Economic Forum WEF

The World Economic Forum (WEF) was established in 1971 as a not-for-profit foundation. It is based in Geneva, Switzerland and is independent, impartial and not tied to any special interests. It is committed to improving the state of the world, and describes itself as ‘the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation’, providing a platform for leaders from all stakeholder groups from around the world to come together.

It focuses on three key strategic challenges:

  • Mastering the fourth industrial revolution.
  • Solving the problems of the global commons.
  • Addressing global security issues.

The Forum holds four major annual meetings:

  • The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, shapes global, regional and industry agendas at the beginning of the calendar year.
  • The Annual Meeting of the New Champions, the Forum’s annual meeting on innovation, science and technology.
  • The Summit on the Global Agenda, brings together the world’s leading knowledge community to share insights on the major challenges facing the world today.
  • The Industry Strategy Meeting brings together Industry Strategy Officers to shape industry agendas and explore how industries can shift from managing change to pioneering change.

In addition, it holds regional meetings and national strategy days and an ongoing programme of workshops, seminars and meetings.

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