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Jan 23, 2018

World Economic Forum brings together top global leaders, Jan 23-26 in Davos, Switzerland. Read about the event and how you can follow it yourself to see how they are shaping agile governance around exponential technology.

Don't miss Davos 2018

The 48th Annual Meeting WEF in Davos, Switzerland will feature over 340 top political leaders,1,900 private sector leaders and 900 civil society leaders. In times when geostrategic competition between states is generally seen to be on the rise, leaders come together around Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World.


What? World Economic Forum 48th Annual Meeting. This year's theme is Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World.

When? 23-26 January 2018

Where? Davos-Klosters, Switzerland

Who? This year’s opening address will be delivered by Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India. Donald Trump, President of the United States of America, will deliver a keynote address before the close of the meeting. This year a record number of leaders from G7 economies will participate, including Angela Merkel, Federal Chancellor, Germany; Paolo Gentiloni, Prime Minister of Italy; Emmanuel Macron, President of France; Theresa May, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom; Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada; Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, in addition to President Trump. See more on who will be in attendance here.


Politically, new and divisive narratives are transforming governance. Economically, policies are being formulated to preserve the benefits of global integration while limiting shared obligations such as sustainable development, inclusive growth and managing the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Socially, citizens yearn for responsive leadership; yet, a collective purpose remains elusive despite ever-expanding social networks. All the while, the social contract between states and their citizens continues to erode.

The 48th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting therefore aims to rededicate leaders from all walks of life to developing a shared narrative to improve the state of the world. The programme, initiatives and projects of the meeting are focused on Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World. By coming together at the start of the year, we can shape the future by joining this unparalleled global effort in co-design, co-creation and collaboration. The programme’s depth and breadth make it a true summit of summits. *site

How to follow Davos yourself

-Live blog

-The World Economic Forum's official Twitter account @wef

-See selected sessions live on the WEF YouTube channel

See the full program

For some additional context,

Check out the shaping the WEF Fourth Industrial Revolution podcasts:

Read from the collection of articles by Davos 2018 participants, from world leaders to rising entrepreneurs:


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