Davos 2017 – “Responsive and Responsible Leadership”

The 2017 meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos-Klosters Switzerland will be held from January 17-20, 2017 Next year’s meeting will have “Responsive and Responsible Leadership” as its theme. The WEF says that the aim of the conference is to:

“rededicate leaders from all walks of life to achieve common goals and drive new initiatives”

The leaders in question come from business, government, international organizations, academia and civil society.

Key issues that they will address according the WEF website are:

  • The global agenda
  • The international security agenda
  • The economic agenda
  • The regional and national agenda
  • Then industry and future agenda
  • The future agenda

It is clear that the participants have their work cut out for them. In an age of rising nationalism and conservative politics international cooperation must be maintained, and a global perspective that fosters the health and wealth of humankind despite the differing agendas of stakeholders must be promoted.

Our question this week is: Do you think meetings like the winter and summer Davos get-togethers really create any understanding, or foster any change? Please log in and give us your thoughts.