The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland is the premier international forum for public-private cooperation. The 2019 meeting to be held from January 22-25 will be no exception. Leaders from all quarters will gather in Davos to not only talk about, but also to create our shared future in an increasingly complex world. Davos 2019 will host around 2500 participants.
Leaders from 100 governments and from 1,000 top companies as well as cultural and societal leaders and Young Global Leaders, Global Shapers and Technology Pioneers will meet in at an open and inclusive forum covered by TV, webcam broadcasts and social media.
The theme for 2019 is titled, “Globalization 4.0 Shaping a Global Architecture in the Age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The meeting will use the “spirit of Davos” to guide discussions on building a better world for this century and the centuries to follow.
Globalization 4.0 is where technologies will impact every aspect of our lives. Participants will also look at how Globalization 4.0 will affect the Fourth Industrial Revolution. As working tools, several principles will be employed to arrive at workable solutions. These tools include:
- All-inclusive dialogue
- Responsive and responsible globalization
- Improved international cooperation
- Inclusive and sustainable growth
Several Global Dialogues will also be hosted including:
- Dialogue on the future of the economy
- Dialogue on industry systems
- Dialogue on cyber security
- Dialogue on human capital
- Dialogue on geopolitics
These are truly perilous times, and it is important that solutions be found to address not only these problems, but also the challenges of immense and ongoing technological and social change.The Davos 2019 participants have their work cut out for them. Let us hope that they rise to the occasion. Our world depends on it.
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