World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2018
Tue, 23 Jan 2018, 08:00
Fri, 26 Jan 2018, 05:00
Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World
The global context has changed dramatically: geostrategic fissures have re-emerged on multiple fronts with wide-ranging political, economic and social consequences. Realpolitik is no longer just a relic of the Cold War. Economic prosperity and social cohesion are not one and the same. The global commons cannot protect or heal itself.
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.
Sat, 1 Sep 2018 - Tue, 4 Sep 2018
Porto, 4200 – 465
Mon, 10 Sep 2018 - Wed, 12 Sep 2018
Riyadh, King Abdullah 12451
Thu, 13 Sep 2018 - Fri, 14 Sep 2018
Bangkok, Pathumwan 10330
Wed, 26 Sep 2018 - Sat, 29 Sep 2018
United Arab Emirates
Wed, 26 Sep 2018 - Fri, 28 Sep 2018
Estoril, Lisboa 2765-192
Tue, 2 Oct 2018 - Thu, 4 Oct 2018