Watch the 2018 World Economic Forum Live from Davos:
Watch Marc Benioff, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Salesforce.com Inc., Elton John, Singer, Composer and Founder, Elton John AIDS Foundation, Chuck Robbins, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Cisco Systems Inc., Jean-Pascal Tricoire, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Schneider Electric, Ginni Rometty, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, IBM Corporation, Jes Staley, Group Chief Executive Officer, Barclays, Bruce Broussard, President and Chief Executive Officer, Humana Inc., Ruth Porat, Senior Vice-President; Chief Financial Officer, Alphabet, Hiroaki Nakanishi, Executive Chairman, Hitachi Ltd, and many, many more influential leaders speak on the most urgent challenges the world is facing.
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.
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