Since 1971, the World Economic Forum has brought together global leaders to its annual meeting in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland. For more than 50 years, the annual meeting has served as a trusted platform where leaders from business, government, international organizations, civil society and academia convene to address critical issues at the start of each year.
This year, amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the annual meeting is pushed back to the summer. However, to keep the spirit of Davos alive, the World Economic Forum will host The Davos Agenda, a virtual 5-day event featuring heads of state and of government from the G20 and international organizations. It will hear from industry leaders and public figures discussing how to advance and accelerate public-private collaboration on critical issues such as COVID-19 vaccination, job creation and climate change. The Forum’s core groups, including its International Business Council, will also share their insight and recommendations from global, regional and industry initiatives in impact sessions.
Overall, an entire week of global programming will be dedicated to helping leaders choose innovative and bold solutions and drive recovery over the next year. The Davos Agenda will also mark the launch of the World Economic Forum’s Great Reset Initiative and begin the preparations for the Special Annual Meeting in the spring.
Live sessions will begin each day at 08.00 until 19.00 Central European Time (CET) and Each day will focus on one of the five themes of the Great Reset Initiative:
- Monday 25 January: Special Addresses, Leadership Panels and Impact Sessions on Designing cohesive, sustainable and resilient economic systems
- Tuesday 26 January: Special Addresses, Leadership Panels and Impact Sessions on Driving responsible industry transformation and growth
- Wednesday 27 January: Special Addresses, Leadership Panels and Impact Sessions on Enhancing stewardship of our global commons
- Thursday 28 January: Special Addresses, Leadership Panels and Impact Sessions on Harnessing the technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution
- Friday 29 January: Special Addresses, Leadership Panels and Impact Sessions on Advancing global and regional cooperation
Now more than ever, the need to rebuild global trust and collaboration is essential. No one institution or individual can address the economic, environmental, social and technological challenges of our complex, interdependent world. In order to build back better, leaders from all over the world must come together to address the most glaring issues of our world with a unified front. The Davos Agenda provides a powerful platform for this to take place.