The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting convenes in Davos, Switzerland, and brings together world leaders to discuss global, regional and industry agendas at the beginning of each year. In this regard, the Forum's mission – improving the state of the world – guides the design and development of the Annual Meeting's objectives.
The 50th annual meeting will focus on global, regional and national initiatives that generate positive impact for all stakeholders. Four global issues that will feature prominently on the agenda are:
- How to address the urgent climate and environmental challenges that are harming our ecology and economy;
- How to transform industries to achieve more sustainable and inclusive business models as new
political, economic and societal priorities change trade and consumption patterns;
- How to govern the technologies driving the Fourth Industrial Revolution so they benefit business and society while minimizing their risks to them; and
- How to adapt to the demographic, social and technological trends reshaping education, employment and entrepreneurship.
An SDG Knowledge Hub Policy Brief on the papers and article of focus at the 2019 Forum is available here.
dates: 21-24 January 2020
location: Davos, Graubunden, Switzerland