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World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum is the international organisation for private-public cooperation, with the aim to drive positive change by addressing pressing global challenges and promote sustainable and inclusive economic development. Established in 1971 by Professor Klaus Schwab, the Forum provides an impartial platform for dialogue and cooperation amongst the world’s foremost CEOs, heads of state, ministers and policy-makers, experts and academics, international organizations, youth, technology innovators and representatives of civil society.

The World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, is a yearly global summit convening leaders from various sectors to discuss and strategize solutions to critical issues such as climate change, inequality, and technological disruption, contributing to the formulation of policies and initiatives that help shape the trajectory of the global economy.

Professor Klaus Schwab is the Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, and the Co-Chair of the Giving to Amplify Earth Action (GAEA) initiative. Born in Germany in 1938, Prof. Schwab established the Forum in 1971, aiming to foster dialogue and collaboration among world leaders, business executives, and intellectuals to address pressing global challenges. Schwabs commitment to shaping a more inclusive andsustainable world has left an indelible mark on international discourse and collaboration.

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