World Economic Forum 2010

29 Jan

What a week in popular media! There was President Obama’s first State of the Union address, the highly anticipated unveiling of the Apple iPad tablet computer, and the the once a year World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

The World Economic Forum was founded in 1971 by Klaus M. Schwab, a business professor from Switzerland. The World Economic Forum is a non-profit buisness organization based in Geneva, Switzerland and is best known for its annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. Beyond meetings, the Forum produces a series of research reports and engages its members in sector specific initiatives. The five day World Economic Forum in Davos, brings together over 2,500 people; mainly top business leaders, international political leaders, selected intellectuals,  and journalists to discuss the most pressing issues facing the world including health and the environment. In 2006, the World Economic Forum opened regional offices in New York City and Beijing. With close to twenty key initiatives, here are a few of my favorites and more tha likely most talked about: Agriculture and Food Security; Humanitarian Relief; Disaster Resource network; and Global Risk network.

To learn more about the World Economic Forum, stream live debates, find upcoming events, and much much more check out their website at www.weforum.org

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