The 45th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum will take place from January 21 to 24 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland.
Themed “The New Global Context”, the meeting will explore the most pressing global challenges in 2015, a statement from the head of media and public enlightenment of the Forum, Mr Fon Mathuros, said.
Over 2,500 participants from more than 140 countries representing business, government, international organizations, academia, civil society and the media are expected to participate in that the Forum.
The co-chairs of the Annual Meeting 2015 are: Hari S. Bhartia, co-chairman and founder, Jubilant Bhartia Group, India; Winnie Byanyima, executive director, Oxfam International, United Kingdom; Katherine Garrett-Cox, chief executive officer and chief investment officer, Alliance Trust, United Kingdom; Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank, Washington DC; Eric Schmidt, executive chairman, Google, USA; and Roberto Egydio Setubal, chief executive officer and vice-chairman of the Board of Directors, Itaú Unibanco, Brazil.
Mathuros added that in addition to the 1,500 top business leaders from over 140 countries, more than 300 heads of state and government are expected to attend the meeting.
“Today’s leaders are facing challenges that are unprecedented in their complexity, velocity and interconnectedness. Finding a way to navigate these successfully in 2015 is, therefore, a critical priority for every leader, not just to ensure sustainable growth but to rebuild trust,” Mathuros stated.