WEF Davos 2023: Dates, agenda, importance
WEF Davos 2023: The World Economic Forum (WEF) has announced that its annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, will take place from January 16 to 20, 2023, with the theme “Cooperation for Sustainable Growth and Shared Prosperity”. The WEF is a platform for global leaders to collaborate and discuss solutions to some of the world’s most pressing issues.
The event will be hosted by the World Economic Forum in cooperation with the Swiss government and the Canton of Graubünden. This year’s event promises to be particularly noteworthy, as the theme addresses the need for collaboration to address global challenges such as the climate crisis, economic inequality, and digital transformation.
Cooperation in a Fragmented World
Under the theme 'Cooperation in a Fragmented World', the Annual Meeting 2023 will bring together more than 2,700 leaders from government, business and civil society, at a pivotal time for the world.
Multiple crises are deepening divisions and fragmenting the geopolitical landscape. Leaders must address people’s immediate, critical needs while also laying the groundwork for a more sustainable, resilient world by the end of the decade.
“We see the manifold political, economic and social forces creating increased fragmentation on a global and national level. To address the root causes of this erosion of trust, we need to reinforce cooperation between the government and business sectors, creating the conditions for a strong and durable recovery. At the same time there must be the recognition that economic development needs to be made more resilient, more sustainable and nobody should be left behind,” said Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum.
The programme of the 53rd Annual Meeting focuses on solutions and public-private cooperation to tackle the world’s most pressing challenges. It encourages world leaders to work together on the interconnected issues of energy, climate and nature; investment, trade and infrastructure; frontier technologies and industry resilience; jobs, skills, social mobility and health; and geopolitical cooperation in a multipolar world. Special emphasis is on gender and geographical diversity across all sessions.