Davos-Klosters, Switzerland 25 - 29 January
The Great Transformation: Shaping New Models
BT has been a strategic partner of the Forum since 2005 and several of our board level executives attended the 2012 Annual Meeting. They took part in a number of sessions and spoke about the role of IT and communications technologies in shaping emerging models as part of the ‘Great Transformation’, with particular focus on how to contribute towards sustainable economic development and inclusive growth.
Luis Alvarez, BT Global Services CEO, was at the 2012 WEF Annual Meeting, and wrote a blog about his experience on the WEF website. There are two blogs available - ‘Europe must open its jaws’ and ‘Transformphilia’.
For more information, visit http://www.weforum.org/events/world-economic-forum-annual-meeting-2012
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 16-18 April 2012
Latin America is notable for its stability and innovative social, agriculture and renewable energy achievements. As such, the region is providing new models to address the future course of world affairs.
With the full support of the Government of Mexico and the Forum’s key Strategic Partners, the meeting will convene key decision-makers from government, industry, civil society and academia. Under the theme “Regional Transformation in a New Global Context”, leaders will shape a strategic vision for the region’s growth, gain understanding of its global potential and align stakeholders around that vision to inspire its realization.
For more information visit http://www.weforum.org/events/world-economic-forum-latin-america-2012
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 9-11 May 2012
Africa is on the brink of a major transformation. Over the last decade, the continent was home to six of the world’s 10 fastest growing economies, and the outlook for the region remains bright at a time when the rest of the world is facing major political and economic challenges. However, attaining Africa’s aspirations in a new global context will require bold and actionable ideas, as well as strong leadership on regional, national and industry levels. The 2012 World Economic Forum on Africa will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Ethiopia is the second most populous country in sub-Saharan Africa and a prime example of the continent’s fast-growing economies. Home to the African Union and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Addis Ababa will offer an exceptional opportunity to bring together global and pan-African leaders to shape the region’s transformation.
For more information visit http://www.weforum.org/events/world-economic-forum-africa-2012
Bangkok, Thailand 30 May - 1 June 2012
The 10 member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) together form a region of strategic and economic importance with a combined population of over 600 million and a nominal GDP exceeding US$ 1.8 trillion. With its ASEAN Economic Blueprint, the bloc has established concrete targets to form a single market and production base by 2015.
For more information visit http://www.weforum.org/events/world-economic-forum-east-asia-2012
Istanbul, Turkey 4-6 June 2012
The pace and complexity of global change in recent years have been unprecedented, with Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia emerging as a key mega-region of the future.
The World Economic Forum on Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia will therefore convene over 1,000 leaders in Istanbul, Turkey, to catalyse new partnerships for growth and human development.
For more information visit http://www.weforum.org/events/world-economic-forum-europe-middle-east-north-africa-and-central-asia-2012
Tianjin, China, 11-13 September 2012
The meeting, which brings together the “New Champions” from the World Economic Forum’s communities of Global Growth Companies as well as Technology Pioneers, Young Global Leaders, Global Shapers and Young Scientists, is an important focus for BT. It will highlight the role that new and fast-emerging multinational companies play in enabling and driving sustainability in a global business landscape that has been fundamentally changed by the economic crisis.
More than 1400 participants attended and Niall Dunne, Chief Sustainability Officer, BT Group, was participating this year through his role in the Young Global Leaders Community. Niall contributed to several sessions on sustainable consumption during the meeting and talking to customers about BT’s Better Future strategy.
Kevin Taylor, President, BT Asia Pacific, spoke at a session on “Talent for the 21st Century” on 12th September and hosted a number of meetings with senior business and public figures during his event
For more information visit http://www.weforum.org/events/annual-meeting-new-champions-2012
National Capital Region, Gurgaon, India 6-8 November 2012
From Deliberation to Transformation
Over 25 years the annual World Economic Forum on India has evolved into the most effective platform for discussing emerging economic and social priorities in India. Leaders from industry, government, the media and civil society - from India and 40 other countries - will convene to shape India’s global, regional and industry agendas.
In 2012 the Summit will focus on how India can rapidly deploy technological innovations to improve governance practices and institutions, and better leverage its demographic dividend to empower the next generation of leaders both within India and in South Asia.
Kevin Taylor, President, BT Asia Pacific, will be leading BT’s delegation to this event, and hosting a number of meetings with senior business and public figures. Niall Dunne, BT’s Chief Sustainability Officer, will also be attending, as a WEF Young Global Leader.
For more information visit http://www.weforum.org/events/world-economic-forum-india.