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Gavin Patterson at WEF 2017

The WEF Annual Meeting 2018 took place on 23-26 January in Davos, Switzerland and brought together over 2000 leaders from business, government, and non-government organisations from around 100 countries. This year’s theme was “Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World”.

Gavin Patterson chaired the Digital Communications Governors meeting and spoke at a session on the Digital Economy. Jan du Plessis, BT Group Chairman, attended the Community of Chairs meeting as well as an exclusive session with ministers on Creating a Vision for the Future of the European Union.

Cybersecurity was at the forefront of the Davos agenda. Mark Hughes, Chief Executive Officer, Security, BT, highlighted BT’s capabilities at a session on Geopolitical Cybersecurity, and spoke on training and capacity building around WEF’s plans for a Global Cyber Centre.

For the 14th consecutive year, BT co-hosted the British Business Leaders’ lunch which was attended by 140 c-level guests, with guest speaker Chancellor Philip Hammond.

For more information including links to blog pieces by BT executives published to Project Syndicate and the WEF Agenda, visit our Global Services page about the WEF Annual Meeting.