Forum events in 2013

World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, 23-27 January 2013

Resilient Dynamism

Today, we live in the most complex, interdependent and interconnected era in human history. We are increasingly confronted by major challenges and transformational opportunities. As a result, successful organizations have to demonstrate strategic agility in this new leadership context.

Consequently, “Resilient Dynamism” was the focus of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2013, which aimed to catalyse and facilitate global, regional and industry transformation. Several of our board level executives attended the 2013 Annual Meeting this year, with speaking roles for Ian Livingston (Group CEO) and Sir Michael Rake (Group Chairman).

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World Economic Forum on Latin America

Lima, Peru, 23-25 April 2013

Delivering Growth, Strengthening Societies

In this complex and uncertain economy, Latin America has maintained steady levels of economic growth and financial resilience, attracting foreign investment and tourism activity. The region is now fertile ground for innovative business and social development models involving public and private actors, due largely to its wealth of natural resources, cultural heritage and human capital.

With the support of the Government of Peru and the Forum's Strategic and Regional Partners, the Summit discussed the opportunities and challenges to achieve the region's full potential under the theme “Delivering Growth, Strengthening Societies”.

Jorge Marchena, Managing Director, Andean Region, Central America & Caribbean attended and had two speaking roles on ‘Infrastructure: A Gateway to the Future’ and ‘Removing Barriers to Growth: Infrastructure’

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World Economic Forum on Africa

Cape Town, South Africa, 8-10 May 2013

Delivering on Africa’s Promise

With an expected annual growth of 5% in 2012-2013, sub-Saharan Africa continues its transformative journey from a developing continent to a hub of global growth. However, the global economic outlook calls for prudent leadership to accelerate policy reforms that stabilize the legal and regulatory ecosystem with a special attention to equitable growth and generation of entrepreneurial financing mechanisms.

Under the theme “Delivering on Africa’s Promise”, the 23rd World Economic Forum on Africa will provided an important platform for leaders from business, government and civil society to deepen the continent’s integration agenda and renew commitment to a sustainable path of growth and development.

Kevin Taylor, President BT Asia Pac attended the summit and spoke at a session on ‘Digital Technologies – Unlocking Transformational Growth’ and hosted a number of meetings with senior business and public figures.

Kevin also wrote two blogs about his experience: Paving a new silk road through Africa: and Connecting Africa:

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World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa 

Dead Sea, Jordan, 24-26 May 2013

Shaping the New Regional Context

Two years after the start of the transitions in Tunisia and Egypt, decision-makers across the Middle East and North Africa are responding to the challenge of translating the societal momentum into concrete positive outcomes for all citizens. This opportunity occurs in a context of a deep economic slowdown in Europe and geopolitical uncertainty in the Levant, hence the need of regional cooperation and relations with emerging markets.

The World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa will therefore convened over 1,000 leaders at the Dead Sea, Jordan, to take a practical look at what policies and business strategies can support the aspirations of the region’s economies.

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World Economic Forum on East Asia 

Nay Pyi Taw,Mynamar, 5–7 June 2013

Courageous Transformation for Inclusion and Integration

After a series of bold economic and political reforms, the 22nd World Economic Forum on East Asia will be was the first leading international gathering of senior decision-makers from industry, government, academia and civil society to be held in Myanmar.

As Myanmar assumes the chairmanship of ASEAN in 2014, it will have a critical role in guiding the ten member economies toward the planned economic integration in 2015. This summit will provided value not only to participants from the ASEAN region, but also to those who see in the ASEAN countries an important evolving geopolitical and geo-economic pillar of the global economy.

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World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of New Champions

Dalian, China, 11-13 September 2013

Meeting the Innovation Imperative

The Annual Meeting of the New Champions is the foremost global business gathering in Asia. After five years, it is widely known as the Summer Davos – reflecting the “spirit of Davos” that for more than four decades has meant openness, collegiality and frank, yet friendly, exchange among leaders from business, government, academia, civil society and media.

Larry Stone, Group President of Public and Government Affairs attended the event and spoke at three sessions: ‘Delivering on Digital Infrastructure’, ‘Global Trade Shifts’ and ‘Innovation and protection in the Hyperconnected world: The ICT - Energy nexus’.

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World Economic Forum Moscow Meeting

Moscow, The Russian Federation, 20th October 2013

Russia’s Regions: Drivers of Growth

This one-day, high-impact meeting will convene 150 of the country’s most prominent business, civil society, academic and media leaders, as well as national and regional leadership, to focus on the business environment in different Russian regions. Participants will consider institutional reforms in different Russian regions aimed at building a resilient and innovative economic growth model for the country

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Summit on the Global Agenda

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 18–20th November 2013

The Summit on the Global Agenda is the world’s largest brainstorming event, bringing together the most relevant thought leaders of the World Economic Forum’s Network of Global Agenda Councils. Comprised of more than 80 groups of experts from academia, business, civil society, international organizations and government, the Councils advance knowledge and collaboratively explore important issues shaping the global, industry and regional agendas.

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