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World Economic Forum

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The Foundation organizes the Davos meeting of political and business leaders. It aims to create the foremost global partnership of business, political, intellectual and other leaders of civil society to define and discuss the key issues on the global
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contactatweforum [dot] org
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+41 (0) 22 869 1212
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+41 (0) 22 786 2744
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Spoken Language: Chinese, English, German

Business: Conferences, International Business and Trade

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World Economic Forum Headquartered
91-93 route de la Capite
Geneva 1223
Switzerland
46° 13' 30.9684" N, 6° 11' 30.0768" E
World Economic Forum USA
3 East 54th Street, 17th Floor,
New York, New York 10022
United States
40° 45' 39.1608" N, 73° 58' 27.822" W
World Economic Forum Beijing Representative Office
1706, China Resources Building 8 Jianguomenbei Avenue,
Beijing 100005
China
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The World Economic Forum (WEF) is a Geneva-based non-profit foundation best known for its annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland which brings together top business leaders, international political leaders, selected intellectuals and journalists to discuss the most pressing issues facing the world including health and the environment. The Forum also organizes the "Annual Meeting of the New Champions" in China and a series of regional meetings throughout the year. In 2008 those regional meetings included meetings on Europe and Central Asia, East Asia, the Russia CEO Roundtable, Africa, the Middle East, and the World Economic Forum on Latin America. In 2008 it launched the "Summit on the Global Agenda" in Dubai.

The World Economic Forum was founded in 1971 by Klaus M. Schwab, a business professor in Switzerland. Beyond meetings, the Forum produces a series of research reports and engages its members in sector specific initiatives.

The Forum is headquartered in Cologny, Geneva, Switzerland. In 2006 the Forum opened regional offices in Beijing, China and New York, USA. It is impartial and not-for-profit and is not tied to any political, partisan or national interests. It has observer status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council and is under the supervision of the Swiss Federal Government. Its highest governance body is the Foundation Board consisting of 22 members including former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Queen Rania of Jordan. The Forum’s mission is "committed to improving the State of the World".

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