World Economic Forum’s 2019 Annual Meeting in Davos to Focus on Shaping a New Architecture for the Next Wave of Globalization

Publicado
05 nov 2018
2018
Compartir

Fon Mathuros, Head of Media, World Economic Forum: Tel.: +41 (0)79 201 0211; Email: fma@weforum.org

· Globalization has created global growth and development but also given rise to excessive inequality

· For the next wave of globalization – “Globalization 4.0” – leaders need to learn from past mistakes and build more inclusive societies and better protect vulnerable communities

· The World Economic Forum is convening 3,000 leaders from all parts of society to shape a new global architecture

· The 2019 Annual Meeting will take place on 22-25 January in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland. For more information see www.weforum.org

Geneva, Switzerland, 5 November 2018 The World Economic Forum announced today that its Annual Meeting 2019 in Davos-Klosters will focus on “Globalization 4.0: Shaping a Global Architecture in the Age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution”.

Globalization is being redefined simultaneously by four major transformations:

· Global economic leadership is no longer dominated by multilateralism but characterized by “plurilateralism”

· The balance of global power has shifted from unipolar to multipolar

· Ecological challenges, including but not limited to, climate change, are threatening socio-economic development

· The Fourth Industrial Revolution is introducing technologies at a speed and scale unparalleled in history

Whether Globalization 4.0 improves the state of the world for all will depend on governance at the corporate, government and international levels that adapts sufficiently to this new economic, political, environmental and social context.

“We are just at the beginning of Globalization 4.0, and are significantly underprepared for the magnitude of change we are facing. We are still approaching issues of globalization with an outdated mindset. Tinkering with our existing processes and institutions will not be enough. We need to redesign them so that we can capitalize on the abundance of new opportunities that await us, while also avoiding the kinds of disruptions that we are witnessing today,” said Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum.

Under the rubric of Globalization 4.0, there will be a series of “Global Dialogues” in Davos to develop recommendations by the internationally relevant and knowledgeable individuals and institutions that are shaping the future, which include members of the World Economic Forum’s Board of Trustees.

The World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting brings together governments, international organizations, business, civil society, media, foremost experts and the young generation from all over the world in more than 400 working sessions. It engages over 100 governments and 1,000 companies at the highest leadership levels. For further information, please click here.

Notes to editors:

Watch live webcasts of sessions and get more information about the meeting at http://wef.ch/am19

Guide to how to follow and embed sessions on your website at http://wef.ch/howtofollow

View the best photos from the event at http://wef.ch/pix

Read the Forum Agenda at http://wef.ch/agenda

Become a fan of the Forum on Facebook at http://wef.ch/facebook

Watch Forum videos at http://wef.ch/video

Follow the Forum on Twitter via @wef and @davos, and join the conversation using #wef19

Follow the Forum on Instagram at http://wef.ch/instagram

Follow the Forum on LinkedIn at http://wef.ch/linkedin

Learn about the Forum’s impact on http://wef.ch/impact

Subscribe to Forum news releases at http://wef.ch/news

Todas las opiniones expresadas son las del autor . El Blog del Foro Económico Mundial es una plataforma independiente y neutral, dedicada a generar un debate en torno a los temas clave que dan forma a las agendas globales, regionales y de la industria.