The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, held in Davos, Switzerland over January 21-24, brings together 300 heads of state, heads of government, and 1,500 business leaders from more than 140 countries to address broad-brush global challenges that it would be difficult to debate in other industry or region-specific settings.
This year’s theme explores how profound political, economic, social and technological transformations are altering long-standing assumptions about our prospects, resulting in an entirely “new global context” for decision-making.
As a strategic partner, we are both covering and participating in the event with leaders from around the globe, including our own CEO Jim Smith, Executive Chairman of Google Eric Schmidt, and President of the World Bank Jim Yong Kim.
Representing us at Davos 2015
Our CEO Jim Smith will offer his expertise on a panel titled “New Business Context: The Case for Corporate Trust” about best practices and pitfalls as businesses strive to build trust in their brands. Steve Adler, editor in chief of Reuters, will moderate a session on “The Challenge of Global Journalism” and a discussion about Britain’s future in Europe. President of our Financial and Risk business David Craig will be a discussion leader on “Disruptive Innovation in Financial Services,” a hot topic for our business.
CEO of the Thomson Reuters Foundation Monique Villa will share her perspective on major developments on sustainability, the supply chain and human rights issues in a session on ‘Unions in a changing industrial context’. Nadia Damouni, our Corporate Board correspondent, will moderate a session on the end of the commodity supercycle and how it’s affecting economies, industries and markets.
Where to follow the action
Reuters has it covered with 11 reporters, including media leaders Alex Smith, Alessandra Galloni, Paul Taylor and Noah Barkin, and Chief Photographer Ruben Sprich. Breakingviews global Editor Rob Cox and U.S. Editor Jeffrey Goldfarb will explore the big issues dominating the agenda. Our reporters will conduct high profile interviews with newsmakers in the corporate and political world.
Reuters.com tracks the latest news, social media content and video from the conference. Journalists including Cassandra Garrison, Frank Tantillo, Nadia Damouni and Brian Tracey are contributing to a live blog from the event.
Video and TV
Watch live coverage and more on Davos News Videos. Davos Today is the official television program of the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, produced by the Reuters Digital Video team. Our custom-built state-of-the-art studio built in the local town library hosts world leaders, policymakers, top CEOs and influential thinkers.
Reuters anchor Axel Threlfall will interview leaders, investors and leading executives, including WPP’s Martin Sorrell and the OECD’s Angel Gurria.
Join the conversation (#wef15) on our company social media channels including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+ and right here on the blog, with session recaps, photos, quotes, executive perspectives and more.
And, follow the full Thomson Reuters team at Davos by subscribing to this Twitter list.
Global Markets Forum
The financial community will be able to engage directly with the debate in Davos through the Global Markets Forum chatroom, where leaders from around the globe meet to discuss the most influential economic challenges facing us in 2015.
GMF invited guests and live interviews include:
Dr. Min Zhu, Deputy Managing Director, IMF
Bertrand Badre, Managing Director & World Bank Group CFO
Richard Edelman, President and CEO, Edelman
Kay Davies, Deputy Chair, The Wellcome Trust
John Studzinski, Vice-chairman, The Blackstone Group