Here is an overview of the global stories and social media coverage of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2018. Over 3,000 leaders from over 100 countries and several hundred journalists participated at the meeting which took place in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland from 23 to 26 January 2018.
Under the theme Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World, the meeting focused on finding ways to reaffirm international cooperation on crucial shared interests. The Annual Meeting remains a global platform unmatched in engaging leaders from business, government, international organizations, arts and culture, academia and civil society.
What follows shows the impacts, highlights and key outcomes of the meeting, with a focus on public engagement, media coverage, reports, webcast sessions, press conferences and content from the World Economic Forum’s social media channels.
In January, 217,000 articles mentioned the Annual Meeting, an increase of 46% from last year’s 148,000 articles. People from across the world engaged with us across social media channels in unprecedented numbers. World leaders at the Meeting answered questions from the public through our #SharedFutures campaign and our global audience watched more than 33 million minutes of sessions streamed in six languages.
Reporters from over 120 countries covered the Annual Meeting. This chart breaks down the ten countries talking the most about Davos.
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The Annual Meeting brought people from all walks of life together to discuss how we can create a shared future in a fractured world. Below are some of the discussions that stood out in the Congress Center, on our Agenda blog and across our social media channels.
What actually happens at the Annual Meeting? Each year dozens of different communities gather for working meetings. Our closing press release highlights a selection of outcomes of the Annual Meeting 2018.
Over 3,000 people from 110 countries took part in the Annual Meeting 2018. Many of them were mentioned in the global press. Below is an overview of those public figures, cultural leaders and Co-Chairs of the meeting and their news mentions.
The world’s top businesses take part in the Annual Meeting to work on over 50 projects with the World Economic Forum that continue throughout the year. Below are the ten businesses mentioned the most during the Annual Meeting.
Over 30 televised panel sessions were co-designed by the World Economic Forum and the world's leading news organizations. This year includes sessions from the BBC, CCTV, CNBC, CNN, Fox, NHK, New York Times, Quartz, Univision, Washington Post and Wired among others.
Click on the boxes below to watch some of the top televised sessions from the Annual Meeting 2018
Fake News versus Real PoliticsBBC
In Technology We TrustCNBC
New Avenues for Global TradeReuters
Global Markets in a Fractured WorldFox
Gender, Power and Stemming Sexual HarassmentNew York Times
China in a New EraCCTV
Future Shocks: Rogue TechnologyWired
The Global Impact of America FirstWashington Post
The World Economic Forum released the following reports just ahead of or during the Annual Meeting 2018. Click to read and download.
The Global Risks Report 2018
The Inclusive Development Index 2018
Towards a Reskilling Revolution
Cyber Resilience: Playbook for Public- Private Collaboration
The Known Traveller: Unlocking the potential of digital identity for secure and seamless travel
Innovation with a Purpose: The role of technology innovation in accelerating food systems transformation
Harnessing the Fourth Industrial Revolution for Life on Land
The Open Forum aims to encourage dialogue and spread awareness of issues critical to the global economy. It provides a platform on which ideas, thoughts and questions can be expressed and tackled in an open environment.
The Open Forum Davos 2018 series provided an opportunity for the local Swiss community and public to join the conversation and engage with leading experts and decision-makers on some of today’s most pressing issues.
This year 3,000 people joined the Open Forum in Davos. Sessions varied from climate change and sustainable food to Europe, digital misinformation, inclusivity, happiness and one-on-session with Malala Yousafzai. The Open Forum team also collaborated with students from the local school in Davos, who co-designed the Session: “Suffering in Silence: Tackling Depression.”
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