Social Mobility and Stronger Private Sector Role are Keys to Growth in the Arab World

Georg Schmitt, Public Engagement, Tel.: +41 79 571 8287; E-mail: georg.schmitt@weforum.org · Over the past decade, governments in the Arab World have led investments in infrastructure and connectivity, turning some of their countries into global leaders in technology adoption · Arab Economies urgently need to diversify and foster entrepreneurial freedom […]

New Programme Aims to Improve Infrastructure Procurement Capacity in Africa

Yann Zopf, Public Engagement, Mobile: +41 79 204 1610; Email: yzo@weforum.org · Programme will respond to the urgent need for infrastructure investment and reform in Africa · Six-month capability-building programme will give participants a robust understanding of procurement, governance and the role of the private sector in infrastructure projects · […]

Japan to Take Lead in Fourth Industrial Revolution, Opens Emerging Technology Policy Centre in Tokyo…

Amanda Russo, Public Engagement Lead, World Economic Forum: Tel.: +1 415 734 0589; Amanda.Russo@weforum.org · The World Economic Forum, in partnership with METI and API, opened the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Japan to create new technology policies that benefit all · Founding centre partners from Hitachi, Horiba, Mitsubishi […]

Financial Institutions Pressed to Support Businesses Tackling Deforestation as Governments Worldwide…

Max Hall, Public Engagement, Tel.: +41 (0)79 329 3500; Email: mhal@weforum.org · Banks, lenders and investors in a $941 billion industry risk exposure from commodities linked to illegal or unsustainable deforestation – a major cause of climate change · New report urges financial institutions to support efforts to remove deforestation […]

World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of the New Champions to Focus on Role of Science and Technology…

Muzi Li, Public Engagement, Tel.: +86 10 65999523; muli@weforum.org · World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2018 will focus on the impact of science and technology on shaping economies, societies and geopolitical structures of the future · Meeting comes at an important juncture for global relations, as […]

Drones for Humanity: Forum Initiative Aims Unlock Societal Benefits of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

USA: Amanda Russo, Public Engagement Lead, World Economic Forum: +1 415 734 0589; Amanda.Russo@weforum.orgSwitzerland: Micol Lucchi, Public Affairs, World Economic Forum: +41 795 718 309; Micol.Lucchi@weforum.org · The World Economic Forum’s new Drone Innovators Network will see aviation authorities sharing research and best practices, and collaborating on innovative new policies […]

Forum in the News – June 19

Asia’s tech sector has a ‘missing women’ problem. Here’s what the industry can do to help them – South China Morning Post According to the World Economic Forum, women comprised only 25 per cent of people working in computing in 2015. In Asia it was just 5 per cent. Collaboration […]

Forum in the News – June 18

Digital reformation: A struggle far from finished – The Jakarta Post Companies in Indonesia are joining the race to thrive in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and the country is a major regional market. The analysis quotes President Joko Widodo at the World Economic Forum: “When we see challenges, I see […]

Forum in the News – June 15

Indonesia sneaks up on Singapore with flurry of port projects – Nikkei Asian Review President Widodo envisions a new global shipping hub on China’s Belt and Road. Indonesia’s port quality ranks below neighbors Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand, acording to the Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report. A drive to clean air – […]

Forum in the News – June 12

SeaWorld, Ikea and Royal Caribbean are getting rid of plastic straws and bags – Washington Post Plastic abounds on the high seas because about a third of what humans produce escapes collection, about “five bags filled with plastic for every foot of coastline in the world,” according to the Forum’s […]

Forum in the News – June 8

UAE joins WEF forum for fourth industrial revolution – Gulf News The UAE will partner with the Forum’s Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution to close the gap between emerging technologies and policy development. The Fourth Industrial Revolution: Be Prepared – SAFRICA24 R&D will be critical in determining which companies […]