Chemistry & Advanced Materials


Chemicals Community

The World Economic Forum’s Chemicals Industry community leverages the Forum’s convening power to enablthe community to be recognized as a solutions provider for global challenges. 

The Forum’s Industry Partnership for Chemicals is an exclusive community of top 
global leaders in the chemicals industry. With privileged access to the Forum’s multistakeholder networks and experts, the partnership offers: 

  •  A unique global network of industry and cross-industry peers with key government stakeholders and academic and civil society leaders 
  • Foresight on global, regional and industry trends 
  • Opportunities to contribute to positive change across major industry issues, promoting responsible corporate global citizenship 
  • Insights for collaborative solutions to mitigate risk 
  • Dialogue with civil society on pressing industry issues 
  • Opportunity to position companies as thought leaders and increase visibility 


The Industry Partnership for Chemicals offers privileged access for global chairs/chief executive officers and their senior leadership team to the Forum’s networks across business, government, academia and non-governmental organizations. Together, these key leaders identify issues that can benefit from collaborative action to create the necessary change through enhanced participation in community meetings. 

Partnership includes: 

  • Invitation of two board-level executives to the Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, andto the Annual 
    Meeting of the New Champions in the People’s Republic of China 
  • Invitation oftwo board-level executives to the exclusive Governors Meeting forChemicals taking place at the Annual 
    Meeting in Davos-Klosters 
  • Access to Forum regional events (Africa, India, Latin America, Middle East and North Africa, and East Asia) 
  • Access to exclusive Industry Partnership meetings for relevant senior executives 
  • Ability to propose, lead or engage in community initiatives, which aim to provide insights on pressing regional and global issues 
  • Access to cross-industry projects and World Economic Forum initiatives, where relevant 
  • Based on individual expertise, participation in the Forum’s global think tank, the Network ofGlobal Agenda Councils 
  • Opportunity for increased visibility and heightened media exposure 
  • A dedicated personal point of contact to ensure maximum value and participation


The World Economic Forum’s Industry Partnership programme is a platform for gaining insight and determining business priorities in today’s complex global environment. The Forum helps industry communities determine their priorities and connect with the relevant decision-makers (Member companies, policy-makers, civil society and academia) needed to address any particular issue or set of challenges. 

The Forum’sNetwork of Global Agenda Councilsgenerates insights that feed directly into the Industry Partnership programme. This multistakeholder group convenes top global experts to tackle the most important issues on the global agenda. Relevant Global Agenda Councils for the Chemicals Industry include: Emerging Technologies, Biotechnologies, Food Security (and Nutrition), New Energy Architecture, Climate Change, Water Security, Advanced Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Transport.  


Dr. Fernando J. Gómez
Head of Chemistry and Advanced Materials Industry
World Economic Forum

Alice Cascioli
Community Coordinator, Basic Industries
World Economic Forum