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Mike Hanley, Senior Director, Communications: Tel: +41(0)79 590 6655; E-mail: michael.hanley@weforum.org; Twitter: @mikeh101

  • Social media interviews with select participants throughout the Annual Meeting
  • The official event hashtag is #WEF14
  • New conversation tool allows viewers to participate in live chats during sessions
  • Over 100 participants contributing to Forum:Blog
  • The Annual Meeting 2014 can be followed on multiple digital platforms http://wef.ch/am14social

Geneva, Switzerland, 17 January 2014 – This year, there are more ways to follow the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting on social media than ever before.

Online viewers can join the discussion via social media interviews with select participants and curated conversation streams hosted on the Forum website. Users can now also build their own Annual Meeting page, featuring embedded livestreams and discussion boards, for their own blog or website.

Key sessions, press conferences and interviews will again be broadcast live, with on-demand videos available on our website after each session.

The Forum:Blog, meanwhile, will feature over 100 participant blogs, with contributions from China’s Premier Li Keqiang, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, numerous top-level chief executive officers, Nobel Laureates, academics, and many more. Select contributions will be published in Spanish and Chinese.

Participants such as Al Gore and Bill Gates will be answering questions from our Facebook community. Join the Annual Meeting event page for top highlights.

Highlights of the Meeting will be posted to major social media platforms and tweeted through the Forum’s main Twitter account @davos. #WEF14 will be the official hashtag for the Meeting.

Social media contributions will be fully integrated into over 40 live webcast sessions, and over 50 sessions will be live-tweeted to the Forum’s @wef Twitter account. The Forum’s website will feature social media conversations on each webcast session page.

A full list of the World Economic Forum’s digital offerings can be found here.

Create your own Annual Meeting portal using customizable, embeddable video and social media widgets http://wef.ch/embed.

The 44th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting is taking place from 22 to 25 January 2014 under the theme The Reshaping of the World: Consequences for Society, Politics and Business. More than 2,500 participants from 100 countries are taking part in the Meeting. Participants include more than 30 heads of state or government and 1,500 business leaders from the Forum’s 1,000 Member companies, as well as Social Entrepreneurs, Global Shapers, Young Global Leaders and representatives from civil society, media, academia and the arts.

The Co-Chairs of the Annual Meeting 2014 are: Aliko Dangote, President and Chief Executive Officer, Dangote Group, Nigeria; Kris Gopalakrishnan, President, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII); Vice-Chairman, Infosys, India; Jiang Jianqing, Chairman of the Board, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, People’s Republic of China; Joseph Jimenez, Chief Executive Officer, Novartis, Switzerland; Christophe de Margerie, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Total, France; Marissa Mayer, Chief Executive Officer, Yahoo, USA; and Judith Rodin, President, Rockefeller Foundation, USA.

Notes to Editors

More information about the Annual Meeting 2014 is available at http://wef.ch/davos2014
View the best pictures from the Annual Meeting on Flickr at http://wef.ch/davos14pix
Access the Forum photo archive at http://wef.ch/pics
Watch live webcasts of sessions at http://wef.ch/live and on demand at http://wef.ch/davos14video
Watch the sessions on demand on YouTube at http://wef.ch/youtube or http://wef.ch/youku
Become a fan of the Forum on Facebook at http://wef.ch/facebook
Read the session summaries at http://wef.ch/davos14sessions
Follow the Forum on Twitter at http://wef.ch/twitter and http://wef.ch/livetweet (hashtag #WEF)
Read the Forum:Blog at http://wef.ch/blog
Follow the Forum on Google+ at http://wef.ch/gplus
Follow the Annual Meeting on a smartphone at http://wef.ch/app


The World Economic Forum is an international institution committed to improving the state of the world through public-private cooperation in the spirit of global citizenship. It engages with business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.

Incorporated as a not-for-profit foundation in 1971 and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, the Forum is independent, impartial and not tied to any interests. It cooperates closely with all leading international organizations (www.weforum.org).