World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2012 The Great Transformation: Shaping New Models
A record 2,600 business, government and civil society leaders – including nearly 40 heads of state or government – participated in the 42nd World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, which took place under the theme The Great Transformation: Shaping New Models. The record participation indicated the international community’s level of concern for the world today, as one crisis after another emerges. It also underscored the commitment of the Forum’s Members, Partners and communities to improving the state of the world.
The great transformation is generating tremendous opportunities for humankind to live in a more prosperous, more peaceful world that is greener and socially more inclusive. Inclusion is critical at a time when the number one risk to the world is rising inequality. To shape the new collaborative models we require to address global challenges, we need to re-establish trust among ourselves and look to the future, confident in the strength of our shared values and vision.
This report is a summary of the wide-ranging discussions and debates of the Annual Meeting 2012. It captures the special Spirit of Davos that permeated the many sessions and events that took place over the five days.