A record number of participants will attend the 45th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland. In addition to the 1,500 business leaders from over 100 countries, more than 40 heads of state and government and 300 members of government will attend. Academia will be strongly represented this year with, among others, 14 Nobel Laureates participating. In total, the Forum has invited over 800 participants from the public sector and civil society.
Private sector participants in Davos will be representing more than 20 industries, with media and information taking the top spot, followed by banking and capital markets as well as professional services.
Seventeen percent of Davos participants are female. Regionally, 20% of participants from Greater China, North America and Central and Eastern Europe are women. From Latin America, Africa and Western Europe, the numbers range between 15 and 20%. The female participation from the MENA region, Asia Pacific (excluding China), South Asia and Russia lies between 10 and 15%.
The average age of a Davos 2015 participant is 53 for men and 48 for women. The youngest participant is Alain Nteff, co-founder of Gifted Mom, a mobile health platform in Central Africa, at 22. At the other end of the age range, at 91, is Shimon Peres, former President of Israel.
Of the more than 120 sessions that will be live streamed, many are offered in up to seven languages to reflect the global nature of the event.
The interactive graphic at the top of this page allows you to breakdown participant data across gender, region, country, sector and age.
Author: Georg Schmitt is Associate Director, Public Engagement, Media Relations, at the World Economic Forum.
Image: A woman walks past the Congress Centre in Davos. Copyright by World Economic Forum.