Open Forum Davos 2013: Building Resilience through Debate

The Open Forum Davos 2013, which runs in parallel to the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting 2013, is holding a series of high-level discussions, from 23 to 26 January, with leaders from the public and private sectors, as well as civil society. For the 11th consecutive year, the public is invited to join our animated debates and discuss current issues with global experts.

Open Forum participants include:

Paul Bulcke,Chief Executive Officer, Nestlé, SwitzerlandSharan Burrow, General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), BrusselsKris Gopalakrishnan, Executive Co-Chairman, Infosys, IndiaVittorio Grilli, Minister of Economy and Finance of ItalyUeli Maurer, President of the Swiss Confederation and Federal Councillor of Defence, Civil Protection and Sports of the Swiss ConfederationRobin Niblett, Director, Chatham House, United KingdomFredrik Reinfeldt, Prime Minister of SwedenGuy Ryder, Director-General, International Labour Organization (ILO), GenevaGuido Westerwelle, Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany

The following topics will be discussed at the Open Forum:

Wednesday 23 January
12.30 – 14.00 NGOs: New Models for the 21st Century
19.00 – 20.30 Unemployed or Unemployable?

Thursday 24 January
12.30 – 14.00 Mega Sporting Events: In Whose Interest?
19.00 – 20.30 Life Lessons from Jazz: Improvisation as a Way of Life

Friday 25 January
12.30 – 14.00 Is Religion Outdated in the 21st Century?
19.00 – 20.30 Eurozone: Solidarity or Domination?

Saturday 26 January
11:00 – 12:30 War Against Obesity: Fat Invoice?

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