Six global office locations.
The Forum operates from its landmark headquarters overlooking Lake Geneva in Cologny, Switzerland. Around 600 employees are based here, in a building designed with space and light in mind, blending seamlessly into the surrounding countryside thanks to olive-green granite walls, grass-planted roofs, and vast glass-covered areas.
With a total surface area of 11,500 square meters, the building is perfectly suited to provide optimal working areas and spaces for collaboration, and also serves as the venue for smaller meetings throughout the year.
Geneva is a vibrant, multicultural city, set in a breathtakingly beautiful landscape with mountain and lake views, and is home to over 200 international organizations, including the European headquarters of the United Nations. Due to its close collaboration with other institutions, the World Economic Forum is in an ideal location.
The World Economic Forum’s New York office is the headquarters for various Industry and System Initiatives, as well as for regional and business teams covering North America and Latin America.
In the heart of New York, a modern office building at 350 Madison Avenue, around 120 staff and secondees work in our open-plan office spaces, with phone booths and conference rooms available for quiet work and team collaboration.
The New York office serves as a critical connection point to partner company headquarters, and also enables collaboration with US-based international organizations like the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, and the United Nations. The office also hosts various Forum meetings throughout the year, including the Sustainable Development Impact Summit and Partners Advisory Group Meeting.
Our office in San Francisco is the headquarters of the Forum’s Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, housed in the Presidio national park. The Centre is a hub for global, multistakeholder cooperation to develop policy frameworks and advance collaborations that accelerate the benefits of science and technology.
Opened in 2017, this is the first globally active office of any international organization in the Bay Area, a center of technology innovation, with an amazing community of entrepreneurs, business leaders and thought leaders.
There are currently 80 full-time staff and secondees in San Francisco, working on project portfolios from Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology to Precision Medicine and Autonomous and Urban Mobility.
The Beijing Representative Office of the World Economic Forum was established in 2006, and works to integrate Chinese leaders from government, business, and academia into the communities and initiatives of the Forum.
Since the opening of the Forum's office there, China’s economy has grown rapidly, leading to an increasingly prosperous society. At the same time, China encounters major challenges such as rapid urbanization, pollution, and ensuring greater social inclusion.
Our office in Beijing comprises over 30 full time staff, supported by several interns and consultants. Employees enjoy the «hard working, fast-paced, and friendly» office culture.
The World Economic Forum Japan Representative Office was established in 2009. The office, based in Tokyo, supports the Forum’s work across all areas, particularly relations with government, business and the public in Japanese.
The team works to accelerate the Forum's impact in the country through community development, relationship management, knowledge networks, regional business council activities and special projects.
In addition, the Tokyo-based Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution is part of the Forum’s global network of centres. Launched in July 2018, this new research centre focuses on autonomous mobility, data policy and precision medicine, and aims to ensure Japan is at the front lines of innovation.
Launched in October 2018, the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution India works in collaboration with the government on a national level to co-design new policy frameworks and protocols for emerging technology alongside leaders from business, academia, start-ups and international organizations.
The Centre is part of the global network of centres which bring together governments, leading companies, civil society and experts from around the world to co-design and pilot innovative approaches to the policy and governance of technology.
As it prepares to embark on a massive digital transformation, India’s ability to fully capitalize on the emerging technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution will be one of the leading drivers of global prosperity and peace in coming decades.