The Open Forum is an event format that allows a broader audience to participate in the activities of World Economic Forum. Each year since 2003, the Open Forum convenes in January at the local Swiss Alpine School in the heart of Davos, attracting leaders from all walks of life. We welcome government officials, artists, civil society leaders, innovative entrepreneurs and CEOs of multinational companies: All have a story or point of view to share.
In the spirit of Davos, the Open Forum aims to stimulate dialogue among thought leaders on issues ranging from current political structures and geopolitical concerns to environmental problems, leadership challenges and the role of the arts in society.
Indeed, the World Economic Forum seizes the timely opportunity of its Annual Meeting in Davos to offer a platform for debate and interaction on controversial issues between the public and scholars, business leaders and policy-makers around improving the state of the world.
The Open Forum welcomes a diverse public from around the globe to listen, participate and share thoughts, experiences and stories with the panellists on pressing and controversial issues. For those of you who cannot join the Open Forum personally in Davos, we hope you will follow the debates on the web via our livestream, Facebook or on twitter.
The Open Forum aims to encourage dialogue and spread awareness on critical issues by providing a platform on which ideas, thoughts and questions can be expressed and tackled in an open environment.