Annual Meeting 2021 to take place in Lucerne-Bürgenstock

07 Oct 2020

Adrian Monck, Managing Director, Public Engagement,

The World Economic Forum is pleased to announce that it will hold its Annual Meeting 2021 in Lucerne-Bürgenstock, Switzerland, from 18 to 21 May. The meeting will take place as long as all conditions are in place to guarantee the health and safety of participants and the host community.

In addition, as previously announced in late August, the Annual Meeting 2021 will be preceded by high-level “Davos Dialogues”, digitally convened by the World Economic Forum during the week of 25 January, when key global leaders will share their views on the state of the world in 2021.

The Annual Meeting 2021 in Lucerne-Bürgenstock will be held around the theme of “The Great Reset”. The meeting will focus on the solutions required to address the world’s most pressing challenges. Global leaders will come together to design a common recovery path, to shape “The Great Reset” in the post-COVID-19 era and rebuild a more cohesive and sustainable society.

The Annual Meeting 2021 will combine both in-person and digital elements. Participants in Lucerne-Bürgenstock will be connected with a network of 400 hubs around the world, providing the opportunity for a dialogue with the Forum’s young Global Shapers, to ensure openness and inclusion.

In September, the World Economic Forum's Sustainable Development Impact Summit brought the core principles of the Great Reset into focus, asking all of us how we can contribute to a more sustainable and inclusive future. In October, the Forum's Jobs Reset Summit will mobilize the best of human capabilities, technologies, innovative policies and market forces to proactively shape a new agenda for growth, jobs, skills and equity. And in November the inaugural Pioneers of Change Summit will convene innovative leaders and entrepreneurs from around the world to showcase their solutions, build meaningful connections and inspire change across the Forum’s diverse multistakeholder communities.

The World Economic Forum is aiming to be back in Davos for its Annual Meeting in 2022.

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