World Economic Forum

The EDISON Alliance

Connecting Governments, Connecting Industries, Connecting People

We have an exciting calendar of events planned for 2021, including global showcase events, workshops, and global summits.

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25 - 29 January 2021

Digital

The Davos Agenda
The Davos Agenda is a pioneering mobilization of global leaders to shape the principles, policies, and partnerships needed in this challenging new context. It is essential for leaders from all walks of life to work together virtually for a more inclusive, cohesive, and sustainable future as soon as possible in 2021.

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5-11 April

Virtual

IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings 2021

The Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Board of Governors of the World Bank Group (WBG) bring together central bankers, ministers of finance and development, private sector executives, representatives from civil society organizations and academics to discuss issues of global concern, including the world economic outlook, poverty eradication, economic development, and aid effectiveness. Also featured are seminars, regional briefings, press conferences and other events on the global economy, international development, and the world's financial system. This year's Spring Meetings events will be held in a virtual format on April 5-11, 2021.

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6 – 7 April 2021

Tokyo, Japan

World Economic Forum: Global Technology Governance Summit
This summit, to be held in Japan and virtually, will convene key stakeholders from industry, government, technology, civil society, and academia to drive cross-sector action on the most pressing technology challenges of our time.

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8 April

SAMENA Council Leaders' Summit 2021
The SAMENA Council Leaders’ Summit is an annual leadership event, which encompasses private and government sector leaders' participation, knowledge exchange, and progress driven goal-setting discourse among the Industry's stakeholders. To be held under the theme “Championing Digital Economic Growth from Policy to Reality", Leaders' Summit 2021 will serve as a platform for leaders, as new horizons of growth and progress are explored for enterprises, nations, and citizens alike. This annual international leadership summit will be hosted in partnership with Huawei for the eighth consecutive year.

24 May-1 June

Geneva, Switzerland

World Health Assembly
The World Health Assembly is the decision-making body of WHO. It is attended by delegations from all WHO Member States and focuses on a specific health agenda prepared by the Executive Board. The main functions of the World Health Assembly are to determine the policies of the Organization, appoint the Director-General, supervise financial policies, and review and approve the proposed programme budget.

1 June

Virtual

World Economic Forum Jobs Reset Summit

28 June-1 July

Barcelona, Spain

Mobile World Congress
MWC Barcelona is the world’s most influential exhibition for the connectivity industry. In 2019, up to 2,400 exhibitors, 8,000 CEOs, and 59% of the industries’ most important decision-makers gathered here. And now we’re back for 2021.

17-20 August

Singapore

Special Annual Meeting
The Special Annual Meeting 2021 in Singapore will be the first global leadership event to address worldwide recovery from the pandemic. This in-person meeting will bring together leaders to focus on shaping solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. Further details will be announced in due course.

September 2021


Sustainable Impact Summit

15-17 October


World Bank-IMF Fall Meetings 2021

24-26 October


World Health Summit

8-19 November


ITU World Telecoms Development Conference

TBA


UNESCO General Conference