Public opinion to spark debate at WEF 2015

forumlogolargeThe public will get to have their say on burning issues related to the global economy, business, politics and civil society during this year’s World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2015, taking place in Davos, Switzerland this week.

Open Forum Davos 2015 will open its doors to the general public from 21 to 23 January. Upholding its tradition of stimulating dialogue among thought leaders on a range of crucial issues, Open Forum will offer six sessions on such diverse topics as immigration, religion, democracy and pandemics. Each session is designed to offer a platform for debate and interaction on controversial topics between the public and scholars, business leaders and policy-makers.

The Open Forum line-up will include:

  • Kofi Annan, Chairman, Kofi Annan Foundation, Switzerland; Secretary-General, United Nations (1997-2006)
  • Tony Blair, Middle East Quartet Representative
  • Paul Bulcke, Chief Executive Officer, Nestlé, Switzerland; International Business Council
  • John W. Hickenlooper, Governor of Colorado, USA
  • Vitaliy Klychko, Mayor of Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Stefan Löfven, Prime Minister of Sweden
  • Guy Ryder, Director-General, International Labour Organization (ILO), Geneva
  • Simonetta Sommaruga, President-elect of the Swiss Confederation and Minister of Justice and Police, Federal Department of Justice and Police, Switzerland