The 46th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum has successfully kicked off today at Davos, Switzerland. The atmosphere looked vibrant and full of anticipations as the audience listened to the welcome message by Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum.
Mr Schwab welcomed the guests and particularly congratulated and welcomed the young social entrepreneurs who made it to the meeting. He stated that he had three wishes for the participants. He looked forward to the guests leaving the forum after making many friends, building trans formative ideas and convinced that future of the global village can be managed only with collaborations.
It is known that the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Sri N Chandrababu Naidu and his delegation are also present at the forum. The topic for the day at the meeting today is Fourth Industrial Revolution.
About the Speaker, Klaus Schwab
Position: Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum
Studies at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, University of Fribourg and Harvard University; degrees include doctorates in Mechanical Engineering and Economics (summa cum laude). 1972-2003, Professor of Business Policy, University of Geneva. 1971, founded the World Economic Forum as a not-for-profit foundation and built it into the foremost international institution for public-private cooperation; 1998, Co-Founder, with wife Hilde, Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, supporting social innovation around the world; 2004, Founder, Forum of Young Global Leaders; 2011, Founder, Global Shapers Community. Numerous honorary doctorates. Several honorary professorships. Recipient of international and highest national honours for initiatives undertaken in the spirit of entrepreneurship in the global public interest and for peace and reconciliation efforts in several regions of the world.