Twenty years ago, if you wanted to take a vacation, you visited a travel agent to explore your options and make your arrangements. But when websites like Expedia and Travelocity made those services available at the click of a mouse on a computer in the comfort of your own home, the travel industry was forever changed. Show More Summary
The world's largest employers are not private companies. Last week, the World Economic Forum's (WEF's) Agenda blog highlighted the organizations that employ the most people in the world. The post noted that the top spot is often incorrectly...Show More Summary
History was made at the World Economic Forum on Africa 2015 when 80 young Africans, representing 40 countries and 60 Global Shapers Community Hubs, became the largest youth delegation to a World Economic Forum meeting; taking their seat...Show More Summary
Given the size of their populations, many people generally assume that the world's largest employers are Chinese or Indian. However, according to research published by the World Economic Forum, the US Department of Defense boasts a workforce of 3.2 million people, making it the largest global employer. The Chinese military, the [...]
This year’s Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) saw the promotion of Russian economic interests all across the world.
According to World Economic Forum’s head of Global Knowledge Networks, Maintaining of an active dialogue between the European Union and the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) is necessary for a successful cooperation between the two bloc...
Consider a question that we have been puzzling over at the World Economic Forum. How do you measure which countries or companies are the most innovative? One measure that I have found many chief executives and investors like is an index...Show More Summary
This article appeared as an op-ed in The Washington Post. Consider a question that we have been puzzling over at the World Economic Forum. How do you measure which countries or companies are the most innovative? One measure that I have...Show More Summary
Consider a question that we have been puzzling over at the World Economic Forum. How do you measure which countries or companies are the most innovative? One measure that many chief executives and investors like is the New Product Vitality Index (NPVI), an index associated with 3M, a company widely celebrated for its innovation. Show More Summary
Every year, the World Economic Forum publishes an annual report on global risks that covers the factors and underlying drivers that could most likely disrupt global economic activity. Most of the time over the last decade, the survey...Show More Summary
I've just accepted an important role as a senior advisor to the World Economic Forum. I'm helping the Forum in the development of its Global Agenda Platform, which is seeking to build communities of NGOs, academics, governments and business...Show More Summary
Just received this from my colleagues at the Global Water Partnership (GWP). Below is the Synthesis Report on Economically Water Insecure (EWI) Regions which was held at the 7th World Water Forum in April 2015. The report was prepared by GWP Senior Advisor Alan Hall, as Coordinator for the EWI...
The 25th World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa took place in Cape Town, South Africa from June 3-5 and was the largest in history with 1250 delegates, representing over 75 countries, participating in the meeting. First held in 1990, the WEF on Africa brings together political leaders, business people, youth, academics and civil society leaders…
WEF Africa gives SA an opportunity to make its investment case to an audience of global and African business leaders. ||| The World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa kicks off in Cape Town today, giving South Africa an opportunity to make...Show More Summary
Which countries have the largest share of people in high-skilled employment? According to the World Economic Forum and International Labour Organization statistics, Luxembourg is in first position. Just under 60 percent of the small European country's workers are employed in occupations with tertiary education requirements. This is largely thanks to a [...]
The World Economic Forum on Africa is an opportunity to focus on how to improve health, housing and infrastructure, says Dr Iqbal Surve. ||| Cape Town - The World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa is an opportunity to focus on how to improve...Show More Summary
The 25th World Economic Forum on Africa in Cape Town will take a look at Africa’s economic journey over the last quarter of a century. ||| Cape Town - The 25th World Economic Forum on Africa (WEF Africa) at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) this week will take a look at Africa’s economic journey over the last quarter of a century. Show More Summary
Katherine Garrett-Cox graduated with a BA (Hons) in History from Durham University and is a member of the UK Society of Investment Professionals; CFA Institute. She was nominated a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum in October...Show More Summary
Russia has been ranked 45th in the annual Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index (TTCI) rating compiled by the World Economic Forum, which measures "the set of factors and policies that enable the sustainable development of the Travel & Tourism sector, which in turn, contributes to the development and competitiveness of a country."
Mexican Foreign Minister Jose Antonio Meade announced that the United States, Mexico and three other Central American states intend to press on with energy integration within the framework of the World Economic Forum on Latin Americ...