1. Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India
  2. Donald Trump, President of the United States of America
  3. Angela Merkel, Federal Chancellor, Germany
  4. Paolo Gentiloni, Prime Minister of Italy
  5. Emmanuel Macron, President of France
  6. Theresa May, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
  7. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada
  8. Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission
  9. Liu He, Member, Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee; General Office Director, Central Leading Group for Financial and Economic Affairs, People's Republic of China
  10. Mauricio Macri, President of Argentina
  11. Cyril Ramaphosa, Deputy President of South Africa
  12. His Majesty King Felipe VI, King of Spain
  13. Michel Temer, President of Brazil
  14. Alain Berset,President of the Swiss Confederation

Overall, the Annual Meeting will feature over 340 top political leaders with 10 heads of state and government from Africa, nine from the Middle East and North Africa and six from Latin America. These include 

  1. Hailemariam Desalegn, Prime Minister of Ethiopia
  2. Emmerson Mnangagwa, President of Zimbabwe
  3. Yemi Osinbajo, Vice-President of Nigeria
  4. Saad Al Hariri, President of the Council of Ministers, Lebanon
  5. His Majesty King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein, King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
  6. Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel
  7. Juan Manuel Santos, President of Colombia.

Leaders from international organizations include 

  1. Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations
  2. Roberto Azevêdo, Director-General, World Trade Organization (WTO)
  3. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organization (WHO)
  4. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  5. Zeid Ra'ad Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
  6. Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank
  7. Miroslav Lajcák, President of the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly, United Nations
  8. Peter Maurer, President, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
  9. Guy Ryder, Director-General, International Labour Organization (ILO).

Representing the pinnacle of accomplishment across government, business, civil society and academia, the Co-Chairs of the Annual Meeting 2018 are: 

  1. Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), Belgium
  2. Fabiola Gianotti, Director-General, European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva
  3. Isabelle Kocher, Chief Executive Officer, ENGIE, France
  4. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington DC
  5. Ginni Rometty, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, IBM Corporation, USA
  6. Chetna Sinha, Founder and Chair, Mann Deshi Foundation, India
  7. Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway.

In addition to record participation from the public sector, the private sector will be represented by over 1,900 leaders. Civil society is represented by almost 900 leaders from NGOs, social entrepreneurs, academia, the arts, labour organizations, faith-based and religious groups and media. The Annual Meeting is also the foremost global summit representing younger generations, with 50 members of the Forum’s Global Shaper community, aged between 20 and 30, and 80 Young Global Leaders under the age of 40, participating.

Over 21% of participants at this year’s meeting will be women, a higher proportion than at any previous meeting. The Forum works throughout the year to highlight the gender gap and develop strategies to help women achieve positions of senior leadership.

Featuring over 400 sessions, nearly half of which are webcast, the meeting programme has been designed around four tracks:

  1. Driving sustained economic progress
  2. Navigating a multipolar and multiconceptual world
  3. Overcoming divisions in society
  4. Shaping the agile governance of technology

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