Davos-Klosters (Graubunden) is an alpine resort in the Eastern part of Switzerland. It is also an international sports hub and a congress center. Every year it hosts the Annual meeting of World Economic Forum to engage world’s political and business leaders, NGOs to work together on the most important global issues.

World Economic Forum is a non-profit association established in Geneva. In 1971, professor Klaus Schwab founded the European Management Forum, which drew up business leaders to Davos for the Annual Meeting. Initially, as it follows from the WEF website, European businessmen aimed to catch up the best management practices from the USA. In 1974, political leaders first visited Davos. In late 1970s, the WEF introduced a system of membership for ‘the 1,000 leading companies of the world’. Today WEF employs over 700 people with its headquarters in Geneva, New York and San Francisco, Beijing and Tokyo.

World Economic Forum in 2019

In 2019, the 49th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum will take place on January 22-25. Matters of global architecture will be on agenda under the cover theme “Globalization 4.0: Shaping a Global Architecture in the Age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution”.

Participation is possible by invitation only and reserved for members of the Forum’s communities. Membership and partnership fees range from 60,000 Swiss francs ($62,243) to 600,000 Swiss francs (around $622,000) “depending on the level of engagement”. The most types of membership include the opportunity to participate in the Annual Meeting.

2,500 participants, 100 countries, 400 working sessions

Non-business participants in the meeting such as heads of state or leaders of the arts do not pay to participate. The headline guest this year is the United States President Donald Trump. Previously the lists of attendants included Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio, Goldie Hawn and Yao Chen.

CNBC, Forbes, Fortune, Zeit, KPMG, PwC, Deloitte, McKinsey, Accenture, Salesforce, Facebook, Microsoft, HSBC, UBS, Sberbank are among the sponsors of the event.

Meet Queen: The Studio Experience in Montreux

Mountain Studios in Montreux has been home to several great artists, including The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Duran Duran, Sting, Michael Jackson, B.B. King, David Bowie, and of course, Queen.

Six Wineries in the Canton of Vaud You Have to Visit in 2019

The Canton of Vaud is the second largest wine producing canton in Switzerland. It is a home to more than 450 wine makers (vignerons in French), and almost 4,000 hectares of vineyards that extend from Geneva to Montreux.

A Quick Look at The Basel Historical Museum

Basel Historical Museum is a place of endless wonders. Lorenzo, a member of the SUISSEPIC Ambassadors Photo Club, had an opportunity to explore the museum.

Can music make Swiss cheese taste better?

Beat Wampfler from Burgdorf tries to understand, whether music can make his cheese taste better.

White Turf, A Winter Horse Racing Fairytale in St.Moritz

The White Turf is an international horse racing event held in the Canton of Graubünden, Switzerland. Since 1907, this event, which occurs every February, turns the frozen Lake St. Moritz into a huge spectacle on ice.