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Wednesday, January 27
 

8:45am

What Is the 'New Normal' for Global Growth?
Despite an upward revision of the International Monetary Fund's most recent World Economic Outlook, average real GDP growth of the global economy over the next five years is expected to be less than that of the five years (2003-2007) before the crisis. In partnership with Time magazine, industry leaders, economists and policy-makers rethink the "new normal" for key economies going forward. Simultaneous interpretation in German This session is open to the reporting press.
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Wednesday January 27, 2010 8:45am - 10:00am
Congress Centre, Sanada 1+ 2 Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

9:00am

Germs and Globalization
Concern over the spread of the H5N1 strain of avian flu in 2003 and now the H1N1 strain of swine flu illustrates how the threat from an influenza pandemic constantly changes. What pathogens present the greatest danger to the population in a globalized world?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Wednesday January 27, 2010 9:00am - 10:15am
Congress Centre, Aspen 2 Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

9:00am

Rethinking Security in the 21st Century
Global defence spending is estimated to have reached US$ 1.464 trillion in 2008, which represents a 45% increase over the last 10 years. How can international security cooperation be improved in the absence of a G20 on security issues?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Wednesday January 27, 2010 9:00am - 10:15am
Congress Centre, Parsenn/Pischa Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

9:00am

Rethinking Systemic Financial Risk
In 2009, the G20 tasked the Financial Stability Board (FSB) and the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision to develop "macro-prudential tools" to combat systemic risk. What structural deficiencies still persist in the regulation of systemic financial risk and how will they be addressed in 2010? This session is open to the reporting press.
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Wednesday January 27, 2010 9:00am - 10:15am
Congress Centre, Congress Hall Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

9:00am

Skills Creation: The Future of Employment
Although unemployment rates continue to rise, there are still 2.6 million jobs unfilled in the US and 4 million in Europe because of a shortage of skilled workers. What imbalances in terms of human capital should be addressed for a sustainable post-crisis recovery? This session will be webcast and on the record.
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Wednesday January 27, 2010 9:00am - 10:15am
Congress Centre, Aspen 1 Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

9:00am

The Growing Influence of Social Networks
Social networks and blogs are now ahead of personal e-mail in terms of online activities and account for almost 10% of time spent on the Internet. How is the growth in social networks changing society?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Wednesday January 27, 2010 9:00am - 11:00am
Congress Centre, Madrisa Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

10:30am

The Next Global Crisis
The G20 is focused on preventing a repeat of the financial crisis, but the next global crisis to threaten the global economy is likely to be off the radar screen of policy-makers, as have previous ones. What warning signals need our urgent attention? In partnership with the World Economic Forum, CNBC hosts this debate focusing on the challenges and choices to be made to prevent the next great global crisis. This session is open to the reporting press. As this is a televised session, please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the session. The door will be closed at the scheduled time of the session.
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Wednesday January 27, 2010 10:30am - 12:00pm
Congress Centre, Sanada 1+ 2 Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

10:45am

IdeasLab with INSEAD
Join INSEAD in the IdeasLab to discover the latest insights and perspectives on CEO performance and the paradox of control
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Wednesday January 27, 2010 10:45am - 12:00pm
Congress Centre, Jackobshorn IdeasLab Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

10:45am

Chronic Diseases: A Global Challenge
Sixty per cent of all deaths are caused by chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes. How can the private and public sectors work together more effectively to manage chronic diseases?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Wednesday January 27, 2010 10:45am - 12:00pm
Congress Centre, Aspen 2 Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

10:45am

Financing Low-Carbon Growth
Estimates show that about US$ 500 billion needs to be invested yearly between now and 2030 to address climate change. What financing mechanisms and partnerships are needed to stimulate a new wave of sustainable growth? You can Continue the Conversation on WELCOM about this topic by posting questions and comments to the moderator and to other session participants. See login information in the Useful Information section of this binder (WELCOM 2.4.1). This session will be webcast and on the record.
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Wednesday January 27, 2010 10:45am - 12:00pm
Congress Centre, Aspen 1 Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

10:45am

Management Innovations from the Fringe
Most companies rely on management practices dating from the Industrial Revolution, but there are vanguards that have developed new models. What are the new practices that companies are using to take management beyond the Industrial Age?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Wednesday January 27, 2010 10:45am - 12:00pm
Congress Centre, Forum IdeasLab Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

10:45am

Rethinking Values in the Post-Crisis World
Values are considered important and enduring principles, which are correct and desirable in life, shared by members of a community. What values need rethinking in the wake of the "Great Recession"? This session is open to the reporting press.
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Wednesday January 27, 2010 10:45am - 12:00pm
Congress Centre, Congress Hall Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

10:45am

Trouble with Bubbles
The US dollar is the major funding currency of carry trades as investors borrow at exceptionally low interest rates in search of higher returns around the world. How can potential asset bubbles be spotted and addressed before they emerge?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Wednesday January 27, 2010 10:45am - 12:00pm
Congress Centre, Parsenn/Pischa Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

10:45am

Arts, Culture and the Digital Age
Digital technology, online platforms and mobile devices expand across the world at an incredible pace. How will they impact the production and experience of arts and culture?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Wednesday January 27, 2010 10:45am - 12:00pm
Congress Centre, Studio Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

1:30pm

Life on Other Planets?
Scientists confirmed the discovery of the first earth-like planet outside the boundaries of our solar system in 2009. How will space research redefine life as it is known?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Wednesday January 27, 2010 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Congress Centre, Studio Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

1:30pm

Rethinking Energy Security
Shifts in supply and demand, as well as challenges posed by climate change, will exert ever greater pressure on both corporate and national energy planning over the next decades. What is needed to tackle the interlinked issues of energy security, economic growth and climate change? This session will be webcast and on the record.
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Wednesday January 27, 2010 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Congress Centre, Aspen 1 Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

1:30pm

Rethinking Risk in the Boardroom
The responsibility of risk management within an organization ultimately rests with its board of directors. How can corporate governance be redesigned to strengthen risk management and restore stakeholder confidence in board oversight? Simultaneous interpretation in English and Chinese
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Wednesday January 27, 2010 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Congress Centre, Parsenn/Pischa Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

1:30pm

Who Is the New Consumer?
Two billion new consumers from the developing world will enter the global economy by 2030. Who is the "new consumer" who will drive future global growth?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Wednesday January 27, 2010 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Congress Centre, Aspen 2 Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

1:30pm

World Economic Forum Brainstorming: Redefining the Global Commons
Despite universal awareness that we live in an interdependent world replete with systemic risks and governance gaps, there is no shared agreement on what comprises the global commons. If the oceans and ozone layer met this definition only in the last century, how should the global commons be redefined in an era when the Internet is critical to commerce and rain forests to fight climate change? The World Economic Forum Brainstorming will examine this timely and important question in all its dimensions.
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Wednesday January 27, 2010 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Congress Centre, Congress Hall Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

2:00pm

Business Solutions to Rural Poverty
Seventy-five per cent of extreme poverty in the world occurs in rural areas. Join CEOs, global leaders and Social Entrepreneurs to discuss how to bring prosperity to rural areas through innovation in finance, agriculture, technology and policy
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Wednesday January 27, 2010 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Congress Centre, Fluela WorkSpace Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

3:00pm

Lead on the Business Stage: Lessons from Shakespeare
Join us for a workshop on leadership based on Shakespeare's history play, Henry V. As the Bard says: "There will be much throwing about of brains!"
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Wednesday January 27, 2010 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Congress Centre, Madrisa Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

3:15pm

IdeasLab on the Global Redesign Initiative (Values and People)
The Global Redesign Initiative aims to improve international cooperation on the pressing challenges of the 21st century. Join experts in the IdeasLab to explore the following innovative proposals to address global challenges: - Faith: Moral Economy Dialogue - Marketing and Branding: International Ad Council - Education Systems: Global Education Commission - Nutrition: Global Agriculture and Nutrition Redesign Initiative - Gender Gap: Diffusing Successful Practices
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Wednesday January 27, 2010 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Congress Centre, Forum IdeasLab Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

3:15pm

IdeasLab with MIT
Join the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the IdeasLab to discover the latest insights and perspectives on the nature of intelligence
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Wednesday January 27, 2010 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Congress Centre, Jackobshorn IdeasLab Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

3:15pm

Rebuilding Economics
Although economists continue to debate whether the "efficient market hypothesis" was a major cause of the financial crisis, the discipline's predictive and prescriptive track record is nevertheless wanting. What is needed to rebuild the reputation of economics as a social science? Simultaneous interpretation in Chinese
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Wednesday January 27, 2010 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Congress Centre, Parsenn/Pischa Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

3:15pm

Rethinking Compensation Models
A 2009 study revealed that 70% of the 200 largest companies (by market capitalization) in the S&P 500 Stock Index reported changes to their executive compensation programmes. How should compensation systems be redesigned in the wake of the "Great Recession"? This session will be webcast and on the record.
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Wednesday January 27, 2010 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Congress Centre, Aspen 1 Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

3:15pm

Rethinking Population Growth
The UN estimates that by 2050 world population will increase from 6.8 billion today to 9.2 billion. How can the major risks associated with population growth be managed?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Wednesday January 27, 2010 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Congress Centre, Aspen 2 Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

3:15pm

Design for Sustainability
Sustainability is both the biggest challenge and most exciting opportunity for design today. What products, services and systems are considered as truly sustainable?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Wednesday January 27, 2010 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Congress Centre, Studio Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

6:45pm

Presentation of the Crystal Awards
The World Economic Forum's Crystal Award honours artists who have used their art to improve the state of the world. Come to recognize this year's award winners Simultaneous interpretation in all languages This session is open to the reporting press.
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Wednesday January 27, 2010 6:45pm - 7:30pm
Congress Centre, Congress Hall Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

8:30pm

Crisis and Culture
Throughout history, economic and political crises have influenced the work of artists and cultural leaders. How has the "Great Recession" influenced today's culture?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Wednesday January 27, 2010 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Hotel Victoria, La Terrasse Hotel Victoria, Davos, Switzerland

8:30pm

Groundbreaking Discoveries in Science and Technology
Emerging technologies are expected to deliver breakthroughs in energy, food and medicine. What are the latest scientific discoveries that are expected to change the way of life?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Wednesday January 27, 2010 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Derby Hotel Davos, Thomasmannsaal Derby Hotel Davos, DAVOS, Switzerland

8:30pm

Piracy and Pandemics: From Past to Present Dangers
Forgotten as global challenges from a past millennium, piracy and pandemics are making headlines today. What dangers from the past should the world prepare for?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Wednesday January 27, 2010 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Hotel Post, Restaurant La Cave Hotel Post, DAVOS, Switzerland

8:30pm

Reading Leaders' Minds
Great books have had enormous impact on the economic and political systems underpinning today's global economy. What classic and contemporary books shape the personal and professional values of today's leaders?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Wednesday January 27, 2010 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Hotel Kongress, Restaurant Hotel Kongress, DAVOS, Switzerland

8:30pm

Rethinking Philanthropy
Philanthropic donations in the US declined by 9% in 2009 and are expected to continue to fall in 2010. How should philanthropic strategies adjust to the post-crisis world?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Wednesday January 27, 2010 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Hotel Cresta Sun, Restaurant Hotel Cresta Sun, Davos, Switzerland

8:30pm

Rethinking the Global Response to Alzheimer’s Disease
The number of people living with Alzheimer's disease and other dementia is expected to almost double to 65 million by 2030, with 72% of cases in the developing world. How can a collaborative platform be created to increase public awareness and treatments?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Wednesday January 27, 2010 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Central Sporthotel, Säumerstube Central Sporthotel, DAVOS, Switzerland

8:30pm

The 'Clash of Civilizations' Revisited
"The great divisions among humankind and the dominating source of conflict will be cultural [rather than ideological or economic].” – Samuel Huntington How far does a "clash of civilizations" continue to persist as part of our perception?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Wednesday January 27, 2010 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Central Sporthotel, Bündnerstube Central Sporthotel, DAVOS, Switzerland

8:30pm

The Art and Science of Imagination
Developmental psychologists suggest there is a trade-off between the ability to generate ideas and the ability to apply what we know and put it to use. How do successful leaders stimulate and maintain their imaginative edge?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Wednesday January 27, 2010 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Hotel Seehof, Palais Winga Hotel Seehof, DAVOS, Switzerland

8:30pm

The Economics of Happiness
The Easterlin paradox -- happiness at a national level does not increase with wealth once basic needs are fulfilled -- has been challenged by recent studies positing that absolute income (versus relative) tends to bring happiness even if it does not guarantee it. How should happiness be measured from the perspective of economics?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Wednesday January 27, 2010 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Hotel Seehof, Palais Mitte Hotel Seehof, DAVOS, Switzerland

8:30pm

The Power of Music
The language of music, through its ability to influence, transform and communicate, can shed light on what unites us as humans. Join a discussion with artists from around the world to explore how music can enhance the way humans interact
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Wednesday January 27, 2010 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Derby Hotel Davos, Fluela 1+ 2 + 3 Derby Hotel Davos, DAVOS, Switzerland

8:30pm

The Rise of Asia
The UN's November 2009 economic forecast suggests that Asia will lead the global recovery in 2010. What are the global implications for policy-making, business, values and social progress?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Wednesday January 27, 2010 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Central Sporthotel, Vetschstube Central Sporthotel, DAVOS, Switzerland

8:30pm

What Is Life?
We create life, we search for it, we manipulate and revere it; but, surprisingly, we have yet to agree on a common definition for what life really is. What insights to this important topic offer new advances in astrobiology, synthetic biology and genomics?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Wednesday January 27, 2010 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Hotel National, Salon Mignon Hotel National, DAVOS, Switzerland
 
Thursday, January 28
 

8:00am

Making Cap and Trade Work
As Australia, Canada, Japan, the EU and the US have all embraced cap and trade as a central element of their climate strategy, there is an increased call for a shared vision on the global carbon market. How can different stakeholders help to construct effective carbon markets?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Thursday January 28, 2010 8:00am - 10:15am
Congress Centre, Fluela WorkSpace Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

9:00am

Rethinking the Global Commons: Biodiversity I
There is growing scientific evidence that the substantial dying off of amphibians and other plant and animal species occurring today might result in a new mass extinction event -- an event that has only happened five times in our planet's history. In this International Year of Biodiversity, how can the preservation of biodiversity and the protection of fragile ecosystems be improved dramatically?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Thursday January 28, 2010 9:00am - 9:45am
Congress Centre, Studio Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

9:00am

Global Energy Outlook
Despite the major decline in energy prices from their peak in 2008, energy security concerns have increased as major producing and consuming economies differ significantly on how to develop a more secure and stable energy system. How can producers and consumers develop mutually beneficial approaches to energy security? This session is open to the reporting press.
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Thursday January 28, 2010 9:00am - 10:00am
Congress Centre, Sanada 1+ 2 Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

9:00am

Overcrowded World
By 2050, three-quarters of the world's population will live in urban areas; without careful planning, the rapid rate of urbanization could lead to overcrowding, severe poverty and widespread slums. How can businesses and governments meet the demands of growing urban populations?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Thursday January 28, 2010 9:00am - 10:00am
Hotel Belvédère, Rotary Hotel Belvédère, DAVOS, Switzerland

9:00am

Rebuilding Trust in Business Leadership
A global survey in 2009 revealed that only 29% of respondents trust information communicated by CEOs, down from 36% in 2008. What steps should business leaders take to rebuild trust among their stakeholders? This session is open to the reporting press.
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Thursday January 28, 2010 9:00am - 10:00am
Congress Centre, Congress Hall Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

9:00am

Redesigning Consumption Patterns
Over 90% of consumers say they would buy sustainable products. How should business models be redesigned to mainstream sustainable value for the consumer?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Thursday January 28, 2010 9:00am - 10:00am
Congress Centre, Parsenn/Pischa Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

9:00am

Rethinking Humanitarian Assistance: Implications for Haiti
Major disasters over the last several years (including the 2004 tsunami and 2005 Pakistan earthquake) have taught valuable lessons on the role of prevention, better coordination and the effective use of the private sector. Are these lessons being applied in Haiti? This session will be webcast and on the record.
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Thursday January 28, 2010 9:00am - 10:00am
Congress Centre, Aspen 1 Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

9:00am

Rethinking the Ageing Population
Over the course of the last century, life expectancy in industrialized countries has grown from roughly 50 to 80 years. As more people lead long and active lives beyond 65, how do we redesign work and retirement?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Thursday January 28, 2010 9:00am - 10:00am
Hotel Belvédère, Spina Hotel Belvédère, DAVOS, Switzerland

9:00am

IdeasLab on the Global Redesign Initiative (Economic and Social Welfare)
The Global Redesign Initiative aims to improve international cooperation on the pressing challenges of the 21st century. Join experts in the IdeasLab to explore the following innovative proposals to address global challenges: - Investment Flows/Systemic Risk: International Supervisory Standards - Financial Risk: Systemic Financial Risk Information Repository - International Monetary Systems: Special Drawing Rights (SDR) Creation - Trade: Plurilateral Trade Agreement - Employment and Social Protection: G20 Mutual Assessment Process
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Thursday January 28, 2010 9:00am - 10:15am
Congress Centre, Forum IdeasLab Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

9:00am

IdeasLab with Social Entrepreneurs
Join Social Entrepreneurs in the IdeasLab to discover creative solutions designed to address society's most pressing needs
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Thursday January 28, 2010 9:00am - 10:15am
Congress Centre, Jackobshorn IdeasLab Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

9:00am

Values in Your Everyday Life
"It is a caricature of freedom to claim that people are free to organize their lives with no reference to values; society has to ensure the protection and advancement of values." -- Pope John Paul II How can we learn to make decisions based on fundamental values, such as love, trust, compassion and charity, in our everyday life, both private and professional?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Thursday January 28, 2010 9:00am - 10:30am
Hotel Belvédère, Ducan Hotel Belvédère, DAVOS, Switzerland

10:15am

Next Generation Materials
Materials science has advanced to where a skyscraper can now be built with transparent material three times stronger than steel. How can advances in materials science change the world?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Thursday January 28, 2010 10:15am - 11:00am
Congress Centre, Studio Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

11:30am

The Information Age and Human Behaviour I
A recent study revealed that Americans who use social networks are 30% less likely to know their neighbours, while the circle of close friends for mobile phone users tends to be 12% larger than for non-users. What new insights can the information age reveal about human behaviour?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Thursday January 28, 2010 11:30am - 12:15pm
Congress Centre, Studio Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

12:20pm

Introducing the Open Forum
Thursday January 28, 2010 12:20pm - 12:30pm
Swiss Alpine High School (SAMD), Auditorium Swiss Alpine High School (SAMD), Davos, Switzerland

12:30pm

Will India Meet Global Expectations?
Multilateral trade, climate change, Millennium Development Goals and nuclear non-proliferation are just some of the items on the global agenda in which the world expects India to play an active and constructive role. What does the world expect from India and what does India expect from the international community? In partnership with the World Economic Forum, NDTV hosts this debate focusing on the global expectations for and from India. As this is a televised session, please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the session. The door will be closed at the scheduled time of the session. This session is open to the reporting press.
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Thursday January 28, 2010 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Congress Centre, Sanada 1+ 2 Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

12:30pm

Lessons from the Next Generation
Today's youth are growing up with digital technology as an integral part of their daily lives, which is impacting the way they learn, think, connect, communicate and act. What makes today's generation of "digital natives" different, and what lessons can this generation teach us about redesigning global systems for cooperation?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Thursday January 28, 2010 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Hotel Schweizerhof, Arvenstübli Hotel Schweizerhof, DAVOS, Switzerland

12:30pm

Rebuilding Fragile States
One-third of the world's poor live in countries where the state lacks the will or the capacity to create economic opportunities for its citizens. How can fragile states be strengthened?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Thursday January 28, 2010 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Hotel Post, Davoserstube Hotel Post, DAVOS, Switzerland

12:30pm

Rebuilding Long-term Economic Growth
The financial crisis exposed the short-term orientation of today's capital markets but has yet to trigger longer term thinking by government and business. With the global economic recovery in sight, what policies and actions will ensure sustained economic growth over the long term?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Thursday January 28, 2010 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Hotel Cresta Sun, Restaurant Hotel Cresta Sun, Davos, Switzerland

12:30pm

Redesigning the International Monetary System
Approximately 60% of global currency reserves are in US dollars, leading some to call for a new global currency, such as special drawing rights or other baskets of currencies. What practical steps should be taken to adapt exchange rates and international monetary cooperation to changes in the world economy?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Thursday January 28, 2010 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Hotel Waldhuus, Jakobshorn Hotel Waldhuus, DAVOS, Switzerland

12:30pm

Redirecting Marketing
Marketing is most often identified with encouraging consumption, but it is also acknowledged as a means to create positive social change. How can marketing be redesigned to deliver global social change?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Thursday January 28, 2010 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Hotel National, Dining Room Hotel National, DAVOS, Switzerland

12:30pm

Rethinking Leadership Development
"Go to the people. Learn from them. Live with them. Start with what they know. Build with what they have. The best of leaders when the task is accomplished are those of whom the people will say: 'we have done it ourselves'." -- Lao Tzu What are the secrets of successful leadership development?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Thursday January 28, 2010 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Hotel Seehof, Stübli Hotel Seehof, DAVOS, Switzerland

12:30pm

Revamping Development Aid
Despite the official global development aid commitment of US$ 150 billion in 2010 of bilateral and multilateral donors, the architecture for development aid remains inefficient. How should the architecture for international aid be redesigned?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Thursday January 28, 2010 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Hotel Seehof, Ferdmann Hotel Seehof, DAVOS, Switzerland

12:30pm

Strengthening the Rule of Law
"The clearest way to show what the rule of law means to us in everyday life is to recall what has happened when there is no rule of law." - Dwight David Eisenhower How can legal principles be strengthened and enforced more consistently to address global challenges?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Thursday January 28, 2010 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Hotel Post, Arvenstübli Hotel Post, DAVOS, Switzerland

12:30pm

The Power of the Purse
The projected worldwide increase of women's income by 2013 is US$ 5.1 trillion, which is greater than China's expected growth of US$ 3 trillion over the same time period. How is women's increase in purchasing power transforming markets and society?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Thursday January 28, 2010 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Hotel Victoria, La Terrasse Hotel Victoria, Davos, Switzerland

12:30pm

Switzerland: Misfit or Model?
Switzerland has been criticized lately: On the one hand, Switzerland's direct democracy is a showpiece; on the other hand, it unleashes worldwide consternation. International pressures on bank secrecy lead to concessions in the exchange of fiscal information. The accusation of cherry-picking comes up regularly. Does Switzerland have to fear for its reputation and economy? Did Switzerland react accordingly to the international pressure on tax issues? What consequences will this have on Swiss diplomacy and its role as a mediator in international conflicts? This session is co-organized with the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches (SEK-FEPS). Simultaneous interpretation in English and German
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Thursday January 28, 2010 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Swiss Alpine High School (SAMD), Auditorium Swiss Alpine High School (SAMD), Davos, Switzerland

2:00pm

The Information Age and Human Behaviour II
A recent study revealed that Americans who use social networks are 30% less likely to know their neighbours, while the circle of close friends for mobile phone users tends to be 12% larger than for non-users. What new insights can the information age reveal about human behaviour?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Thursday January 28, 2010 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Congress Centre, Studio Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

2:00pm

Managing the Global Commons
Many low-carbon energy solutions, such as solar farms, biofuel refineries and clean coal plants, could consume billions of gallons of fresh water and significantly change land use. How can unintended consequences and systemic risks in managing global commons be moderated?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Thursday January 28, 2010 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Congress Centre, Madrisa Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

2:30pm

Enrichment through Music
How can we enrich the lives of children through classical music?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Thursday January 28, 2010 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Congress Centre, Aspen 2 Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

2:30pm

Rebuilding Critical Infrastructure
An estimated US$ 2 trillion investment is needed each year over the next 20 years to improve water, road, port and air traffic control systems around the world. Given unprecedented growth in government deficits, how should critical infrastructure investment gaps be addressed? This session will be webcast and on the record.
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Thursday January 28, 2010 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Congress Centre, Aspen 1 Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

2:30pm

Rethinking the Eurozone
The EU budget deficit was only 2% in 2008, but it is now expected to balloon to nearly 7% of gross domestic product for member economies as a whole in 2010. How can Europe repair its damaged public finances and still maintain its course for economic recovery? This session is open to the reporting press.
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Thursday January 28, 2010 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Congress Centre, Congress Hall Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

2:30pm

US-China: Reshaping the Global Agenda
China is now the principal creditor to the United States, the largest economy in the world. How will future US-China relations (the G2) reshape the global agenda? Simultaneous interpretation in English and Chinese
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Thursday January 28, 2010 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Congress Centre, Parsenn/Pischa Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

2:30pm

Rethinking the Balance of Power in the Middle East
Classical rivalries, demographic trends and investment patterns point to a changing balance of power in the Middle East. What are near and longer term implications of a different power equation in the region? In partnership with the World Economic Forum, Al Arabiya hosts this debate focusing on the shifting power equation in the Middle East. Simultaneous interpretation in English and Arabic This session is open to the reporting press. As this is a televised session, please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the session. The door will be closed at the scheduled time of the session.
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Thursday January 28, 2010 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Congress Centre, Sanada 1+ 2 Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

2:30pm

IdeasLab on the Global Redesign Initiative (Global Risks)
The Global Redesign Initiative aims to improve international cooperation on the pressing challenges of the 21st century. Join experts in the IdeasLab to explore the following innovative proposals to address global challenges: - Energy Security: Global Energy Forum - Skills Gap: Migration and the Skills Gap - Corruption: Global Anti-corruption Compliance Partnership - Population Growth: Strengthening International Organizations - Humanitarian Assistance: High-Performing Tri-sector Partnerships
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Thursday January 28, 2010 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Congress Centre, Forum IdeasLab Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

2:30pm

IdeasLab with Yale University
Join Yale University in the IdeasLab to explore creative ideas on how to improve the state of the world
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Thursday January 28, 2010 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Congress Centre, Jackobshorn IdeasLab Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

2:30pm

Better Food for Better Health
"Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food." -- Hippocrates (460-370 B.C.) How can we learn to enjoy and create nutritious and healthy meals on a daily basis?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Thursday January 28, 2010 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Hotel Belvédère, Rotary Hotel Belvédère, DAVOS, Switzerland

2:30pm

New Corporate Governance in the Post-Crisis World
The write-down of assets in Europe, Japan and the US totals nearly US$ 4 trillion, a record-setting destruction of wealth. How should corporate governance be redesigned in the post-crisis world to add simultaneous value to customers, shareholders, employees and society?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Thursday January 28, 2010 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Hotel Belvédère, Ducan Hotel Belvédère, DAVOS, Switzerland

2:30pm

Redesigning with Technology Pioneers
Technology Pioneers are early-stage companies, selected annually by the World Economic Forum for their cutting edge innovation in clean technology, health, biotech, information technologies and new media. How can Technology Pioneer businesses help to redesign society, values and institutions?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Thursday January 28, 2010 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Hotel Belvédère, Spina Hotel Belvédère, DAVOS, Switzerland

3:15pm

Does an Algorithm Run Your Life?
An algorithm is a set of instructions for solving problems, such as determining the right dose of a medicine, finding the lowest price for a product or matching a résumé with a job opening. What algorithms are running our lives?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Thursday January 28, 2010 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Congress Centre, Studio Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

4:00pm

Rethinking Africa's Growth Strategy
Africa's growth strategy is developing new plot lines as the International Monetary Fund expects growth in sub-Saharan Africa to be 1% above the global average; trade with China now tops US$ 100 billion a year. How is Africa's growth strategy changing and what will it reveal in 2010 and beyond? This session is open to the reporting press.
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Thursday January 28, 2010 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Congress Centre, Sanada 1+ 2 Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

4:00pm

Rethinking the Global Commons: Fisheries
Two-thirds of the world’s fish stocks are at, or over, their limits of sustainability; yet one in four people depend on fish for their daily protein. How can the international community collaborate to ensure the recovery of major fisheries worldwide?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Thursday January 28, 2010 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Congress Centre, Parsenn/Pischa Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

4:00pm

State Leadership: An Opportunity for Global Action
Globalization has signified the expansion and interconnection of world markets, but paradoxically stronger and more effective national action is essential to achieve global cooperation. How can global cooperation be advanced as nation states become more interdependent? This session will be webcast and on the record.
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Thursday January 28, 2010 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Congress Centre, Aspen 1 Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

4:00pm

Towards Low-Carbon Prosperity
A paradigm shift to a low-carbon economy has the potential to drive forward the next chapter of technological innovation but it requires a third -- this time green -- industrial revolution. How can low-carbon growth solutions be catalysed?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Thursday January 28, 2010 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Congress Centre, Aspen 2 Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

4:15pm

The New Growth Narrative
Emerging and developing countries accounted for only 36% of global GDP in 1999 but as of 2009 that percentage rose to nearly 50%. What has changed in global markets, development models and demographic trends to drive this shift in economic growth? This session is open to the reporting press.
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Thursday January 28, 2010 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Congress Centre, Congress Hall Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

4:15pm

IdeasLab on the Global Redesign Initiative (Security Challenges for the 21st Century)
The Global Redesign Initiative aims to improve international cooperation on the pressing challenges of the 21st century. Join experts in the IdeasLab to explore the following innovative proposals to address global challenges: - Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction: Addressing Nuclear Materials Safety - Energy Security: Global Nuclear Fuel Cycle Public-Private Partnership - Humanitarian Rights: Responsibility to Protect - Fragile States: Multi-partner National Programme - International Security Cooperation: Rethinking International Security Architecture
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Thursday January 28, 2010 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Congress Centre, Forum IdeasLab Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

4:15pm

IdeasLab with EPFL-ETH
Join EPFL-ETH in the IdeasLab to discover creative technological solutions for the ageing population
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Thursday January 28, 2010 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Congress Centre, Jackobshorn IdeasLab Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

4:30pm

Constructing the Ephemeral: Light in the Public Realm
Natural light -- its transmission, reflection and refraction -- is a major influence in architecture because of its environmental beauty. Join this session to explore how architects and designers are merging ecological and aesthetic goals through the innovative and creative use of light
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Thursday January 28, 2010 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Congress Centre, Studio Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

4:30pm

Design for Change
In today's fast-changing and competitive environment, we need new ideas, methods and strategies to address the complexities facing us all. What can we learn from the design community about the principles of design thinking to help develop solutions to today's complex problems?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Thursday January 28, 2010 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Congress Centre, Madrisa Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

5:45pm

Rethinking Market Capitalism
A sudden global recession, massive government bail-outs and a steep loss of public trust in corporations have forced a re-examination of the spirit and structure of capitalism. What elements of market capitalism should be rethought? This session is open to the reporting press.
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Thursday January 28, 2010 5:45pm - 6:45pm
Congress Centre, Sanada 1+ 2 Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

6:00pm

Global Governance Redesigned
Effective global governance requires not only nations to agree on common goals but also to design and build the systems and institutions that can achieve them. How can global governance be significantly improved in the 21st Century? Simultaneous interpretation in all languages This session is open to the reporting press.
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Thursday January 28, 2010 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Congress Centre, Congress Hall Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

7:00pm

After the Financial Crisis: Consequences and Lessons Learned
The financial crisis has caused an economic crisis around the world. Drastic state measures have prevented the collapse of the economic system: governments have established rescue funds for failing banks or nationalized banks for relaunching economic growth. At the same time, central banks have intervened with important injections of liquidity and have lowered interest rates. What were the causes of the financial crisis? In the future, how can such crises be prevented? What effect will state measures have in the long term? What will a global adjustment of the financial system look like? Who should develop and apply the rules? This session is co-organized with the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches (SEK-FEPS). Simultaneous interpretation in English and German
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Thursday January 28, 2010 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Swiss Alpine High School (SAMD), Auditorium Swiss Alpine High School (SAMD), Davos, Switzerland

8:00pm

A Future by Design?
The world's best designs solve problems, but new designs also run the risk of creating them. What are the greatest hopes and worst fears, according to the world's leading designers?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Thursday January 28, 2010 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Hotel Waldhuus, Sertig Hotel Waldhuus, DAVOS, Switzerland

8:00pm

Latin America: Facing the Democratic Challenge
Popular support and trust in democracy has increased by 11% across Latin America in the last eight years, backed by economic growth, more effective social policies and income distribution. How can we ensure that recent democratic advances are not undermined?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Thursday January 28, 2010 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Hotel National, Dining Room Hotel National, DAVOS, Switzerland

8:00pm

Restoring Faith in Economics
"Markets could not flourish without a strong underlying moral culture, animated by empathy and fellow-feeling, by our ability to understand our common bond as human beings and to recognize the needs of others." -- Adam Smith (1723-1790) How can the moral spirit of capitalism be reclaimed?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Thursday January 28, 2010 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Hotel Seehof, Ferdmann Hotel Seehof, DAVOS, Switzerland

8:00pm

Rethinking Business Ethics
The financial crisis of 2008 highlighted shortcomings of simply teaching the analysis of ethical problems to prepare future business leaders for the paradoxes of the real world. How can a "global business oath" -- similar to the Hippocratic Oath in medicine -- change business leadership for the better?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Thursday January 28, 2010 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Hotel Waldhuus, Dischma Hotel Waldhuus, DAVOS, Switzerland

8:00pm

Rethinking the Global Commons: Space
A single piece of man-made space debris, about 1 centimetre long, forced the evacuation of the International Space Station. How can a future tragedy of the commons in outer space be avoided?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Thursday January 28, 2010 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Hotel Victoria, Victoria Hotel Victoria, Davos, Switzerland

8:00pm

Right and Wrong: What Science Tells Us
Research suggests that a surprising amount of human behaviour, including the way humans deal with moral issues, is hardwired in their brains. What do the latest discoveries in brain and behavioural research reveal about moral behaviour?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Thursday January 28, 2010 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Hotel National, Salon Mignon Hotel National, DAVOS, Switzerland

8:00pm

The Year of the Flood: Speculative Fiction or the Edge of Reality?
A bioengineered world and the resurgence of one of history's greatest pathogens are clearly plausible developments in the 21st century. Join Margaret Atwood in a discussion about the genre of speculative fiction
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Thursday January 28, 2010 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Hotel Victoria, La Terrasse Hotel Victoria, Davos, Switzerland

8:00pm

Viruses -- The Alien among Us
Viruses are the most prevalent life form on earth, potentially reaching 200 million light years into space if lined up head to tail; yet, their richness and impact on human lives and ecosystems is poorly understood. How do these organisms shape lives and ecosystems on earth -- and perhaps beyond?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Thursday January 28, 2010 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Derby Hotel Davos, Thomasmannsaal Derby Hotel Davos, DAVOS, Switzerland

8:00pm

What Every Person Should Know about Breast Cancer
In 2010, more than 1.3 million women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, the most lethal form of cancer in women. Join this session to learn about the latest advances in breast cancer detection, treatment and prevention
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Thursday January 28, 2010 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Hotel Seehof, Palais Winga Hotel Seehof, DAVOS, Switzerland

8:00pm

“The Bard and the Buck”
Join a theatrical dinner to explore the trials and tribulations of today's economy through the plays of Shakespeare As the Bard asks: “How camest thou in this pickle?”
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Thursday January 28, 2010 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Hotel Kongress, Restaurant Hotel Kongress, DAVOS, Switzerland

10:30pm

Directing Avatar -- Conversation with James Cameron
The motion picture Avatar is not only setting global box office records, it is also triggering public debate on such global issues as the environment and sustainability. Moreover, its use of new technology may change the way in which films and entertainment are made. Join Director James Cameron for a discussion about his latest work, including special sequences in 3D. The nightcap will take place at the Cinema Arkaden, Promenade 56, 7270 Davos Platz.
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Thursday January 28, 2010 10:30pm - 11:30pm
Cinema Arkaden, Arkaden Cinema Arkaden, Davos-Klosters, Switzerland
 
Friday, January 29
 

9:00am

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Lessons on Reconnecting with Children
Diary of a Wimpy Kid, a "book series in cartoons", captured the imagination of a generation of children weaned on television and the Internet. Join Jeff Kinney to learn how to capture the attention and imagination of children and adolescents in the "online" age
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Friday January 29, 2010 9:00am - 9:45am
Congress Centre, Studio Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

9:00am

Achieving Social Goals: The Power of Behavioural Science
Research shows that simply informing homeowners of their neighbours' energy-saving efforts triggers more saving than traditional energy consumption policies. How can concepts of behavioural economics, such as social norms, complement public policies from the bottom-up to improve decisions and enact change?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Friday January 29, 2010 9:00am - 10:00am
Hotel Belvédère, Rotary Hotel Belvédère, DAVOS, Switzerland

9:00am

Creating Jobs and Strengthening Social Welfare
Unemployment rates continue to reach new highs for the decade and 200 million workers, mostly in developing economies, could be pushed into extreme poverty. What can be done to assist countries that are seeking to increase job creation and strengthen their social insurance systems?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Friday January 29, 2010 9:00am - 10:00am
Congress Centre, Parsenn/Pischa Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

9:00am

Meeting the Millennium Development Goals
The combination of food and financial crises trapped an estimated 50 to 90 million people in extreme poverty in 2009. How can the Millennium Development Goals for 2015 be met in the wake of the economic crisis? This session is open to the reporting press.
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Friday January 29, 2010 9:00am - 10:00am
Congress Centre, Congress Hall Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

9:00am

Nuclear Non-Proliferation: Getting to Zero
The 189 members of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons will meet in 2010 for a major review of how to rid the world of an estimated 23,000 nuclear warheads. How can countries best be deterred from developing nuclear weapons? This session will be webcast and on the record.
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Friday January 29, 2010 9:00am - 10:00am
Congress Centre, Aspen 1 Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

9:00am

Personalized Medicine
Personalized medicine has the potential to transform healthcare through earlier diagnosis, tailored treatments for more effective prevention and reduced drug side-effects. What is needed to realize the full potential of personalized medicine?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Friday January 29, 2010 9:00am - 10:00am
Hotel Belvédère, Ducan Hotel Belvédère, DAVOS, Switzerland

9:00am

Redesigning Capital Markets
The 1987 US stock market crash and the 1997 contagion of Asian financial markets both led to long-term structural changes in global capital markets. How should capital markets be redesigned so they are resilient and remain open?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Friday January 29, 2010 9:00am - 10:00am
Congress Centre, Aspen 2 Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

9:00am

The Future of Journalism
The press is often treated as a public good, but "free" online content and "citizen journalism" have decimated the media industry's traditional business model. How can journalism survive the structural changes affecting the media industry?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Friday January 29, 2010 9:00am - 10:00am
Hotel Belvédère, Spina Hotel Belvédère, DAVOS, Switzerland

9:00am

2010: Dodging the Double Dip?
As we enter a new decade, the global economy has been shaken by over a year of recession. This raises questions about trust in political and financial establishments, and the accelerated shift of power from West to East. In partnership with BBC World News, this session will raise the question: Has the recovery begun, or are we heading for the so-called double dip? (When signing up for the session, you are invited to put forward a question for the debate by Thursday evening.) This session is open to the reporting press. As this is a televised session, please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the session. The door will be closed at the scheduled time of the session.
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Friday January 29, 2010 9:00am - 10:00am
Congress Centre, Sanada 1+ 2 Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

9:00am

IdeasLab on the Global Redesign Initiative (Resources and Sustainability)
The Global Redesign Initiative aims to improve international cooperation on the pressing challenges of the 21st century. Join experts in the IdeasLab to explore the following innovative proposals to address global challenges: - Climate Change: "Quick Start" Climate Initiatives - Future of China: Low-Carbon Growth Plans - Sustainable Energy: Sustainable Energy Free Trade Areas - Oceans: Large Ocean Reserves - Sustainable Consumption: Consumer Choice Campaign
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Friday January 29, 2010 9:00am - 10:15am
Congress Centre, Forum IdeasLab Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

9:00am

IdeasLab with Oxford University
Join Oxford University in the IdeasLab for new thinking on managing the global commons
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Friday January 29, 2010 9:00am - 10:15am
Congress Centre, Jackobshorn IdeasLab Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

10:15am

From Alexander to the Last Legion: Science and the Historical Novel
Join Valerio Massimo Manfredi to discover how his scientific expeditions and archaeological explorations have inspired him to write 13 historical novels, including the Alexander trilogy and The Last Legion: A Novel
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Friday January 29, 2010 10:15am - 11:00am
Congress Centre, Studio Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

10:15am

From Copenhagen to Mexico: What's Next?
The UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen did not reach a definitive global solution on carbon emissions. What immediate steps should governments, businesses and civil society take towards a long-term climate path that is both environmentally effective and economically efficient? Simultaneous interpretation in all languages This session is open to the reporting press.
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Friday January 29, 2010 10:15am - 11:30am
Congress Centre, Congress Hall Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

10:30am

Rethinking Government Assistance
The long-term effect of massive government assistance to aid struggling "national champions" and "too big to fail" firms is yet unknown. How will current political mandates reshape competition within global industries? This session is open to the reporting press.
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Friday January 29, 2010 10:30am - 11:45am
Congress Centre, Sanada 1+ 2 Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

11:30am

Essence through Architecture
The challenge of accepted norms, the pursuit of new ideas and the quest for the essence of things are at the core of modern architecture. Discover how Jean Nouvel has integrated these core elements into his remarkable body of work
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Friday January 29, 2010 11:30am - 12:15pm
Congress Centre, Studio Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

12:30pm

Redesigning the Global Dimensions of China's Growth
China's transition from a low-cost, export-driven developing economy into an advanced one with a diversified industrial base is happening faster than the rest of the world expected. What are the global dimensions of China's historic economic transition that need rethinking both in China and abroad? In partnership with the World Economic Forum, CCTV hosts this debate focusing on China's growth. Simultaneous interpretation in English and Chinese This session is open to the reporting press. As this is a televised session, please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the session. The door will be closed at the scheduled time of the session.
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Friday January 29, 2010 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Congress Centre, Sanada 1+ 2 Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

12:30pm

A Global Solution to Illicit Trade?
Human trafficking and the illicit flow of arms, money, drugs, wildlife and counterfeit items are estimated to amount to US$ 1-3 trillion or 7-10% of the world economy, a tenfold increase since 1990. What can global institutions, governments and multinationals do to contain the rise of illicit international trade?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Friday January 29, 2010 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Hotel National, Salon Mignon Hotel National, DAVOS, Switzerland

12:30pm

Brazil: What Is Next?
Despite the global financial crisis, Brazil's economy is again growing at a rate of 5%, and the country is expected to become the world's fifth largest economy by 2020. What are the fundamental drivers of Brazil's growth and what challenges lie ahead?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Friday January 29, 2010 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Central Sporthotel, Säumerstube Central Sporthotel, DAVOS, Switzerland

12:30pm

Emerging Multinationals and Global Innovations
The largest global growth markets in sectors such as telecommunications, transportation and retail are now in the developing world. How are emerging multinationals redefining global innovations?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Friday January 29, 2010 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Hotel Seehof, Palais Winga Hotel Seehof, DAVOS, Switzerland

12:30pm

Entrepreneurial Science
According to the US National Academy of Sciences, only 0.1% of all funded basic science research results in a commercial venture. How can the commercial viability of scientific research be improved?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Friday January 29, 2010 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Hotel Victoria, Victoria Hotel Victoria, Davos, Switzerland

12:30pm

From Brain Drain to Brain Circulation?
A World Bank report highlighted that skilled workers make up only 4% of the total workforce in sub-Saharan Africa, which represents more than 40% of the people leaving the country. How should migration policies be redesigned to address critical labour force challenges in the years to come?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Friday January 29, 2010 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Hotel Meierhof, Restaurant Hotel Meierhof, DAVOS, Switzerland

12:30pm

Rebuilding the Grid
Estimates suggest that consumer savings from "smarter" management of electricity could -- in the US alone -- amount to US$ 227 billion over the next 40 years. How will smart grids transform the way we produce, distribute and consume energy?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Friday January 29, 2010 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Hotel Post, Poststube Hotel Post, DAVOS, Switzerland

12:30pm

Redesigning a Healthy Start
Malnutrition before the age of two is linked to 50% less income later in life. What changes in economics, healthcare and education are needed to eradicate child malnutrition by 2015?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Friday January 29, 2010 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Hotel Seehof, Ferdmann Hotel Seehof, DAVOS, Switzerland

12:30pm

Redesigning Government Exits
Governments around the world have spent almost US$ 11 trillion bailing out failing banks and trying to repair the financial system. Given the trajectory of the global economy, how should governments exit from their stimulus packages and bail-out plans?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Friday January 29, 2010 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Hotel Fluela, Fluela Restaurant Hotel Fluela, DAVOS, Switzerland

12:30pm

Rethinking E-governance
Voter turnout in democracies worldwide has decreased by 10% in the last 10 years; yet, the number of Internet users has grown by 362%. How can institutions better deploy information technology to increase the participation of citizens worldwide? You can Continue the Conversation on WELCOM about this topic by posting questions and comments to the moderator and to other session participants. See login information in the Useful Information section of this binder (WELCOM 2.4.1).
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Friday January 29, 2010 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Waldhotel Davos, Restaurant Waldhotel Davos, Davos, Switzerland

12:30pm

Rethinking the Economic and Social Impact of Fitness
Economic and public health studies have shown time and again that fitness, through sport and physical activity, brings lifelong benefits to individuals, communities and society as a whole. How can communities, companies and countries leverage the benefits of sport and physical activity for maximum social and economic returns?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Friday January 29, 2010 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Derby Hotel Davos, Fluela 1+ 2 + 3 Derby Hotel Davos, DAVOS, Switzerland

12:30pm

South Africa in 2010 and Beyond
Africa’s largest economy has undergone a major transition in leadership and is showing the first signs of economic recovery. What are South Africa’s domestic priorities and those regarding its contribution to the global agenda in 2010 and beyond?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Friday January 29, 2010 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Hotel Victoria, La Terrasse Hotel Victoria, Davos, Switzerland

12:30pm

Sustainable Investment Goes Mainstream
Sustainable investment is expected to reach US$ 25 trillion by 2015, approximately 20% of worldwide assets under management. How can the potential of the sustainable investor market be leveraged to change business practices?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Friday January 29, 2010 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Hotel Seehof, Stübli Hotel Seehof, DAVOS, Switzerland

12:30pm

The Green Collar Solution
A recent study suggests that the energy sector alone has the potential to create more than 20 million jobs by 2030 through the deployment of new technologies such as wind, solar and biofuels. How can stakeholders work together to ensure that high-quality, green jobs become the drivers of sustainable recovery?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Friday January 29, 2010 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Hotel National, Dining Room Hotel National, DAVOS, Switzerland

12:30pm

The New Normal
Experts predict that investors will look for more stability, be forced to use different investment horizons, and will no longer perceive risk the same way after the financial crisis. What does the "new normal" look like for investors?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Friday January 29, 2010 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Hotel Cresta Sun, Restaurant Hotel Cresta Sun, Davos, Switzerland

12:30pm

The Responsibility to Protect
The "responsibility to protect" is an emerging international concept to provide a legal and ethical basis for international action should a state be unable or unwilling to take action to stop gross violations of human rights within its borders. How can the international community exercise the "responsibility to protect" to prevent genocide, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Friday January 29, 2010 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Hotel Post, Davoserstube Hotel Post, DAVOS, Switzerland

12:30pm

Will Soil Become More Precious than Oil?
To meet an expected 50% increase in global demand for food, biofuel and fibre commodities by 2030, land productivity will need to increase dramatically, and ownership structures will need to be re-examined. What steps should be taken to face up to the land productivity challenge over the next decade?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Friday January 29, 2010 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Central Sporthotel, Bündnerstube Central Sporthotel, DAVOS, Switzerland

12:30pm

Climate Change: Financing Urgent Adaptation
The immediate and most critical consequences of climate change affect countries which have contributed least to global warming. Developing countries need up to 200 billion euros yearly to fight drought, lack of water, floods and deforestation limitation, and to introduce friendly energy sources. Therefore, immediate financial help from developed countries is of vital importance to such countries. How should adaptation measures be financed in fast-developing nations and developing countries to protect the climate? Which financing instruments are effective? How can international solutions coordinate climate change? What were the results of the UN Climate Conference in Copenhagen? What are the costs of inactivity? What would a more radical questioning of our growth and prosperity mean? This session is co-organized with the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches (SEK-FEPS). Simultaneous interpretation in English and German
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Friday January 29, 2010 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Swiss Alpine High School (SAMD), Auditorium Swiss Alpine High School (SAMD), Davos, Switzerland

2:00pm

Beautiful Science
Scientists continually unveil the beautiful secrets of nature, from Newton's decomposition of sunlight using a prism to the visualization of human DNA. What are the most intriguing pieces of “art” from the sciences?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Friday January 29, 2010 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Congress Centre, Studio Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

2:30pm

Managing the Growth of Nuclear Power
There are 370 nuclear reactors operating today with six countries producing three-quarters of all nuclear electrical power, but forecasts suggest there will be 1,800 reactors by 2050 as energy demands increase. How should nuclear power be deployed to address global concerns over energy security, climate change and non-proliferation?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Friday January 29, 2010 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Congress Centre, Aspen 2 Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

2:30pm

Rebuilding Peace and Stability in Afghanistan
More than eight years after the UN authorized military action in Afghanistan, the 43-nation coalition intends to increase troop levels to provide fresh impetus to efforts to bring peace and stability to the country. What is needed from Afghanistan, the region and the international community to achieve success? This session is open to the reporting press.
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Friday January 29, 2010 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Congress Centre, Congress Hall Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

2:30pm

Replicating the GAVI Success Story
Since its launch 10 years ago, the GAVI Alliance has saved over 4 million lives and has immunized an additional 250 million children in the world's poorest countries. How can GAVI's innovative and successful public-private partnership model be replicated to address other global issues? This session will be webcast and on the record.
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Friday January 29, 2010 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Congress Centre, Aspen 1 Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

2:30pm

IdeasLab on the Global Redesign Initiative (New Institutional Approaches)
The Global Redesign Initiative aims to improve international cooperation on the pressing challenges of the 21st century. Join experts in the IdeasLab to explore the following innovative proposals to address global challenges: - Benchmarking: Evidence-based Decision-making - Emerging Technologies: Global Center for Emerging Technology Policy - Economic Growth: Charter Cities - Future of Government: E-government for International Institutions and Partnerships - Future of Korea: Green Responsible Growth Model
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Friday January 29, 2010 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Congress Centre, Forum IdeasLab Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

2:30pm

IdeasLab with Technology Pioneers: Betting on Green
Join Technology Pioneers in the IdeasLab to discover revolutionary solutions in green technologies
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Friday January 29, 2010 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Congress Centre, Jackobshorn IdeasLab Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

2:30pm

Negotiations: Overcoming the Challenges of Emotions and Culture
Negotiating effectively is key to success in business, government and family life; however, emotional and cultural issues often overwhelm a negotiator's ability to reach a good outcome. Join this highly interactive workshop to understand how emotions and culture influence your negotiations -- and what you can do about it
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Friday January 29, 2010 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Hotel Belvédère, Rotary Hotel Belvédère, DAVOS, Switzerland

2:30pm

Prepared for a Pandemic?
A survey revealed that although 60% of CEOs believe the threat of a pandemic is real, only 22% have an emergency plan and only 27% are working on developing one. What can industry and government do to improve their pandemic readiness?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Friday January 29, 2010 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Congress Centre, Madrisa Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

2:30pm

Reinventing Management: The Challenge of Exponential Change
Breakthroughs in science, technology and communications have not been matched by the same level of innovation in management, which still relies on ideas developed for the Industrial Revolution. How can management be reinvented and used to position organizations for high performance in an increasingly globalized world?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Friday January 29, 2010 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Hotel Belvédère, Spina Hotel Belvédère, DAVOS, Switzerland

2:30pm

Rethinking Economic Progress
Despite their importance to society and industry, calculations for GDP do not consider spending on R&D, workforce training and product design as they are considered “intangible investments”. How should a country's economic well-being be measured in the 21st century?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Friday January 29, 2010 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Hotel Belvédère, Ducan Hotel Belvédère, DAVOS, Switzerland

2:30pm

Setting the Stage for the Girl Effect
In the developing world, every year of schooling is estimated to increase a girl’s individual earnings by up to 20%, most of which she reinvests in her family. How can business, government and civil society set the stage for the girl effect to materialize in economies around the globe?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Friday January 29, 2010 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Hotel Belvédère, Scaletta East/West Hotel Belvédère, DAVOS, Switzerland

2:45pm

Global Industry Outlook: Finance, Services and Media
No industry is immune to the global, cyclical and structural changes reshaping the world economy. Chairs of the World Economic Forum Governors Meetings each share their industry's evaluation of the most important challenges and opportunities in 2010. This session is open to the reporting press.
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Friday January 29, 2010 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Congress Centre, Sanada 1+ 2 Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

3:15pm

Saving Art through Science
Some of the world's greatest works of art from past centuries are being rediscovered, preserved and restored by unconventional applications of medical and military technology. Join to explore the innovation and science behind the preservation of our cultural and artistic heritage
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Friday January 29, 2010 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Congress Centre, Studio Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

4:00pm

Global Industry Outlook: Heavy Industries
No industry is immune to the global, cyclical and structural changes reshaping the world economy. Chairs of the World Economic Forum Governors Meetings each share their industry's evaluation of the most important challenges and opportunities in 2010. This session is open to the reporting press.
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Friday January 29, 2010 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Congress Centre, Sanada 1+ 2 Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

4:00pm

Rethinking How to Feed the World
Global food demand will double between now and 2050 as the world's population reaches 9.2 billion. How can the increased demand for food be met in an economically and environmentally sustainable manner? This session is open to the reporting press.
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Friday January 29, 2010 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Congress Centre, Congress Hall Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

4:00pm

Technology for Society
Some of the same technologies, such as cloud computing and semantic search, that make the most popular social networking applications possible are now being applied to development, education and healthcare delivery. How can these readily available technologies be best leveraged to address complex issues? This session will be webcast and on the record.
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Friday January 29, 2010 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Congress Centre, Aspen 1 Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

4:00pm

Wanted: Capital
Cross-border capital flows fell 82% in 2008 and severely disrupted the availability of capital for investment worldwide. How can businesses finance capital investments in an era of global deleveraging?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Friday January 29, 2010 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Congress Centre, Aspen 2 Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

4:15pm

IdeasLab with Harvard University
Join Harvard University in the IdeasLab to discover the latest creative solutions in healthcare
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Friday January 29, 2010 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Congress Centre, Jackobshorn IdeasLab Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

4:30pm

Neuroscience Update: The Power of Perception
Brain research suggests that most things humans perceive are hypotheses of reality rather than what they see with their eyes. How do the latest developments in brain research change the understanding of how we absorb and navigate our environment?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Friday January 29, 2010 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Congress Centre, Studio Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

5:15pm

Business Leadership for the 21st Century
"Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things." -- Peter F. Drucker (1909-2005) What are the pressing global, industry and societal issues that business leaders must address in the wake of the "Great Recession"? Simultaneous interpretation in all languages This session is open to the reporting press.
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Friday January 29, 2010 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Congress Centre, Congress Hall Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

7:00pm

Does Religion's Claim to Truth Lead to Violence?
Religions motivate people to relate to each other, to create understanding and to foster peace. But religions can be abused for political ideologies. Formulated as a universal right to truth, religion can turn into a claim to power, which may lead to violence. Recognizing this, the Ecumenical Council of Churches proclaimed the Decade for Overcoming Violence, which ends in 2010. Does religion have a tendency to impose its claim to truth through violence? Under what conditions? How is communal life possible in a society with multiple claims to truth? Do political views promote a claim to truth, especially when they legitimatize themselves religiously? This session is co-organized with the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches (SEK-FEPS). Simultaneous interpretation in English and German
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Friday January 29, 2010 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Swiss Alpine High School (SAMD), Auditorium Swiss Alpine High School (SAMD), Davos, Switzerland

8:00pm

Crisis and the Human Condition
True crises in human history, such as the Great Depression and Black Death, have brought about profound changes to the values and behaviours of society. How have civilizations responded to crises in the past, and how will the current "Great Recession" affect social change?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Friday January 29, 2010 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Hotel Seehof, Ferdmann Hotel Seehof, DAVOS, Switzerland

8:00pm

Cultural Leaders Dinner
Arts and culture are vital and important catalysts for improving the state of the world. The Cultural Leaders Dinner is an opportunity for participants to meet exceptional artists who continue to inspire, redesign and rebuild.
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Friday January 29, 2010 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Hotel Kongress, Restaurant Hotel Kongress, DAVOS, Switzerland

8:00pm

Do You Trust Your Data?
The volume of data created worldwide continues to double every 18 months; by 2012 it will reach 50 million times the information contained in all the books ever written. Given the incredible quantity of data now generated, how can one tell fact from fiction?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Friday January 29, 2010 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Hotel Seehof, Stübli Hotel Seehof, DAVOS, Switzerland

8:00pm

Engineering a Cooler Planet
Solar shields, carbon sequestration, ocean fertilization and engineered weather are examples of technologies that scientists and engineers propose as quick fixes for climate woes. What is really possible through geo-engineering?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Friday January 29, 2010 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Hotel Victoria, Victoria Hotel Victoria, Davos, Switzerland

8:00pm

Entrepreneurship: The Key to Sustainable Growth
Entrepreneurs are major drivers of economic growth, social progress and job creation. How can skills and capital be ensured to promote entrepreneurship in tough economic times?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Friday January 29, 2010 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Hotel Cresta Sun, Restaurant Hotel Cresta Sun, Davos, Switzerland

8:00pm

Europe's Role on the Global Stage
As the international community increasingly focuses on the "G2", Europe faces the task of defining its role in the new world order. How can Europe reassert and reposition its leadership on global issues as diverse as climate change, international security and international trade?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Friday January 29, 2010 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Hotel Fluela, Fluela Restaurant Hotel Fluela, DAVOS, Switzerland

8:00pm

Meet the Peacemakers
"Peace is not the absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice." -- Baruch Spinoza Join this dinner for an open conversation with the world's peacemakers
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Friday January 29, 2010 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Hotel National, Dining Room Hotel National, DAVOS, Switzerland

8:00pm

Public Service: Attracting the Best and the Brightest?
Many young talented individuals who aspire to public service instead direct their creativity and drive to the private sector. How can tomorrow's leaders be ensured that public office is also a path worth taking?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Friday January 29, 2010 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Derby Hotel Davos, Fluela 1+ 2 + 3 Derby Hotel Davos, DAVOS, Switzerland

8:00pm

The Nature of Intelligence
Experts now agree that intelligence is much more than an innate ability and is subject to environmental factors. How can organizations better understand the nature of intelligence?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Friday January 29, 2010 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Hotel Waldhuus, Dischma Hotel Waldhuus, DAVOS, Switzerland

8:00pm

The Sustainability of a Community
Doubling the size of a city increases wealth and innovation by about 15%, but it also increases the amount of crime, pollution and disease by roughly the same amount. How can modern communities -- many of which are in large urban areas -- be economically, environmentally and socially sustainable?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Friday January 29, 2010 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Hotel Victoria, La Terrasse Hotel Victoria, Davos, Switzerland

8:00pm

What Every Person Should Know about Prostate Cancer
Prostate cancer is the second most frequently diagnosed cancer in men. Join this session to learn about the latest advances in prostate cancer detection, treatment and prevention
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Friday January 29, 2010 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Hotel National, Salon Mignon Hotel National, DAVOS, Switzerland
 
Saturday, January 30
 

9:00am

Walking the Green Talk
Patricia Glyn walked 2,200 kilometres from Durban in South Africa to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe in the footsteps of her ancestors. Come listen to a thrilling, amusing, heart-warming, emotional and tragic story from an incredible adventurer
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Saturday January 30, 2010 9:00am - 9:45am
Congress Centre, Studio Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

9:00am

Rebuilding Education for the 21st Century
For children to reach their full potential, the gains in universal primary education need to be replicated at the next level; only 54% of children in developing countries attend secondary school. How can education systems be rebuilt to deliver their full potential in the 21st century? This session is open to the reporting press.
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Saturday January 30, 2010 9:00am - 10:00am
Congress Centre, Congress Hall Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

9:00am

Securing Cyberspace
A new piece of malicious software is introduced every 30 seconds. What must be done to decrease the vulnerability of the Internet? You can Continue the Conversation on WELCOM about this topic by posting questions and comments to the moderator and to other session participants. See login information in the Useful Information section of this binder (WELCOM 2.4.1).
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Saturday January 30, 2010 9:00am - 10:00am
Congress Centre, Aspen 2 Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

9:00am

Towards an East Asian Community?
China, Japan, Korea and ASEAN nations represent one-third of the world's population and hold more than one-half of the world's currency reserves. How can an East Asian Community be achieved? This session will be webcast and on the record
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Saturday January 30, 2010 9:00am - 10:00am
Congress Centre, Aspen 1 Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

9:00am

The Gender Agenda: Putting Parity into Practice
Companies perform better if their female talent is equally integrated, but a decade of data reflects only marginal change in this area. How can we move beyond awareness towards action? In partnership with the World Economic Forum, CNBC hosts this debate focusing on gender parity. This session is open to the reporting press. As this is a televised session, please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the session. The door will be closed at the scheduled time of the session.
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Saturday January 30, 2010 9:00am - 10:00am
Congress Centre, Sanada 1+ 2 Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

9:00am

IdeasLab with University of Pennsylvania and The Wharton School
Join the University of Pennsylvania and the Wharton School in the IdeasLab to discover the latest creative solutions in life sciences
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Saturday January 30, 2010 9:00am - 10:15am
Congress Centre, Jackobshorn IdeasLab Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

9:00am

IdeasLab with Young Global Leaders
The Global Redesign Initiative aims to improve international cooperation on the pressing challenges of the 21st century. Join Young Global Leaders to explore “open source” innovations in: - Engaging youth in policy-making - Mainstreaming the MDGs - Rethinking intellectual property - Ensuring rights to public information - Restoring the health of oceans - Fostering the “missing middle” entrepreneurs
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Saturday January 30, 2010 9:00am - 10:15am
Congress Centre, Forum IdeasLab Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

10:15am

Revolutionary Architecture
Toyo Ito has stretched the boundaries of architecture by embracing revolutionary techniques and technologies. Discover his most salient works and the principles that inspired them
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Saturday January 30, 2010 10:15am - 11:00am
Congress Centre, Studio Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

10:30am

Global Economic Outlook
The International Monetary Fund is forecasting positive growth in 2010; yet, it warns the pace of growth will be too sluggish to prevent further increases in unemployment across the global economy. What is the outlook for the global economy in 2010? Simultaneous interpretation in all languages This session is open to the reporting press.
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Saturday January 30, 2010 10:30am - 12:00pm
Congress Centre, Congress Hall Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

11:30am

Rethinking the Global Commons: Biodiversity II
At Copenhagen, the preservation of biodiversity was recognized as one of the critical first steps to tackle climate change. How can proper management of biodiversity help mitigate climate change?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Saturday January 30, 2010 11:30am - 12:15pm
Congress Centre, Studio Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

12:30pm

The Ageing Society -- Still Young at 65?
In 2030, one-quarter of the Swiss population will be older than 65. Life expectancy will continue to rise in the industrialized countries. The evolution will fundamentally challenge our social system and our working environment. Which challenges are facing the ageing society? What role will older people play in our society? Is getting old a loss of ability to work? What would a work environment for the ageing society look like? What philosophy is our current health system based on? Are our attitudes to health, disease and death still up to date? This session is co-organized with the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches (SEK-FEPS). Simultaneous interpretation in English and German
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Saturday January 30, 2010 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Swiss Alpine High School (SAMD), Auditorium Swiss Alpine High School (SAMD), Davos, Switzerland

12:45pm

Discover a Hacker's Mindset
Originally, the word "hacking" meant an elegant, witty or inspired way of doing almost anything. In this session, you will learn how a hacker's mindset can teach you to appreciate what is possible.
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Saturday January 30, 2010 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Congress Centre, Studio Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

1:15pm

The Great Shift East in the Global Agenda
Nearly 3 billion people residing in the 21 economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Community (APEC) account for more than one-half of the world's GDP. What are the implications of the West to East power shift on the global agenda? In partnership with the World Economic Forum, NHK hosts this debate focusing on the global implications of the West to East power shift. Simultaneous interpretation in English and Japanese This session is open to the reporting press. As this is a televised session, please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the session. The door will be closed at the scheduled time of the session.
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Saturday January 30, 2010 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Congress Centre, Sanada 1+ 2 Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

2:00pm

Facing a Sea Change
A "Great Pacific Garbage Patch", an island about twice the size of France comprised of plastic debris and other trash, is floating in the centre of the Pacific Ocean. How do we reverse the damage done to our oceans and build on recent successes?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Saturday January 30, 2010 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Congress Centre, Studio Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

2:00pm

India's Future Agenda
The 2009 victory of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) was the first time since 1962 that an Indian prime minister was elected to a second five-year term. How will this renewed political mandate reshape the country's agenda in key areas of public finance, trade, investment, infrastructure and rural development? This session will be webcast and on the record.
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Saturday January 30, 2010 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Congress Centre, Aspen 1 Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

2:00pm

Rebuilding Water Management
The number of people living in water-stressed countries will increase from 700 million today to more than 3 billion by 2025 -- 35% of the predicted global population. How can the protection and management of water be dramatically improved?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Saturday January 30, 2010 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Congress Centre, Aspen 2 Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

2:00pm

Redesigning Financial Regulation
An Internet search of "global financial regulation" results in over 17 million possible entries to explore. How should the largest financial institutions in the world be regulated domestically and internationally? This session is open to the reporting press.
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Saturday January 30, 2010 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Congress Centre, Congress Hall Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

2:00pm

IdeasLab with Global Changemakers
The Global Redesign Initiative aims to improve international cooperation on the most pressing challenges of the 21st century. Join six teenagers from around the globe, selected through the British Council's Global Changemakers Programme, in the IdeasLab to explore innovative proposals to address critical systemic issues
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Saturday January 30, 2010 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Congress Centre, Forum IdeasLab Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

2:00pm

More than Just a Game
Sport is unique in transcending differences and bringing people together in the pursuit of a common goal or celebration of shared values. Join South African film-maker, Anant Singh, to learn how his new film More than Just a Game examines a people's quest for freedom and dignity through the power of sports
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Saturday January 30, 2010 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Hotel Belvédère, Rotary Hotel Belvédère, DAVOS, Switzerland

2:00pm

Connecting a Carbon- and Time-constrained World
Every year 1 billion people and 10 billion tons of cargo travel around the world; every day people spend an average 80 minutes commuting. What institutions and business models will be needed to connect a carbon- and time-constrained world?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Saturday January 30, 2010 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Hotel Belvédère, Scaletta East/West Hotel Belvédère, DAVOS, Switzerland

2:00pm

The Art of Musical Improvisation
Creativity and innovation may be buzzwords in business, but they are essential skills for artists who perform music through improvisation. Join for a musical education on improvisation and "out of the box" thinking
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Saturday January 30, 2010 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Hotel Belvédère, Ducan Hotel Belvédère, DAVOS, Switzerland

2:00pm

Weak Signals
Weak signals are defined as incipient and invisible changes of activity in a given area that are bound to have broader consequences in years to come. Join this highly interactive workshop to explore the weak signals in the area of society, business, economics and science which are harbingers of sweeping changes
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Saturday January 30, 2010 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Congress Centre, Madrisa Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

3:30pm

Global Industry Outlook: Health, Consumers, Tech and Travel
No single industry is immune to the global, cyclical and structural changes reshaping the world economy. Chairs of the World Economic Forum Governors Meetings each share their industry's evaluation of the most important challenges and opportunities in 2010. This session is open to the reporting press.
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Saturday January 30, 2010 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Congress Centre, Sanada 1+ 2 Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

3:30pm

Financial Risk Management 2.0?
Risk appetite has returned, with spreads narrowing between high yield and high grade debt, and with asset prices rising in emerging markets. How has financial risk assessment in the public and private sectors improved since the crisis of 2008?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Saturday January 30, 2010 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Congress Centre, Parsenn/Pischa Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

3:30pm

Zero Option for Corruption
The cost of corruption is estimated to be more than 5% of global GDP, including over US$ 1 trillion paid in bribes every year. How can zero tolerance towards corruption move from best practice to standard practice in the private sector?
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Saturday January 30, 2010 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Congress Centre, Aspen 2 Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

3:30pm

'Yes We Can?'
US President and Nobel Peace Laureate Barack Obama awoke high expectations with his slogan "Yes, we can!" After one year of presidency, it can be seen where President Obama has introduced political innovation and where he has not. To what extent has the impact of the financial and economic crisis been curbed in the US? What are the relations between the US and the Arab countries? To what extent has the international political situation on climate changed due to the new position of the US? Does the Nobel Prize favour or harm Obama's Administration? This session is co-organized with the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches (SEK-FEPS). Simultaneous interpretation in English and German
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Saturday January 30, 2010 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Swiss Alpine High School (SAMD), Auditorium Swiss Alpine High School (SAMD), Davos, Switzerland

5:00pm

Japan in Transition
The historic 2009 election victory of the Democratic Party of Japan has not diminished the threat to the country's economy by the return of deflation and a rapidly strengthening yen. How will Japan's political revolution deliver an economic recovery? Simultaneous translation in English and Japanese
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Saturday January 30, 2010 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Congress Centre, Aspen 2 Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

5:00pm

The US Legislative Agenda: A Global Perspective
The Obama Administration is relying on the US Congress to deliver an ambitious agenda focusing on financial regulation, healthcare, energy and employment. What are the global implications of implementing the 2010 legislative agenda? This session will be webcast and on the record.
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Saturday January 30, 2010 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Congress Centre, Aspen 1 Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

5:00pm

Rethinking Trade and Climate Change
Multilateral efforts to increase international trade and to reduce carbon emissions have surfaced important policy linkages between the two global issues. How can trade and climate agreements be aligned so that trade becomes a driver for low-carbon growth, rather than carbon becoming the cause of trade conflicts? Simultaneous interpretation all languages This session is open to the reporting press.
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Saturday January 30, 2010 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Congress Centre, Sanada 1+ 2 Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

7:00pm

A World without Nuclear Weapons: Utopia?
US President Obama and Russian President Medvedev want a follow-up agreement to reduce nuclear weapons. In other parts of the world, countries are seeking to build their own nuclear weapons: North Korea has developed nuclear capabilities, and Iran is soon able to produce a nuclear explosive device. India, China and Pakistan have modernized their nuclear armed forces Who could, or should, prevent the spread of nuclear weapons? Why do some countries have the right to own weapons of mass destruction and others do not? To what extent is the civil use of nuclear energy denied to countries -- out of fear for simultaneous use for military purposes? Why is Iran today striving for nuclear weapons, although it has rejected weapons of mass destruction for religious reasons for a long time? How do Iran's religious leaders explain the production of weapons of mass destruction? This session is co-organized with the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches (SEK-FEPS). Simultaneous interpretation in English and German
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Saturday January 30, 2010 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Swiss Alpine High School (SAMD), Auditorium Swiss Alpine High School (SAMD), Davos, Switzerland

7:20pm

Concert
The Saturday evening concert will feature the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra (Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne). Christian Zacharias, Conductor and Pianist Programme Beethoven: Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15 Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 in B flat Major, Op. 60
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Saturday January 30, 2010 7:20pm - 8:30pm
Congress Centre, Congress Hall Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

8:30pm

Concluding Remarks on the Open Forum 2010
Saturday January 30, 2010 8:30pm - 8:40pm
Swiss Alpine High School (SAMD), Auditorium Swiss Alpine High School (SAMD), Davos, Switzerland

8:30pm

Cultural Soirée

Klaus Schwab, Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, and Hilde Schwab, together with the Members of the Managing Board, invite all participants and their spouses to this formal Cultural Soirée to "Experience South Africa". Organized under the auspices of the government of South Africa, the evening will be a celebration of South Africa's cuisine, art and entertainment, as the country prepares to welcome the world for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.


https://kiosk.weforum.org

Saturday January 30, 2010 8:30pm - 8:45pm
Congress Centre, Throughout the Congress Centre Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland
 
Sunday, January 31
 

9:00am

The Global Agenda 2010: The View from Davos
Join experts from over 70 Global Agenda Councils in a brainstorming session to map the critical global issues that emerged from the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2010 This session is open to the reporting press.
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Sunday January 31, 2010 9:00am - 10:30am
Congress Centre, Congress Hall Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

10:45am

A Roadmap for a Sustainable Recovery
The Annual Meeting Co-Chairs examine what industry and government should do to lead the global economy on a path of sustainability and job growth in 2010. Simultaneous interpretation in all languages This session is open to the reporting press.
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Sunday January 31, 2010 10:45am - 11:45am
Congress Centre, Sanada 1+ 2 Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland

11:45am

Being Responsible for the Future
Simultaneous interpretation in all languages This session is open to the reporting press.
https://kiosk.weforum.org

Sunday January 31, 2010 11:45am - 12:30pm
Congress Centre, Sanada 1+ 2 Congress Centre, DAVOS, Switzerland