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World Economic Forum

1. An annual meeting of global business, political and academic leaders in Davos, Switzerland. Participants in the World Economic Forum discuss the economic, political, environmental and other relevant issues of the day. The World Economic Forum lasts for five days and includes of 220 conferences and other events. Meetings tend to promote globalization. As a result, the forum has been the subject of controversy.

2. A nonprofit foundation that sponsors the World Economic Forum as well as regional and specialized meetings. It was founded in 1971.
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The Circulars remain an important initiative of the World Economic Forum and the Forum of Young Global Leaders to celebrate such trailblazing innovation and impact.
lt;BFrancesca McDonagh has a top role with HSBC and is a member of the Forum of Young Global Leaders
The Forum of Young Global Leaders (YGL) -- an integral part of the World Economic Forum -- aims to make a positive impact on the global agenda by engaging the YGL community in initiatives and dialogues related to specific global challenges they collectively identify with.
Being recognized by The Forum of Young Global Leaders is a testament to Colliers International and the progress we have made as part of a global community," Taylor said.
The 2011 honorees will become part of the broader Forum of Young Global Leaders community that currently comprises 668 outstanding individuals from around the world, including Mette-Marit of Norway, Crown Prince of Norway; Keisuke Tsumura, Member of the House of Representatives, Japan; Tero Ojanpera, Member of the Executive Board, Nokia Corporation; Michael Drexler, Managing Director, Barclays PLC; Tadhg Flood, Managing Director, Deutsche Bank AG; Peter Lacy, Managing Director, Accenture; Susan Athey, Professor of Economics, Harvard University; Tony Fadell, Advisor to the CEO, Apple Computer; and, Mark Zuckerberg, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Facebook.
Ellos se unen a un movimiento mundial conocido como "The Oath Project", promovido por diferentes actores internacionales como el Aspen Institute Business and Society Program, United Nations Global Compact, Forum of Young Global Leaders del World Economic Forum y Net Impact.
The Forum of Young Global Leaders has been one of the most inspiring experiences for me, both personally and professionally," said Mr.
Another young leader, Terra Latin America's CEO Fernando Madeira, also earned additional recognition by being appointed to The World Economic Forum's Forum of Young Global Leaders.
GENEVA, Switzerland--The Forum of Young Global Leaders (YGLs), an affiliate of the World Economic Forum, has announced that Khaldoon Tabaza, chairman and managing director of Riyada Ventures based in Jordan, has been named a Young Global Leader 2006.
Jillian Buriak, MCIC, has been chosen to attend the 2005 Forum of Young Global Leaders.
Established in 2004 by Professor Klaus Schwab, The Forum of Young Global Leaders is a unique, multi-stakeholder community of the world's most extraordinary young leaders who dedicate a part of their time to jointly address global challenges and who are committed to devote part of their knowledge and energy to collectively work towards a better future.
More than 250 participants are women leaders, while more than 200 participants will attend from the forum's future-oriented communities, the forum of young global leaders and the global shapers community.
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