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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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At the Forum of Young Global Leaders we have developed a series of Impact Expeditions that challenge our members to confront, contextualize and assess how they, and the institutions they represent, can make a tangible different to nudge the world in positive directions.
In offering opportunities and experiences to transform their understanding of the possibilities presented by the Fourth Industrial Revolution, we are investing in them to drive a future where we all can flourish," said Mariah Levin, Head of the Forum of Young Global Leaders at the World Economic Forum.
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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.
Established in 2004, the Forum of Young Global Leaders is a unique, multi stakeholder community of exceptional young leaders, under the age of 40, who share a commitment to shaping the global future.
"The Forum of Young Global Leaders provides a unique opportunity to engage the younger generation into the management of global affairs, working together and being integrated into the larger forum community," said World Economic Forum founder and executive chairman Klaus Schwab.
2004: The Forum creates the Industry Partnership Programme and launched the Forum of Young Global Leaders. Reports include: The Global Risks Report, The Global Competiveness Report, The Global Gender Gap Report and The Global Information Technology Report.
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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.
"The Forum of Young Global Leaders has been one of the most inspiring experiences for me, both personally and professionally," said Mr.
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