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World Economic Forum - Annual Report 1998/1999

World Economic Forum - Annual Report 1998/1999

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The World Economic Forum’s Annual Report 1998/1999. Also available for download at http://www.weforum.org/en/media/publications/AnnualReport/index.htm
The World Economic Forum’s Annual Report 1998/1999. Also available for download at http://www.weforum.org/en/media/publications/AnnualReport/index.htm

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Published by: World Economic Forum on Sep 29, 2008
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ANNUAL REPORT
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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT1KEY FIGURES 3INDUSTRY AND MEMBERS’ AFFAIRS 5PARTNERSHIPS WITH THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM 6KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT AT THE FORUM 7THE ANNUAL MEETING IN DAVOS 8MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA BUSINESS INITIATIVE 9REGIONAL ACTIVITIES AND RELATED SERVICES 10EAST ASIA ECONOMIC SUMMIT, SINGAPORE 11INDIA ECONOMIC SUMMIT, NEW DELHI, INDIA 12USA MEETING, WASHINGTON DC 13CHINA BUSINESS SUMMIT, BEIJING AND SHANGHAI 14MERCOSUR ECONOMIC SUMMITS 15CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPEAN ECONOMIC SUMMIT 16SOUTHERN AFRICA ECONOMIC SUMMIT 17RUSSIA MEETING 18GLOBAL LEADERS FOR TOMORROW PROGRAMME 19INITIATIVES 20FOUNDATION BOARD22EXECUTIVE BOARD AND COUNCIL23MEMBER COMPANIES24KNOWLEDGE PARTNERSAND INSTITUTIONAL PARTNERS28
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Last year was another successful year for the WorldEconomic Forum. Nevertheless, it was also an appropriatetime to prepare for the new millennium. Thus, substantialresources and energies have been invested in the creationof the World Economic Forum for the 21st century. In closecooperation with many of our members, particularly with ourCouncil, and assisted by the advice of some of the leadingconsultancy companies, we have repositioned theFoundation to expand and increase the value propositionprovided to our members. We will, of course, continue tobuild on our past successes and ensure linkages andcomplementarities between our different activities andinitiatives.We have been guided by three principles:1.Deeper engagement of our members and constituentsThe Foundation is the creator and facilitator of theworld’s foremost community of political, business,intellectual and other leaders of global society. Ouractivities are member and constituent driven and will beincreasingly so in the future. We plan to deepen ourprocesses of engagement and leverage the newtechnological opportunities for community building andknowledge sharing. Some of our new efforts includeestablishing Regional Councils to provide us with insightsand guidance in our efforts to extend and deepen therole that the Forum has played in regional cooperationand development. We will also form special SteeringCommittees for each of our industry sectors to ensureeven more closeness to specific strategic challenges,which our members have to face in a globalizingeconomy.2.Leading in the creation and application of interaction andknowledge tools based on state-of-the-arttechnologiesWe have always been technological pioneers. Inparticular, our Annual Meetings in Davos have been thetest place for a number of new communicationstechnologies. Now, we want to go a step further bycreating a knowledge backbone in all the areas wherewe are active. As an example, we will introduce in eachof our industry sectors the tools and mechanisms that
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