House of Switzerland at the WEF Annual Meeting 2022
May 23rd to May 25th, 2022
In 2019, official Switzerland successfully launched its first House of Switzerland at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos. In 2022, House of Switzerland will make its third appearance at Davos. The House of Switzerland is managed by the FDFA's Presence Switzerland and provides Switzerland as the WEF host state with a communication and networking platform in the heart of Davos. With facilities for working meetings of the Federal Council and the Swiss delegation as well as thematic events, it brings together stakeholders from politics, business and academia in a convivial Alpine atmosphere.
This year's Davos summit is being held under the banner of 'History at a Turning Point: Government Policies and Business Strategies'. The House of Switzerland will also put the spotlight on a sustainable recovery and the current challenges in the face of global pressures – and host a variety of events where experts will explore these topics in depth. The agenda covers a wide range of issues, from the potential of new technologies for development aid, to new working models and innovations in the field of digitalisation, to the future of food systems. Switzerland's participation in the international observatory SKAO, which operates the most sensitive radio telescope of the 21st century with the Square Kilometre Array, will also be discussed. Some of the events will be livestreamed.
The House of Switzerland not only hosts official events and meetings: it also serves as a venue for informal gatherings and discussions between the Swiss delegation and its international guests and partners, as well as for journalists covering the WEF.
Our long-standing partner, the Federal Office for Buildings and Logistics (FOBL), supports us for the event and access management, service in the House of Switzerland and the technical and logistical set-up of the locations.
The Swiss Armed Forces Culinary Team, a world-class military culinary team, will be on hand to showcase their creative talent and serve delicious food.
Nutrition is also the topic of Swiss photographer Marco D'Anna's exhibition "At the roots of agri-food innovation": a journey through Switzerland and its typical foods. His special focus is on the women and men who grow and produce their daily food and on the contrast between the world of artisanal and industrial production. A selection of his pictures will be on display at the House of Switzerland in Davos.
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