House of Switzerland at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2020
January 21st to January 24th, 2020
Following the successful pilot project in 2019, the House of Switzerland will return to the WEF Annual Meeting 2020 and serve as a hub for the Swiss authorities at Davos ice rink. This year the facilities have been expanded to include additional meeting rooms where federal councillors can hold bilateral talks, as well as additional event facilities.
Under the lead of Presence Switzerland, part of the FDFA, the House of Switzerland in Davos acts as a communication platform for Switzerland as the host country and as a venue for exchanges. The various thematic events due to be held there will bring together players from the fields of politics, business and academia to discuss possible solutions to global challenges. Topics range from technology in the service of sustainable development, cybersecurity in energy supply to sustainable nutrition and sustainable finance models. Six of the events are affiliated sessions, which form part of the official WEF programme. The EPFL will also be using the platform to put on an exhibition.
As well as hosting official meetings, the House of Switzerland will also serve as a venue for the Swiss delegation for informal exchanges with its international guests and partners, as well as with the media. The House will open its doors to the local population on Wednesday evening from 8pm. The WEF Annual Meeting has been bringing leading figures from around the world to Switzerland for fifty years. To mark the event’s 50th edition, the federal government commissioned an illustrated book entitled ‘Hosting the World’, tracing the history of the WEF. The book launch will take place on Tuesday evening when the House of Switzerland opens.
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