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World Economic Forum

Bain & Company is proud to be a strategic partner and active member of the World Economic Forum, an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging leaders in partnerships to shape global, regional and industry agendas.

Since 2004, Bain has been one of the 100 strategic partners of the World Economic Forum, a select group of global companies that lead the Forum's knowledge-generation activities by setting the intellectual agenda of its meetings, contributing to the insight agenda of Forum publications and working to make sure that the Forum's initiatives result in real global change.

The 48th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting took place January 22–26, 2018, in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland. The theme for the meeting was "Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World." Learn more about the 2018 meeting on the WEF website.

Annual Meetings

Bain Thought Leadership

From our partners' views and active participation on the floor at Davos to the formal reports led by Bain industry governors, Bain's thought leadership is prominent throughout the Forum each year. At the 2018 meeting, Bain Chairman Orit Gadiesh moderated the plenary session on education: "Creating a shared future through education and empowerment."

Bain's Annual Private Breakfast Panel (by invitation only)

Bain's annual private breakfast, hosted by Gadiesh, convened a select group of senior business leaders to listen to Bain Partner Eric Almquist, joined by guest speakers Jørgen Vig Knudstorp, executive chairman of LEGO Brand Group, and Maurice Lévy, chairman of the supervisory board of Publicis Groupe, to discuss what drives customer decisions and The Elements of Value.

Accelerating the Electric Mobility Revolution

In its fourth year of collaboration with the World Economic Forum on the Future of Electricity, Bain focused on innovation and transformation of the electricity grid at the "grid edge," along the three trends of decentralization, digitalization and electrification. The 2018 output translated into a report of recommendations to accelerate the convergence of urban mobility and energy transformations. Released in February 2018, the report was developed in collaboration with cities and leaders in energy and mobility.

Here's a preview of how robot taxis will change urban mobility over the next 10 years.

The Future of Consumption in China

The Future of Consumption System Initiative of the World Economic Forum explores how the rapid pace of technological advancement can drive enhanced models of consumption with sustainable benefits for business and society, across developed and emerging markets. The Future of Consumption in Fast-Growth Consumer Markets – CHINA report highlights four major capabilities required for business to thrive in the Chinese consumer market over the next decade, the four key societal challenges that need to be overcome through public-private cooperation, and possible actions to build the future business capability and overcome societal challenges. The findings were presented in a closed-door session at the Future of Consumption System Initiative Stewards meeting during the Forum's Annual Meeting.

Digital Enterprise

In our initial year of collaboration with the World Economic Forum on the Digital Enterprise project, Bain focused on the key questions that CEOs need to answer in order to tackle the challenges of digitalization and to successfully transform their organizations into digital enterprises. The initial findings were presented at the Governor's meeting during the Annual Meeting of the Forum.

Bain Thought Leadership 

From our partners' views and active participation on the floor at Davos to the formal reports led by Bain industry governors, Bain's thought leadership is prominent throughout the Forum each year. At the 2017 meeting, Bain Chairman Orit Gadiesh led the discussion on The Future of the Digital Economy.

Bain's Annual Private Breakfast Panel (by invitation only)

Bain's annual private breakfast, hosted by Gadiesh, convened a select group of senior business leaders to listen to Bain Partner James Root, joined by guest speaker Paul Bulcke, member of the board of directors and chairman eesignate of Nestlé, talk about the "Firm of the Future."

Industry Governors: The Future of Electricity 

In its third year of collaboration with the World Economic Forum on the Future of Electricity, Bain focused on innovation and transformation of the electricity grid at the "grid edge," along the three trends of decentralization, digitalization and electrification. The 2017 output will translate into a report, to be published in March, The Future of Electricity: Transforming the Grid Edge.

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