Davos Dialogues: Insights from the 2019 World Economic Forum

January 30, 2019

Each year I attend the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, I approach it with the goal of learning as much as I can, and concentrating those learnings into a few key trends to bring back for our clients and colleagues to help them navigate as they plan their year ahead. This year’s Annual Meeting was no different – and while there was a smaller political presence in the Congress Center, it provided an opportunity for business leaders to step up and really own the stage.

This year for our annual webinar, we partnered with The Holmes Report editor-in-chief Arun Sudhaman to deliver insights on our top 11 trends. You can get a top-line look at these trends via the infographic below, or by registering at the bottom of the page to receive a recording of our webinar to learn more about the conversations in Davos that took center stage.

As always, we welcome your questions about the 2019 Annual Meeting, and if you’d like to learn more about how to get your own brand involved with the World Economic Forum, reach out to us at: davos@ketchum.com.

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As President and CEO of Ketchum, a top-five, global communications consultancy, Barri Rafferty oversees Ketchum’s offices and affiliates in more than 70 countries.

Outside of Ketchum, she participates in a number of groups including the sustainability task-force for the World Economic Forum and is a member of Arthur W. Page Society Page Up program. Rafferty sits on the board of StepUp, an organization with the mission of empowering girls from under-resourced communities to become confident, college-bound, and career focused and she is also a member of the governing body of OmniWomen, Omnicom’s Leading Women’s Network, for which she holds quarterly panel discussions featuring prominent women. She is the recipient of the Plank Center Milestones in Mentoring Award.

Barri is a graduate of Boston University (M.A) and Tulane University and enjoys watching soccer, volleyball, and dance – especially when her son and daughter are involved! Connect with her on Twitter: @barrirafferty