US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping have set out starkly different visions for the future of global trade in speeches at a summit in Vietnam. In a defiant address, Trump told the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) meeting that the US would no longer tolerate "chronic trade abuses". In contrast, President Xi said globalization was irreversible.
In only its second year, the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting of the Global Future Councils has established a reputation for bringing together experts from all stakeholder groups to identify new ways for technology to reshape our future.
It is a year since Donald J. Trump's election as president on November 8, 2016, and a couple of months less since his inauguration. In that time the bombast has not stopped, the achievements remain meager.
The World Economic Forum's Global Future Council on Cities and Urbanization today publishes Data-Driven Cities: 20 Stories of Innovation, a collection of 20 of the most creative ways cities worldwide are drawing on big data to improve services and quality of life.
The 32-year old Prince Muhammad bin Salman, who is the heir to Saudi Arabia’s throne, wants at first "to eradicate the roots of Islamic extremism" as soon as possible. This means that from now on the confrontation between Shiite Iran and Sunni Saudi Arabia will be downplayed from infra-Islamic clash of civilization to a normal and natural standard of regional warfare.
Seven hundred leading experts from around the world will participate in the second Annual Meeting of the Global Future Councils on 11-12 November in Dubai.
Today the World Economic Forum opens access to its Transformation Maps – a dynamic knowledge tool covering more than 100 industries, countries and issues shaping the modern world.