World Economic Forum
The World Economic Forum (WEF) is a Swiss
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 non-profit foundation, based in Cologny
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, Geneva
Canton of Geneva
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, best known for its annual meeting in Davos
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, a mountain resort in Graubünden
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, in the eastern Alps
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 region of Switzerland.

The meeting brings together top business leaders, international political leaders, selected intellectuals and journalists to discuss the most pressing issues facing the world, including health and the environment.

Beside meetings, the foundation produces a series of research reports and engages its members in sector specific initiatives.

It also organizes the "Annual Meeting of the New Champions" in China
People's Republic of China
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 and a series of regional meetings throughout the year.