World Economic Forum

Since 2004, Bain has been one of the 100 strategic partners of the 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 2017 Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum took place from January 17-20, 2017 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland. The theme for the meeting was "Responsive and Responsible Leadership." Learn more about the 2017 meeting on the WEF website.

Daily videos

A View from the Mountain: Bain @ WEF

A series of daily video snapshots featuring Bain partners commenting on what they are hearing, seeing and experiencing on-the-ground in Davos. These videos are intended to provide intimate, first-person observations on what issues are generating the most attention, which speakers or sessions emerged as most compelling and the importance of the WEF experience through the eyes of Bain's partners.

2017 Annual meeting

The Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters remains the foremost creative force for engaging the world's top leaders in collaborative activities to shape the global, regional and industry agendas.

Each year, business, political and academic leaders convene for the World Economic Forum, where they work together to improve the state of the world and address the most pressing issues of our day.

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 Designate of Nestlé, talk about the "Firm of the Future."

Industry Governors: Future of Electricity
In its third year of collaboration with the World Economic Forum on the Future of Electricity, Bain has 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".

Other initiatives
Bain supports the World Economic Forum through our involvement in a number of additional initiatives and partnerships.