About World Economic Forum


The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.

Not-for-profit foundation, tied to no political, partisan or national interests.

The World Economic Forum engages its members and constituents into responsible and responsive global citizenship, integrating four pillars into a unique value proposition:

  • Communities
  • Interaction
  • Insight
  • Impact

The World Economic Forum is the world’s foremost multi-stakeholder community, engaging leaders from business (members) and non-business (constituents).

Why the World Economic Forum?


The World Economic Forum has successfully established a history of engaging young leaders to positively and proactively impact the global agenda.

The World Economic Forum is uniquely positioned to provide Shapers with the knowledge and insights that engender a better understanding of the global, regional and industry agendas. The World Economic Forum will help the Global Shapers achieve their objectives by:

  • Establishing a privileged interaction with some of the existing Forum communities, such as the Young Global Leaders, the Social Entrepreneurs and the Technology Pioneers.
  • Providing access to all its other communities - the top leaders from politics, business, civil society, media, science, arts and culture, faith - with the objective to provide a maximum of possibilities for interaction and mutual mentorship.
  • Selected Shapers will be asked to attend and actively participate in some of the World Economic Forum Annual Meetings and Regional Summits (e.g. as speakers in panels, as discussion facilitators, etc).