World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2024

Location: Davos, Switzerland Date: January 15—19


The 2024 World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos was a pivotal event, bringing together global leaders from government, business, and civil society. This year’s themes underscored the critical role of scientific innovation and emerging technologies in addressing global challenges and shaping our future. We played an integral role at the forum, hosting events, moderating panels, and leading advanced conversations. Our goal, as part of Marsh McLennan, was to help our clients and communities navigate through uncertainty, harness the power of science and ingenuity, and unlock new possibilities in a rapidly evolving world. 

As a knowledge partner of the World Economic Forum, we are committed to driving initiatives towards a net-zero and nature-positive future, engaging a diverse community of stakeholders. 

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Oliver Wyman At Davos

As part of the Marsh McLennan delegation, we hosted a range of events at Davos 2024, sparking discussions and inspiring action on a range of issues facing business leaders in today's uncertain world. Here are some of the events that were on our agenda.

January 16, registration and breakfast 06:30—07:00 CET, programming 07:00—08:30 CET

Moderator: Ravin Jesuthasan, senior partner and global transformation leader, Mercer

Speakers: Azeem Azhar, tech futurist and creator, Exponential View; Deb Cupp, president, Microsoft Americas; Martine Ferland, president and CEO, Mercer; Ana Kreacic, partner and chief knowledge parter, Oliver Wyman; Tanuj Kapilashrami, chief human resource officer, Standard Chartered Bank; John Romeo, managing partner and head, Oliver Wyman Forum; Dan Vahdat, CEO and founder, Huma

Hosted by Mercer and Oliver Wyman Forum, in this discussion we explore the steps leading-edge companies take toward realizing a vision of an optimized working world, where human performance is elevated and amplified through the thoughtful and targeted use of generative artificial intelligence. Take part remotely, register here.


January 16, 12:00—13:30 CET

Speakers: Ted Moynihan, managing partner and global head of industries, Oliver Wyman; Huw Van Steenis, vice-chair and partner, Oliver Wyman

At this financial service luncheon, we examine the state of the global financial system. We aim to uncover opportunities for global leaders, explore how investors are adjusting portfolios, assess the impact of new technologies, discuss the role of regulation, and envision how we see the financial sector evolving.

January 16, 12:00—14:00 CET

Hosted by the Ministry of Environment, Water, and Agriculture in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in collaboration with the secretariat of UNCCD and Oliver Wyman, this session will bring together policy makers and business leaders to address the pressing global challenge of land degradation. It will delve into how sustainable land management practices and restoration can produce positive impacts on food security, climate resilience, biodiversity, business sustainability, and significant socio-economic benefits.

January 16, 15:00—17:00 CET

Rooted in the inaugural "Representation Matters" study, this discussion explores the profound impact of women's participation in political leadership on a nation's progress. Through an engaging round-table exchange with a global call to action, this dialogue aims to reshape the narrative, making the case for a more inclusive and equitable political landscape where women's voices not only resonate but actively shape policies that define our shared future. This roundtable discussion is hosted by Women Political Leaders supported by Oliver Wyman Forum and Salesforce. 

January 17, 07:00—08:30 CET

Speakers: Matthieu De Clercq, partner, IMEA public sector and policy lead, Oliver Wyman; Thomas Hohne-Sparborth, head of sustainability research, Lombard Odier Investment Managers; Jeff Merritt, head of Urban Transformation Center, World Economic Forum

We discuss the development of policies to advance nature-positive capital and the roles of regulators, policymakers, municipalities, cities, and the private sector. We will share experiences from cities already implementing nature-positive policies.

January 18, 08:30—09:30 CET

Hosts: Dr. Oliver Eitelwein, partner, Health and Life Science Practice, Oliver Wyman; Rolf Fricker, partner, Health and Life Science Practice, Oliver Wyman

Panelists: Dr. Bechara Choucair, MD, senior vice president and chief health officer, Kaiser Permanente; Professor Flemming Konradsen, senior vice president at the Novo Nordisk Foundation; Judith Moore, head, Healthcare Initiatives, World Economic Forum

In this WEF affiliate session, hosted by Oliver Wyman, the panel will delve into the critical intersection of climate and health and focus on the development of robust mitigation strategies to address anticipated climate-related risks to human health. Experts will explore innovative approaches and solutions — including private sector incentivization — to safeguard communities against the health impacts of climate change, ensuring a healthier and more resilient future for all.

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The latest global trends and perspectives on climate change, biodiversity, new technologies, empowerment gap, economic inclusion, artificial intelligence, and cybersecurity. 

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