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World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos

January 26 – 31, 2010 – I was quite honored to participate in the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland. The organizing theme for this 40th Annual Meeting was a call to action, “Improve the State of the World: Rethink, Redesign and Rebuild”. The program focused on six areas of inquiry and their global, regional and industry dimensions. How to:

  1. strengthen economies,
  2. mitigate global risks,
  3. ensure sustainability,
  4. enhance security,
  5. create a values framework and
  6. build effective institutions.

There were so many notables such as President Bill Clinton, King Abdullah II of JordanPresident Lee Myung-Bak of the Republic of Korea and Bill and Melinda GatesThe Young Global Leaders (YGLs) were treated to a private Meet-The-Leader session with Bill Gates. The invitation to Davos is very exclusive even for YGLs so it was nice to see a number of friends such as Christopher LoganFrancois-Philippe Champagne, Suhas Gopinath, Silverius Unggul, Kristen Forbes, Tumi Makgabo and Javier Garcia Martinez. It was also good to see H.R.H. Crown Prince Haakon of Norway who knows my sister, Sheila Kennedy Bryant.

I was a discussion leader for a main WEF session on “The Economics of Happiness,” as well as co-presented an overview of “The Wellness Factor” to fellow Young Global Leaders. I also did an interview with Edie Lush for Hub Culture. Watch the video and check out pictures below from the event.

Davos-Klosters, Switzerland during the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting - January 2010
Davos-Klosters, Switzerland during the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting – January 2010
Professor Klaus Schwab at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland - January 2010
Professor Klaus Schwab at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland – January 2010
Bill and Melinda Gates at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland - January 2010
Bill and Melinda Gates at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland – January 2010
H.M. King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein, King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland - January 2010
H.M. King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein, King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland – January 2010
Celso Amorim, Minister of Foreign Relations of Brazil, at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland - January 2010
Celso Amorim, Minister of Foreign Relations of Brazil, at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland – January 2010
President Lee Myung-Bak of the Republic of Korea and Professor Klaus Schwab at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland - January 2010
President Lee Myung-Bak of the Republic of Korea and Professor Klaus Schwab at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland – January 2010
Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada and President Lee Myung-Bak of the Republic of Korea at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland - January 2010
Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada and President Lee Myung-Bak of the Republic of Korea at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland – January 2010
Francois-Philippe Champagne, Suhas Gopinath, Silverius Unggul, H.R.H. Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy, Christopher Logan and Kristen Forbes at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland - January 2010
Francois-Philippe Champagne, Suhas Gopinath, Silverius Unggul, H.R.H. Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy, Christopher Logan and Kristen Forbes at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland – January 2010
Silverius Unggul, Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy and Francois-Philippe Champagne at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland - January 2010
Silverius Unggul, Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy and Francois-Philippe Champagne at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland – January 2010
Tumi Makgabo, John Dutton and Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland - January 2010
Tumi Makgabo, John Dutton and Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland – January 2010
Javier Garcia Martinez and Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland - January 2010
Javier Garcia Martinez and Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland – January 2010
Caroline Casey, Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy and Silvana Koch-Mehrin at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland - January 2010
Caroline Casey, Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy and Silvana Koch-Mehrin at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland – January 2010
Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy and John Strackhouse at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland - January 2010
Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy and John Strackhouse at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland – January 2010
Jun Feng and Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy at the World Economic Forum Meeting in Davos, Switzerland - January 2010
Jun Feng and Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy at the World Economic Forum Meeting in Davos, Switzerland – January 2010
Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy and Jubril Adewale Tinubu at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland - January 2010
Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy and Jubril Adewale Tinubu at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland – January 2010
Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy and Wolfgang Lehmacher at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland - January 2010
Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy and Wolfgang Lehmacher at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland – January 2010
Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy and Christopher Logan at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland - January 2010
Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy and Christopher Logan at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland – January 2010
Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy and Kristen Forbes at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland - January 2010
Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy and Kristen Forbes at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland – January 2010