The World Economic Forum, formerly known as the European Management Symposium, first began in 1971 with the purpose "to promote events that serve a closer cooperation of the international, and in particular the European industry, in the elaboration of role models for responsible and successful management." Its annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland is one of the most famous gathering spots for global leaders to collectively discuss global, regional, and industry agendas and pressing items for the year.
It should come as no surprise that the theme of this year's event was Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World. Climate change continues to be a major reckoning point for the world at large, as companies strive to mandate more sustainable and greener practices into their everyday practices.
In the latest episode of Talking Trade, I sat down with Neil Wheeldon, VP of Solutions, to talk about some of the other major and not so major but still noteworthy trends and themes of Davos, and what they mean for the supply chain industry.
We touch upon technology and disruption, the future of work and the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and of course, it wouldn't be a gathering of world leaders without some type of geopolitical discussions.
Tune in to the latest episode below for our discussion on Davos and what it means for managing the future of interconnected value chains.