The Global Shapers Zurich invite you to the
Pre-Davos Summit
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This was the Pre-Davos 2020. Thank you for your contribution!


The spirit of Davos in Zurich.

Ahead of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos from 21 to 24 January 2020, the next generation of global leaders is coming together in Zurich on 17 and 18 January 2020. The Pre-Davos Summit connects 90 Global Shapers from more than 40 countries to find solutions to the world's most pressing problems. The 50 Shapers selected by the World Economic Forum to participate in the Annual Meeting leverage the Pre-Davos to discuss global affairs with 40 peers from Switzerland and refine their plans for improving the state of the world in Davos.


We discussed the following topics on Saturday.

Climate emergency

How can we avert the worst consequences of climate change in the face of a possible economic slowdown?

One of the discussed aspects was how we can reduce the environmental impact of our food:

Technology governance

How can we accelerate the societal benefits and ensure the responsible use of advanced technologies such as AI?

One of the suggestions was that stronger whistleblower laws could make AI safer:

Global health

How can we transform the healthcare industry and ensure access to affordable quality care for all?

One of the discussed aspects was why vaccination is crucial for global health:


We're thankful for the generous support of these organizations.


The organizers of the Pre-Davos 2020.

Daniel Vafi

Locations and logistics

Leeor Groen

External relations

Kaspar Etter

Topics and website

Benjamin Eisert


Laurin Schaffner


Wassim Dhaouadi

Participant communication

Please contact instead of individual organizers for general questions.


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Please note that this is a closed event. Registration is by invitation only.


Fostering dialogue, action, and change.