Engaging with the World Economic Forum to shape global agendas

Engaging with the World Economic Forum to shape global agendas
We were proud to actively contribute to the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, from 17-20 January 2017.

Throughout our 13 year strategic partnership with the WEF, we’ve shaped global and regional industry agendas, contributed to effective policy making, collaborated with like-minded companies, and shared our insights and perspective on the world of work.

The theme of this year’s Annual Meeting was ‘Responsive and Responsible Leadership’. ManpowerGroup’s focus was on three key drivers that are impacting global labour markets in the Human Age:

  • Learnability: The desire and ability for individuals to evolve their skills to remain employable throughout their working life.
  • The Skills Revolution: As digitisation reshapes work, helping people up-skill and adapt to a fast-changing world of work will be the defining challenge of our time.
  • Gender Parity: The industries most affected by AI, digitisation and robotics could disproportionately impact women.

About the delegation

Jonas Prising, ManpowerGroup CEO and Chairman, led ManpowerGroup’s delegation to the WEF Annual Meeting. This included Mara Swan, Executive Vice President, Global Strategy and Talent; Stefano Scabbio, President Mediterranean and Eastern Europe; and Alain Roumilhac, President of ManpowerGroup France.

ManpowerGroup led and participated in a number of high-profile panel events on topics including: shaping the future of education and skills; how corporate culture can attract and retain Millennials; women’s economic empowerment; technology’s impact on the workforce; the future of artificial intelligence; and shaping the future of gender equality.

Jonas is the Steward of the Future of Education, Gender and Work Global System. He also co-chairs the World Economic Forum Regional Business Council on Europe and the Digital Transformation of Industries for the Professional Services industry. Mara is a member of the Future of Education, Gender and Work Global System and an expert on gender parity.

To learn more, please visit: manpowergroup.com/wef2017

This article first appeared in the sixth edition of The Human Age newspaper.