• January 15-19, 2024
  • Davos-Klosters, Switzerland
  • International summit

Oliver Wyman Forum At The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2024


The 2024 World Economic Forum in Davos is set to be a pivotal event, bringing together global leaders from government, business, and civil society. This year’s themes underscore the critical role of scientific innovation and emerging technologies in addressing global challenges and shaping our future. We will continue to play an integral role at the forum, hosting events, moderating panels, and leading advanced conversations. Our goal, as part of Marsh McLennan, is to help business and government leaders 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 Forum at Davos

Tapping AI's Power To Optimize Our Working World

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

8:30am CET


Generative artificial intelligence may herald the golden age of productivity, with the potential to propel the global economy by $20 trillion and save 300 billion work hours each year. And yet, it may radically reshape corporate structuring — threatening tens of millions of jobs and creating a chasm between employees and proper AI training. 


Join the Oliver Wyman Forum and Mercer for a breakfast discussion at the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting to explore what AI's advent means for businesses, like how to ethically give employees the training and support they need, build the right guardrails for success, and innovate responsibly.


Drawn from an expansive, new report on AI's risks and opportunities to business and consumers, our event at Davos will help attendees tap AI's power to better optimize our working world.


Read Oliver Wyman Forum's new report: How Generative AI Is Transforming Business And Society


The event will be moderated by Ravin Jesuthasan, senior partner and global transformation leader, Mercer.


Speakers include:

  • Azeem Azhar, tech futurist and creator, Exponential View
  • Deb Cupp, president of North America, Microsoft
  • Martine Ferland, president and CEO, Mercer
  • Tanuj Kapilashrami, chief human resources officer, Standard Chartered Bank
  • Ana Kreacic, partner and chief knowledge parter, Oliver Wyman Forum
  • John Romeo, managing partner and head, Oliver Wyman Forum
  • Dan Vahdat, CEO, Huma


Related insights:

The Opportunities, Risks, And Future Of Generative AI

This Is How AI Will Impact The Center Of Government

AI's Bias May Be Easier To Fix Than Humanity's, Here's Why



Representation Matters: Women Political Leaders

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

3:00-5:00pm 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. 

Additional Oliver Wyman events at davos

Accelerating Nature-positive Policies For Cities

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

7:00am-8:30am CET


This session will take a closer look at the development of policies to advance nature-positive capital and the roles of regulators, policymakers, municipalities and cities, and the private sector. We will share experiences and key learnings from cities already implementing nature-positive policies.


With transportation accounting for about a third of city emissions, it's more urgent than ever for cities to shift to sustainable mobility. But the road to sustainability varies greatly depending on location, infrastructure, demography, energy mix and other factors, writes Partner Andreas Nienhaus in the World Economic Forum. And decreasing the use of personal cars and gasoline-powered vehicles will get many cities only to the halfway point, according to research by the Oliver Wyman Forum.


It will take three main methods to significantly cut mobility emissions. Discover these methods in our World Economic Forum piece.


Strategies To Mitigate Climate-related Health Risk

Thursday, January 18, 2024

8:30-9:30am CET


Drawing on insights from Oliver Wyman and Forum research, this session will highlight 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.


Read more about the first steps the world can take to act on this issue in Oliver Wyman's World Economic Forum editorial. 


Learn more about other Oliver Wyman events at Davos here.

Financing The Airports Of Tomorrow

The world is facing a climate crisis and industries and countries are being asked to cut greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050. Aviation contributes about 2% of total world emissions, primarily from the burning of fossil fuel by airlines. Reaching net-zero emissions by 2050 will be a $5 trillion undertaking for the industry.


Airports will play a key role in that shift by supplying low-carbon fuels and reducing their own carbon footprints. They can also act as influencers on decarbonization by potentially persuading other industry members to move more quickly on sustainability.


To that end, the World Economic Forum and Oliver Wyman present a toolkit designed to assist airport executives in financing and planning their long-term decarbonization strategies. 


Read more in "Financing The Airports Of Tomorrow: A Green Transition Toolkit."