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Deloitte at Davos 2016

World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting (held in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, and typically referred to as Davos) presents a yearly opportunity to gauge the world’s perspective on pressing economic and social issues. Global leaders participate in a variety of panel discussions and private events, addressing topics at the forefront of the world agenda.

The Annual Meeting in Davos is an incredible convening center for global stakeholders and an opportunity to share perspectives on the issues facing global business and beyond. Deloitte’s delegation convened in Davos from 20-23 January 2016 along with business and government leaders from around the globe to address the theme, “Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution.”

Each year, Davos presents an invaluable opportunity for Deloitte’s delegation to connect with clients from across industries and from around the world. In 2016, Deloitte focused on the role of business in society, a theme that was introduced in 2012 and has consistently been built on since then. This year, we specifically focused on the role that business can play in solving big issues in collaboration with other stakeholders.

Deloitte released the results of the 2016 Millennial Survey prior to the event and made the survey’s findings the cornerstone of its on-site showcase. The showcase featured the “ultimate infographic” which demonstrated the importance of Millennials for business and society, answering who they are and what makes them tick. Additionally, Deloitte engaged participants in an immersive social media experience under the overarching theme “#ImpactThatMatters” and "DavosMillennials."

The Deloitte delegation at Davos included:

Punit Renjen, CEO, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited

Cathy Engelbert, CEO, Deloitte US

Jim Moffatt, Chairman and CEO of Deloitte Consulting LLP in the US

Alain Pons, CEO, Deloitte France

David Sproul, CEO, Deloitte UK

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2016 Deloitte Millennial Survey

Deloitte’s fifth annual Millennial Survey reveals two-thirds of Millennials express a desire to leave their organizations by 2020. Businesses must adjust how they nurture loyalty among Millennials or risk losing a large percentage of their workforces. The Millennial Survey and its findings are central to some of the important topics being discussed at Davos, including workforce dynamics and employment challenges. Insights from the survey provide global stakeholders with a roadmap of how employers can meet Millennials’ needs for professional development and career satisfaction.

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WEF Projects

Deloitte has been selected to serve as an official project advisor to seven Forum projects this year. Deloitte project advisors in attendance at Davos will participate in high-level discussions and share thought leaderships pieces on current global issues for their respective projects:

  • Erick Calvillo, Latin America Competitiveness Lab Phase II
  • Gary Coleman, Mapping the Geo-economic Landscape
  • Bob Contri, Disruptive Innovation in Financial Services
  • Chip Cottrell, Partnering Against Corruption Initiative (PACI) Vanguard/Infrastructure
  • Duane Dickson, Collaborative Innovation and Emerging Technologies
  • Shay Eliaz, New Vision for Agriculture
  • Pradeep Prabhala, Redesigning Development Finance

Leadership perspectives from Davos

In the days leading up to and during Davos, Deloitte delegates and thought leaders shared their insights on Forum topics. Read the latest blog posts from Deloitte leaders at Davos: 

DTTL CEO Punit Renjen blogs about what can businesses do to earn the loyalty of their millennial professionals in ‘Getting inside the heads of millennials

Gary Coleman blogs about the fourth industrial revolution in ‘The next industry revolution will not be televised

Deloitte US Partner Chip Cottrell blogs about transparency, governance, and anti-corruption in ‘Sports Integrity: A beautiful game is a collective responsibility

DTTL Global Leader Duane Dickson blogs about the next wave of transformation in ‘Technology and collaboration shaping the fourth industrial revolution

DTTL Global Leader Bob Contri blogs about The Fintech Revolution in ‘Will block chain be the tipping point for financial services disruption?

Deloitte France Partner Alain Pons blogs about artificial intelligence and the future of jobs in ‘Humans-machines: It is not a race but a climbing

Our tweet chat #DavosMillennials

Deloitte invited the world to join its conversations at Davos through a series of tweet chats. Beginning 19 January, Deloitte worked with the nonprofit One Young World to deliver four themed chats discussing topics uncovered by the 2016 Millennial Survey.


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