World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

23 - 25 January 2018 | Davos-Klosters, Switzerland

Welcome to Davos

We are so glad you are able to join us here for the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting. CNBC is the number one broadcaster on the ground and we're hosting an array of events and activities this week in which you can participate. Below are all the details you need, day by day.

Don't forget to also check out CNBC's live coverage from the event at davos.cnbc.com and follow us on Twitter @CNBCi.

Click here for the full schedule.



CNBC Meets Adena Friedman, CEO of Nasdaq

9:45 – 10:15am CET
The Tradeshift Sanctuary, Scalettastrasse 1, 7270 Davos Platz
CNBC’s Arjun KharpalCNBC’s Arjun Kharpal is joined by Adena Friedman, CEO of Nasdaq


CNBC Debate: Blockchain & Banks

10:45 – 11:15am CET
The Tradeshift Sanctuary, Scalettastrasse 1, 7270 Davos Platz
CNBC is joined by Oliver T. Bussmann, Founder & Managing Partner at Bussmann Advisory; Michal Krupinksi, CEO of Bank Pekao and Tomicah Tillemann, Global Blockchain Business Council

CNBC Debate: The Circular Economy

11:30am - 12pm CET
The Tradeshift Sanctuary, Scalettastrasse 1, 7270 Davos Platz
CNBC is joined by Matanya Horowitz, Founder of AMP Robotics; Frans van Houten, CEO of Phillips; Kees van Dijkhuizen, CEO of ABN Amro and Mani Vajipey, Co-Founder of Banyan Nation

CNBC Meets Dirk Ahlborn, CEO of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies

12pm - 12:15pm CET
The Tradeshift Sanctuary, Scalettastrasse 1, 7270 Davos Platz
CNBC’s Arjun Kharpal CNBC’s Arjun Kharpal sits down with Hyperloop Transportation Technologies CEO, Dirk Ahlborn

CNBC Debate: Healthcare & Technology

1:30pm - 2pm CET
The Tradeshift Sanctuary, Scalettastrasse 1, 7270 Davos Platz
CNBC is joined by Michael F. Neidorff, Chairman & CEO of Centene Corporation; Raj Ganguly, Co-Founder & Partner of B Capital Group and Michael Sen, Board Member, Siemens

CNBC Debate: Fake News

2pm - 2:30pm CET
The Tradeshift Sanctuary, Scalettastrasse 1, 7270 Davos Platz
CNBC’s Karen TsoCNBC’s Karen Tso is joined by Jimmy Wales, Co-Founder of Wikipedia & CEO, and Richard Edelman, Founder of Edelman Public Relations

CNBC Debate: Impact Investing

2:30pm - 3:15pm CET
The Tradeshift Sanctuary, Scalettastrasse 1, 7270 Davos Platz
CNBC is joined by Chuck Slaughter, Founder of Living Goods; David Hertz, Founder of Gastromotiva; Bill McGlashan, Founder of The Rise Fund and Axel Weber, Chairman of UBS

CNBC Debate: Sovereign Wealth

3:30pm - 4pm CET
The Tradeshift Sanctuary, Scalettastrasse 1, 7270 Davos Platz
CNBC’s Geoff Cutmore is joined by Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of RDIF; Azman Mokhtar, Managing Director, Khazanah Nasional Berhad and Tadashi Maeda, CEO & Executive Managing Director, JBIC

CNBC Meets Shah Rukh Khan

4:15pm - 4:30pm CET
The Tradeshift Sanctuary, Scalettastrasse 1, 7270 Davos Platz
CNBC’s Tania Bryer CNBC’s Tania Bryer meets "King of Bollywood" Shah Rukh Khan

CNBC Meets Zak Brown, Executive Director of the McLaren Technology Group

4:30pm - 5:30pm CET
The Tradeshift Sanctuary, Scalettastrasse 1, 7270 Davos Platz
CNBC’s Karen Tso CNBC’s Karen Tso is joined by McLaren Technology Group Chief, Zak Brown for a very special announcement. A drinks reception will follow the conversation

CNBC Debate: The Future of Work

10:15am - 10:45am CET
The Tradeshift Sanctuary, Scalettastrasse 1, 7270 Davos Platz
CNBC’s Karen Tso CNBC’s Karen Tso is joined by Bill McDermott, CEO of SAP; Ulrich Spiesshofer, CEO of ABB and Mark Weinberger, CEO of EY

CNBC Debate: ‘A New Era for Women’ - Empowering the Next Generation

12pm - 12:30pm CET
The Tradeshift Sanctuary, Scalettastrasse 1, 7270 Davos Platz
CNBC's Tania BryerCNBC’s Tania Bryer meets WEF Co-Chair, Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation; Cherie Blair CBE, QC Founder of The Cherie Blair Foundation for the Empowerment of Women and Helle Thorning-Schmidt, CEO of Save The Children International and Former Prime Minister of Denmark

CNBC Debate: Fintech Disruption

1pm - 1:30pm CET
The Tradeshift Sanctuary, Scalettastrasse 1, 7270 Davos Platz
CNBC’s Arjun Kharpal CNBC’s Arjun Kharpal is joined by Ronan Ryan, President of IEX; Stephen Bird, Chief Executive Officer of Global Consumer Banking at Citi and Alexander Stubb, VP of EIB

CNBC Life Hacks Live Meets Stephanie McMahon, Chief Brand Officer, WWE

1:30pm - 2pm CET
The Tradeshift Sanctuary, Scalettastrasse 1, 7270 Davos Platz
CNBC's Arjun KharpalCNBC's Arjun Kharpal sits down with Stephanie McMahon, Chief Brand Officer, WWE for a very special edition of Life Hacks Live

CNBC Debate: Climate Business

2pm - 2:30pm CET
The Tradeshift Sanctuary, Scalettastrasse 1, 7270 Davos Platz
CNBC is joined by Feike Sijbesma, CEO of DSM; Joseph Stiglitz, Economist & Professor at Columbia University; John Roome, Senior Director for Climate Change at the World Bank and Alexandra Brand, Chief Sustainability Officer at Syngenta

CNBC Conversation with Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and CEO of Renault

3:10pm - 3:30pm CET
The Tradeshift Sanctuary, Scalettastrasse 1, 7270 Davos Platz
CNBC’s Karen Tso CNBC’s Karen Tso meets Carlos Ghosn

CNBC Debate: The Future of Fintech

3:30pm - 5:30pm CET
Romeo & Julia, Steigenberger Grandhotel Belvédère, Davos
To attend, please enquire at Nicola.Shephard@cnbc.com
CNBC and Citibank’s Debate at Davos 2018 is a thought provoking discussion around what the future will look like in the financial sector.

A Special Edition of Marketing|Media|Money

4:30pm - 5:30pm CET
The Tradeshift Sanctuary, Scalettastrasse 1, 7270 Davos Platz
We talk to the marketers up the mountain... Brian Perkins, VP Global Marketing Budweiser; John Seifert, Worldwide Chairman, Ogilvy and Carol Potter, European CEO, Edelman.

CNBC Debate: IOT: Powering The Digital Economy

6:30pm - 8:30pm CET
Romeo & Julia, Steigenberger Grandhotel Belvédère, Davos
To attend, please enquire at Emily.Canfor-Dumas@cnbc.com
CNBC, in partnership with Schneider Electric, explores the role of digitisation in creating a sustainable tomorrow

CNBC Debate: Blockchain in Action

10am - 10.30am CET
The Tradeshift Sanctuary, Scalettastrasse 1, 7270 Davos Platz
CNBC’s Arjun Kharpal CNBC’s Arjun Kharpal is joined by Inga Beale, CEO, Lloyd's of London; David Shrier, Associate Fellow, Said Business School, University of Oxford and Dominic Williams, CEO of Dfinity

CNBC Debate: Geopolitical Risk

10:30am - 11am CET
The Tradeshift Sanctuary, Scalettastrasse 1, 7270 Davos Platz
CNBC is joined by Robin Niblett, Director, Chatham House; Tina Fordham, Global Political Analyst, Citi; Steven Ciobo, Australian Trade Minister and Amjad Bseisu, Founder and CEO of EnQuest

CNBC Debate: What is the Future of Crypto Currencies?

11am - 11:30am CET
The Tradeshift Sanctuary, Scalettastrasse 1, 7270 Davos Platz
CNBC’s Arjun Kharpal CNBC’s Arjun Kharpal is joined by Joe Lubin, Co-Founder of Ethereum; Nic Cary, Co-Founder of Blockchain and Richard Muirhead, General Partner, Open Ocean Capital

CNBC and WorldQuant x Talent and Opportunity Panel

11:30am - 12pm CET
The Tradeshift Sanctuary, Scalettastrasse 1, 7270 Davos Platz
Solving many of the world’s problems requires access to high-skilled talent, which is in increasing demand. All global organizations will continue to need qualified individuals fluent in big data and AI and to help create actionable intelligence that delivers new solutions. Bridging the gap between talented individuals and opportunity will require access to flexible, creative and high-quality education.

CNBC Meets Stephen S. Poloz, Governor of the Bank of Canada

12pm - 12:30pm CET
The Tradeshift Sanctuary, Scalettastrasse 1, 7270 Davos Platz
CNBC’s Karen Tso CNBC’s Karen Tso is joined by Stephen S. Poloz, Governor of the Bank of Canada for an exclusive interview

CNBC Meets Akon

1pm - 1:30pm CET
The Tradeshift Sanctuary, Scalettastrasse 1, 7270 Davos Platz
CNBC’s Tania BryerCNBC’s Tania Bryer meets global superstar Akon


CNBC Meets Nadja Swarovski, Executive Board Member, Swarovski

1:30pm - 2pm CET
The Tradeshift Sanctuary, Scalettastrasse 1, 7270 Davos Platz
CNBC’s Tania Bryer CNBC’s Tania Bryer sits down with Nadja Swarovski


CNBC Debate: Monetary Policy

2pm - 2:30pm CET
The Tradeshift Sanctuary, Scalettastrasse 1, 7270 Davos Platz
CNBC’s Karen TsoCNBC’s Karen Tso is joined by David Lipton, First Deputy Managing Director at the IMF and Ken Rogoff, Professor at Harvard University

CNBC Debate: Social Gastronomy

2:30pm - 3pm CET
The Tradeshift Sanctuary, Scalettastrasse 1, 7270 Davos Platz
CNBC’s Tania Bryer CNBC’s Tania Bryer is joined by David Hertz, Founder of Gastromotiva; Claudia Sender, CEO of LATAM Airlines and David W. MacLennan, CEO of Cargill

CNBC and WorldQuant x Predictive Technologies Panel

3:15pm - 4pm CET
The Tradeshift Sanctuary, Scalettastrasse 1, 7270 Davos Platz
With artificial intelligence and machine learning advancing at exponential speed, organizations have myriad opportunities to make investments in new technologies. Reskilling a workforce with cutting edge approaches designed to deliver predictive outcomes will drive growth across geographies and industries. This panel will discuss the impact of predictive technologies on business outcomes, the global talent race and society.

CNBC Culture Panel

4pm - 4:15pm CET
The Tradeshift Sanctuary, Scalettastrasse 1, 7270 Davos Platz
CNBC’s Tania BryerCNBC’s Tania Bryer meets Lynette Wallworth, Australian artist; Andrea Bandelli, PhD in Scientific Citizenship and Nico Daswani, Head of Arts & Culture at the World Economic Forum

CNBC Meets will.i.am

4:15pm - 4:30pm CET
The Tradeshift Sanctuary, Scalettastrasse 1, 7270 Davos Platz
CNBC’s Tania BryerCNBC’s Tania Bryer meets musician and entrepreneur, will.i.am


CNBC Meets The Davos Choir

4:30pm - 5pm CET
The Tradeshift Sanctuary, Scalettastrasse 1, 7270 Davos Platz
CNBC’s Tania BryerCNBC’s Tania Bryer meets the Davos Choir ahead of a very special performance

CNBC Davos Wrap Party with WorldQuant

5pm – 6pm CET
The Tradeshift Sanctuary, Scalettastrasse 1, 7270 Davos Platz
Join us for drinks to celebrate this year’s WEF Annual Meeting

CNBC Lounge (reservations recommended)

7am - 11pm CET
Steigenberger Grandhotel Belvédère
To book a table or for any other enquiries, please email intlevents@cnbc.com
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