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2014-02-03 12:22:42

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Water Environment Federation (WEF), a not-for-profit technical and educational organization with 36,000 members representing water quality professionals around the world, formally announced today that Dr. Eileen O'Neill has been named the new Executive Director. O'Neill replaces former executive director Jeff Eger who resigned in July 2013. Dr. O'Neill has been serving WEF as the Interim Executive Director since Mr. Eger's...

2014-01-27 20:21:07

Analysis Pegged to WEF Risk Categories Indicates the World Got Less Risky in 2013 BOSTON, Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northern Light® marked the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting, concluded this weekend in Davos, Switzerland, with the release of the Northern Light's Global Risk Index (GRI). This index, based on an analysis of WEF's 50 global risk categories, shows that overall the world is getting less risky, at least for now. Using the first quarter of 2012 as the...

2014-01-24 12:20:10

InvestKL facilitates dialogue with Minister of International Trade and Industry at the World Economic Forum 2014 to initiate strategic supply chain management DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "Asia is changing. Just to be in Asia is not enough anymore. In order to win in Asia you have to use Asia to win." This is the conclusion Steven Tseng, PwC's Global Leader for Value Chain Transformation, drew from the exclusive breakfast dialogue organized by InvestKL,...

2014-01-24 04:21:37

Findings: technology strongly impacts business innovation including starting new businesses; developing countries believe strongly that personal tech spurs job opportunities and eliminates harmful economic gaps, boosts education. DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new global survey of Internet users conducted by Microsoft Corp. reveals distinct regional findings and differing viewpoints between the developed and developing world. However, overwhelmingly the more than 10,000...

2014-01-23 23:21:43

Kullman Highlights Company’s Success with Offerings across the Full Value Chain DAVOS, Switzerland (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 DuPont Chair and Chief Executive Officer Ellen Kullman participated in a panel discussion at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting here today to discuss what environmental, societal and economic forces are reshaping the global context for food security. The panel, moderated by Administrator of USAID Rajiv J. Shah, also featured Prime Minister of Ethiopia...

2014-01-22 23:01:49

As the World Economic Forum kicks off in Davos, Switzerland, The Arc and Specialisterne USA are announcing a new agreement to help Specialisterne replicate its successful model of employing people with autism in the tech industry in the United States. Washington, DC (PRWEB) January 22, 2014 As the World Economic Forum kicks off in Davos, Switzerland, The Arc and Specialisterne USA are announcing a new agreement to help Specialisterne replicate its successful model of employing people with...

2014-01-22 08:32:56

DAVOS, GENEVA, January 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WISeKey, the Swiss cyber security expert and World Economic Forum Global Growth Company Partner, will be spearheading multiple thought leadership events within the cyber security and digital neutrality space at this year's World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, taking place in Davos, Switzerland 22-25 January 2014, by organizing two events: Digital Security Task Force in partnership with OISTE.ORG and ID Personal Cloud Services...

2014-01-22 04:20:43

Authors of new book "Education & Skills 2.0: New Targets & Innovative Approaches" convene at World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos to foster dialogue on key issues in education WASHINGTON, NEW YORK, BOSTON, and DAVOS-KLOSTERS, Switzerland, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Seeking to increase awareness of the need to improve education systems around the world, members of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Education & Skills, including Harvard School of Public Health...

2014-01-21 23:00:33

Womensphere's online global campaign and movement aims to increase women's presence through social media and enable more diverse participation in discussions around key global issues and closing gender gaps at the 2014 Davos Meeting. New York, New York (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 Today, Womensphere launches an online global campaign and movement to help close the sizable gender gap at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting at Davos by using social media to increase women’s...

2014-01-21 08:25:23

WAALWIJK, The Netherlands, January 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alexander Collot d'Escury, CEO of Desso, the global carpets, carpet tiles and sport pitches company will be leading discussions on the restorative circular economy model at the prestigious annual gathering of the world's business and political leaders at Davos during 21-25 January. With the company's experience of going circular - based on its innovative Cradle to Cradle(R) strategy, Collot d'Escury has been...


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