Business leaders all over the world gather annually in various conferences such as the World Economic Forum and the Global Economic Symposium. These conferences bring together key business leaders, economic policy makers, academics and international political leaders in one venue to address global economic problems and other challenges.
Formed in 1971, the World Economic Forum gathers about 2,500 of the world's key business, political and civic leaders to its annual winter meeting in Davos, Switzerland. It also holds several regional meetings around the world, such as Latin America, East Asia, China and the United Arab Emirates. The WEF releases research reports and involves its members of over 1,000 global companies in various initiatives.
Organized by the Kiel Institute for the World Economy, the Bertelsmann Stiftung and the German National Library of Economics, the Global Economic Symposium aims to address global problems that individual countries or organizations cannot solve by themselves. More than 400 prominent business, academic leaders and Nobel Prize winners attend its annual conference.