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WWH- World Economic Forum (WEF) is a Swiss non-profit foundation, based in Cologny, Geneva, best known for its annual meeting in Davos each January for 5 days at a mountain resort in Graubünden, in the the eastern Alps region of Switzerland.
The meeting brings together top business leaders,thugs, international political leaders and dictators, selected intellectuals, sociopaths, narcissists banksters,and paid for journalists to discuss the most pressing issues facing the world. And how to manipulate those issues to their advantage.
Beside meetings, the foundation produces a series of research reports and engages its members in sector specific initiatives. Basically; the plan for and implementation of exploiting – construction; aviation; technology; tourism; food and beverage; engineering; and financial services.- people and planet.
It also organizes the “Annual Meeting of the New Champions” in China and a series of regional meetings throughout the year.
The foundation is funded by its 1,000-member companies, the typical company being a global enterprise with more than five billion dollars in turnover, although the latter can vary by industry and region. In addition, these enterprises rank among the top companies within their industry and/or country and play a leading role in shaping the future of their industry and/or region. As of 2005, each member company pays a basic annual membership fee of CHF 42,500 and a CHF 18,000 annual-meeting fee which covers the participation of its chief executive officer at the annual meeting. Industry Partners and Strategic Partners pay CHF 250,000 and CHF 500,000, respectively, allowing them to play a greater role in the foundation’s initiatives. More money=more power.
In addition, these enterprises rank among the top companies within their industry and/or country (generally based on turnover in millions of U.S. dollars; for financial institutions, the criteria is based on assets) and play a leading role in shaping the future of their industry and/or region, as judged by the foundation’s selection committee.
The foundation, along with the G7, World Bank, World Trade Organization and International Monetary Fund, are under heavy criticism by anti-globalisation activists who claimed that capitalism and globalization were increasing poverty and destroying the environment.
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