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Davos 2019: Join the conversation in the Global Markets Forum

Lesli Fairchild
Lesli Fairchild
Head of News, Refinitiv

The World Economic Forum annual meeting takes place from 22-25 January, with a focus on globalization and the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Get the latest from Davos 2019 by joining the Global Markets Forum on Eikon Messenger.


  1. Davos 2019 will discuss the challenges posed by disruptive technologies and the Fourth Industrial Revolution, with the aim of shaping a new framework for global co-operation.
  2. Join the Global Markets Forum on Eikon Messenger to follow the latest developments and all the interviews with notable industry experts at Davos 2019. See our full schedule of this year’s guest chats
  3. Eikon subscribers can access more exclusive WEF content and video streaming available on the [DAVOS] Eikon App. If you are already an Eikon subscriber or have an Eikon Messenger standalone account, simply request GMF access.

Over the last decade, technology has impacted many aspects of our lives, including how we work, socialize, manage our finances and for some, even how they find ‘the one’.

Personally, I still yearn for a commute that involves a jet-pack, or better yet a transporter, but concede these modes of transport may yet become a reality given the exponential pace of technology advances achieved due to the Fourth Industrial Revolution (FIR).

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Malala Yousafzai, Girls' Education Activist and Co-Founder of Malala Fund, attend the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland January 25, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse. Davos 2019: Join the conversation with the Global Markets Forum
Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Malala Yousafzai, Girls’ Education Activist and Co-Founder of Malala Fund, attend the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland January 25, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Driven by a combination of disruptive technologies and trends such as the Internet of Things, machine learning, robotics, virtual reality and artificial intelligence, the FIR is already underway.

We may already recognize some of the ramifications in our daily lives, but is it right to assume all advances will drive progress ever forwards?

“The Fourth Industrial Revolution, finally, will change not only what we do but also who we are. It will affect our identity and all the issues associated with it: our sense of privacy, our notions of ownership, our consumption patterns, the time we devote to work and leisure, and how we develop our careers, cultivate our skills, meet people, and nurture relationships.” — Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum.

Businesses and governments alike are already struggling to adapt and keep pace with the impact of change, so it comes as no surprise that the focus for this year’s World Economic Forum (WEF) is ‘Globalization 4.0: Shaping a Global Architecture in the Age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution’.

A new global framework

From 22-25 January, 3,000 of the world’s top leaders from all aspects of society will gather in Davos, Switzerland, to discuss and debate the challenges with the ambition of shaping a new framework for global co-operation — one that “enables collaboration for a shared future” and “creates new opportunities for humankind”.

If you haven’t already secured a ticket to Davos 2019 then you can participate in the next best thing, courtesy of the Global Markets Forum (GMF) on Eikon Messenger.

Moderated by expert Reuters journalists and with a packed schedule of interviews with notable industry experts, GMF members will be able to closely monitor the developments to see what bold ideas and innovative recommendations will unfold to pave the road to a better future for all.

Join the conversation

We are no strangers to the WEF. As long-time strategic partners, we debated a range of issues that arose from the GMF’s live coverage of the event last year.

A notable line up of distinguished WEF guests also joined us to share their views on key topics ranging from artificial intelligence in China, to e-commerce, emerging markets, trade and Trumponomics, among many other issues impacting our world today.

The GMF is the world’s first global, macro and cross-asset editorial community moderated by experienced Reuters editors, who provide breaking news and views exclusively to Eikon subscribers or free Eikon Messenger standalone users.

How to Access the Global Markets Forum in Eikon Messenger

So, just how ready are we for the future? Join the conversation in the GMF as our editors attempt to untangle some of these challenges and bring you on-location coverage of one of the biggest global events of the year.

Our coverage of Davos 2019

Together with industry experts and peers, we’ll brainstorm our own strategies, engage in constructive debate and share valuable takeaways to help you create an informed opinion of the future of the markets.

See our full schedule of this year’s guest chats. If you are already an Eikon subscriber or have an Eikon Messenger standalone account, simply request GMF access.

Don’t have Eikon Messenger? Sign up, it’s free. Registration is easy and takes only two minutes to complete.

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The Davos 2019 App in Eikon

Eikon users will also be able to access exclusive coverage and top stories from Reuters as well as streaming video content available in our [DAVOS] app.

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