Thursday, 21 January 2016

World Economic Forum 2016

19th January 2016 - 21st January 2016

King Philippe and queen Mathilde were at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Mathilde assited at 13 seminars that evolved around the protection of cultural heritage, health care, humanitarian aid and education.

19th January 2016

Queen Mathilde flew to Switzerland.

On the opening day of the Economic Forum she attended the "Crystal Awards" that recognize artists who show commitment to improving the state of the world.

with Ranil Wickremesinghe, PM of Sri Lanka

With US vice president Joe Biden

At another networking moment.

20th January 2016

Mathilde celebrated her 43rd birthday and was joined in Davos by her husband, king Philippe.

At the lecture "The Humanitarian Imperative: A Global, Regional and Industry Response".

A meeting with social entrepreneurs of the Schwab Foundation - of which Mathilde is also a board member:

With UNESCO director general Irina Bokova

Dinner hosted by Klaus Schwab.

21st January 2016

King Philippe and queen Mathilde attended at the "Belgian Power Breakfast".


Afterwards they met UN secretary general, Ban Ki-Moon

At the lecture "21st Century Dream".

Meeting other UN Sustainable Development Goals advocates.

with Dho Young-Shim & Jeffrey Sachs and UNESCO secretary general Irina Bokova 

Muhammed Yunus

 Paul Polman

Alaa Murabit, Muhammed Yunus & Jeffrey Sachs

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