Davos House

Out & About In Davos

Work for freuds continued outside of Davos House, with panels, meetings, media appearances and roundtables for many of our clients.

For the fourth year in a row, CEO of the Intercontinental Hotel Group, Keith Barr, gathered media, political and business minds to discuss the most pressing issues of the week ahead. Running the Politico podcast from the event, European Editor, Politico, Ryan Heath, and International Director, HuffPost, Louise Roug, discussed the gap between the ultra-rich and the world’s poorest. The event preceded the official opening of Davos House and featured former World Champion Racing Driver Nico Rosberg speaking on behalf of the Young Global Leader programme, with a plea for better use of sustainable technology in the mobility industry.

The Wall Street Journal and Bank of America (BAC) partnered to co-host a Women in Davos Reception, hosted by Suzi Watford from Dow Jones and Anne Finucane from BAC and attended by Melanne Verveer, Robin Wright, Cherie Blair, Gabriella Stern and Louise Roug. WaterEquity and water.org convened a breakfast panel on Blended Finance hosted by BAC Chairman & CEO, Brian Moynihan, alongside the co-founders Matt Damon and Gary White.

At the Facebook space on the promenade, freuds supported the creation of two roundtables hosted by COO, Sheryl Sandberg, on some of the most pressing issues we face around elections and content.

At the CNBC and Tradeshift Sanctuary space in the Church, freuds convened a panel on the importance of clean water and how it is intrinsically linked to education, economic mobility and trade with Tony Milikin, Chief Sustainability and Procurement Officer, Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev); Matt Damon and Gary White, Water.org; and Christian Lanng, CEO, Tradeshift. The session was moderated by Louise Roug, from HuffPost and was followed by an interview with Sally Bundock from BBC World.

Together for Safer Roads and founding member AB InBev convened a roundtable hosted by David Braunstein, President of Together for Safer Roads; Carlos Brito, CEO, AB InBev; and Jean Todt, President, FIA; reflecting on what ‘Digital Innovation’ means to business and how businesses can leverage technology investments to accelerate Vision Zero goals to reduce the dire consequences of traffic crashes.

freuds also supported the Holmes Report to create a panel focused on reputation featuring David Kamenetzky, Chief Strategy & External Affairs Officer, AB InBev; Varsha Chainani, SVP of Group Communications, Mahindra & Mahindra; Christine Heenan, VP for Global Policy & Advocacy, The Rockefeller Foundation; and Jack Leslie, Chairman, Weber Shandwick.

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