WEF World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2018
23-26 January 2018
The 48th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting will take place in the Swiss Alpine resort of Davos-Klosters from 23-26 January 2018. 70 heads of state or government will travel to Davos: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will make the opening address on Tuesday 23, while the keynote address will be given by US President Donald Trump on the closing day, Friday 26. French President Emmanuel Macron will give a speech on Wednesday 24.
More than 2'500 leaders from business, international organizations, civil society, academia, media and the arts from over 100 countries will also participate. Top celebrities including actress Cate Blanchett, singer Elton John and Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan will turn up at the Crystal awards ceremony on Monday evening before the formal conference begins.
This year's Annual Meeting theme, “Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World”, will make a case for renewed commitment to international collaboration as a way of solving critical global challenges. With over 400 sessions, the programme is aiming at engaging leaders in a new shared narrative to improve the state of the world and address today's political, economic and societal challenges.
Eurovision Special Events plans to establish broadcast, production and transmission facilities for Television & Radio broadcasters, as well as web-based facilities to assist broadcasters and provide corporate media solutions for governments, companies, NGOs and other interested parties, from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Eurovision Special Events feedpoint will be located a:
- WEF Media Village & Congress Centre (Television, Video media & Radio): inside the Secure Zone (Accreditation Required)
Facilities will include:
- HD Live Stand-up positions, Fully equipped & manned
- HD multi-camera Studio, Fully equipped & manned (minimum 30min. booking w/ minimun add. 15min.increments)
- HD Tape playout (P2 & own device SDI output)
- ENG Crew
- FLEX: IP Device that can be associated to our ENG crews
- HD Technical Access to Pool Sessions & Pressers in Workspace (limited number) or common areas
- HD Live Relay of Sessions (1-hour minimum booking)
- File Transfers of Sessions & Pressers on external hard drives
- HD Connectivity to the Eurovision Global network.
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EUROVISION Special Events Content Delivery Platform:
A web platform will be online from the afternoon of Monday, 22 January, continuing througout the entire WEF2018 event https://news.ebu.io/
It is all part of a proof of concept brought to you by the EBU Technology & Innovation department in collaboration with Eurovision Special Events, Eurovision Technology & Solutions and member broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk.
To complement Special Event's usual broadcast services, production and transmission facilities happening on site in Davos; the web content discovery platform enables users (without leaving their desk) to access content produced by the WEF host broadcaster.
Target audiences for this digital distribution : broadcasters, media organisations, comms or PR entities that have VIPs on site or need to provide comprehensive coverage for their audience.
The content discovery platform enables users to find the Davos stories that are most relevant through:
- Downloading curated clips based on specific themes, notable people and trending topics
- Find relevant stories through metadata-driven automated recommendations
- Keep your social media feeds buzzing with ready-to-share clips
- Access to downloadable broadcast quality content of the full sessions
- Request a particular clip through the live online chat
EUROVISION Special Events
Davos Transmission Booking Requests:
Xiuling SHE: +41.22.717.2036
Fiona MARTINELLI: +41 22 717 20.37
The onsite producers will be:
Congress centre Producer (TV)
Nathalie Minard +41.22.717.20.83 or Mob.: +220.127.116.11.94
Congress Centre Producer (Radio)
Julia Lonicer Cell: +41 79 230 15 08
Congress Centre/Media Centre
Please, allow enough time to go through security and access inside Stand-up positions
Standups 1&2 located at the top of the stairs inside Congress centre. Access via Promenade entry
Standup 3: Located inside Congress Centre adjacent to Congress (plenary) Hall entry
NOTE: Correspondents are requested to leave enough time to reach stand-ups 1-3 inside congress centre.
Standup 4-5 & Eurovision Studio: located on roof of the Extrablatt restaurant. Take the outside stairway immediaty adjacent to the entry to Congress Centre. Access via the Promenade Entry (Formerly middle entry)
Eurovision MCR: located on top floor of Media Village
EBU Radio Studio & MCR: located on top floor of Media Village
For non-accredited guests, we offer a weatherproof stand-up position with Hybrid (IP+satellite) connectivity:
DAVOS PROMENADE 63
Take the entrance of the Hotel EUROPE
Take the elevator on the right to the 2nd floor.
Congress Centre standups 1-5:
IFB 1 to 5: +41.81.413.20.12
Tech Coord for line-up: +18.104.22.168.87
Congress Centre Studio:
Tech Coord: +41.81.416.78.51
Non-accredited area stand-up positions with IP Hybrid connectivity:
Location: Access to an apartment on Promenade 63 - Access via Hotel Europe Entrance, in the lobby turn right and keep walking to the end of short corridor to take the "RESIDENCE LIFT" (Do not take hotel lifts) - 2nd floor - apt 204 - 7270 Davos Platz
(4154) The IFB number is +41 79 545 24 18.
ACCREDITATION DEADLINE was 31st OCTOBER 2017: https://www.weforummedia.org/esms/ors/index.jsp
ENG Filming spaces provided and handled by WEF:
The World Economic Forum provides spaces for ENG type interviews. These spaces are booked by each requesting broadcaster/organisation directly on the WEF web-site (link provided below). WEF operates a first come first served policy for this facility.
The spaces are furnished with WEF branding, seating for 4 people and normal lighting only.
Broadcast equipment including lighting is provided directly by each broadcaster.
TV Studio 4 only, on the WEF list has connectivity to the Eurovision MCR for possible live inject from this location.
Please kindly click on this link https://teamup.com/ks166cb1c18e2dee60 to book your interview room. Please keep this link, in case you need to change the time slot, you will be able to use the same link to modify. Please note that you can only reserve 2 slots maximum per day, each slot shall not exceed 30 minutes. Interview rooms and locations are indicated in the calendar. Here is a location map of all interview rooms. Kindly fill out required information on the calendar, or the interview request will not be processed –-----------------