Program-Overview WRF 2011

Please find the FINAL Program of the World Resources Forum 2011 here. (PDF format)

September 18, 2011: 

Registration and informal get-together at the Davos Congress Centre



September 19, 2011:

High-level Opening Session, Plenary Sessions, Parallel sessions, Workshops, Company Exhibition, Poster Exhibition and Welcome Cocktail

Keynotes include (among others): 

    • Janez Potočnik (European Commissioner for the Environment)
    • Sylvie Lemmet (Director UNEP, Division of Technology, Industry and Economics)
    • Bruno Oberle (Director of the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment FOEN) 
    • Alice Kaudia (Environment Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources, Kenya)
    • Mohan Munasinghe (Prof. of Sustainable Development, SCI, Manchester Univ., UK, and Chairman of the Munasinghe Institute of Development, Sri Lanka, Member UNEP International Resource Panel)
    • Jacqueline M. McGlade (Executive Director, European Environment Agency, Member UNEP International Resource Panel)
    • Katherina Reiche (Parliamentary State Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Germany)
    • Mark Swilling (Academic Director, The Sustainability Institute)



September 20, 2011:

Plenary Sessions, Parallel sessions, Workshops, Company Exhibition, Poster Exhibition, Cocktail, Theatre and Congress Banquet 

Keynotes include (among others): 

    • Ashok Khosla (Co-President, Club of Rome & President IUCN, Co-chair UNEP International Resource Panel)
    • Dajian Zhu (Tongji University)
    • Masafumi Maeda (Vice President Tokyo University)
    • Keynotes by CEO's of international enterprises

Congress Dinner with performance by world famous Mummenschanz pantomime troupe 



September 21, 2011:

Plenary Sessions, Parallel sessions, Workshops, Company ExhibitionPoster Exhibition, Closing Session, Farewell Cocktail

Keynotes include (among others): 

  • Ernst Ulrich von Weizsaecker (Co-chair UNEP International Resource Panel)
  • Marina Fischer-Kowalski (President, International Society for Industrial Ecology; Chair of the Scientific Board of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research; Member UNEP International Resource Panel)
  • Marilyn Mehlmann (General Secretary Global Action Plan International)
  • Reinhard Bütikofer (Member European Parliament


September 22, 2011: 

All day: space for various back-to-back side events, bilateral meetings, briefings, workshops and company presentations. Precise program to be confirmed, events upon request.


Don't hesitate to contact us if you would like to present your company at the WRF 2011 with a stand at the WRF 2011 Exhibition or want to become sponsor.