22nd January 2020

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales will attend the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting on 22nd January 2020 where he will deliver a keynote address.

His Royal Highness will use the visit, his first in almost thirty years, to officially launch his Sustainable Markets Council. This initiative, founded by The Prince, with the support of the World Economic Forum, brings together leading international figures from the private, public and philanthropic sectors to find ways to rapidly decarbonize the global economy and make the transition to sustainable markets.

The Prince’s visit takes place as a stopover on the way to his visit to Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories at the request of the British Government.

The World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting takes place in Davos, Switzerland between 21st and 24th January 2020. 



  • The Prince is attending at the invitation of the World Economic Forum and with the support of the British Government. 
  • The Prince of Wales previously visited the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos in 1992.
  • The Duke of Cambridge visited in 2019 and participated in discussions on the environment and mental health.