Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, welcomed participants to the 48th Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, telling them they are here because they are part of a community, the foremost multistakeholder community in the world. “No stakeholder group alone, however, can address the complex global agenda in a constructive way,” he said.
Following his remarks, Hilde Schwab, Chairwoman and Co-Founder of the World Arts Forum, presented three outstanding cultural leaders with the 24th Annual Crystal Awards. The awards celebrate the achievements of leading artists who are bridge-builders and role models for all leaders of society. “The awards stand for leadership, vision and compassion,” she said. “It honours personalities not just for their art, but also for their values.”
Crystal awardees are part of a community of 40 cultural leaders in Davos creating a shared future in a fractured world.
The 2018 recipients of the Crystal Awards are:
Cate Blanchett, for her leadership in raising awareness of the refugee crisis
Sir Elton John, for his leadership in the fight against HIV/AIDS
Shah Rukh Khan, for his leadership in championing children’s and women’s rights in India