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English definition of “the World Economic Forum”

the World Economic Forum

noun
 
 
( abbreviation WEF)
ECONOMICS, POLITICS an international organization with the purpose of improving the world economy with meetings between political and business leaders, or one of its meetings: According to the World Economic Forum opportunities for women in South America still lagged behind those of women in many other parts of the world. The World Economic Forum begins in Davos on Thursday.
(Definition of the World Economic Forum from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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