Sponsoring Partners

Our thanks to all of our IDRC Davos 2014 sponsors for their valuable support. The continous and generous support of the below mentioned companies and institutions is what makes the successful conduction of the IDRC Davos possible.

Platinum Sponsors

Swiss Re

Operating in more than 20 countries, and with a presence on all continents, Swiss Re is one of the world’s largest and most diversified reinsurers. It complements a proven reinsurance portfolio for Property & Casualty and Life & Health with insurance-based corporate finance solutions and services for comprehensive risk management.


ETH Board

With some 600 professors, 16,000 staff (13,000 full-time equivalents) and 20,000 undergraduate and post-graduate students, the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology in Zurich and Lausanne and the four application-oriented research institutes – the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL), the Materials Science and Technology Research Institution (EMPA) and the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag) – produce scientific achievements of the highest calibre. Together they constitute the ETH Domain under the strategic leadership of the ETH Board as the supervisory body. Appointed by the Swiss Federal Council, the ETH Board allocates funds to the six institutions within the guidelines set by the government, and administers their real-estate holdings on a fiduciary basis. It is presently composed of a president, a vice president and eight further members from the worlds of science and commerce and industry. The ETH Board is responsible for fulfilling and implementing the science policy performance mandate set by the Federal Council and the Federal Parliament and for the four-year strategy for the ETH-Domain. It is also responsible for the allocation of Federal funding within the ETH-Domain.


Silver Sponsors

ESRI - The GIS Software

ESRI is an exciting company doing important work. Their technology enables organizations to create responsible and sustainable solutions to problems at local and global scales. ESRI, believes that geography is at the heart of a more resilient and sustainable future. Governments, industry leaders, academics, and nongovernmental organizations(NGOs) trust ESRI to connect them with the analytic knowledge they need to make these critical decisions that shape the planet.


Federal Office for Civil Protection (FOCP)

Events that cause damage must be brought under control on site and near to the population affected. Therefore operational responsibility for civil protection lies first and foremost with the cantons and municipalities. The Confederation sees to the coordination of civil protection services and defines its fundamental aspects. For events with a national impact, the Confederation coordinates the deployment of the relevant partners and takes over responsibility for managing the situation.

The Federal Office for Civil Protection FOCP supports the cantons and municipalities as well as the partner organisations in their civil protection activities. With the creation of the FOCP in 2003, all areas of the Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport DDPS, which specialise in civil protection issues were grouped together. This restructuring reflects the growing importance of civil protection.


Bronze Sponsors

Ayan Energy Group

AYAN ENERGY, is an independent Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Group, founded in February 2013  in Dubai (UAE).

AYAN ENERGY controls sourcing from producers in The Black Sea, in The Mediterranean and in The Middle East.AYAN ENERGY specializes in LPG trading and shipping activities worldwide and aims to quickly become a vertically integrated company through acquisitions of worldwide midstream and downstream assets.AYAN ENERGY's operating offices are based in Dubai, Geneva and Panama. Its newly formed pool of top LPG experts, based in Geneva, brings together many years of experience in this field.


DRI International

DRI International (originally Disaster Recovery Institute International) was founded in 1988 as a non-profit organization with a mission to make the world prepared. As the global education and certification body in business continuity and disaster recovery planning, DRI International sets the standard for professionalism. A DRI credential ensures employers that candidates understand the tenets of business continuity. It is the only certification that requires maintaining a current degree of knowledge through continuing education. DRI International organizes major industry events throughout the world. It offers corporate training programs and partnerships with colleges and universities. DRI advises numerous governments and organizations in creating national and international standards for preparedness as well as working with private sector leaders and professional associations to promote readiness. The organization's international partners ensure that best practice is taught and available throughout the world. As the recognized thought leader in preparedness, those proposing or revising standards understand that including DRI International is not optional. After more than 25 years of service, DRI International remains the oldest, the largest, and the most broad-based organization of its kind in the world.


Manroof GmbH

Manroof Zürich is a supplier of textile products such as lanyards, t-shirts, polo shirts, caps, beanies, sweaters and bags for promotion and retail. All our products are custom made. Manroof is a member of the Fair Wear Foundation since the year 2008 and produces all goods according it’s code of labour standards. More information on www.fairwear.org


Risk Management Solutions RMS

At RMS, a multidisciplinary approach brings together individuals with deep expertise across a wide variety of fields and practices, from geology to climatology, medical science, structural engineering, software engineering, and more. This allows us to take a uniquely effective approach to some of today’s most complex science and technology problems. Whether building leading-edge proprietary software or modeling weather patterns on a global scale, here are just a few examples of what we do at RMS.


​Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)

The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)  is a science research support organisation mandated by the Swiss Federal Government. The SNSF supports basic science in all academic disciplines, from history to medicine and the engineering sciences. The SNSF is Switzerland’s foremost research funding organisation and finances over 3,400 projects involving 14,000 researchers each year. To ensure its independence, the SNSF was established as a private foundation in 1952. Its core task is the evaluation of research proposals. Every year, the SNSF awards approximately CHF 800 million to outstanding researchers. 


Official Carrier

Swiss International AirLines - Official Carrier

SWISS flies you comfortably and directly to more than 70 destinations worldwide. As the national airline of Switzerland Swiss is committed to the highest standards of product and service quality.


Hospitality Partner

Davos Congress

Davos Congress offers a range of A-Z services in organizing and running international events from the venue to handling of accommodations.

The latest extension has made the Davos Congress Centre one of the alp’s most modern congress venues. Up to 5,000 attendees can gather and benefit from the ideal infrastructure. There are 34 high-tech rooms for 20 to 1,800 people.

The Davos Congress department guarantees perfect organisation, while the catering service ensures a range of culinary delights. All under one roof.

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