IDRC Davos 2012 Sponsoring Partners

Our thanks to all of our IDRC Davos 2012 sponsors for their valuable support. The continous and generous support of the below mentioned companies and institutions is what makes the succesful 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.


Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC is Switzerland's international cooperation agency within the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA. In operating with other federal offices concerned, SDC is responsible for the overall coordination of development activities and cooperation with Eastern Europe, as well as the humanitarian aid delivered by the Swiss Confederation.


Gold 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.

Syngenta Foundation for sustainable agriculture

The Syngenta Foundation aims to create value for resource-poor small farmers in developing countries through innovation in sustainable agriculture and the activation of value chains.

The Foundation works with partners in developing countries and emerging markets. Their aim is to help small farmers become more professional growers by extending science-based know-how, facilitating access to quality inputs, and linking smallholders to markets in profitable ways. This adds value for rural communities, and sustainably improves food security.
The Syngenta Foundation focuses on productivity and the inclusion of farmers in remunerative value chains. The focus is on ‘pre-commercial’ farmers, often in semi-arid areas, who display potential for agricultural growth.


Silver Sponsors

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.


Federal Roads Office (FEDRO)

The Federal Roads Office (FEDRO) was established in 1998 as Switzerland's federal authority responsible for road infrastructure and private road transport.

It belongs to the Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications (DETEC), and focuses on securing sustainable and safe mobility on the country's roads.


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.



An Affiliate of RMS, Inc.


 Official Carrier

Swiss International Air Lines

Swiss International Air Lines is proud to be the Official Carrier for the 4th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC in Davos and is offering special Congress Fares to all participants. These Congress Fares offer reductions of up to 25% depending on the fare type, route and space availability.


In-Kind Sponsors

JMT Mietmobiliar GmbH

Ob für Kongresse, Hauptversammlungen, Events oder Produktshows - wir bieten Ihnen die dafür passenden hochwertigen Mietmöbel. Von Standard- bis Designmobiliar, wir liefern schnell und zuverlässig - für die meisten Messen transportkostenbefrei.



UBS draws on its 150-year heritage to serve private, institutional and corporate clients worldwide, as well as retail clients in Switzerland. We combine our wealth management, investment banking and asset management businesses with our Swiss operations to deliver superior financial solutions.

Headquartered in Zurich and Basel, Switzerland, UBS has offices in more than 50 countries, including all major financial centers, and employs approximately 65,000 people. Under Swiss company law, UBS is organized as an Aktiengesellschaft, a corporation that has issued shares of common stock to investors. UBS AG is the parent company of the UBS Group (Group).

The operational structure of the Group comprises the Corporate Center and five business divisions: Wealth Management, Wealth Management Americas, Investment Bank, Global Asset Management and Retail & Corporate.

Weber Bakery/Patisserie & Café

The Weber Bakery/Patisserie & Café is located in the centre of Davos Dorf right opposite the Parsenn funicular railway.
You will find delicious bread, refined braided bread made with fresh butter and patisseries.
The Weber confectioner’s shop and patisserie produce fresh desserts and snacks every day.
We serve breakfast every morning in our café restaurant and from 11.00 am onwards there are warm kitchen right through the day.

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