The Crans Montana Forum is a Swiss Non-Governmental International Organization whose importance and prestige have been globally well-established since 1986. Its oldest Forums are held each year in Crans-Montana (CH-VS) and Geneva (CH-GE).

It is formally recognized by and work with all major International Organizations, respected Governments, Business and Non-Governmental Organizations.

The Crans Montana Forum works to build a more Humane and Impartial World “Committed to a more Humane and Impartial World” and encourages international cooperation and overall growth. It also works to promote best practices and to ensure a permanent dialogue between all those who handle high-level responsibilities.

The first annual Crans Montana Forum, in 1990, was dedicated to political and economic reconstruction in a Europe then open in the aftermath of the Cold War. In 2016, unfortunately, this dimension will return to the agenda, due to an international situation that has only deteriorated. The yearly Crans Montana Forum meeting is a world-renowned and unavoidable event on the agenda of every decision-maker.

The various Forums organized worldwide (Brussels, Geneva, Rabat, Dakhla, Vienna, Crans-Montana, Bucharest, Baku, Zagreb, Roma, Sarajevo, Tirana, Athens, Malta, Bahrain etc…) represent exceptional opportunities for Businesses and Government Officials to implement their strategies, strengthen relationships with partners and create new ones, and build cooperation opportunities.

The Crans Montana Forum offers tailor-made partnerships and activities to those who would like to take advantage of all the opportunities offered by the wide scope, the variety and the relevance of its events.

A Council on World Public affairs has been established in 2010 to gather Business decision makers on a specific agenda. Members of the Council are welcome to join the Forum's sessions, bring their expertise and share their experience.


The history of the Crans Montana Forum started with the Fondation du Forum Universale
and the Club de Lausanne, which have played an important role since 1985.

Mr. Jean-Pascal Delamuraz
President of the Swiss Confederation

It is the late Jean-Pascal Delamuraz, President of the Swiss Confederation,
who guided with friendship and constancy the hand of the two founders :

Mr. Jean-Paul Carteron
Honorary Chairman & Founder
Crans Montana Forum
Fondation du Forum Universale
HSH Prince Anton von und zu Liechtenstein
Honorary Chairman & Co-founder
Fondation du Forum Universale


Pfr. Daniel Warner
Chairman, Advisory Board
Crans Montana Forum


M. Jean-Pascal Delamuraz
President of the Swiss
M. Richard Holbrooke
Ambassador of the United States to the U.N.
M. Yasser Arafat
President of the Palestine
M. Shimon Peres
Prime Minister State of Israel
M. Mikhail Gorbachev
President of the USSR
M. Kiro Gligorov
President of the Republic of Macedonia
M. Arpad Goncz
President of the Republic of Hungary
M. Jean Lecanuet
Minister of Justice, France
MP - Chairman, Foreign Aff.
Committee of Senate
Pfr. Georges Vedel
Member, Constitutional Court and Académie Française
M. Turgut Ozal
President of the Republic of Turkey
M. Viktor Chernomyrdin
Prime Minister Russia
M. Rafic Hariri
Prime Minister Lebanon
M. Anatoly Sobchak
Mayor of Saint-Petersburg Russia
M. Yitzhak Rabin
Prime Minister State of Israel
M. Janez Drnovsek
President of the Republic of Slovenia
M. Jacques Kosciusko-Morizet
Ambassadeur de France
M. Bronislaw Geremek
Co-Founder of Solidarnosc Companion of Lech Walesa
M. Lennart Meri
President of the Republic of Estonia
M. Edouard Chevardnadze
President of the Republic of Georgia
M. Pascal Couchepin
President of the Swiss Confederation
M. Alain Juppé
Prime Minister France
M. Andonis Samaras
Prime Minister Greece
M. Didier Reynders
Vice Prime Minister & Minister Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and European Affairs, Belgium
M. Alain Decaux
Minister of the Francophonie France
M. Claude Haegi
President of the Government of Geneva, Switzerland
M. Jean François-Poncet
Minister of Foreign Affairs France
M. Guido de Marco
President of the Republic of Malta
Pfr. Henri Rieben
Fondation Jean Monnet pour l'Europe, Switzerland
M. Claude Cheysson
Minister of Foreign Affairs France
M. Jean-Bernard Raimond
Minister of Foreign Affairs France
Sir Leon Brittan
European Commissionner
M. Jelu Jelev
President of the Republic of Bulgaria
M. Jacques Barrot
Vice President
European Commission
M. Boutros Boutros Ghali
Secretary General
United Nations
Mme Anne-Marie Lizin
Honorary Speaker
Senate of Belgium
M. Zbigniew Brzezinski
National Security Advisor to President Jimmy Carter


HRH Prince Jean
de Luxembourg

HSH Prince Aloïs von Liechtenstein
M. Ion Iliescu
President of Romania
HM Simeon de Saxe-Cobourg-Gotha
Prime Minister Bulgaria
Mme Irina Bokova
Director General UNESCO
M. Jean-Claude Juncker
President European Commission
M. Philippe Douste-Blazy
Dep. Secretary General United Nations President, UNITAID
M. Abdel-Ilah Benkiran
Head of the Government Morocco
M. Jerry K. Rawlings
President of the Republic of Ghana
M. Dominique de Villepin
Prime Minister France
M. Vaclav Klaus
President of the Czech Republic
HRH Prince Turki Al Faisal
King Faisal Center for Research
& Islamic Studies, Saudi Arabia
M. Abdelaziz O. Altwaijri
Director General ISESCO
M. Jesse L. Jackson
Founder & President Rainbow Push Coalition USA
M. Abdelaziz Bouteflika
President of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria
M. Raila Amollo Odinga
Prime Minister Kenya
M. José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero
Head of the Government Spain
M. Ricardo Lagos
President of the Republic of Chile
M. Samuel Manetoali
Minister of Environment,
and Climate Change
Solomon Islands
Mme Pearl Kupe
Africa Women's Leadership Programme
Mme Judith Amaechi
Empowerment Support Initiative Nigeria
M. Nicolas Koutros
Managing Director
Oberthur Fiduciaire, France
Mme Farida Allaghi
Political & Human Rights Activist
Mme Huguette Labelle
Transparency International
M. Kalaa Mpinga
Chief Executive Officer
Mwana Africa
M. Hage Geingob
President of the Republic of Namibia
M. Abbas Ali Al Naqi
Secretary General
Organisation of Arab Petroleum
Exporting Countries
M. Alain Michel Luvambano
Secretary General
Maritime Organization for Western and Central Africa
M. Jean-Louis Bruguière
Expert in International Terror Affairs
M. Ted Whiteside
Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy NATO
M. Suleiman Al Herbish
Director General
OPEC-Fund for International Development OFID
M. Christophe-André Frassa
MP, Member of the Senate France
M. Sali Berisha
Prime Minister Albania
M. Kandeh Yumkella
Director General
M. Donald Kaberuka
African Development Bank
M. Alain Juillet
Member, Advisory Board
Former Head of Intelligence
DGSE, France
Mme Aisha Muhammadu Buhari
Wife of the President of
the Federal Republic of Nigeria
M. S.M. Hossein Adeli
Secretary General
Gas Exporting Countries Forum
M. Philippe Bohn
Senior Vice President
Airbus, France
M. Naguib Sawiris
Chairman & CEO
Orascom TMT
Mme Aissata Issoufou Mahamadou
First Lady of the Republic of Niger
M. Petar Stoyanov
President of the Republic of Bulgaria
HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad Al Sharqi
Crown Prince of Fujairah Emirate United Arab Emirates
M. Filip Vujanovic
President of the Republic of Montenegro
M. Stjepan Mesic
President of the Republic of Croatia
M. Salaheddine Mezouar
Minister of Foreign Affairs
M. François Rubio
Médecins du Monde
M. Peter Medgyessy
Prime Minister Hungary
M. Abdullah Abdullah
Prime Minister Afghanistan
M. Rowsch N. Shaways
Dep. Prime Minister Iraq
M. Pascal Clément
Minister of Justice France
M. Lahcen Haddad
Minister of Tourism Morocco
Mme Silvana Koch-Mehrin
MEP & Founder
Women in Parliament Global Forum
M. Jamie P. Shea
Dep. Asst. Secretary General
M. René Van Der Linden
Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe
M. Josep Borrell
European Parliament
European University Institute
M. Alain Mérieux
Institut Mérieux, France
M. Vasileios Koronakis
Ambassador at Large
Special Envoy for South-Eastern
Europe, Greece
M. Mohammed T. Mouline
Director General
Royal Institute for Strategic Studies
M. Mohamed Ibn Chambas
Secretary General
African, Caribbean and Pacific
Group of States
M. Joachim Bitterlich
Former National Security Advisor
to Helmut Kohl
Mme Aïcha Bah Diallo
Pfr. François-Bernard Huyghe
Member, Advisory Board
Institut de Rel. Internationales et Stratégiques
M. Hervé Deiss
Journal de la Marine Marchande
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