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
Mr. Jean-Pascal DelamurazPresident 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 :

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


Pfr. Daniel Warner
Pfr. Daniel WarnerChairman, Advisory Board
Crans Montana Forum


Mr. Jean-Pascal Delamuraz
Mr. Jean-Pascal DelamurazPresident of the Swiss Confederation
Mr. Richard Holbrooke
Mr. Richard HolbrookeAmbassador of the United States to the U.N.
Mr. Mikhail Gorbachev
Mr. Mikhail GorbachevPresident of the USSR
Mr. Yasser Arafat
Mr. Yasser ArafatPresident of the Palestine
Mr. Kiro Gligorov
Mr. Kiro GligorovPresident of the Republic
of Macedonia
Mr. Arpad Goncz
Mr. Arpad GonczPresident of the Republic
of Hungary
Mr. Jean Lecanuet
Mr. Jean LecanuetMinister of Justice, France
MP - Chairman, Foreign Aff.
Committee of Senate
Pfr. Georges Vedel
Pfr. Georges VedelMember, Constitutional Court
and Académie Française
Mr. Turgut Ozal
Mr. Turgut OzalPresident of the Republic
of Turkey
Mr. Viktor Chernomyrdin
Mr. Viktor ChernomyrdinPrime Minister
Mr. Rafic Hariri
Mr. Rafic HaririPrime Minister
Mr. Anatoly Sobchak
Mr. Anatoly SobchakMayor of Saint-Petersburg
Mr. Yitzhak Rabin
Mr. Yitzhak RabinPrime Minister
State of Israel
Mr. Janez Drnovsek
Mr. Janez DrnovsekPresident of the Republic
of Slovenia
Mr. Jacques Kosciusko-Morizet
Mr. Jacques Kosciusko-MorizetAmbassadeur de France
Mr. Bronislaw Geremek
Mr. Bronislaw GeremekCo-Founder of Solidarnosc Companion of Lech Walesa
Mr. Lennart Meri
Mr. Lennart MeriPresident of the Republic
of Estonia
Mr. Edouard Chevardnadze
Mr. Edouard ChevardnadzePresident of the Republic
of Georgia
Mr. Pascal Couchepin
Mr. Pascal CouchepinPresident of the Swiss Confederation
Mr. Alain Juppé
Mr. Alain JuppéPrime Minister
Mr. Andonis Samaras
Mr. Andonis SamarasPrime Minister
Mr. Didier Reynders
Mr. Didier ReyndersVice Prime Minister & Minister Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and European Affairs, Belgium
Mr. Alain Decaux
Mr. Alain DecauxMinister of the Francophonie
Mr. Claude Haegi
Mr. Claude HaegiPresident of the Government
of Geneva, Switzerland
Mr. Jean François-Poncet
Mr. Jean François-PoncetMinister of Foreign Affairs
Mr. Guido de Marco
Mr. Guido de MarcoPresident of the Republic
of Malta
Pfr. Henri Rieben
Pfr. Henri RiebenFounder
Fondation Jean Monnet
pour l'Europe, Switzerland
Mr. Claude Cheysson
Mr. Claude CheyssonMinister of Foreign Affairs
Mr. Jean-Bernard Raimond
Mr. Jean-Bernard RaimondMinister of Foreign Affairs
Sir Leon Brittan
Sir Leon BrittanEuropean Commissionner
Mr. Jelu Jelev
Mr. Jelu JelevPresident of the Republic
of Bulgaria
Mr. Jacques Barrot
Mr. Jacques BarrotVice President
European Commission
Mr. Boutros Boutros Ghali
Mr. Boutros Boutros GhaliSecretary General
United Nations


HRH Prince Jean<br />
de Luxembourg
HRH Prince Jean
de Luxembourg
HSH Prince Aloïs<br />
von Liechtenstein
HSH Prince Aloïs
von Liechtenstein
Mr. Ion Iliescu
Mr. Ion IliescuPresident of Romania
HM Simeon de Saxe-Cobourg-Gotha
HM Simeon de Saxe-Cobourg-GothaPrime Minister
Mrs. Irina Bokova
Mrs. Irina BokovaDirector General
Mr. Abdelaziz O. Altwaijri
Mr. Abdelaziz O. AltwaijriDirector General
Mr. Jerry K. Rawlings
Mr. Jerry K. RawlingsPresident of the Republic
of Ghana
Mr. Abdel-Ilah Benkiran
Mr. Abdel-Ilah BenkiranHead of the Government
Mr. Jean-Claude Juncker
Mr. Jean-Claude JunckerPresident
European Commission
Mr. Dominique de Villepin
Mr. Dominique de VillepinPrime Minister
Mr. Vaclav Klaus
Mr. Vaclav KlausPresident of the Czech Republic
HRH Prince Turki Al Faisal
HRH Prince Turki Al FaisalChairman
King Faisal Center for Research
& Islamic Studies, Saudi Arabia
Mr. Philippe Douste-Blazy
Mr. Philippe Douste-BlazyDep. Secretary General
United Nations
President, UNITAID
Mr. Jesse L. Jackson
Mr. Jesse L. JacksonFounder & President
Rainbow Push Coalition
Mr. Abdelaziz Bouteflika
Mr. Abdelaziz BouteflikaPresident of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria
Mr. Raila Amollo Odinga
Mr. Raila Amollo OdingaPrime Minister
Mr. José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero
Mr. José Luis Rodríguez ZapateroHead of the Government
Mr. Ricardo Lagos
Mr. Ricardo LagosPresident of the Republic
of Chile
Mr. Samuel Manetoali
Mr. Samuel ManetoaliMinister of Environment,
and Climate Change
Solomon Islands
Mrs. Pearl Kupe
Mrs. Pearl KupeDirector
Africa Women's Leadership Programme
Mrs. Judith Amaechi
Mrs. Judith AmaechiFounder
Empowerment Support Initiative Nigeria
Mr. Nicolas Koutros
Mr. Nicolas KoutrosManaging Director
Oberthur Fiduciaire
Mrs. Farida Allaghi
Mrs. Farida AllaghiPolitical & Human Rights Activist, Libya
Mrs. Huguette Labelle
Mrs. Huguette LabelleChairperson
Transparency International
Mr. Kalaa Mpinga
Mr. Kalaa MpingaChief Executive Officer
Mwana Africa
Mr. Hage Geingob
Mr. Hage GeingobPresident of the Republic
of Namibia
Mr. Abbas Ali Al Naqi
Mr. Abbas Ali Al NaqiSecretary General
Organisation of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries
Mr. Alain Michel Luvambano
Mr. Alain Michel LuvambanoSecretary General
Maritime Organization for Western and Central Africa
Mr. Jean-Louis Bruguière
Mr. Jean-Louis BruguièreJudge, Expert in International Terror Affairs
Mr. Ted Whiteside
Mr. Ted WhitesideAssistant Secretary General
for Public Diplomacy
Mr. Suleiman Al Herbish
Mr. Suleiman Al HerbishDirector General
OPEC-Fund for International Development - OFID
Mr. Christophe-André Frassa
Mr. Christophe-André FrassaMP, Member of the Senate
Mr. Sali Berisha
Mr. Sali BerishaPrime Minister
Mr. Kandeh Yumkella
Mr. Kandeh YumkellaDirector General
Mr. Donald Kaberuka
Mr. Donald KaberukaPresident
African Development Bank
Mr. Alain Juillet
Mr. Alain JuilletMember, Advisory Board
Former Head of Intelligence
DGSE, France
Mrs. Aissata Issoufou Mahamadou
Mrs. Aissata Issoufou MahamadouFirst Lady of the Republic
of Niger
Mr. Petar Stoyanov
Mr. Petar StoyanovPresident of the Republic
of Bulgaria
HH Sheikh Mohammed<br />
bin Hamad Al Sharqi
HH Sheikh Mohammed
bin Hamad Al Sharqi
Crown Prince of Fujairah Emirate United Arab Emirates
Mr. Filip Vujanovic
Mr. Filip VujanovicPresident of the Republic
of Montenegro
Mr. Stjepan Mesic
Mr. Stjepan MesicPresident of the Republic
of Croatia
Mr. Salaheddine Mezouar
Mr. Salaheddine MezouarMinister of Foreign Affairs Morocco
Mr. François Rubio
Mr. François RubioDirector
Médecins du Monde
Mr. Peter Medgyessy
Mr. Peter MedgyessyPrime Minister
Mr. Abdullah Abdullah
Mr. Abdullah AbdullahPrime Minister
Mr. Rowsch N. Shaways
Mr. Rowsch N. ShawaysDep. Prime Minister
Mr. Pascal Clément
Mr. Pascal ClémentMinister of Justice
Mr. Lahcen Haddad
Mr. Lahcen HaddadMinister of Tourism
Mrs. Anne-Marie Lizin
Mrs. Anne-Marie LizinHonorary Speaker
Senate of Belgium
Mr. Jamie P. Shea
Mr. Jamie P. SheaDep. Asst. Secretary General
Mr. René Van Der Linden
Mr. René Van Der LindenSpeaker
Parliamentary Assembly of
the Council of Europe
Mr. Josep Borrell
Mr. Josep BorrellSpeaker
European Parliament European University Institute
Mr. Benoît Miribel
Mr. Benoît MiribelDirector General
Fondation Mérieux
Mr. Vasileios Koronakis
Mr. Vasileios KoronakisAmbassador at Large Special Envoy for South-Eastern Europe, Greece
Mr. Joachim Bitterlich
Mr. Joachim BitterlichFormer National Security Advisor to Helmut Kohl
Mr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas
Mr. Mohamed Ibn ChambasSecretary General
African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States
Mr. Mohammed T. Mouline
Mr. Mohammed T. MoulineDirector General
Royal Institute for Strategic Studies - IRES
Mrs. Silvana Koch-Mehrin
Mrs. Silvana Koch-MehrinMEP & Founder
Women in Parliament Global Forum
Pfr. François-Bernard Huyghe
Pfr. François-Bernard HuygheMember, Advisory Board
Institut de Rel. Internationales et Stratégiques - IRIS
Mr. Hervé Deiss
Mr. Hervé DeissEditor-in-chief
Journal de la Marine Marchande