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 ConfederationPresident 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
Honorary Chairman & Co-founder
Fondation du Forum Universale
Mr. Jean-Paul Carteron
Honorary Chairman & Founder
Crans Montana Forum
Fondation du Forum Universale


Pfr. Daniel Warner
Chairman, Advisory Board
Crans Montana Forum


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


HRH Prince Jean
de Luxembourg

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