World Economic Forum (WEF) engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. It was established in 1971 as a not-for-profit foundation and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. WEF currently occupies 40,000 SF on the 10th and 11th floors at 350 Madison avenue in the heart of Manhattan. The space was designed with the client needs and versatility in mind. The main focus were the public and visitor areas, the reception, plenary/café and conference rooms which can be reconfigured in multiple different layouts for different presentation and meeting styles. The furniture styles incorporate ergonomics, mobility and adjustability. Other areas of design included accent, ambient lighting and acoustical treatments for sound absorption and durable finishes.