Annual Meeting of World Economic Forum begins at Davos in Switzerland

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Annual Meeting of World Economic Forum begins at Davos in SwitzerlandThe five-day annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) begins on 16 January 2023 in Davos, Switzerland. It is the 53rd edition of the World Economic Forum which will be organised till 20 January 2023.

An Overview of the news

  • The theme of the meeting of the 53rd edition of the World Economic Forum is 'Cooperation in a Fragmented World'.

  • The main topics of discussion in the meeting are likely to be discussed like the Ukraine crisis, global inflation, climate change etc.

Prominent global leaders participating in the meeting

  • Global leaders attending the meeting include European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, European Parliament President Roberta Metsola, South African President Cyril M. Ramaphosa, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, South Korean President Yoon Suk Yol, Swiss President Alain Berset and Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin etc. are the main ones.

Representation of India in the meeting

  • Many Indian leaders are participating in the World Economic Forum meeting. Apart from Chief Union Ministers Ashwini Vaishnav, Mansukh Mandaviya, Smriti Irani and RK Singh, Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde is also participating in these.

  • Prominent business tycoons like Gautam Adani, Sanjiv Bajaj, Kumar Mangalam Birla, N Chandrasekaran, Nadir Godrej, Sajjan Jindal, Sunil Mittal, Roshni Nadar Malhotra, Nandan Nilekani, Adar Poonawalla, Rishad Premji attended the meeting.

World Economic Forum (WEF)

  • WEF is a Swiss non-profit organisation.

  • Establishment: 1971

  • Headquarters: Cologny (Switzerland).

  • Founder and Executive Chairman: Klaus Schwab.

  • Chairperson: Borge Brende

Major reports published by WEF

  • Global Gender Gap Report

  • Global Risk Report

  • Global Travel and Tourism Report

  • Energy Transition Index (ETI)

  • Global Competitiveness Report

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