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World Economic Forum Annual Meeting to focus on security & job creation

EconomyWorld Economic Forum Annual Meeting to focus on security & job creation

The World Economic Forum is gearing up to host its much-anticipated annual meeting, scheduled to take place from January 15 to 19 at Davos-Klosters, Switzerland. The 54th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum promises to be a pivotal gathering, addressing crucial global issues and charting a course for the future.

The focus of the meeting will be on achieving security and cooperation in a world marked by fractures, creating sustainable growth and jobs for a new era, exploring the role of artificial intelligence as a driving force for the economy and society, and developing a long-term strategy for climate, nature, and energy.

The event is poised to welcome a distinguished roster of participants, including over 100 governments, all major international organizations, 1000 Forum Partners, civil society leaders, experts, youth representatives, social entrepreneurs, and representatives from various news outlets.

Highlighting the impressive lineup for this year’s meeting, more than 300 public figures will be in attendance, with over 60 heads of state and government representing key regions across the globe. Among the notable leaders expected are Li Qiang, Premier of the People’s Republic of China; Emmanuel Macron, President of France; Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine; Antony Blinken, US Secretary of State; António Guterres, UN Secretary-General; Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund; Ajay S. Banga, President of the World Bank Group, and many others.

Reflecting on the global challenges underscored at last year’s Davos meeting, Borge Brende, President of the World Economic Forum, emphasized the need for innovative public-private collaboration. He stated, “At a time when global challenges require urgent solutions, innovative public-private collaboration is necessary to convert ideas into action.”

This year’s Davos meeting aims to build on the concept of ‘Rebuilding Trust.’ The agenda focuses on acting as an accelerator of cooperation, fostering deeper connections between leaders and initiatives. The overarching goal is to restore collective agency and reinforce fundamental principles of transparency, consistency, and accountability among global leaders. The theme underscores the imperative need for collaborative efforts to address pressing challenges and shape a more resilient and sustainable future.

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