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World Economic Forum 2019 begins in Davos

The annual meet of World Economic Forum (WEF) began on January 22, 2019, in Davos, Switzerland. The World leaders from across the globe will attend the Forum at the Swiss Alps for five days to discuss the looming global economic crisis, global cooperation challenges, rapid climate change, increasing pollution levels, habitat loss, the fourth wave of globalization, among others.

Those expected to attend the meet include German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Swiss President Ueli Maurer, Japan’s Shinzo Abe, Italy’s Giuseppe Conte, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu, among 30 heads of states and governments.

The Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of global corporations, central bankers, economists, civil society leaders, media heads, celebrities and heads of international organizations like IMF, WTO, OECD, and World Bank will also be present on the occasion.

Overall, around 3000 participants from 115 economies would be present during the annual meeting. More than 100 CEOs from India are expected to participate in the meet. Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi and filmmaker Karan Johar are also going to be a part of a session. The US President Donald Trump will not be attending the meet this year.

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