The World Economic Forum (WEF), which traditionally takes place at the end of January in the Swiss ski resort of Davos, is taking place purely this year. From Monday to Friday, the exchange, where hundreds of representatives of the global political and business elite usually meet, should nevertheless give rise to important debates about the economic and social recovery after the coronavirus pandemic.
Among other things, a speech by German Chancellor Angela Merkel (Tuesday 11 a.m.), as well as the participation of French President Emmanuel Macron and EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen is planned.
The USA is represented by its climate officer, John Kerry. President Xi Jinping will give a speech for China on Monday, the President will also speak for South Korea, and the heads of government for India and Japan. In May the forum in Singapore is to be rescheduled with real meetings.