The World Economic Forum (WEF) a global non-governmental organization that connects thousands of business and political leaders to discuss economic matters, has postponed its marquee annual gathering at Davos, Switzerland from to the summer of 2021.
WEF’s Annual Meeting at Davos which was earlier scheduled to begin in January 2021, brings together world leaders, representations from the world’s biggest companies, academics and civil society every year to discuss global economic issues.
“The decision was not taken easily, since the need for global leaders to come together to design a common recovery path and shape the ‘Great Reset’ in the post-COVID-19 era is so urgent. However, the advice from experts is that the forum cannot do so safely in January,” said Adrian Monck, Managing Director, Public Engagement.
The forum is expected to digitally convene high-level “Davos Dialogues” during the week of 25 January, where key global leaders will share their views on the state of the world in 2021.
Details concerning the dates and location of the rescheduled Annual Meeting 2021 will be shared as soon as the forum is assured that all conditions are fulfilled to guarantee the health and safety of our participants and the hosting community, the forum updated.
WEF remarked that it has continued to engage its partners and constituents in the manifold, collaborative activities to address global, regional and business challenges
Since February, almost 1,800 organizations from business, government and civil society have joined the forum’s COVID Action Platform following the outbreak of the pandemic.
In September, the forum’s Sustainable Development Impact Summit will bring the core principles of the Great Reset into focus, asking all of us how we can contribute to a more sustainable and inclusive future, the statement added