January is just around the corner, a few short weeks and we are into 2021, and 2020 is happily behind us. So if it is January, then, it must be time for Davos. Davos? The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland;the most prestigious ge-together of the world’s elites.
Throw a stone and you will be sure to hit one of the top movers and shakers on our planet. The WEF is the brainchild of Professor Klaus Schwab, of the University of Geneva who came up with the idea for an international organization such as the WEF in 1971. The meeting has run continuously every January since then.
Business people, presidents, politicians, bankers, academics, and superstars of all types. Davos! Yes, thousands of important people getting together to discuss our present and future reality. CEOs of 1000 companies will be there, mostly men, of course, but that just reflect the business climate and the number of female CEOs heading important companies.
The theme for 2021 is “The Great Reset.” So, if you are lucky enough to have been invited and are looking forward to rubbing shoulders with the above-mentioned movers and shakers, then maybe now is a good time to book your ticket and make hotel reservations.
But wait! Breaking news! For the first time since 1971 the venerable Davos meeting has been postponed! Yes, postponed till mid-year 2021 due to the COVID pandemic. No exact date has yet to be announced, but it looks like 2021 might be the first Davos without snow as a background. Davos will surely not end, it is simply too important an event, and although globalization has gotten a bad name during the Trump years, there is a good chance that it will be alive and flourishing at Davos 2021, snow or no snow.
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