The annual meet of World Economic Forum (WEF) started in Davos
The annual meet of World Economic Forum (WEF) has started in Davos with theme ‘Globalization 4.0: Shaping a Global Architecture in the Age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution’. The aim of the 5-day event is to discuss what’s ailing the world amid fears of the global economy sleepwalking into a crisis. Those expected to attend include German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Swiss President Ueli Maurer, Japan’s Shinzo Abe, Italy’s Giuseppe Conte and Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu among more than 30 heads of states/government, as also CEOs of global corporations, central bankers, economists, civil society leaders, media heads, celebrities and heads of international organisations like IMF, WTO, OECD and World Bank, among more than 3,000 participants. 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 session which would be open for public.