Thousands of delegates will come to the Swiss city of Davos for the 2022 World Economic Forum
The 2022 World Economic Forum has begun.
At the annual summit, which is attended by thousands of delegates, experts from business and politics meet to discuss urgent items on the agenda.
With major global issues occupying many, including the Ukraine war and the post-pandemic world, the 2022 summit will surely be noteworthy.
Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s summit.
When is World Economic Forum 2022?
This year’s World Economic Forum takes place from Sunday 22nd May to Thursday 26th May.
The annual event normally takes place in January each year, however the 2022 summit has been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
It is the first time that the meeting will not take place in winter but in spring.
Where will the 2022 World Economic Forum take place?
The 2022 event will take place in the Alpine town of Davos, Switzerland.
Delegates visit the city every year, with the forum always taking place at the resort.
What’s on the agenda of the 2022 World Economic Forum?
Each year a theme is chosen for the summit.
This year’s theme is ‘History at a turning point: government policies and business strategies’.
The past year has raised some important geopolitical and global issues that will most likely be on the agenda of the thousands of delegates visiting Davos.
The war in Ukraine and its impact on the global community, including issues such as food shortages and the refugee crisis, are high on the agenda.
Moving forward in a post-pandemic world will also be a notable topic of discussion. The World Economic Forum has previously said the organization is using major times of global instability, including the Covid-19 pandemic, to intensify its efforts.
With a global focus on the climate emergency, there is no doubt that delegates will make discussion efforts to combat it.
Who is attending the 2022 World Economic Forum?
Every year around 3000 paying members of the World Economic Forum attend the Davos Summit.
In addition to the paying members, around 50 heads of state and government are expected to attend the event.
These include EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is scheduled to appear virtually at the summit, along with other Ukrainian officials who will be present in person.
COP26 President Alok Sharma will speak on behalf of the UK.
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