World Economic Forum to hold 2022 annual meeting in Davos in May

The Zurich-World Economic Forum (WEF) will hold its 2022 annual meeting in Davos, a mountain resort in Switzerland, from May 22nd to 26th, a Geneva-based group said on Friday.

WEF postpones business and political elite events to December one month before due to the difficulty of holding such face-to-face meetings amid the epidemic of the Omicron coronavirus variant. Did.

“After all the virtual conferences in the last two years, political, business and civil society leaders will eventually have to meet again in person,” WEF founder and chairman Klaus Schwab said in a statement. increase.

“We need to accelerate collaborative action and establish an atmosphere of trust that we really need to address the multiple challenges we face.”

Topics on the agenda include the recovery of pandemics, tackling climate change, building a better future for work, accelerating stakeholder capitalism, and leveraging the technology of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, he said. ..

The WEF has added that the conference will be held as long as the conditions are in place to ensure the health and safety of the participants and the host community, working closely with the Swiss Government on public health conditions.