The World Economic Forum’s 2019 Annual Meeting in Davos themed “Globalization 4.0: Shaping a Global Architecture in the Age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution”, will bring together 3,000 leaders from all social sectors, top representatives of more than 100 governments, and 1,000 businesses. The meeting will cover more than 400 working sessions of governments, international organizations, businesses, civil society organization, media agencies, leading experts in diverse fields and young generations from all over the world. In addition, the event is seen as a good opportunity for "global dialogues" with recommendations from participants, international experts and organizations, including WEF Managing Board members. … [Read more...] about PM Phuc to attend WEF’s annual conference in Davos
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc will lead a high-level delegation of Vietnam to the annual conference of the World Economic Forum (WEF), to be held in Davos, Switzerland, from January 22-25. Vietnam and the WEF began their cooperation in 1989. The Southeast Asian country has always attached great importance to cooperation with this high-profile forum. Vietnam is the sole Southeast Asian nation with which the WEF has signed and implemented a cooperation deal under the public-private partnership format. As part of this important deal, the WEF provides support and consultancy to Vietnam on improving its capacity to join the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The country organised the World Economic Forum on ASEAN (WEF-ASEAN 2018) in September last year under the theme of “ASEAN 4.0: Entrepreneurship and the Fourth Industrial Revolution.” WEF Founder and Executive Chairman Prof. Klaus Schwab said that the WEF-ASEAN … [Read more...] about Prime Minister to attend WEF’s annual conference in Davos
LONDON: The risks of catastrophic weather and flooding from climate change are exercising business leaders heading into next week's World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, the organisation said on Wednesday (Jan 16). The Davos gathering is expected to debate climate change. (Photo: AFP/Martin Bernetti) An annual WEF report - based on a survey of about 1,000 respondents drawn from the Davos community of business leaders, politicians, civil society and academics - shows climate change has become the dominant concern for three years running. Data theft and cyberattacks have joined climate change in the top tier of worries, but respondents also highlighted anxiety about worsening international relations and the risk that poses for the world economy. Just under 90 per cent of people in the survey, conducted over September and October, expected international trading rules and agreements to weaken further, as President Donald Trump's "America First" agenda undermines the architecture … [Read more...] about Climate risks, data theft top fears for Davos
French President Emmanuel Macron will not attend this year's world economic forum in Davos, an official at the president's office said on Friday (Jan 11), citing a busy schedule including debates launched in response to the "Yellow Vests" protests. French President Emmanuel Macron. (File photo: AFP/Ludovic Marin) The Elysee office said Macron would also be holding the second edition of his own forum with business leaders in Versailles on Jan 21, dubbed "Choose France". Earlier this week, US President Donald Trump canceled his own visit to the Davos forum in Switzerland, as he wrestles with political opponents over the federal government shutdown. REUTERS/ AFP … [Read more...] about French President Macron will not attend Davos forum this year
French President Emmanuel Macron hosted the conference, which was attended mainly by fellow multilateralists such as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau AFP/Thomas SAMSON Conceived by French leader Emmanuel Macron, the Forum is intended to be part of the fightback against nationalism, with its format inspired by the annual business meeting in the Davos ski resort in Switzerland. The event opened Sunday (Nov 11), with speeches by Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and UN chief Antonio Guterres who warned in turn about the dangers of Trump-style populism. The idea is that the Paris event, which began symbolically on the centenary of the end of World War I, becomes an annual gathering to discuss democracy and international cooperation. "We have put on leaders' agenda the fact that every year, we will talk about multilateralism and our collective interests here," chief organiser Justin Vaisse told AFP. The remaining days - the Forum ran until Tuesday - featured round-table … [Read more...] about Can Macron’s ‘Davos for democracy’ make a difference?