Davos 2023: When is it and what’s on the WEF agenda?

All you need to know about the World Economic Forum’s Davos 2023 meeting taking place this month in Switzerland 

The annual World Economic Forum takes place at Davos, where leaders of the public and private sector congregate to discuss and outline the areas of focus for the upcoming year.

The forum is more frequently referred to as the ‘Davos Forum’ or simply ‘Davos’ and is an invite-only event. The 2023 edition is expected to see a record number of 2,500 delegates flock to attend numerous panels and meetings.

When is Davos 2023?

The 2023 edition of the Davos Forum will take place between January 16-20, 2023. What today is known as the World Economic Forum started in 1971 as the European Management Forum, launched by then- business professor at the University of Geneva, Klaus Schwab. In 1987, it changed its name to the World Economic Forum.

The WEF forum has taken place each January since its inception in 1971, apart from in 2022 when the in-person event was held in May.

In which country is Davos 2023 hosted?

As is the case every year, and as its name would suggest, the Davos Forum is hosted in the Davos mountain resort near Zurich in Switzerland.

Davos is an Alpine resort town and a municipality in the Prattigau/Davos Region in the canton of Graubunden, Switzerland. Davos has a permanent population of around 10,800 people.

Ironically, attendees tend to arrive at the destination via private jets, before lecturing the general population on the need to cut down on their carbon emissions.

What is on the Davos 2023 agenda?

The World Economic Forum is focusing on a long list of topics during its 2023 gathering. The main themes are centered around the cost of living crisis, the war in Ukraine, the climate crisis and the Fourth Industrial Revolution among others.

What the WEF leaves out, however, is the fact that so many of these agenda talking points and crises have come as a direct result of the actions and policies of participating corporations and governments. As the crises is often manufactured, it becomes far simpler and more beneficial to be at the forefront of the so-called solutions.

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What is the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

The World Economic Forum is not just an annual event but the name of the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation which leads the global agenda on industry.

Led by Klaus Schwab, an unelected Swiss-German economist seeking to impose a global technocracy on the world, it is a strategic partner of the United Nations, and is the architect of numerous controversial agendas, particularly the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution entails a wide array of alterations to society through technology; from self-driving cars, automization of jobs, cashless society, smart cities and much more.

The WEF promises the above as opportunities that will maximize the benefits of science and technology for the world, but it will also lead to irreversible changes that threaten civil liberties.

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