Davos—the World Economic Forum’s gathering of the world’s strongest folks held yearly in a Swiss mountain resort—can be delayed till early summer season 2021 due to the continuing coronavirus pandemic.
The weeklong occasion is among the largest, most high-profile gatherings of political figures, prime CEOS, and thought leaders from world wide.
Notable 2020 attendees included U.S. President Donald Trump, local weather activist Greta Thunberg, JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, European Central Bank president Christine Lagarde, and billionaire investor George Soros.
The 2021 assembly was initially scheduled for January.
In an announcement to the press on Wednesday, the World Economic Forum mentioned that they might maintain digital “Davos Dialogues” throughout the week of January 25.
Details of the rescheduled convention over the summer season haven’t but been introduced.
“The decision was not taken easily, since the need for global leaders to come together to design a common recovery path and shape the “Great Reset” within the post-COVID-19 period is so pressing,” Adrian Monck, the WEF’s managing director of public engagement, mentioned in an announcement. “However, the advice from experts is that we cannot do so safely in January.”
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