The 2023 Davos Forum began on Monday, after three tough years marked by the health crisis and the war in Ukraine. With “cooperation in a fragmented world” as its central theme, the forum has raised many expectations. Crucial decisions could be taken while public opinion is calling for less inequality, as shown by the report of the NGO Oxfam, published the day before.
The World Economic Forum 2023 (WEF) started on Monday, January 16 in Davos, a small town perched in the Swiss Alps. As in previous editions, it brings together many political and business leaders.
After three years marked by the health crisis and the war in Ukraine, the WEF focuses on sustainability, economic growth, resilience, globalization and geopolitics, as well as energy and food security.
Who is attending the WEF?
More than 600 CEOs are attending this 2023 edition, including Wall Street leaders such as Jamie Dimon (JP Morgan Bank), David Solomon (Goldman Sachs) and James Gorman (Morgan Stanley). With the issue(s) of inflation and climate change on the agenda, the heads of major energy companies are back. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, as well as the Presidents of Spain, South Korea, Poland, South Africa and the Philippines are among the 51 heads of state present. 56 finance ministers, 19 central bank governors, 30 trade ministers and 35 foreign ministers are also expected to attend.
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