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Davos Summit postponed due to Omicron concerns

Davos meeting has now been rescheduled by the pandemic for a second year


Davos Summit postponed due to Omicron concerns. Source:

The World Economic Forum will defer its Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland due to the Omicron outbreak.

The Annual Meeting was scheduled to take place in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland between 17-21 January, 2022. It is now planned for early summer.

Participants will instead join a headline series of State of the World sessions bringing together global leaders online to focus on shaping solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.

Preparations have been guided by expert advice and have benefited from the close collaboration of the Swiss government at all levels.

Despite the meeting’s stringent health protocols, the transmissibility of Omicron and its impact on travel and mobility have made deferral necessary.

The deferral of the Annual Meeting will not prevent progress through continued digital convening of leaders from business, government and civil society. Public-private cooperation has moved forward throughout the pandemic and that will continue apace. We look forward to bringing global leaders together in person soon
Professor Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum

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