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Business News/ News / World/  WEF meeting to begin from 16 Jan in Davos, here's who are attending the event
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WEF meeting to begin from 16 Jan in Davos, here's who are attending the event

As per details, the congregation of experts, academics, investors, political and business leaders will discuss some of the pressing issues, such as the Ukraine war crisis, global inflation, climate change, among others.

FILE: A WEF logo inside the Congress Center ahead of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. (Bloomberg)Premium
FILE: A WEF logo inside the Congress Center ahead of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. (Bloomberg)

The World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting, scheduled to begin from 16 January in Switzerland's Davos will have its theme 'Cooperation in a Fragmented World'. The WEF meeting will conclude on 20 January.

As per details, the congregation of experts, academics, investors, political and business leaders will discuss some of the pressing issues, such as the Ukraine war crisis, global inflation, climate change, among others.

The global leaders taking part include European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, European Parliament President Roberta Metsola, South Africa President Cyril M Ramaphosa, Spain Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol, Swiss President Alain Berset and Finland Prime Minister Sanna Marin.

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From India, Union ministers Ashwini Vaishnaw, Mansukh Mandaviya, Smriti Irani and R K Singh are expected to attend the meeting. Apart from this, chief ministers Eknath Shinde, B S Bommai and Yogi Adityanath are said to attend the congregation.

Other than this, India Inc leaders such as Natarajan Chandrasekaran, chairman, Tata Sons India, Rajesh Gopinath, chief executive officer and managing director, Tata Consultancy Services, CP Gurnani, CEO and MD, Tech Mahindra, Rishad Premji, executive chairman, Wipro; Byju Raveendran, founder and CEO, Byju's; Vijay Shekhar Sharma, founder and CEO, Paytm; Adar Poonawalla, CEO, Serum Institute of India and Dinesh Kumar Khara, chairman, SBI, might attend the meeting.

"We see the manifold political, economic and social forces creating increased fragmentation on a global and national level. To address the root causes of this erosion of trust, we need to reinforce cooperation between the government and business sectors, creating the conditions for a strong and durable recovery," WEF Founder and Executive Chairman Klaus Schwab said.

He added, "At the same time there must be the recognition that economic development needs to be made more resilient, more sustainable and nobody should be left behind."

With agency inputs.

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Published: 15 Jan 2023, 02:51 PM IST
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