Dec. 21, 2021 2:09 pm
The next World Economic Forum in Davos, which should take place in January, will also be postponed. This is what the organizers of the event have decided. The reason is the “ongoing uncertainty” about the outbreak of the Omikron variant of COVID-19.
The World Economic Forum (WEF) has postponed its annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, which was scheduled for January 17-21, 2022 due to the “continuing uncertainty” about the outbreak of the Omikron variant of COVID-19. The organizers announced this at their Website and stated that the current circumstances make it “extremely difficult to hold a global meeting in person”.
The statement goes on to say:
“Despite the forum’s strict health protocols, the portability of Omikron and its impact on travel and mobility have made it necessary to postpone the meeting.”
Instead, the organization will hold a series of online sessions designed to bring participants together “to focus on finding solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges”.
The COVID-19 pandemic prevented the traditional January meeting in the Swiss Alps for the second year in a row.
This year’s forum was originally supposed to take place in Singapore in August 2021, but was then canceled. According to the WEF organizers, the Economic Forum 2022 is now expected to take place in early summer.
The founder and chairman of the World Economic Forum Professor Klaus Schwab stated:
“The postponement of the annual conference will not prevent progress through the continued digital gathering of executives from business, politics and civil society.”
“Collaboration between the public and private sectors has evolved during the pandemic and will continue to do so. We look forward to bringing the world’s leaders together in person soon.”
The World Economic Forum was established as a non-profit foundation in 1971 and is headquartered in Geneva. It is the world’s largest annual business event, attracting business leaders and politicians from around the world.
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