Your Guide to Davos 2018

Your Guide to Davos 2018

Get ready for the four-day World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2018.

This year, the World Economic Forum (WEF), committed to responding to challenges related to the global, regional, and industry agendas, focuses on the theme “Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World”.

The forum is taking place from 23 to 26 January 2018 in Davos, Graubunden, Switzerland.

The most notable guest speakers at the forum are:

Tuesday, 23 January

  1. Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India
  2. Cate Blanchett, actor and Crystal Award winner
  3. Shah Rukh Khan, Bollywood actor and Crystal Award winner
  4. Peggy Johnson, executive vice president of business development at Microsoft
  5. Justin Trudeau, Canada’s Prime Minister

Wednesday, 24 January

  1. Michel Temer, President of Brazil
  2. Jack Ma, Founder and Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group
  3. Roberto Azevedo, Director-General of the World Trade Organization
  4. Emmerson Mnangagwa, Zimbabwe’s President
  5. Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany
  6. Emmanuel Macron, President of France

Thursday, 25 January

  1. Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel Prize laureate and a Pakistani activist for female education
  2. Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission
  3. Mauricio Macri, President of Argentina
  4. Theresa May, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Friday, 26 January

  1. Donald Trump, President of the United States of America

You can follow the WEF liveblog and listen to over 120 livestreaming sessions here.

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Chris McCarthy is an Zurich-based researcher and adviser at a consulting firm specialising in global economy, policy and trade. As a journalist, Chris writes about the global issues that have the most profound impact on the business environment.