Davos 2020: What is the World Economic Forum and is it elitist? – BBC News

 

DAVOS

By Daniel Thomas Business reporter, BBC News
17 January 2020

Some of the world’s top business people and politicians – plus a smattering of celebrities – will gather in Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum (WEF) this week.

US President Donald Trump, teen climate activist Greta Thunberg and Uber boss Dara Khosrowshahi are among the guests.

But what is the jet-set event for and is it elitist?

What is the World Economic Forum?

Launched in 1971, WEF aims to “improve the state of the world”.

Held every year in the Alpine ski resort of Davos, the conference puts leaders from business in the same room as key players from politics, charity and academia.

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