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World Economic Forum opens in Davos
10:52, 17 January 2017
World Economic Forum opens in Davos

The biggest yet number of delegates who will participate in 47th WEF session was announced

10:52, 17 January 2017

Reuters

The annual session of World Economic Forum will take place in Swiss Davos for the 47th time. The biggest number of delegates – around three thousand - will be staying at famous ski resort on January 17-20. According to the tradition, several tens of Presidents and government heads, international organizations heads and well-known public figures will also be among them, reports Interfax-Ukraine.

In 2016 forum was entitled "Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution", but now "The fourth industrial revolution" is just one of subparagraphs the program that received a philosophical name "Responsive and Responsible Leadership." Other subparagraphs – is reconsidering of global cooperation, giving new impetus to the global economy and reforming of capitalism.

The forum-2017 will be opened by Xi Jinping, the leader of China, who sent the biggest representative delegation to Davos in the history of its participation. The opposite situation is with the USA that has no time for globalist Davos - not only organizationally but also ideologically.

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Germany will not be represented by Angela Merkel this time, nut the Defense and Finance Ministers. France will also be represented on minister level. Britain will send Teresa May. Petro Poroshenko and Ilham Aliyev, Davos regulars will traditionally visit the event. A great level of interest in the audience poses a modest minister of Saudi Arabia, one of the "fathers" of the agreement on reducing of oil extraction Khalid A. Al-Falih.

Financial and corporate world will be represented by IMF head Christine Lagarde, heads of Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse, UBS, Barclays, HSBC, Bank of America, Facebook, Alibaba Group, eBay, Wal-Mart, Total and other companies and banks.

Earlier it was reported that Ukraine’s Finance Minister plans to visit WEF in Davos. In terms of the forum, the head of the ministry is planning to meet with the leadership of the IMF, the EBRD and finance ministers of other countries.

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