10th December 2020

Davos forum moves to Singapore due to pandemic

The World Economic Forum has announced that it is moving its annual meeting from Davos to Singapore due to the pandemic, although it has assured that they will return to the Swiss Alps in 2022.

The Davos Forum has been held in the Swiss town since 1971, which hosts its most important annual meeting in which world leaders discuss the most pressing issues facing the world.

The 2021 meeting will be held from May 13 to 16 and will address the global recovery from the pandemic. The Forum wants to hold this face-to-face meeting for leaders to discuss how to respond to the times in which we live.

The founder and CEO of the World Economic Forum, Klaus Schwab, said that “The 2021 Annual Meeting will be a place for leaders of business, government and civil society to meet in person for the first time since the start of the pandemic. world. Public-private cooperation is more necessary than ever to rebuild trust and address the failures that emerged in 2020”.

As the organization has argued, the change in location reflects the Forum's priority of safeguarding the health and safety of participants and the host community. "After a careful examination, and in light of the current situation in relation to Covid-19 cases, it was decided that Singapore was the best place to hold the meeting," they explained.

The meeting will be held in Singapore from May 13-16. This will be the first international event to address the recovery from the pandemic.

During the usual Davos week, a virtual event it will take place with world leaders. The new situation of capitalism and the fourth industrial revolution as topics on the agenda.

In April Tokyo will host the Global Technology Governance Summit, which will address the responsible design and implementation of emerging technologies through public-private collaboration.