The World Financial Discussion board (WEF) on Wednesday stated it’s going to maintain its Annual Assembly 2021 in Lucerne-Burgenstock, Switzerland, from Might 18 to 21, as towards the normal venue of ski resort city Davos in January-end.
The change in schedule and venue was necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Saying the brand new place and schedule, the WEF stated the annual assembly will happen so long as all circumstances are in place to ensure the well being and security of members and the host neighborhood.
As well as, as beforehand introduced in late August, the Annual Assembly 2021 will probably be preceded by high-level ‘Davos Dialogues’, digitally convened by the WEF throughout the week of January 25, when key world leaders will share their views on the state of the world in 2021.
The Annual Assembly 2021 in Lucerne-Burgenstock will probably be held across the theme of ‘The Nice Reset’.
The assembly will concentrate on the options required to deal with the world’s most urgent challenges.
International leaders will come collectively to design a standard restoration path, to form ‘The Nice Reset’ within the post-COVID-19 period and rebuild a extra cohesive and sustainable society.
The Annual Assembly 2021 will mix each in-person and digital components. Individuals in Lucerne-Burgenstock will probably be related with a community of 400 hubs world wide, offering the chance for a dialogue with the Discussion board’s younger International Shapers, to make sure openness and inclusion.
Historically, the WEF holds its annual summit within the Swiss ski resort city of Davos in January.
The high-profile occasion is attended by 1000’s of worldwide leaders from fields of enterprise, governance, politics, artwork and tradition, civil society and academia, amongst others.
Earlier in June, the WEF had stated it’s going to undertake a brand new twin-summit format for its subsequent annual assembly by bringing collectively leaders from throughout the globe for in-person in addition to digital dialogues with the theme of ‘The Nice Reset’.
The 50th WEF Annual Assembly, which was held from January 21-24, 2020, was one of many final high-profile gatherings this yr earlier than the coronavirus pandemic introduced nearly the complete world to a halt.
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