Special annual meeting of the World Economic Forum postponed to August, the venue remains Singapore

Berlin, February 3 (Reporter Peng Dawei) The World Economic Forum announced on the 3rd that its 2021 special annual meeting will be postponed to August 17-20 this year, and the venue will still be Singapore. This annual meeting will be an offline meeting for the World Economic Forum to bring together global leaders from business, political and social organizations after the online “Davos Agenda” dialogue meeting held in January.

   Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, the World Economic Forum is an international organization dedicated to promoting public-private cooperation. The World Economic Forum Annual Conference (also known as “Winter Davos”) is held at the beginning of each year in Davos, a small town in the Swiss Alps, attracting the participation of important leaders from all walks of life around the world. Affected by the new crown epidemic situation in Europe, the World Economic Forum has announced at the end of 2020 that it will no longer hold its annual meeting in Switzerland in 2021, but will hold a special annual meeting in Singapore in May of that year.

In response to the decision to postpone the special annual meeting, the forum said on the 3rd that although it and the Singapore government are still confident in the measures taken to ensure the safety and effectiveness of the meeting, and that the spread of the new crown epidemic in Singapore remains at a low level, the global The challenge of containing the epidemic within the scope caused the meeting to be postponed. He said that current travel restrictions around the world make it difficult to plan offline meetings in the first half of this year. In addition, different local quarantine and travel regulations increase the necessary preparation time for global participants to attend the conference.

At the “Davos Agenda” online dialogue held recently, Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong once said through a video speech that when the founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum Klaus Schwab asked him whether Singapore was willing to host the world At the special annual meeting of the Economic Forum, he felt that this was “not an easy decision”, but Singapore was happy to do its best for global dialogue. “As the host country, we will work with the World Economic Forum to ensure the health and safety of everyone.”

   The World Economic Forum said on the same day that at the 2021 special annual meeting in Singapore in August, participating global leaders will face-to-face and focus on discussing how to deal with the most pressing challenges in the world today.

   “This Global Leadership Summit requires the participation of all stakeholders around the world.” Klaus Schwab said that the special annual meeting will provide an opportunity for global leaders from business, political and social organizations to discuss steps in global recovery. (Finish)

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