The World Economic Forum takes place in-person for the first time since 2020, with key stakeholders attending the annual assembly faced with mammoth tasks to address the multiple global crises at hand.
- The World Economic Forum takes place from 22-26 May. The main theme for this year’s annual event is ‘Working Together, Restoring Trust’.
- Russian sanctions could bring the topic of alternative energy back into focus.
- Global Markets Forum members can participate in ‘Live Chats’ with notable guests attending the WEF 2022 on their thoughts about the assembly’s agenda and discussions.
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The World Economic Forum picks up from 2020, when it was last convened, where over 2,000 industry professionals, academics, media figures, policymakers and political figures will be in attendance.
The forum will take place over five days, from 22-26 May.
Stakeholders engaging in this year’s assembly are set to confront a vastly different set of circumstances compared with the state of affairs they faced the last time the forum was held.
Klaus Schwab, the founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, underpinned the need to establish an atmosphere of trust in what will be the first in-person meeting in a little over two years.
The theme for 2022, ‘Working Together, Restoring Trust’, sets the stage for world leaders to establish greater cohesion in a post-pandemic world looking to harness the Fourth Industrial Revolution, while addressing climate change and an evolving labour workflow.
Crisis in Ukraine sparks energy transition debate
Over the last 20 years, climate change has become a more prominent topic on the annual agenda. This year’s engagement will, and rightly so, explore this acute matter with the utmost urgency.
However, the global community’s attention has been shifted towards events in Eastern Europe and the resultant economic fallout.
The Ukraine crisis may serve to blend the two topics of conversation about the energy transition, as European households seek energy independence from Russia, while sanctions have led to soaring gas prices.
Keeping up with the World Economic Forum
Exclusively on Refinitiv Messenger, the Reuters Global Markets Forum (GMF) will be covering this year’s event live from Davos from 23-26 May.
Together with Reuters editors and WEF guests, GMF members can join in the ‘Live Chats’ as we discuss the most pressing issues impacting markets and the world today.
Leading figures from industry and government include:
Dave Fredrickson, Executive Vice-President of Oncology at AstraZeneca
John M. Lervik, Co-founder, Chief Strategy and Development Officer at Cognite
Bob Moritz, Global Chairman at PwC
Odile Renaud-Basso, President at EBRD
Andy Balwin, Global Managing Partner, Client Service at EY
Ling Hai, Co-president, International Markets at Mastercard
Åsa Tamsons, Senior Vice President and Head of Business Area Technologies and New Businesses at Ericsson
Scott Minerd, Global Chief Investment Officer at Guggenheim Partners
Björn Rosengren, CEO at ABB
Dr. Fatih Birol, Executive Director at International Energy Agency
Anthony Scaramucci, Founder at SkyBridge Capital
Daniel Stander & Rafal Modrzewski, UN Special Advisor / CEO at ICEYE
Barbara Ann Bernard, CIO at Wincrest Capital
Deborah Orida, Senior Managing Director; Global Head, Real Assets; Chief Sustainability Officer at Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
Jeremy Allaire, CEO, Cofounder at Circle Internet Financial
Jay Collins, Vice Chairman at Citigroup
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