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Davos 2018: How to get a front row seat

Lesli Fairchild
Lesli Fairchild
Global Head of News, Refinitiv

The World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos remains the “summit of summits” for engaging leaders from business, government and beyond. Here’s how to get exclusive access to the event on 23-26 January.

What started out as a small gathering, founded by professor Klaus Schwab nearly 50 years ago, has grown into one of the most important events in the political and business calendar, drawing an elite guest list of CEOs, Heads of State, intellectuals, celebrities and even royalty from all over the globe.

The 48th World Economic Forum will reconvene in Davos, Klosters on 23-26 January 2018, and more than 3,000 global leaders will unite under the theme “Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World”.

Ginni Rometty, Chairman and CEO of IBM and Co-Chair of the 2018 World Economic Forum (WEF), attends the annual meeting of the WEF in Davos, Switzerland, January 17, 2017.
Ginni Rometty, Chairman and CEO of IBM and Co-Chair of the 2018 World Economic Forum (WEF), attends the annual meeting of the WEF in Davos, Switzerland, January 17, 2017.

For the first time, an entirely all-women panel, including IMF managing director Christine Lagarde and IBM Corporation chief executive Ginni Rometty, will co-chair the annual meeting, which aims to rededicate leaders from all walks of life to develop a shared narrative to improve the state of the world.

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Get your all-access pass to Davos and join the discussions from the comfort of your office chair, courtesy of the Global Markets Forum (GMF).

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Powered by Eikon Messenger, the GMF, the world’s first global, macro and cross-asset editorial community moderated by our experienced editors, will provide free, exclusive insights to the event for Eikon subscribers and Eikon Messenger users.

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Our award-winning news team will be on the ground, bringing you news and developments as they happen, as well as breaking quotes and views from the world’s top decision makers.

GMF members will also have the unique opportunity to network and participate in ‘Live Chats’ with influential guests as they share their thoughts and insights on the day’s discussions.

Guest calibre is extraordinarily high and in previous years has included political leaders, CEOs, chairmen and presidents.

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How to follow Davos

If you are already an Eikon subscriber or have an Eikon Messenger standalone account, great news!

Simply request access to the GMF and you’ll be able to follow the Davos discussions via desktop, mobile or web browser.

You can also register for a free Eikon Messenger account. Registration is easy and takes only two minutes to complete.

Eikon subscribers can also use our Davos Eikon app to get all the latest WEF news, live video streaming and on-demand clips by searching ‘Davos 2018’ in Eikon.

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