A security guard show the way to a man outside of the Davos Congress Centre under snow ahead of the opening of the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting, in Davos, eastern Switzerland.
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It’s that time of the year again: Policymakers, politicians, bankers, activists, journalists and a swathe of cameras are descending upon the snowy peaks of Davos for the World Economic Forum (WEF).
Once branded the playground for the elite epitomized by the stereotypical Champagne swashing “Davos Man,” this year the gathering ostensibly seems to be morphing into one epitomized by a “Davos Everyone.”
The theme is a much more inclusive “Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World.” Headliners include President Donald Trump and Chancellor Angela Merkel plus one new addition: Greta Thunberg, the teenage activist who traveled around the world in 2019 warning about the perils of climate change.
A global risks report published by WEF last week concurred: For the…