Record attendance expected at World Economic Forum

More than 2,500 participants from over 140 countries are expected to take part in the 45th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos this month.

David Cameron at World Economic Forum, Davos 2014
David Cameron at World Economic Forum, Davos 2014
The Forum, which will take place from 21-24 January in Davos-Klosters in Switzerland, will welcome 1,500 business leaders, as well as over 300 heads of state and government members, including prime ministers, presidents and chancellors.

Also attending will be the heads of the world’s leading civil society organisations, 14 Nobel laureates, and senior editorial figures in global media.

Participants at the meeting will converse on ways to stimulate peace-making efforts worldwide. The World Economic Forum will also launch ten initiatives at the meeting, focusing on areas such as infrastructure finance and the future of the global financial system.

Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, said: "Today’s leaders are facing challenges that are unprecedented in their complexity, velocity and interconnectedness. Finding a way to navigate these successfully in 2015 is, therefore, a critical priority for every leader, not just to ensure sustainable growth, but to rebuild trust.  

"The Annual Meeting, by bringing together the Forum’s diverse multi-stakeholder community, aims to provide the means to identify answers to these challenges as well as the coalitions of partners necessary to create positive, transformative change."

The programme of meetings taking place at the Forum, as well as the list of participants, will be released on 14 January.

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