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Davos summed up in one photo

from FP Passport by Joshua Keating

Turkeys deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan ...

Turkey’s deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Coordination of the Economy Ali Babacan attends a session at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, January 28, 2011. Organisers and CEOs at the annual Davos meeting projected cautious confidence in the global economy as the event opened on Wednesday, pointing to numerous risks which could yet derail a still-fragile recovery.? Read more » REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

Leaders React to Communication Blackout at World Economic Forum in Davos [VIDEO]

from Mashable! by Vadim Lavrusik

Davos leaders: Save the euro, and the planet

from Hurriyet Dailynews
France’s president tried to save the reputation of Europe and its currency, battered by debt crises and worries about whether the continent is being steamrolled by speedier eastern economies.

Turkey buries the hatchet, returns to Davos

from Hurriyet Dailynews by ISTANBUL – Daily News with wires
Two years after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan stormed out of a Davos panel saying he was ?finished? with the World Economic Forum, the Turkish government is back at the annual meeting. At the 41st summit, the country is being represented by Deputy Prime Minister in charge of the Economy Ali Babacan, with Finance Minister Mehmet Şimşek and Central Bank Gov. Durmuş Yılmaz expected to join him

HOW TO: Follow Davos Using Social Media

from Mashable! by Sarah Kessler

WEF; DAVOS Protest Photos

World Economic Forum begins with extensive social media coverage

from Editors Weblog – all postings by Emma Heald


As the 2011 World Economic Forum starts today in Davos, Switzerland, there are abundant ways in which interested public can follow the activity via various different social media. In fact, the Forum has introduced a ‘Social Media Corner’ in the congress centre, to “serve as the central social hub to reach out to the general public to discuss a range of topics.”

INSIDE DAVOS: The World?s Elites Just Invaded This Tiny Town [PICS]

from Mashable! by Pete Cashmore

Every year about 2,200 of the world?s top businesspeople, political leaders and selected journalists gather in Davos, Switzerland to discuss the biggest issues affecting the world and how to solve them. The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, referred to simply as ?Davos? by attendees, turns the sleepy Swiss skiing town into a mecca for the world?s elite.

INSIDE DAVOS: What It?s Like Inside One of the World?s Most Exclusive Conferences [PICS]

from Mashable! by Pete Cashmore

We?re reporting this week from the World Economic Forum, in which top businesspeople, politicians, influencers and media gather to discuss the world?s biggest problems and how to solve them. One part of that solution will be technology, and we?re here to learn how tech is reshaping industries, communities and countries.

Davos Excludes Half the World as Women Miss 30% Threshold

from Hurriyet Dailynews by NEW YORK – Bloomberg
Manhattan investment banker Jane Gladstone unwrapped the eyeshades for her 10:45 p.m. Swiss International Airlines AG flight to Zurich last January, and then didn?t sleep a wink.

The high Davos pricetag

from FP Passport by Elizabeth Dickinson

How much would you pay for a change to hobnob with political and economic elite… and presumably Bono? If you’re attending the World Economic Forum in Davos this week — hailed as a forum for sorting out the world’s trickiest issues — the answer is quite a lot, as Andrew Ross Sorkin points out in the New York Times‘s Dealbook today:

Davos Woman

from FP Passport by Joshua Keating

Several years ago, the late political scientist and FP co-founder Sam Huntington coined the phrase Davos Man to describe the lifestyles and worldviews of habitues of the global confab. Thanks to new gender equity policies instituted by the organizers this year, a more gender-neutral moniker may be required:

7 digital trends at Davos 2011 [World Economic Forum talk]

by Loïc Le Meur

It’s my 9th Davos in a row and I am lucky to be invited to speak twice this year, I’m giving a talk on future trends “digital convergence” in David Kirkpatrick‘s session and I moderate my own dinner on “social networking addiction” tonight, both are over-registered (the WEF keeps the sessions small) which makes my day.

Welcome to Davos

from BBC News | Europe | World Edition
Day 1 of the global leaders’ gathering in pictures

Trying to reassure Davos forum, Russian leader says bombings can happen anywhere

from Wash Post Europe by Kathy Lally

MOSCOW – President Dmitry Medvedev, describing Russia as welcoming investment and global engagement, told world economic leaders Wednesday evening that this week’s suicide bombing at a busy Moscow airport could have happened anywhere and suggested that his country is weary of being lectured abou…

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