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
from Mashable! by Vadim Lavrusik
from Mashable! by Sarah Kessler
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.”
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.
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.
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:
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:
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.
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