Davos is a small Alpine town in Switzerland which has held the World Economic Forum (WEF) since 1971. The event was first held in 1971 and was originally named the European Management Forum before being renamed in 1987.
This year, the World Economic Forum began on January 23 and will come to an end today, January 26, 2018.
The WEF is a place where some of the world’s most power individuals meet – leaders and CEOs of multinational corporations, (celebrities) come together to discuss a range of topics as it affects the globe (economy, commodity prices, environmental issues amongst others).
Attendees take part in panel discussions, on-stage interviews and listen to keynote speeches.
In all this, Nigeria is not left out of the event as Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo led Nigerian delegates to the summit for this year. The Nigerian delegates includes: Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Okey Enelamah, and the Special Adviser on Economic Matters to the President, Adeyemi Dipeolu.
At the summit, Osinbajo spoke with selected investors at an interactive session, he also spoke at a panel on migration issue. He met and spoke with Facebook’s COO, Sheryl Sandberg and explored the Tech Hub in Davos.
The Vice President also met with a delegation of the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), led by Hiroyuki Ishige, the organisation’s Chairman and CEO.
Osinbajo, alongside Aliko Dangote and the Budget Minister Udoma Udo Udoma, also met with billionaire Bill Gates.
See some photos from the forum below:
Today being the final day of the summit, President Donald Trump of the United States will be addressing attendees making him the first US President to speak at the event.
Trump who was in attendance yesterday, will be among 70 Heads of State or Government Officials who are expected to be on hand, along with hundreds of business executives, academics, government officials, and artists.
Other leaders in the summit are UK Prime Minister Theresa May, French President Emmanuel Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Meanwhile the world is waiting in anticipation of what Trump’s address will focus on. Will he attack globalisation and promote America First economic policies or try to repair relations with some of the many people he has offended?
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