Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese premier Xi Jinping will likely be among the many high world leaders who will take part within the six-day online Davos Agenda Summit of the World Economic Forum (WEF), starting on Sunday. In what might be the primary main international summit of the 12 months, the occasion will see greater than 1,000 international leaders, together with heads of state and authorities, CEOs and chairmen of massive firms, heads of multilateral organisations as additionally members of academia and civil society, focus on financial, environmental, social and technological challenges following the COVID-19 pandemic.
The WEF stated there can be 15 particular addresses from G20 heads of state and authorities and worldwide organisations throughout the summit from January 24-29. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will ship his handle on Thursday.
Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and Petroleum and Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, as additionally enterprise leaders reminiscent of Anand Mahindra, Salil Parekh and Shobana Kamineni can be amongst different audio system from India.
While the WEF will host its bodily annual assembly in May in Singapore, as towards the common venue of the Swiss ski resort city of Davos, the Geneva-based organisation is internet hosting this online occasion, named ‘Davos Agenda’ across the identical time it typically hosts its yearly congregation of the wealthy and highly effective of the world.
The occasion has been billed as a platform that can see high world leaders ship particular addresses and have interaction in dialogue with enterprise leaders at first of a “essential 12 months to rebuild belief”.
The opening ceremony on Sunday night will start with a welcome handle by WEF Founder and Executive Chairman Klaus Schwab, adopted by a particular handle by Swiss Confederation President Guy Parmelin, presentation of the annual Crystal Awards and the world premiere of “See Me: A Global Concert.”
The live performance will likely be introduced as a shared expression of belief, connection and hope and it options orchestras and choirs in Beijing, Drakensberg, Florence, Kabul, Philadelphia, Vienna and Sao Paulo, with the cellist Yo-Yo Ma and music director Marin Alsop.
The live performance was filmed on location regardless of the COVID-19 challenges.
Chinese President Xi Jinping will ship a particular handle on Monday, whereas the day may also see a number of classes together with on the COVID-19 disaster, restoring financial progress and stakeholder capitalism. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres may also handle a session.
On Tuesday, the audio system would come with South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron, as additionally IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva.
Republic of Korea President Moon Jae-in, Italy Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are among the many listed audio system for Wednesday.
On Thursday, along with Modi, Jordan King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein and Argentina President Alberto Fernandez may also ship their particular addresses.
Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga will communicate on Friday, the final day of the summit.
On Monday, Schwab may also launch his newest guide, titled ‘Stakeholder Capitalism: A Global Economy that Works for Progress, People and Planet.’ It explores how societies can construct the longer term post-COVID and builds on the WEF’s 50-year-old advocacy of the stakeholder strategy.
Other main audio system would come with Christine Lagarde, and Bill Gates, Punit Renjen of Deloitte, Brian T Moynihan of Bank of America, Al Gore, Ishaan Tharoor, Mark Carney, Angel Gurria of OECD, Ajay Banga, Okay T Rama Rao, Masayoshi Son of Softbank and Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of WHO.
The record of registered contributors additionally contains union ministers Nitin Gadkari, Smriti Irani and Piyush Goyal, together with high enterprise leaders reminiscent of Mukesh Ambani, Gautam Adani, Ravi Ruia, Rishad Premji, Pawan Munjal, Rajan Mittal, Sunil Mittal, Ajay Khanna, Ajit Gulabchand, Hari S Bhartia and Sanjiv Bajaj.
Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan, Tata Steel CEO T Narendran and Walmart CEO Doug McMillon are additionally amongst registered contributors.
The WEF’s Davos 2020 summit was the final main international occasion that happened earlier than nearly your entire world bought locked down because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The ‘Davos Agenda’ may also mark the launch of WEF’s “Great Reset Initiative” and start the preparation of the particular Annual Meeting within the spring, stated the Geneva-based entity, which describes itself as a world organisation for public-private cooperation.
Industry leaders and public figures will focus on methods to advance and speed up public-private collaboration on important points reminiscent of COVID-19 vaccination, job creation and local weather change, amongst others, in accordance with the WEF.
While the WEF annual assembly for 2021 will likely be held throughout May 13-16 in Singapore, the high-profile summit will return to Davos in 2022.
The conclusions from the Davos Agenda week will feed into process forces engaged on international points for the upcoming Special Annual Meeting in Singapore, the WEF stated.
(With PTI inputs)
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