On Monday January 15th, the World Economic Forum will begin their 54th Annual Meeting as hundreds of heads of government, representatives of international organizations, civil society “leaders”, so-called experts, and media outlets gather in Davos, Switzerland. The WEF has announced the theme of their 54th annual meeting: Rebuilding Trust.
Interestingly, this is the same theme they used in 2021. It’s no surprise that the WEF continues their focus on building trust after they have become enemy number one of millions of people around the world since 2020. The WEF says the meeting will “restore collective agency” and reinforce the “principles of transparency, consistency and accountability” among world leaders.
Expected attendees of the WEF 2024 gathering include Antony Blinken, US Secretary of State; Jake Sullivan, US National Security Adviser, as well as representatives from the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.
Some of the presidents and heads of state include Li Qiang, Premier of the People’s Republic of China; Emmanuel Macron, President of France; Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission; Javier Milei, recently elected President of Argentina; Han Duck-soo, Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea; Pedro Sánchez, Prime Minister of Spain; Viola Amherd, President of the Swiss Confederation 2024; and Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine.