World Economic Forum 2021 Annual Meeting moved to Singapore over coronavirus concern
iexclusive News Nigeria reports that the World Economic Forum has announced a change of venue for the 2021 Special Annual General Meeting, from Switzerland to Singapore due to coronavirus pandemic.
The World Economic Forum Special Annual Meeting is set to hold between 13th- 16th of May, 2021 in Singapore and returned back to its traditional venue of Davos-Klosters in Switzerland for the next Annual General meeting of 2022.
According to the press release, the shift of the venue became imperative after a careful review of the current COVID pandemic, with Singapore being better placed for the event.
With this, the World Economic Forum strongly believes that the change in venue reflects the forum’s priority of safeguarding the health and safety of participants and the host institution.
What you need to know
The World Economic Forum is committed to improve the state of the world and the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation.
The Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.
The Special Annual Meeting 2021 in Singapore will be the first global leadership event to address worldwide recovery from covid pandemic.
This in-person meeting will bring together leaders to focus on shaping solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.
Further details will be communicated in due course.
In anticipation of the Special Annual Meeting 2021, the World Economic Forum will initially host the Global Technology Governance Summit in Tokyo from 6-7 April 2021.
The change in location reflects the Forum’s priority of safeguarding the health and safety of participants and the host community.
After careful consideration, and in light of the current situation with regards to COVID-19 cases, it was decided that Singapore was best placed to hold the meeting.’’
In addition, commenting on the rationale behind this year special Annual Meeting, the Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, Klaus Schwab said:
“A global leadership summit is of crucial importance to address how we can recover together”
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