China News Agency, Davos, May 23 (Reporter De Yongjian) From white snow to green grass, the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (Davos Forum) opened in the spring on the 23rd.
A total of more than 400 meetings were held one after another to explore "government policies and corporate strategies in historical turning points".
On the morning of the 23rd local time, Schwab, the founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, announced the opening of the forum and welcomed everyone to "Davos in Spring".
After the outbreak of the new crown pneumonia in 2020, the Davos Forum was forced to suspend for two years. This forum is the first time since the Davos Forum was established in 1971 to hold a meeting in May instead of January.
In his opening speech, Schwab introduced that from May 23 to 26, the forum will hold more than 400 meetings focusing on "government policies and corporate strategies in historical turning points", focusing on the situation in Russia and Ukraine, the new crown pneumonia epidemic, climate change, issues of the global economy.
Schwab specifically mentioned that due to factors such as high inflation and low economic growth, the global economic outlook has aroused great concern, and it is more likely that tens of millions of people will fall into poverty or even die of famine. Therefore, the forum will pay special attention to food crisis, etc.
Schwab also pointed out that the current global political, economic, social and ecological issues are interrelated, and the crisis cannot be resolved by relying solely on the government, enterprises or civil society. Take responsibility and work together to act together.
According to the data released by the forum, about 2,500 people attended the forum, including more than 50 dignitaries; Schwab said at the forum briefing held on May 18 that he hoped that global dignitaries and leaders from all walks of life would "rebuild connections" at the meeting. , exchange ideas, and advance solutions.
In addition to the "first-ever" conference held in the spring, another major "feature" of this Davos Forum is the introduction of epidemic prevention measures: all participants must submit a negative nucleic acid test certificate within 72 hours, and must accept it again within 24 hours after registration Nucleic acid testing, and air purifiers are also installed in some conference rooms.