As the annual general meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) draws to an end in Davos, we reflect on a hectic week of networking, brainstorming, protesting – and queuing.
The 3,000 or so statesmen, business leaders, scientists and activists from around the world will be packing up on Friday and heading off to do their moving and shaking elsewhere. Some 500 journalists will do the same.
WEF 2019 didn’t have the big political names of previous years – domestic woes meant US President Donald Trump, British Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron all pulled out – but princes, popstars and the (paying) public all rubbed shoulders without incident in the Swiss mountain resort, attending debates, workshops and presentations.
swissinfo.ch was also there, of course, reporting on a wide range of issuesexternal link including gender equality, the role of technology in the future of food and pharmacology, and environmental pollution.
What were the highlights (or lowlights) of the 49th gathering for you?