Davos—the World Economic Forum’s gathering of the world’s most powerful people held every year in a Swiss mountain resort—will be delayed until early summer 2021 because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
- The weeklong event is one of the largest, most high-profile gatherings of political figures, top CEOs and thought leaders from around the world.
- Notable 2020 attendees included President Donald Trump, climate activist Greta Thunberg, JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, European Central Bank president Christine Lagarde and billionaire investor George Soros.
- The 2021 meeting was originally scheduled for January.
- In a statement to the press on Wednesday, the World Economic Forum said that they would hold digital “Davos Dialogues” during the week of January 25.
- Details of the rescheduled conference over the summer have not yet been announced.
“The decision was not taken easily, since the need for global leaders to come together to design a common recovery path and shape the ‘Great Reset’ in the post-Covid-19 era is so urgent,” Adrian Monck, the WEF’s managing director of public engagement, said in a statement. “However, the advice from experts is that we cannot do so safely in January.”