Your day-by-day guide to Davos 2018

Impressions from the Annual Meeting 2018 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, January 22, 2018.Copyright by World Economic Forum / Sandra Blaser

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Good news: you don’t have to brave the snow to follow what’s going on in Davos. We’ll be livestreaming over 120 sessions, and you can follow us all through the week on our liveblog and across social media.

From insect DNA to IPOs, the programme is a diverse creature as we explore what it means to “create a shared future in a fractured world.” Below is a snapshot of some of the daily highlights.

Monday, January 22nd

We tip our woolly hats at artists who improve the world on the eve of our annual meeting.

1715 GMT

Crystal Awards: Cate Blanchett, Sir Elton John and Shah Rukh Khan will receive the World Economic Forum’s 24th annual award for cultural leaders who make a positive impact on society.

Tuesday, January 23rd

Davos gets underway in earnest on Tuesday with addresses from the leaders of India and Canada, as well as a session on ending sexual harassment.

0830 GMT

Meet the Co-Chairs of the Annual Meeting: Seven women are leading the week’s discussions, from the Prime Minister of Norway to the CEO of IBM.

1015 GMT

Opening Plenary with Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India: Find out what lies ahead for the world’s fastest growing major economy.

1300 GMT

An Insight, An Idea with Cate Blanchet: The actor and Crystal Award winner will share her thoughts on building a world of solidarity.

1400 GMT

An Insight, An Idea with Shah Rukh Khan: The “King of Bollywood” and Crystal Award winner will talk about women’s empowerment in India.

1430 GMT

Gender, Power and Stemming Sexual Harassment: The Vice-President of Microsoft joins Canada’s Minister of Women and other leaders.

1630 GMT

Special Address by Justin Trudeau: Canada’s Prime Minister will share his thoughts on the role of business and empowering women.

Wednesday, January 24th

The future of Europe will be in the spotlight as we hear from Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron, while Brazil's President Michel Temer gives an update on Latin America's biggest economy.

09:25 GMT

Special Address by Michel Temer, President of Brazil: Following recent growth in Latin America’s largest economy, the republic’s president will address participants.

10.30 GMT

Enabling eCommerce: Small Enterprises, Global Players: Alibaba chief Jack Ma and the WTO’s Roberto Azevedo will join a group debate on entrepreneurship.

13:00 GMT

An Insight, An Idea with Emmerson Mnangagwa: A one-on-one interview with the newly appointed Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

13:20 GMT

Special Address by Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany: The German chancellor is expected to speak on the future of Europe.

16:30 GMT

Special Address by Emmanuel Macron, President of France: According to his team, the French president is in Davos to “propose his international vision for the world of tomorrow.”

Thursday, January 25th

Another big day at Davos, with a focus on the road ahead for the G20 and insights from fearless education campaigner, Malala Yousafzai.

0800 GMT
An Insight, An Idea with Malala Yousafzai:
The education activist who survived being shot by the Taliban shares her thoughts.

1000 GMT

1020 GMT

Special Address by Mauricio Macri, President of Argentina: The Chair of the G20 on the agenda for 2018.

1300 GMT

Special Address by Theresa May, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom: The UK’s relationship with Europe is in the spotlight as Brexit talks continue.

Friday, January 26

On the last day of Davos, all eyes will turn to President Trump’s special address.

1000 GMT

Future Shocks: Cyberwar without rules: How will the technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution impact the future of war?

1300 GMT

Special Address by Donald Trump, President of the United States of America: The leader of the world’s biggest economy will address participants.

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