Some World Economic Forum Sessions Open for Public

Davos: The high-profile WEF meeting here will not be entirely for the elite only as some of the 300-odd sessions will be open to general public and few sessions would connect with millennials in select few cities worldwide, including Delhi, Bangalore and Ahmedabad in India.

The Open Forum Davos, that runs parallel to the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2016, would be organising a series of panel discussions from January 20-22, open to the public.

A slew of topics, including global economic outlook, secrecy in the digital age and the refugee crisis, would be discussed. Heads of state or government of five countries, chief executives of multinational corporations and Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz, among others, would be panelists.

Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Lafven, Serbia's President Tomislav Nikolic, Switzerland's President Johann N Schneider-Ammann, President of the Swiss Confederation and Federal Councillor of Economic Affairs, Education and Research of Switzerland would be among the participants.

Meanwhile, 50 people under the age of 30 years from different parts of the world would be part of the WEF annual meeting to bring millennial perspectives to the agenda.

"As part of the Shaping Davos series, Global Shapers engage local communities in more than 20 cities, including Accra, Ahmedabad, Islamabad, Mexico City, Moscow, Mumbai and Rabat who will connect to Davos in live two-way video conversations," a release said.

Global Shapers are young leaders between the ages of 20 and 30 years who self-organise to make an impact in their local communities.

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