Nearly two years after the start of global disruptions due to COVID-19, economies, societies and organizations are continuing to grapple with the unpredictable trajectory of the virus.
During the week that participants were meant to come together in Davos – 17-21 January 2022 – the Forum will instead host a series of virtual plenaries aligned with the Annual Meeting objective of orienting global leaders on the imperatives of the year ahead.
Featuring a mix of visionary “state of the world” special addresses and ambitious high-level leadership panels focusing on critical collective challenges, the Davos Agenda will mobilize heads of state and government, business leaders, international organizations and civil society to share their outlook, insights and plans relating to the most urgent global issues. The meeting will also provide a platform for connection, enabling the public to watch and interact, through livestreamed sessions, social media polling and virtual connections.
Radically different pandemic experiences have exacerbated generational, geographical, political and economic divides.
Global responses are lacking and the pandemic’s trajectory – as well as a range of other global challenges – will remain unmanageable unless leaders execute solutions together. Now more than ever, the world needs to come together.