Davos World Economic Forum postponed due to Omicron variant – Money

Davos | While it was to be held next January, the World Economic Forum in Davos is postponed until the summer 2022. | Source: Getty Images

The World Economic Forum is postponing its annual summit in Davos, Switzerland, due to “ l ‘persistent uncertainty ‘ regarding the Omicron variant. This is the last major international gathering to be postponed or canceled as the Omicron variant continues to spread rapidly.

While it was to take place in January, the World Economic Forum of Davos is postponed until early summer. Instead, several State of the World sessions will be held. According to the organizers of the summit, despite the “rigorous” health protocols in place, “the transmissibility of the Omicron variant and its impact on travelers as well as on mobility made the postponement necessary. ”

Founded in 740, the World Economic Forum generally attracts a large number of world leaders and personalities from the business world. All of these actors come together to discuss various pressing issues, although this summit is often criticized for its supposed “disconnection”. The organizers of the World Economic Forum have decided to postpone the physical summit initially planned from 12 to 21 January 2022. The new summit date has not yet been announced.

Davos is not the only major international summit to be postponed since the discovery of the Omicron variant last month. The WTO has declared to postpone to an undetermined date the ministerial conference scheduled for Geneva from late November to early December. Article translated from Forbes US – Author: Téa Kvetenadze

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