The World Economic Forum (WEF) has moved its annual meeting from winter to summer 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. This is reported on Wednesday, August 26, in a statement on the forum’s website.
The 2021 WEF Annual Meeting is scheduled for early summer.
“This decision was not easy, as it is urgently necessary for world leaders to come together to determine a joint path to recovery and a“ big reset ”in the era of COVID-19,” the words of WEF Executive Director Adrian Monk are quoted in the message.
The forum was originally supposed to take place in January, but Monk, relying on expert opinion, noted that there was no way to organize it safely.
The WEF Executive Director indicated that the Davos Dialogues Summit will be held digitally from January 25, during which global leaders will share their views on the state of the world in 2021.
On June 19, it became known that the holding of the Eastern Economic Forum was postponed from 2020 to September 2021.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Russian Investment Forum in Sochi and the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) were also canceled in 2020 .
The Yalta International Economic Forum (YIEF) has been postponed indefinitely.