The World Economic Forum has announced its decision to postpone the upcoming annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, due to safety concerns and in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.
The meeting, originally scheduled for January in the Alpine ski resort, will be rescheduled to “early next summer,” according to Adrian Monck, managing director of public engagement at the Forum.
“The decision was not taken easily, since the need for global leaders to come together to design a common recovery path and shape the ‘Great Reset’ in the post-COVID-19 era is so urgent,” Monck said in a statement. “However, the advice from experts is that we cannot do so safely in January.”
The World Economic Forum’s annual summit in Davos is routinely one of the globe’s largest collections of world leaders and corporate executives.
This year’s gathering, which took place over four days starting 21st January, featured commentary from U.S. President Donald Trump, European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde and climate activist Greta Thunberg.