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Grüezi mitenand! For this week only, welcome to your daily Davos update.The World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting kicks off this evening with the Crystal Awards ceremony.

Highlights to look out for today

You don’t have to be in Davos to follow what’s going on. We’re livestreaming over 120 sessions. Here are some of today’s highlights.

IMF World Economic Outlook — Christine Lagarde and IMF economists launch the Fund’s annual forecast for the global economy.

Crystal Awards — Cate Blanchett, Sir Elton John and Shah Rukh Khan to receive the World Economic Forum’s 24th annual award for outstanding artistic achievement. Watch the ceremony live at 1715 GMT on 22 January 2018.


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On the Agenda — your pre-Davos reading list

Humans vs. machines. Can they replace us?

2018 will be a year for women to thrive, and for female empowerment to be firmly on the agenda.

“There is never a straight line to success.” Five leadership lessons from Sir Elton John.

The health of the planet is failing. How can we bring it back from the brink?

Can science bring us together when politics can’t? The power of big ideas.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is changing everything – from the way we relate to each other, to the way our economies work, to what it means to be human.
Shaping the Fourth Industrial Revolution – the sequel to Professor Klaus Schwab’s 2016 book – is your guide to navigating these global changes.

The World Economic Forum in the news

Pioneering women are leading at Davos (New York Times)

Merkel to stand up for Europe in Davos (Bloomberg)

Africans should be makers of technology: Global Shapers (CNBC Africa)

Three packed Davos days for Solberg (Dagens Naering)

Davos sous le signe du réveil européen (Le Temps)

With some 70 heads of state or government, 1,900 business leaders, over 200 media leaders from all around the world, and hundreds of representatives from civil society, the young generation, technologists and the world’s top minds, Davos 2018 is set to be an extraordinary meeting.

Thanks for joining us. 🙏

Adrian Monck

World Economic ForumRte de la Capite 91-93 • Cologny • Geneva CH-1223

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