What happens in Davos every year?

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Davos is an Alpine resort town and a municipality in the Prättigau/Davos Region in the canton of Graubünden, Switzerland. It has a permanent population of 10,832 (2020). Davos is located on the river Landwasser, in the Rhaetian Alps, between the Plessur and Albula Ranges. 

So this is Davos! But why is Davos always mentioned every year? Well, the talk of the town is the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting.

The World Economic Forum (WEF) is an annual gathering shaped by a carefully curated mix of public, private, international and academic organizations. It hosts thousands of business executives, Economists, thought Leaders and Young activists that flawlessly blend together to impact critical global issues and stimulate progress positively.

By reading this, you are already skeptical, like, what is the correlation between Startups and the WEF? By this post’s end, we hope we have given you some insight!

First of all, we need to clarify that the flagship event of the World Economic Forum is the invitation-only annual meeting which brings together CEOs from its 1,000 member companies, as well as selected politicians, representatives from academia, NGOs, religious leaders, and the media.

This year’s World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, “Cooperation in a Fragmented World”, will take place on 16-20 January

On the grounds of WEF, a series of satellite events take place in the form of open/public events as well as private/invitation-only events. These satellite events stretch away on a series of topics such as Climate Change, Policy Making, and topics within the spectrum of the Startup Ecosystem. Davos transforms into the perfect place for tech giants, unicorns, consulting firms, big banks, economists, investors, innovators, thought leaders and Policymakers who seek opportunities to meet, network, invest, make deals, and find the next startup gem. 

An example of such an event is the World Innovation Economics 4th Annual Event, which this year is co-hosted by Startup Greece on 18 January. It is a private event and brings together startups and investors with the best prospects in tech and business. (Learn more here)

Therefore, being in Davos during the days of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting enables you to network with investors, “hard-to-reach” policymakers and thought leaders with a direct impact on the startup Ecosystem.

 

What if we told you there is a way for you to access all these? 

The SG Delegation at Davos can provide you with the unique opportunity to be in the environment of Davos during the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting. By taking part, you have the chance to:

Find more about how you can participate in the SG Delegation at Davos on 15-20 January at the following link: https://bit.ly/SGDelegations_Davos. All you need to do is to apply until 30 November!

We hope this short summary gave you more insight into DAVOS, and we look forward to seeing you there!

 

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Disclaimer: Startup Greece is not affiliated with the World Economic Forum and the events it organizes, nor it provides access to its organized events.

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