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World Economic Forum in Davos

The WEF’s annual meeting convenes global leaders from across business, government, academia and civil society in Switzerland for strategic dialogues which map the key transformations reshaping the world.

World Economic Forum in Davos
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) speaks with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi during a bilateral meeting on the sideline of the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting on January 22, 2015 in Davos. (AFP/Getty Images)
World Economic Forum in Davos
Managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde speaks during a session of the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting on January 22, 2015 in Davos. Ukraine has asked the IMF for a new and broader rescue package, and will seek to renegotiate its debt with bond holders, officials said as the war-torn country fights to save its reeling economy. (AFP/Getty Images)
World Economic Forum in Davos
Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko holds a part of a damaged commuter bus hit by a rocket strike near Volnovakha that killed 13 people as he speaks during a session of the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting on January 21, 2015 in Davos. Global business leaders are very downbeat on the potential for economic growth in 2015, a closely watched survey said, bringing a gloomy start to the World Economic Forum in Davos. (AFP/Getty Images)
World Economic Forum in Davos
French president Francois Hollande attends a plenary session at the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting on January 23, 2015 in Davos. (AFP/Getty Images)
World Economic Forum in Davos
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi gestures during a speech at the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting on January 23, 2015 in Davos. (AFP/Getty Images)
World Economic Forum in Davos
(Lt R) Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson, United Nations Special Adviser on Post-2015 Development Planning Amina Mohammed and Coldplay British band singer Chris Martin pose among snowmen during a photo op of 'The action2015'campaign on the sideline of the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting on January 22, 2015 in Davos. 193 snowmen, one for every country in the world have been built in a square of Davos calling FAO (UN Food and Agriculture Organization), action on poverty, inequality and climate change. (AFP/Getty Images)