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18 Jan 2020 | 05:58 AM UTC

Switzerland: Davos-Klosters to host World Economic Forum January 21-24

Switzerland News Alert

The 50th World Economic Forum (WEF) will be held in Davos-Klosters from January 21-24; heightened security measures, crowded conditions, and associated protests expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 1/18/2020, 12:00 AM until 1/24/2020, 11:59 PM (Europe/Zurich). COUNTRY/REGION Davos

Event

Davos-Klosters will host the 50th annual World Economic Forum (WEF) from Tuesday, January 21, through Friday, January 24. Thousands of politicians and business leaders from around the world are expected to attend the events. Crowded conditions and an increased demand for accommodations and transportation services are anticipated in the city during the forum. Increased security measures, including an additional police presence, checkpoints, and road closures, are also expected around all venue sites. Demonstrations have also been held during previous forums and similar protests are possible.

Context

The World Economic Forum (WEF) takes place in Davos every January. The forum draws international economists, politicians, and media representatives to discuss solutions to global issues such as international trade restrictions, conflicts, poverty, and the environment.

Advice

Individuals present in Switzerland are advised to follow all instructions as issued by local authorities, to anticipate increased travel times due to enhanced security measures, and to avoid all demonstrations as a precaution.

 

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