First Time around World Economic open form was canceled due to Public death threats As anger against the WEF has grown since the pandemic, various employees and attendees have received increasing levels of abuse with some even receiving death threats. Yann Zopf, head of media at WEF, said about the threats:
“We receive dozens of threats every day on social media and by email. But it also happens that employees and attendees of the forum are approached personally.
Even the application form for jobs at the WEF on its homepage is misused for insults of all kinds.”
Zopf added that security at this year’s Open Forum could not be guaranteed.
“We have informed the authorities and are working closely with them.
The decision to cancel the event was very difficult for us. Everyone should be able to take part in the events and discussions, that is the idea of the Open Forum.”Ref1, ref 2
Unfortunately due to health and security reasons the Open Forum won’t be taking place in January 2022.
Looking forward to seeing you again in 2023. Read More
Klaus Schwab’s World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, deferred from January 2022 to summer
“because of the Omicron outbreak.”
Geneva, 20 December 2021 – The World Economic Forum will defer its Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, in the light of continued uncertainty over the Omicron outbreak.
The Annual Meeting was scheduled to take place in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland between 17-21 January, 2022. It is now planned for early summer.
The health and safety of everyone involved in physical meetings – participants, collaborators and the host community – have always been the Forum’s priority. Read More