Attracting the 2500 biggest names in business, politics, academia and the arts, the WEF’s yearly get-together adds stardust to any Excel sheet. Now in its 46th year, 2016’s theme of “mastering the fourth industrial revolution” will be discussed in over 250 sessions by the likes of Credit Suisse CEO Tidjane Thiam and Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella. “We must have a comprehensive and globally shared understanding of how technology is changing our lives and that of future generations, transforming the economic, social, ecological and cultural contexts in which we live,” says Klaus Schwab, the organisation’s founder and executive chairman. With a mission to improve the state of the world, this is a high-level affair – in every sense.
Who goes? World leaders, captains of industry and the odd pop star
When is it? 20th – 23rd January 2016
Where to fly: St Gallen (ACH) is the perfect pick for hassle-free transfers
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