The World Economic Forum finally confirmed the date of its annual meeting in Davos

File image of a view of the alpine resort of Davos, Switzerland (REUTERS / Arnd Wiegmann) (ARND WIEGMANN /)

The World Economic Forum will hold its annual meeting in 2022 in the Swiss resort town of Davos from May 22-26, it was reported Friday.

The Forum, based in Geneva, postponed the annual event in December a month ahead of schedule, citing the difficulties of holding such an in-person conference amid the spread of the variant omicron of the coronavirus.

“After all the virtual meetings that have taken place in the last two years, leaders from politics, business and civil society need to finally meet again in personForum founder and chairman Klaus Schwab said in a statement.

“We have to establish the atmosphere of trust what is really needed to accelerate collaborative action and address the multiple challenges we face,” he added.

The Forum will coordinate closely with the Swiss government regarding the public health situation, and He added that the meeting will be held as long as the necessary conditions are in place to guarantee the health and safety of the participants and the host community.

(With information from Reuters)

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