Bommai, Jagan and Thackeray: Heads of state line up for WEF Davos meeting

As the world’s rich and powerful prepare for their annual talk fest in the Swiss ski resort of Davos, a number of Indian heads of state plan to join them in telling the world their stories of growth. respective.

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj S Bommai and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy are expected to be in Davos for the 2022 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting from May 22-26, while Maharashtra Minister and Son Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, Aditya Thackeray, as well as Telangana Minister and State Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao’s son, KT Rama Rao, would be there.

Additionally, the government of Tamil Nadu is also likely to set up a special lounge in Davos for the duration of the WEF summit, while the leaders of some other Indian states are also likely to visit the Swiss resort at this time. the.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and some senior union ministers are also expected to attend the Davos summit of the WEF, one of the most high-profile congregations of world leaders, but there has been no official announcement so far regarding their participation.

At least 100 Indian CEOs, as well as hundreds of business and political leaders from around the world have already registered for the five-day event.

The annual meeting is expected to bring together more than 300 public figures, including heads of state and government from around the world.

The annual summit, which was originally scheduled to be held in January but had to be postponed due to the emergence of the Omicron variant of the deadly COVID-19 virus, will start on May 22 and run until May 26.

The meeting will be held under the theme “History at a Crossroads: Government Policies and Business Strategies” and organizers expect it “to provide time and space for meaningful in-person exchanges that have been impossible on this scale since the start of the pandemic”.

“More than 2,000 participants, including world leaders from business, media and civil society, will contribute their expertise and ideas to more than 400 sessions. The meeting will also bring together 300 public figures, including heads of state and government and heads of international organizations as ministers of foreign affairs, economy, finance, trade, energy and a range of additional portfolios from the G7, G20 and other economies concerned,” the WEF said in an update.

The Geneva-based WEF, which describes itself as an international organization for public-private cooperation, has held its annual meeting in Davos every January for almost 50 years, but it could not take place in a physical format in 2021 due of COVID-19. 19, while the 2022 edition had to be postponed from January to May.

Already registered participants from India include a large number of CEOs and other public figures.

These include Gautam Adani of Adani Group, Mukesh Ambani of Reliance Industries and his two children Isha and Akash, Sanjiv Bajaj of Bajaj Finserv, Kumar Mangalam Birla of Aditya Birla Group, N Chandrasekaran of Tata Sons, Amitabh Chaudhry of Axis Bank, Roshni Nadar Malhotra of HCL Tech, Infosys Salil Parekh, Adar Poonawalla of Serum Institute, Rishad Premji of Wipro, Vijay Shekhar Sharma of Paytm, Sumant Sinha of ReNew Power and TV Narendran of Tata Steel.

It is expected to be the first event of this scale to be attended by international leaders from all walks of life, including government, business and civil society.

Several sessions of the week-long summit are expected to focus on India, in addition to issues of global importance such as the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russian-Ukrainian conflict.

More than 100 Indian participants are expected, making it one of the largest blocks in the world at the event, which is also expected to be attended in large numbers by government and business leaders from countries such as the States United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France and China.

One of the official sessions will be on ‘Strategic Perspectives on India’, while there will be another on ‘India’s Energy Transition’.

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