2007 World Economic Forum in Davos

World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting 2007

The Shifting Power Equation
January 24-28
Davos, Switzerland

2,400 leaders in business, politics and science
attendees include commentator Arianna Huffington, musician Peter Gabriel and Linden Lab chairman Mitch Kapor

24 heads of state are due to attend including British Prime Minister Tony Blair

German Chancellor Angela Merkel gave the opening address

Iraqi Vice President Adil Abdul-Mahdi, Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi and Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Barham Saleh

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Israeli Vice Premier Shimon Peres, Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni and Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, Pakistan's prime minister Shaukat Aziz, the Arab League secretary-general Amr Moussa and the European Union's counter-terrorism coordinator

WEB 2.0
  • blogs, webscasts and Second Life allowed to participate (pose questions)
  • has its own blog and wiki
  • the WEF launched a 'bloggregator' to gather Davos-related news stories, blog posts and comments from across the web

    The World Economic Forum (WEF) is a Swiss think-tank created in 1971 by business professor Klaus Schwab. Although the annual meeting is held in Davos, the foundation is based in Geneva.