The World Economic Forum (WEF) 2021 will take place online
The World Economic Forum (WEF) 2021 was kicked off January 24 with the Crystal Awards event held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Before the awards ceremony, WEF founder Klaus Schwab gave the opening speech with a video message, affirming that 2021 will be a year when the world is free of pandemic a “more flexible, inclusive and sustainable” way. .
The Crystal Awards are intended to honor artists who have made a remarkable contribution to improving the status quo of the world. This year African-British architect David Adjaye and Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado were among the honorees.
According to the plan, world leaders began online Davos conferences from January 25 instead of the traditional annual format in Switzerland. In the context of a deep global economic crisis, the agenda of the conference includes rising unemployment and debt, rising income inequality as well as climate change.
The WEF is now expecting to hold a live video summit in Singapore next May.