Singapore to host World Economic Forum Special Annual Meeting in May

WEFZURICH: The World Economic Forum (WEF) will convene its Special Annual Meeting in Singapore next year from May 13 to May 16. 

The event will be the first global leadership event to address worldwide recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, said WEF in a press release on Monday (Dec 7). 

"This in-person meeting will bring together leaders to focus on shaping solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges," it added. 

The meeting is usually held in Davos, Switzerland every year. "The change in location reflects the Forum’s priority of safeguarding the health and safety of participants and the host community," said WEF.

"After careful consideration, and in light of the current situation with regards to COVID-19 cases, it was decided that Singapore was best placed to hold the meeting."

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