Davos: A rough guide to the World Economic Forum

It's that time of year when the rich, powerful and downright famous head to a Swiss mountain village to discuss the big issues of the day and attempt to put the world to rights.
The World Economic Forum (WEF) has grown from a small huddle in the 1970s, when it was started by the academic Klaus Schwab, to hosting more than 2,500 participants, of which more than 1,000 are chief executives or company chairs and more than 40 are world leaders.
This year, the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Will.i.am and Formula 1's Sebastian Vettel will be jostling for pole position against Bill Gates, Bono, Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras and Canada's Justin Trudeau. The refugee crisis, climate change and rising interest rates are likely to be among the big themes.


Source: bbc.com

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