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28 Jan, 2009

This is no normal year

Posted by: Marian Salzman In: Davos| World Economic Forum

In normal years Davos is a welcome getaway for busy leaders, who get some valuable time to reflect and network in luxury with their peers in politics, business and science. In normal years, it’s important but not vital. But this isn’t a normal year, and this year Davos feels vital.
The theme is “Shaping the Post-Crisis [...]

27 Jan, 2009

To Davos or not?

Posted by: Marian Salzman In: Davos| World Economic Forum| reboot

While BusinessWeek reports record attendance at Davos this year, some heads of state and business have their hands full at home—or are they staying away for the sake of image? Timothy Geithner had to be in Washington to face confirmation hearings Monday. California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is at home dealing with his state’s financial shortfall, [...]