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Davos 2019: Here's all that has been happening at the WEF's Annual Summit

Updated : 2019-07-19 12:32:38

The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum — the Davos Summit — was kicked off on Monday in the Swiss ski town of Davos amid a gloomy outlook for the world economy and calls for an equitable, sustainable and inclusive world.

The five-day event began with crystal awards function, followed by an opening concert.

The theme of the summit this year is 'Globalisation 4.0: Shaping a Global Architecture in the Age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution' under which the leaders will be discussing how to build a better version of globalisation.

About 3,000 participants including top business leaders, international political leaders, economists, celebrities and journalists are expected to discuss a range of issues this year.

Take a look at what unfold in Day 1 and 2:

The annual summit of World Economic Forum is hosted in the ski town of Davos, Switzerland.
The annual summit of World Economic Forum is hosted in the ski town of Davos, Switzerland.
The town of Davos in the Swiss Alps is decorated with flags from the nations participating in the annual summit of World Economic Forum.
The town of Davos in the Swiss Alps is decorated with flags from the nations participating in the annual summit of World Economic Forum.
Britain's Prince William, left, and Sir David Attenborough, broadcaster and natural historian, shake hands after participating in a session at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Britain's Prince William, left, and Sir David Attenborough, broadcaster and natural historian, shake hands after participating in a session at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Britain's Prince William, left, listens to Sir David Attenborough, broadcaster and natural historian, presenting his new documentary
Britain's Prince William, left, listens to Sir David Attenborough, broadcaster and natural historian, presenting his new documentary "Our Planet" during a session at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Sir David Attenborough, broadcaster and natural historian, speaks during a session at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Sir David Attenborough, broadcaster and natural historian, speaks during a session at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Jair Bolsonaro, President of Brazil, addresses the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Jair Bolsonaro, President of Brazil, addresses the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
The President of the World Economic Forum Borge Brende stands on the stage as United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks through live video conference at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
The President of the World Economic Forum Borge Brende stands on the stage as United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks through live video conference at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks through live video conference at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks through live video conference at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
The presidents of Paraguay Mario Abdo Benitez, Costa Rica Carlos Alvarado Quesada and Ecuador Lenin Moreno Garcez, from left to right, participate in a session at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
The presidents of Paraguay Mario Abdo Benitez, Costa Rica Carlos Alvarado Quesada and Ecuador Lenin Moreno Garcez, from left to right, participate in a session at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
The presidents of Paraguay Mario Abdo Benitez, Costa Rica Carlos Alvarado Quesada and Ecuador Lenin Moreno Garcez, from left to right, participate in a session at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
The presidents of Paraguay Mario Abdo Benitez, Costa Rica Carlos Alvarado Quesada and Ecuador Lenin Moreno Garcez, from left to right, participate in a session at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Al Gore, former vice-President of the United States, speaks during the
Al Gore, former vice-President of the United States, speaks during the "Safeguarding the planet" session at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Al Gore, former vice-President of the United States, Sir David Attenborough, broadcaster and natural historian, Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand, Anand Mahindra, Chairman of Mahindra Group, and Akira Sakano of Zero Waste Academy, from left to right, participate in the
Al Gore, former vice-President of the United States, Sir David Attenborough, broadcaster and natural historian, Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand, Anand Mahindra, Chairman of Mahindra Group, and Akira Sakano of Zero Waste Academy, from left to right, participate in the "Safeguarding the planet" session at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Sir David Attenborough, broadcaster and natural historian, and Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand, participate in the
Sir David Attenborough, broadcaster and natural historian, and Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand, participate in the "Safeguarding the planet" session at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand, speaks during the
Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand, speaks during the "Safeguarding the planet" session at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Bill Gates, chairman of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, listens during a session at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Bill Gates, chairman of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, listens during a session at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Conductor Marin Alsop, right, receives a Crystal Award from Hilde Schwab, Chairwoman and Co-Founder of the World Economic Forum's World Arts Forum, during the ceremony for the Crystal Awards at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Conductor Marin Alsop, right, receives a Crystal Award from Hilde Schwab, Chairwoman and Co-Founder of the World Economic Forum's World Arts Forum, during the ceremony for the Crystal Awards at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Haifaa al-Mansour, Saudi Arabian film director, right, receives a Crystal Award from Hilde Schwab, Chairwoman and Co-Founder of the World Economic Forum's World Arts Forum, during the ceremony for the Crystal Awards at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Haifaa al-Mansour, Saudi Arabian film director, right, receives a Crystal Award from Hilde Schwab, Chairwoman and Co-Founder of the World Economic Forum's World Arts Forum, during the ceremony for the Crystal Awards at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Sir David Attenborough, broadcaster and natural historian, right, smiles as he receives a Crystal Award from Hilde Schwab, Chairwoman and Co-Founder of the World Economic Forum's World Arts Forum, during the ceremony for the Crystal Awards at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Sir David Attenborough, broadcaster and natural historian, right, smiles as he receives a Crystal Award from Hilde Schwab, Chairwoman and Co-Founder of the World Economic Forum's World Arts Forum, during the ceremony for the Crystal Awards at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Sir David Attenborough, broadcaster and natural historian gestures as speaks after receiving a Crystal Award during a ceremony at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Sir David Attenborough, broadcaster and natural historian gestures as speaks after receiving a Crystal Award during a ceremony at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Sir David Attenborough, broadcaster and natural historian gestures as speaks after receiving a Crystal Award during a ceremony at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. (Gian Ehrenzeller/Keystone via AP)
Sir David Attenborough, broadcaster and natural historian gestures as speaks after receiving a Crystal Award during a ceremony at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. (Gian Ehrenzeller/Keystone via AP)
Conductor Marin Alsop, right, gestures as she speaks after receiving a Crystal Award from Hilde Schwab, Chairwoman and Co-Founder of the World Economic Forum's World Arts Forum, during the ceremony for the Crystal Awards at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Conductor Marin Alsop, right, gestures as she speaks after receiving a Crystal Award from Hilde Schwab, Chairwoman and Co-Founder of the World Economic Forum's World Arts Forum, during the ceremony for the Crystal Awards at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
On the podium from left, moderator Andrew R. Sorkin, Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of Google Ruth Porat, Stephen A. Schwarzman, CEO of Blackstone, Ning Gaoning, Chairman Sinochem Group, Raghuram G. Rajan of the University of Chicago and Brian T. Moynihan, CEO Bank of America, discuss during the session 'Shaping a New Market Architecture' at annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
On the podium from left, moderator Andrew R. Sorkin, Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of Google Ruth Porat, Stephen A. Schwarzman, CEO of Blackstone, Ning Gaoning, Chairman Sinochem Group, Raghuram G. Rajan of the University of Chicago and Brian T. Moynihan, CEO Bank of America, discuss during the session 'Shaping a New Market Architecture' at annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
From left Stephen A. Schwarzman CEO Blackstone, Ning Gaoning, Chairman Sinochem Group, Raghuram G. Rajan of the University of Chicago and Brian T. Moynihan, CEO Bank of America during the session 'Shaping a New Market Architecture' at annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
From left Stephen A. Schwarzman CEO Blackstone, Ning Gaoning, Chairman Sinochem Group, Raghuram G. Rajan of the University of Chicago and Brian T. Moynihan, CEO Bank of America during the session 'Shaping a New Market Architecture' at annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella speaks at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella speaks at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Alphorn players perform on stage before the opening session in the Congress Hall during the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)
Alphorn players perform on stage before the opening session in the Congress Hall during the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)
Alphorn players perform on stage before the opening session in the Congress Hall during the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)
Alphorn players perform on stage before the opening session in the Congress Hall during the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)
Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive Officer of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, participates in a session at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive Officer of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, participates in a session at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Britain's Prince William, left, listens to Sir David Attenborough, broadcaster and natural historian, during a session at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Britain's Prince William, left, listens to Sir David Attenborough, broadcaster and natural historian, during a session at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Britain's Prince William, left, and Sir David Attenborough, broadcaster and natural historian, attend a session at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (Gian Ehrenzeller/Keystone via AP)
Britain's Prince William, left, and Sir David Attenborough, broadcaster and natural historian, attend a session at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (Gian Ehrenzeller/Keystone via AP)
Britain's Prince William, left, listens to Sir David Attenborough, broadcaster and natural historian, during a session at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Britain's Prince William, left, listens to Sir David Attenborough, broadcaster and natural historian, during a session at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Britain's Prince William, left, and Sir David Attenborough, broadcaster and natural historian, watch the screening of Attenborough's new documentary
Britain's Prince William, left, and Sir David Attenborough, broadcaster and natural historian, watch the screening of Attenborough's new documentary "Our Planet" during a session at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
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