World Economic Forum postponed to summer

In Switzerland, the organisers of the World Economic Forum have decided to hold the January event next summer and have online panel sessions in January instead, British news portal The Guardian reports.
The organisers of the forum – which has been putting on the gathering of the global elite at a Swiss ski resort each January for half a century – stated it would hold a series of online sessions in January 2022 to bring together global leaders to discuss the world’s biggest challenges instead. However, a full annual meeting is planned for early summer.
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Considered as a significant event on the calendar for international relations, business and the world economy, the event was scheduled for January 17 to 27 with a theme of «working together, restoring trust».
The organisers admitted that the current pandemic conditions made it extremely difficult to put on a face-to-face meeting. «Despite the meeting’s stringent health protocols, the transmissibility of Omicron and its impact on travel and mobility have made deferral necessary,» the representatives of the World Economic Forum stated, as quoted by The Guardian.