Davos 2023: Argentines at the annual meeting of the global elite

The davos forum will gather in its 2023 edition more than 2,500 political leaders, businessmen and predominant NGOs, in a global context that the entity itself defines as “a crucial moment”. Argentine guests will participate together with the main global leaders.

under the motto”Cooperation in a fragmented world”the forum founded in 1971 by Klaus Schwab states that, after the war in Ukraine and the Covid-19, “important transformations have been unleashed”, adding: “Today’s world is at a critical inflection point. The myriad of ongoing crises calls for bold collective action.” The annual gathering will bring together “government, business and civil society leaders to address the state of the world and discuss priorities,” he announces.

Among the more than 2,500 prominent personalities invited, the following stand out: Kristalina Georgieva, director of the International Monetary Fund; Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General; Laurence Fink, CEO of the financial megafund BlackRock; Mark Suzman, Executive Director of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Michael K. Wirth, CEO of Chevron; David Solomon, CEO of Goldman Sachs; Jane Fraser, CEO of Citi Group; Christian Meissner, CEO of Credit Suisse bank; Christiana Riley, CEO of Deutsche Bank; Stephen Schwarzman, president of the Blackstone Group financial fund; Kenneth Jacobs, CEO of Lazard Bank; Chris Cox, CEO of Meta (Facebook); Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft; Stéphane Bancel, CEO of Moderna; Lord Mark Malloch-Brown and Alexander Soros, President and Vice President of the Open Society Foundations (the historic foundation of tycoon George Soros); Albert Bourla, CEO of Pfizer; and, of course, Klaus Schwab, founder and CEO of the Forum.

For Argentina, leading figures from politics and, mainly, from the energy sector are invited, with a focus on Vaca Muerta, a gas and oil zone on which the eyes of the world have settled, especially after the conflict unleashed between NATO and Russia , which left Europe without the energy resources that supported this last power. The current Minister of Economy, Sergio Massa; the General Director of Corporación América, Martín Eurnekián; the owners and executives of Pan American Energy, Alejandro and Marcos Bulgheroni; the CEO of the fintech Pomelo, Gastón Irigoyen; the head of Transparency International, Delia Ferreira Rubio; and the businessman Gregorio Werthein.

Sergio Massa is the only politician who will participate in the Davos Forum.

The Davos Forum, which summons to a large extent the business and political power of the West, however, it is shown predisposed to categorize the current world as “multipolar” (perhaps to ingratiate himself with China), resorting to a terminology that both Russian President Vladimir Putin and one of his country’s leading political theorists, Alexander Dugin, have been using in their speeches, who maintain that the present war conflagration actually concerns not only to Ukraine and Russia, but to the confrontation of two world orders: one unipolar, represented by the hegemony of the Anglo-Saxon world, and the other multipolar, contemplating the relevance of other poles of power, such as China and Russia.

It is in this context of war and deglobalization that Davos warns: “If systemic risks are not addressed, the promise of a “decade of action” may turn into a decade of uncertainty and fragility.”. The analysis of the calls to action of the Forum founded by Schwab, and the conclusions reached in the meeting, resulting in relevance, since they usually become unavoidable agendas for the different governments. Some of the major issues are worth repairing.

Among the exhibitions listed, Davos 2023 sets out to address:

1- Climate Change:

  • Why large companies should support SMEs to achieve economic growth and reach net zero carbon emissions.
  • How can the Middle East and North Africa manage the region’s water crisis?
  • Climate crisis: how to move from disaster recovery to prevention, resilience and risk reduction.
  • Accelerating renewable energy: bottlenecks and how to solve them.
  • Can we address sovereign debt and climate finance?
  • How millions of lives could be saved by closing the climate adaptation finance gap.
  • How sustainable aviation fuels can address the carbon footprint of aviation.

2- Fourth Industrial Revolution:

  • 3 ways to keep up with the real-time data revolution.
  • This is how artificial intelligence can benefit the retail sector.
  • Can automation help us overcome the global labor shortage?
  • Why we still need cryptocurrency for an ‘internet of value’.
  • Without Artificial Intelligence, we will not meet ESG (environmental, social, governance) goals or address climate change.

3- World Food Crisis:

  • How digital solutions can help solve global food problems.

4- Gender and feminism:

  • How the regenerative economy can promote social equity and gender equality.
  • Women’s health: Is this the best investment in the world and the least financed?

5- Population:

  • Five policies to sustain our demographically diverse world.

The influence of this powerful international lobby group is largely determined by the speakers and members of its board of directors. Many of them are also part of other elitist organizations of global relevance, such as Bilderberg or the Trilateral Commission. It should be noted that, as a prelude to this meeting, at the B20 meeting (business annex of the G20) in Indonesia on November 14, Klaus Schwab spoke about the need to redesign the global structure. “What we have to face is a profound systemic and structural reconstruction of our world. This will take some time. And the world may look different after the transition process.”We warn the founder of the Forum: obviously he refers to a redesign of the world around his interests.

*Fausto Frank is a journalist and director of the site for international politics and geopolitical analysis, Kontrainfo.com

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