There’s a whole lot of things going on in Davos today. Here’s what to look out for on day one of the 47th annual World Economic Forum.
You can see the full programme for the day here, but these are a few of the discussions Verdict recommends keeping an eye on.
1. Schwab opens the doors
The founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum Klaus Schwab kicks things off at 10am with welcoming remarks and a special address.
2. China going global
Coming up at 10:10am, Chinese president Xi Jinping will deliver the Opening Plenary of the annual meeting.
His address marks the first time the Chinese head of state has attended Davos and he’s expected to go to bat for globalisation, something China can’t afford to be without.
According to the IMF, China contributed 39 percent to world economic growth in 2016, a rise of 14.2 percentage points from 2015.
3. Get your celebrity fix and learn about clean water
Actor Matt Damon will be banging the drum for clean water, something of a favourite topic of his.
4. AI is about to change everything. Learn what to expect here
Artificial intelligence, automation and machine learning is regularly listed as one of the biggest challenges for the next few years. Best be prepared.
5. Artificial intelligence will lead to the fourth industrial revolution. Will it help or hinder the majority of humanity?
As a result of AI, the world is about to be pulled into the fourth industrial revolution.