World Economic Forum postpones annual Davos meet 2022

The planned World Economic Forum in Davos has been postponed due to the surging cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19.

The World Economic Forum has called off its annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland due to the rising cases of the COVID-19 variant Omicron.

The annual meeting was scheduled to take place in the Swiss mountain resort of Davos-Klosters, Switzerland between 17-21 January 2022. The meeting will now take place in the early summer of next year.


In a press release, the forum informed, “Despite the meeting’s stringent health protocols, the transmissibility of Omicron and its adverse impact on travel and mobility have made deferral necessary. The health and safety of everyone involved in physical meetings – participant countries, collaborators and the host community have always been the Forum’s priority.”

With the outbreak of Omicron, the current situation doesn’t allow them to have an in-person-to-person meeting.

“The deferral of the annual meeting will not prevent progress through the continued digital convening of leaders from business, government and civil society,” said Professor Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum.

He further added that Public-private cooperation has moved forwards throughout the pandemic and that will continue apace. We look forwards to bringing global leaders together in person soon.”