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WEF invites BusinessDay editor as media leader to Davos 2015 forum on’New Global Context’


The World Economic Forum (WEF) which organises the yearly Davos gathering of world business and political leaders in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, has invited Phillip Isakpa,  the editor of BusinessDay, as media leader to this year’s meetings holding from January 21 to 24.

The invitation comes as recognition for his editorship and leadership of Nigeria’s most influential and respected financial and business newspaper, BusinessDay.

In the letter of invitation personally signed by Adrian Monck, managing director and head of public engagement of WEF, Isakpa is invited to “participate as a media leader at the forum.”

At the meeting, Isakpa is expected to meet, interact and engage with leading lights in business and economy from around the world. He is already in high demand to attend a number of side meetings being organised by organisations focusing on Africa and Nigeria, who particularly want to gain better insight into the developments that are shaping economic and business activities on the continent and particularly in Nigeria.

The World Economic Forum’s annual meeting holding between January 21 and 24 convenes global leaders from across business, government, international organisations, academia, journalists and civil society, in Davos for strategic dialogues which map the key transformations reshaping the world.

It said complexity, fragility and uncertainty are all challenging progress at the global, regional and national levels, potentially ending an era of economic integration and international partnership that began in 1989.

“We are therefore organising the forthcoming annual meeting under the theme The New Global Context, with the aim of providing a platform for leaders to develop the insights, ideas and partnerships necessary to respond to the profound transformations taking place” Monck said in the letter.

The organisers further noted that rapid change is a consequence of the complex interdependence of today’s world, as well as profound political, economic, social and, above all, technological transformations. “These changes are all the more unsettling because they are driven by factors we often don’t understand, and have consequences we struggle to foresee”.

It said dialogue and exchange between all stakeholders in society is critical to chart a course through this complex terrain. In this regard, the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum provides an unparalleled platform.

The forum will evaluate the immediate and long-term implications of critical trends, including escalating geopolitical tensions, the expected normalisation of monetary policy, and the economic and social repercussions of unabated climate change, youth unemployment and income inequality.