Oman to take part in World Economic Forum in Davos

Business Sunday 17/January/2016 17:50 PM
By: Times News Service
Oman to take part in World Economic Forum in Davos

Muscat: Assigned by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, Dr Salim bin Nasser Al Isma'eeli, Chairman of the Public Authority for Investment Promotion and Export Development (Ithraa) will take part in the 46th edition of the World Economic Forum (WEF), due to kick-off in Davos, Switzerland on Wednesday.
The four-day event will discuss the progress witnessed in the information technologies, digital technology, innovation and the contribution of this progress in upgrading the lives of communities and human development, in addition to meeting the global challenges, such as healthcare and food security.
In a statement, Dr. Al Isma'eeli said: "In light of the rapid growth witnessed by the world at various levels, this annual gathering is very important to contribute in upgrading the lives of individuals and communities as it gathers dominant figures who will discuss the political, economic, social and technological issues." He wished that the discussions would contribute in promoting ideas to face the future challenges.
WEF is an annual event that gathers elite international economic decision-makers, as well as a number of politicians and representatives of the non-government organisations in a bid to exchange views on various issues.
The prominent world figures who will take part in this year's meeting include David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Joseph Biden, Vice President of the United States, Ahmet Davutoğlu, Prime Minister of Turkey, Preisdent Joachim Gauck of Germany, President Jacob Zuma of South Africa, Haider Al-Abadi, Prime Minister of Iraq, Habib Essid, Prime Minister Tunisia, Tammam Salam, Prime Minister of Lebanon, Hiroaki Nakanishi, CEO of Microsoft and Mary Barra, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of General Motors.
More over 2,500 figures representing about 100 countries will take part in the forum, which will include 250 workshops that touch on the most global issues.