Former Margaret Thatcher aide Nile Gardiner on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland and the concerns over the future of Brexit.
It’s that time of year again, when the who’s who of the international business world descend on the Swiss mountain hamlet of Davos to discuss pressing global issues.
Here are some of the biggest names that will be in attendance this year.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro
Brazil’s newly elected populist president will take center stage after Trump announced he would not be attending as the partial government shutdown enters its fifth week.
Billionaire and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is expected to take part in a panel discussion on financial innovation for global health.
The Duke of Cambridge is expected to take in a conversation with David Attenborough as well as a session discussing mental health.
The former vice president and environmental activist is expected to take part in several conversations about climate change.
Uber’s CEO is expected to join a discussion on how capitalism can be used to promote prosperity.
International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde briefs the media during a news conference at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
The managing director of the International Monetary Fund is also expected to take part in several panel sessions.