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The World Bank forecasts that most countries will fall into recession in 2020, with global GDP expected to shrink by more than 5%. This leaders' discussion will explore how to restore growth across the region and offer advice on how business and government can collaborate more effectively in 2021 to drive a new economic agenda that will boost productivity, sustainability and shared prosperity.

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organizations will deliver the special address today:

Xi Jinping, President of the People's Republic of China;

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

Simultaneous interpretation of the special address is available in Arabic, English, French, German, Japanese, Chinese, Russian and Spanish.

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Welcome ceremony for the Davos Agenda Dialogue

And the 27th Crystal Awards ceremony

Following the welcoming remarks, World Art Forum President Hild Schwab and photographer Plato will preside over the 27th Crystal Awards, which recognize outstanding artists and cultural leaders. ?

The conference will conclude with the world premiere "See Me: A Global Concert," A show of mutual trust, solidarity and goodwill. This unique film tour spans orchestras and choirs in Beijing, Drabensburg, Florence, Kabul, Philadelphia, Vienna and Sao Paulo, with Marin Alsop as music director and cellist Yo-Yo Ma as guest performer. The concert, which was recorded live despite the coronavirus pandemic, was made possible with strong support from Italian bank Intesa Sanpaolo.

Provides simultaneous interpretation in Arabic, English, French, German, Japanese, Chinese, Russian and Spanish

Responding to the COVID-19 crisis

The cumulative number of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide has exceeded 90 million, including more than 1.8 million deaths. The leaders' forum will explore the most effective epidemic prevention and recovery measures and offer recommendations for businesses and governments to strengthen cooperation across the region.

Simultaneous interpretation in Chinese, English and Japanese is provided

To boost confidence in the COVID-19 vaccine

As mass vaccination campaigns get under way around the world, surveys show that only 73 per cent of people would take a COVID-19 vaccine if it were available, compared with as low as 40 per cent in some countries. ?

Please attend this exclusive expert sharing session to learn more about the global impact of the COVID-19 crisis and the way forward.

Restoring economic growth

The World Bank forecasts that most countries will fall into recession in 2020, with global GDP expected to shrink by more than 5%. This leaders' discussion will explore how to restore growth across the region and offer advice on how business and government can collaborate more effectively in 2021 to drive a new economic agenda that will boost productivity, sustainability and shared prosperity.

Simultaneous interpretation in Chinese, English and Japanese is provided

Unleash social entrepreneurship to achieve economic recovery

In the last two financial crises, the social economy outperformed other sectors, creating up to 12 per cent of jobs while also driving the solution of key social problems. The collective size and influence of these goal-oriented enterprises is enormous, with 2.8 million social enterprises in Europe alone. How w can policy and investment unleash the power of social entrepreneurship for an inclusive and sustainable recovery?

To treat Alzheimer's disease

With 9.9 million new cases of dementia worldwide each year, collective action similar to that launched during the COVID-19 pandemic is urgently needed. What policies, practices and partnerships contribute to the development of new diagnoses and treatments for Alzheimer's disease?

Building "net zero energy" cities

Cities account for 75 percent of the planet's carbon dioxide emissions, largely due to energy use in buildings and transportation. What practices and partnerships can help cities transition to a net-zero carbon future while ensuring system resilience, creating jobs and improving health through improved air quality?

We will advance a new social contract

The pandemic has put half of the world's 3.3bn workforce at risk of losing their jobs, while exposing inadequate social security for the vast majority of the world's working-age population. This leadership panel will explore which responses are most effective and how government and business leaders can invest in new models emerging across regions and industries.

In the post-pandemic era

Building crisis-resistant health systems

Health systems face not only shocks such as pandemics, conflicts and natural disasters, but also long-term structural, governance and leadership issues. ?

The goal and path of economic transformation

The coronavirus crisis has highlighted the urgent need for better indicators and monitoring systems to measure the health and resilience of the economy. What policies, practices and partnerships can help steer the economy toward a more inclusive, sustainable and resilient development path?

Put gender equality at the heart of recovery

The pandemic has added at least 20 extra hours of work for women at home, leading to "double shifts" for women and threatening to exacerbate existing gender gaps. ?

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