As Davos 2016 draws to a close, we take a look at some of the highlights.
1. Justin Trudeau on feminism
Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke of raising both his daughter and his sons to be feminists, at a session on Progress Towards Parity.
2. Sheryl Sandberg on progress towards parity
Speaking in the session Progress Towards Parity, Sandberg said that “we have a toddler wage gap”.
3. IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde on the Global Economic Outlook
It may be time to revisit the way we measure economic success, including GDP and productivity, said IMF Chief Christine Lagarde in a session on The Global Economic Outlook.
4. President of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies on the frustrations faced by scientists
What are the top issues on the global science agenda and how will they be addressed in the year ahead?
5. Erik Brynjolfsson on the Future of Growth
Director of the MIT Initiative for the Digital Economy Erik Brynjolfsson on the unfounded fears that robots will take all our jobs.
6. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on the plight of migrants and refugees
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras voiced support for a future within the European Union in the session The Future of Europe.
7. Mario Draghi on the refugee crisis in Europe
"The refugees are both a challenge and an opportunity for Europe. It's a challenge for sure, and it would be foolish to ignore the size or the extent of the challenge," said ECB's Mario Draghi during a session in Davos.
8. Kevin Spacey on politics, storytelling and virtual realityhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzsEOecSzY0
An Insight an Idea with Kevin Spacey: “The US generally gets it right eventually. And I think we’ll probably get it right in the end.”
9. Special Session with Li Yuanchao
Li Yuanchao, Vice-President of China, spoke about the rebalancing of the Chinese economy in a special address.
10. will.i.am on the 21st-century dream
“Who would have thought that a person from the projects would go around the world singing music, and risk all that money to start a consumer electronics company so I could show the kids in my neighbourhood that they should dream to be Steve Jobs, not just Stevie Wonder.” Full session: http://wef.ch/73043
11. Special Address by Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron
In a special address, Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron said he wanted to “go out and campaign for Britain to stay in a reformed Europe”.
12. German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble on the refugee crisis
Germany’s finance minister, Wolfgang Schäuble, said there was a need to stem the flow of refugees into Europe in the first place, by investing “billions into those regions from which the refugees come”.
13. British Finance Minister George Osborne on his country’s place within Europe
Europe has always been the "source of great scientific discovery, innovation and brilliant business" and that should continue, he said.
The Annual Meeting is taking place in Davos from 20 to 23 January, under the theme “Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution”.
This story first appeared in the World Economic Forum blog Agenda.