2019 World Economic Forum: 3 key takeaways from Davos

ST executive editor Sumiko Tan (centre) taking part in the "A Day in the Life of a Refugee" project at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
ST executive editor Sumiko Tan (centre) taking part in the "A Day in the Life of a Refugee" project at the World Economic Forum in Davos. PHOTO: DAVID MCINTYRE/CROSSROADS FOUNDATION LTD
The logo of the World Economic Forum is seen in Davos, Switzerland.
The logo of the World Economic Forum is seen in Davos, Switzerland.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

DAVOS - "Remember to wear your shoe grips," the woman in the shuttle bus told me. "Last year, my colleague broke her arm on the first day."

For newcomers to the Alpine town of Davos - especially those from the tropics - the weather is probably the main thing that occupies your mind when you arrive.

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