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World Economic Forum: Here's the day-by-day guide to Davos 2018

By Chennabasaveshwar
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    The five-day World Economic Forum (WEF) affair seems to be bigger this year. The forum began on Tuesday with addresses from the leaders of India and Canada, as well as a session on ending sexual harassment. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Superstar Shah Rukh Khan addressed the delegates on the opening day.

    Shah Rukh Khan received the Crystal Awards on the eve of the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos. The award celebrates the achievements of leading artists who are bridge-builders and role models for all leaders of society.

    Narendra Modi is the first Prime Minister to attend the World Economic Forum after 20 years. HD Deve Gowda was the last prime minister to the summit in 1997.

    Schedule of plenary sessions:

    Wednesday, January 24th

    The future of Europe will be in the spotlight as we hear from Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron, while Brazil's President Michel Temer gives an update on Latin America's biggest economy.

    0925 GMT

    Special Address by Michel Temer, President of Brazil: Following recent growth in Latin America's largest economy, the republic's president will address participants.

    1030 GMT

    Enabling eCommerce: Small Enterprises, Global Players: Alibaba chief Jack Ma and the WTO's Roberto Azevedo will join a group debate on entrepreneurship.

    1300 GMT

    An Insight, An Idea with Emmerson Mnangagwa: A one-on-one interview with the newly appointed Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

    1320 GMT

    Special Address by Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany: The German chancellor is expected to speak on the future of Europe.

    1630 GMT

    Special Address by Emmanuel Macron, President of France: According to his team, the French president is in Davos to "propose his international vision for the world of tomorrow."

    Shah Rukh Khan receives Crystal Award

    Shah Rukh Khan receives Crystal Award

    Indian actor Shah Rukh Khan, right, receives a Crystal Award by Hilde Schwab, Chairwoman and Co-Founder of the World Economic Forum's World Arts Forum, during a ceremony on the eve of annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. The award celebrates the achievements of leading artists who are bridge-builders and role models for all leaders of society.

    PM Modi with Swiss Federal President

    PM Modi with Swiss Federal President

    Swiss Federal President Alain Berset, right, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, shake hands prior to a meeting one day before the start of the 48th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. The meeting brings together enterpreneurs, scientists, chief executive and political leaders in Davos January 23 to 26. AP/PTI

    Snowfall in Davos

    Snowfall in Davos

    A woman jumps up for a photo in the snow near the congress center where the World Economic Forum, WEF, will take place in Davos, Switzerland, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. The meeting brings together entrepreneurs, scientists, chief executives and political leaders from Jan. 23 to 26.

    King Khan in signature style

    King Khan in signature style

    Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan at Davos in Switzerland to receive the World Economic Forum's Crystal Award on Monday.

    Thursday, January 25th
    Another big day at Davos, with a focus on the road ahead for the G20 and insights from fearless education campaigner, Malala Yousafzai.

    0800 GMT : An Insight, An Idea with Malala Yousafzai: The education activist who survived being shot by the Taliban shares her thoughts.

    1000 GMT : Special Address by Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission: A view from the heart of the EU.

    1020 GMT

    Special Address by Mauricio Macri, President of Argentina: The Chair of the G20 on the agenda for 2018.

    1300 GMT

    Special Address by Theresa May, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom: The UK's relationship with Europe is in the spotlight as Brexit talks continue.

    Friday, January 26
    On the last day of Davos, all eyes will turn to President Trump's special address.

    1000 GMT

    Future Shocks: Cyberwar without rules: How will the technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution impact the future of war?

    1300 GMT

    Special Address by Donald Trump, President of the United States of America: The leader of the world's biggest economy will address participants.

    Tuesday, January 23rd

    Davos gets underway in earnest on Tuesday with addresses from the leaders of India and Canada, as well as a session on ending sexual harassment.

    0830 GMT

    Meet the Co-Chairs of the Annual Meeting: Seven women are leading the week's discussions, from the Prime Minister of Norway to the CEO of IBM.

    1015 GMT

    Opening Plenary with Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India: Find out what lies ahead for the world's fastest-growing major economy.

    [Read more: Davos 2018: PM Modi says shine of globalisation is fading]

    1300 GMT

    An Insight, An Idea with Cate Blanchet: The actor and Crystal Award winner will share her thoughts on building a world of solidarity.

    1400 GMT

    An Insight, An Idea with Shah Rukh Khan: The "King of Bollywood" and Crystal Award winner will talk about women's empowerment in India.

    1430 GMT

    Gender, Power and Stemming Sexual Harassment: The Vice-President of Microsoft joins Canada's Minister of Women and other leaders.

    1630 GMT

    Special Address by Justin Trudeau: Canada's Prime Minister will share his thoughts on the role of business and empowering women.

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