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Global Insight Big Picture Live photo wall in the congress centre at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, 2013 many of the world’s problems can be resolved in a few minutes on a Davos bus! Finally, don’t forget about the security queues for any location that matters. To enter a few of the major hotels where debates, receptions or parties take place, it can take up to an hour just to queue up to be scanned and leave a coat. Yes, really! My proposal: to hold impromptu seminars in the queues to make productive use of a captured audience of high flyers. Then the inevitable question – what will the Davos issues and takeaways be? Two thousand delegates and several thousand support staff will each have their own. What you make of Davos is typically a function of smart elbows and scheduling. But above all it is luck: who you meet (often by chance), where you get into (if the event is not oversubscribed) and how much stamina you have in a Swiss mountain town that for four nights barely sleeps. And by Sunday, the skiers get their town back. Nik Gowing is a main presenter for the BBC’s global news channel BBC World News. He has attended World Economic Forum meetings in Davos every year since 1996 global f i rst quar ter 2014 www.global -br ief ing.org l 17 © World Economic Forum/Remy Steinegger


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