Davos to focus on global economy, conflicts

January 15, 2014 1:19 PM

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This year’s event will coincide with the start of the first face-to-face negotiations between the Syrian government and opposition, which will also take place in Switzerland, in the cities of Montreux and Geneva. But the forum’s organizers said they do not yet know how many of the ministers who will be at those talks might then join the event in Davos.

The forum’s founder, Klaus Schwab, told reporters Wednesday at the organization’s lavish headquarters overlooking Lake Geneva that the event seeks to “push the reset button” on the world’s crisis mode.

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