“Globalization 4.0: Shaping a global architecture in the age of the fourth industrial revolution”

This is the theme of the 49th edition of the World Economic Forum, which will see nearly 3,200 men and women in attendance, a new record for this annual event.

The four-day forum, taking place from January 22-25 in the Swiss town of Davos, will bring together entrepreneurs, academics, intellectuals, journalists, and about sixty heads of state and government. Meanwhile, leaders of the world’s leading companies will be mixing with innovative startups at the event. All are there to discuss new geopolitical, climatic, economic, and societal challenges, as well as technological advances.

This is the opportunity to reflect on the themes that are gripping the world and will seal its destiny, namely climate change and international cooperation.

France will certainly be doing its bit. This year, it is represented by Bruno Le Maire, Minister for the Economy and Finance, and Agnès Pannier Runacher, Minister of State reporting to the Minister for the Economy and Finance. Both will talk about finance and industry, and the “La French Fab” industry initiative.

Pascal Cagni, Chairman of Business France, will speak to the Young Global Leaders, a community of entrepreneurs aged between 20 and 33.