(Yicai Global) 23 Jan -- The annual economic economic conference of the world’s global elite will feature among its 3,000 attendees, heads of state, including Macron and Modi, the first Indian Prime Minster to attend for over two decades. Trump will be the first US President to attend since the Clinton era. Also in attendance are financiers, business and industry leaders, rich philanthropists and royalty, with Jordan’s Queen Rania. There are also celebrities including Elton John, Bollywood legend Shah Rukh Khan, actress Cate Blanchett and the usual suspects (Bono).
Its official slogan is Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World, most needed at a time when Oxfam reports 80 percent of wealth flows to the richest 1 percent, while 3.7 billion of the world’s population who comprise the poorest half of the world saw no increase in their means.