Photo: Felipe Calderon at Davos
The annual meeting of world leaders, thinkers, CEOs and basically anyone who’s important has started this week in Davos, Switzerland. The Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has confirmed, that in spite of the airport bombing, he still intends to deliver opening remarks.
The focus this year is the emerging power of Asia and Latin America due to the ‘complete shift in the balance of power’ as many are alleging. There will be over 2,000 participants that include Latin American leaders like Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos and Mexico’s President Felipe Calderon.
Mexico is actually being represented by a large contingency that includes the Minister of Finance, the Economic Minister and other dignitaries from the foreign relations office. Mexico City’s Mayor, Marcel Ebrard, is expected to attend as well as the CEO of Mexico’s larges conglomerates like Alfa, Coppel and FEMSA. Former President Ernesto Zedillo will also be in attendance as a representative from Yale University.
The large contingency is coming to Davos to prepare the country for its upcoming role as G-20 host next year.