Blockchain and digitization at the center of Davos

The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) is scheduled to take place May 22-26, marking the WEF’s first in-person global leadership event since the start of the pandemic.

The annual meeting was originally scheduled for January, but was later turned into a virtual event in light of the rise in COVID-19 infections over the winter.

The Davos Agenda 2022 virtual event, which took place from January 17-21, 2022, saw major world leaders call for cooperation to solve major global socio-economic problems. Discussions at the virtual event focused on global economic recovery, climate action, technology innovation and global collaboration.

A total of 300 world leaders are expected at the meeting, along with hundreds of companies and decision makers. Among the 300 government representatives, more than 50 Heads of State and Government are expected to convey their vision of the world. More than 1,250 private sector leaders, as well as nearly 100 global innovators and tech trailblazers – the world’s most promising technology and business start-ups – will attend.

The focus is on developing impact tactics, establishing new frontiers, forecasting plausible future economic scenarios, and delivering ambitious responses to the world’s most pressing problems. The World Economic Forum has stepped up its impact activities over the past two years, addressing everything from COVID-19 and climate change to education, technology and energy governance

WEF 2022: a turning point in history

The theme for the in-person global summit will be “Working Together, Restoring Trust”, which promises to bring world leaders together on a single platform and help them shape partnerships and policies.

The focus of the meeting is “History at the Crossroads: Government Policies and Business Strategies”. It takes place at the most crucial geopolitical and geoeconomic crossroads of the last three decades, against the backdrop of a unique pandemic and open warfare in Eastern Europe. Some of the key agenda items include:

  • Pandemic recovery
  • Fight against climate change
  • Building a better future for work
  • Accelerating Stakeholder Capitalism

Blockchain and digitalization and their subsequent impact on various global sectors will also be discussed at the annual meeting, with discussions ranging from the emerging role of the decentralized financial market to how blockchain can be applied to eradicating poverty in the world. The Cointelegraph team will be on the ground to bring the latest updates from Davos.

The WEF agenda focuses on the role of emerging technology in a socio-economic environment

The annual event would see Female Quotient launch its headquarters into the metaverse. The team would also host an in-person equality lounge as well as a sister lounge in Decentraland (MANA) to host live and virtual guests.

Crypto industry leaders like Sam Bankman-Fried will present Bitcoin’s environmental sustainability goals to world leaders. Industry leaders will tackle some of the most controversial and sensitive ESG topics during their discussion. The session is scheduled for Tuesday, May 24 between 5:30 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. UTC.

The role of decentralized finance in the future of governance will be another key event to watch. The session will see discussions on the need for centralization in the decision-making process and whether DeFi protocols can do without regulation. The discussion on the subject will take place on Tuesday from 11:00 to 12:00 UTC.

What technology would be the key to the fourth industrial revolution? The fourth industrial evolution To eat lunch will see experts and thinkers from various fields share long-term outlook on emerging technologies. Lunch will take place between 10:30 and 12:00 UTC on Tuesday.

Davos Blockchain

In addition to the WEF, the Alpine town of Davos will also host the 5th Edition of Davos Central Blockchain sponsored by GBBC, a premier gathering of leaders in blockchain, digital assets, technology and government. The event will bring together some of the top industry leaders and coming-of-age projects and creators to discuss ideas and the future of decentralized technology.

Casper Labs and CV labs host the Blockchain Hub Davos 2022 between Monday and Wednesday. The event will serve as a venue for global stakeholders to come together, examine the impact of blockchain, connect experts, and activate change in the way the world interacts and transacts.

The RollApp.store will be host a non-fungible token (NFT) store between Sunday and Thursday, as well as numerous events to raise awareness of physically supported NFTs.

At the Davos blockchain event, individuals will be able to gather, learn, discuss and demonstrate how blockchain is a crucial driver of the fourth industrial revolution. The goal of the program is to provide participants with a better understanding of what is happening in the blockchain space while expanding their personal network.

Cointelegraph is one of the main media partners of Davos 2022, providing exclusive coverage and hosting several discussions during the event. Cointelegraph Editor-in-Chief Kristina Lucrezia will moderate GBBC-hosted Blockchain Central, while Joe Hall will be one of the keynote speakers at the RollApp-hosted NFT Store. Stay tuned for our live coverage.