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This year, the upcoming World Economic Forum will witness a host of celebrities including actor Leonardo DiCaprio, rock legend Bono and rapper Will.i.am. The 46th annual meeting will be held in Davos, Switzerland between 20 and 23 January.
The five-day event will see numerous business leaders and stalwarts from the political, civil, media and religious world converge at the Davos Congress Centre. The theme of this year's meet is: The Fourth Industrial Revolution. While discussions would focus on the impact of robots and artificial intelligence in the real world, the spotlight for the 2,500 participants will remain on global financial markets and whether or not the recent slowdown would provide more evidence of potential troubles in future.
DiCaprio, who runs an eponymous foundation that focuses on the impact of climate change on wildlife, will be honored with an award for his work. Other global leaders attending the event at the Swiss ski resort include David Cameron, George Osborne, US Secretary of State John Kerry and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
The list of business leaders includes founder of Alibaba Jack Ma, BP chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg and executive chairman and former CEO of Cisco Systems John Chambers.
Female delegates, a proportion which has always been low at this event will this time include chief of International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde, and US attorney general Loretta Lynch. Among the many bankers attending the event will be of JP Morgan chairman Jamie Dimon, and COO at Goldman Sachs Gary Cohn. A few others such as chief executive of advertising giant WPP Sir Martin Sorrell and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby are also expected to be present at the meet.
The population of the Alpine town will increase from 11,000 to 30,000 once all delegates arrive, The Guardian reported.