Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Peter Altmaier will be attending the 2019 World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting entitled ‘Globalization 4.0: Shaping a Global Architecture in the Age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution’ in Davos, Switzerland, from 23-24 January. Minister Altmaier will be participating in a panel discussion on strategic economic issues for Europe (on 23 January 2019, 4-5 p.m.) together with EU Commissioner Pierre Moscovici and other high-ranking representatives. In addition, he will be meeting for talks with Bruno Le Maire, Tony Blair, George Soros and Al Gore.

Federal Minister Altmaier said: “Global challenges require dialogue and seeking out solutions at international level. This applies to the challenge of shaping the digital transformation in the public interest as well as to the trade conflicts and geopolitical tensions that are increasingly reducing the growth prospects of the world economy. The pace of Germany’s economic growth has also slowed against this background. I therefore want to use this year’s WEF to work on solutions together with both the representatives of various countries and of companies. The items on my agenda include open markets, the modernisation of the WTO and artificial intelligence as one of the major key enabling technologies for the future.”

Leading international politicians, businesspeople, economic experts and intellectuals come together at the World Economic Forum to discuss the world’s most pressing issues.