今年的达沃斯吸引了多位国际政坛“明星“。来自二十国集团(G20)的领导人包括今年G20轮值主席国澳大利亚总理托尼·阿博特(Tony Abbott)、日本首相安倍晋三(Shinzo Abe)、英国首相大卫·卡梅伦(David Cameron)、意大利总理恩里克·莱塔(Enrico Letta)、墨西哥总统恩瑞克·潘尼亚·尼托(Enrique Pena Nieto)、韩国总统朴槿惠(Park Geun-Hye)、巴西总统Dilma Rousseff。
The World Economic Forum (WEF) will begin at Davos in Switzerland on Wednesday.
President Sauli Niinistö and Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen will attend the forum along with some other top ranking leaders in different session.
The prime minister is expected to address on economic growth, employment and entrepreneurship, according to an official press release.
An invitation to attend the WEF's annual meeting in Davos has been sent to approximately one thousand global businesses leaders, political leaders from G20 countries, heads of international organisations, media representatives and experts from different areas.
News Agency Xinhua adds: The World Economic Forum (WEF), based in Geneva, is an international non-governmental organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging leaders in partnerships to shape global, regional and industrial agendas.
The forum, initially known as the European Management Forum, was founded in 1971 by Klaus M. Schwab, who was then a professor of business policy at the University of Geneva.
In 1987, the forum changed its name to the World Economic Forum and sought to broaden its vision by focusing on international concerns. Its agenda now includes the most pressing problems facing the world, ranging from political, military and security concerns, to bilateral and regional issues.
The event is also known as the "Davos Forum" thanks to its annual meetings in Davos, Switzerland.
The forum currently has more than 1,000 members, all of which are major companies driving the world economy forward. The forum also forges strategic and industry partnerships with its selected members. It sponsors international economic seminars each year together with state governments and enterprises worldwide.
Due to its increasing global influence, the forum has been hailed as a "top-level non-governmental global economic forum," in which international political and business leaders, as well as leaders of civil and social organizations, can exchange views on worldwide economic issues.
China has kept close engagement with the WEF and has sent delegations to the forum's annual meetings since 1979. In June 2006, the forum opened its regional office in Beijing.
On Sept. 6, 2007, the first "Summer Davos" meeting, or the Annual Meeting of the New Champions, was held in the Chinese port city of Dalian.