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World Economic Forum 2009 Annual Meeting

World leaders conclude crisis discussions at Davos forum

World political and business leaders concluded a five-day forum here Sunday on tackling the financial crisis and other global challenges, going home with world's expectations for decisions and actions. Full story

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The World Economic Forum

The Forum strives towards a world-class corporate governance system where values are as important a basis as rules. Its motto is 'entrepreneurship in the global public interest'.

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World Economic Forum Annual Meeting - List of Public Figures

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Davos Annual Meeting 2009 - "Shaping the Post-Crisis World"

2009-01-23 07:06:05 GMT SINA.com The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2009 promises to be one of the most important events in the Forum's history. The significance of the Meeting is such that more than 40 heads of state and government will take part. Combined with the number and quality of business leaders, it makes this year's participation unparalleled in our nearly 40-year history.