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World Economic Forum drops Davos as venue for 2021 meeting

Next annual gathering will be smaller, later and in Lucerne

The Alpine resort of Davos, Switzerland: The World Economic Forum last changed the venue for the annual meeting in January 2002, when participants descended on New York in a show of support after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.   © Reuters

NEW YORK (Financial Times) -- The next Davos will not be in Davos.

The World Economic Forum, whose base in the Swiss Alpine ski resort has become shorthand for its annual meetings each January, had already told the executives, environmentalists and world leaders who usually attend that Covid-19 had forced it to push back its next event to May 2021.

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