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WEF in Singapore

Singapore 'Davos' pushed to August over travel restrictions

WEF announces three-month postponement days after 'Agenda' gathering

Klaus Schwab, the founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, seen speaking in Geneva, Switzerland on Jan. 21. (Photo courtesy of the WEF)

SINGAPORE -- The World Economic Forum announced Wednesday that its special annual meeting scheduled for May in Singapore has been deferred by three months, as the prolonged global COVID-19 situation exposes risks for international in-person gatherings.

The event will now be held in the city-state from Aug. 17 to 20, the organization said, instead of May 25 to 28.

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