FILE PHOTO: A logo of the 50th World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting is pictured on a window in Davos, Switzerland, January 21, 2020.
REUTERS/Denis BalibouseZURICH (Reuters) - The World Economic Forum cancelled its 2021 annual meeting scheduled for Singapore in three months’ time on Monday, saying it was not possible to hold such a large, global event due to the COVID-19 situation.
WEF had already pushed back its special meeting in Singapore, initially scheduled for mid-May, following the announcement last year it was moving from its usual home in the Swiss alps due to the pandemic situation in Europe.
Acknowledging WEF’s decision to cancel the event, the Singapore trade ministry said on Monday that it “fully appreciates the challenges caused by the ongoing global pandemic, particularly for a large meeting with a broad span of international participants.”The WEF’s next annual meeting will instead take place in the first half of 2022.
Its location and date will be determined based on an assessment of the situation later this summer, it added in a statement.
Denis Balibouse ZURICH, “ Regretfully, WEF
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