The 2020 World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters is been held on January 21-24. This year theme is: Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World.
WEF is the foremost creative force for engaging the world’s top leaders in collaborative activities to shape the global, regional and industry agendas at the beginning of each year.
Let’s take a look at Royalty at the 2020 World Economic Forum (WEF).
World Economic Forum – January 21, 2020
Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians are currently in Davos to attend the annual meeting of WEF.
Queen Máxima of the Netherlands
Her Majesty Queen Maxima gave a short opening speech at the session hosted by Unilever, IDH The Sustainable Trade Initiative, and Rabobank on the importance of investing in smallholder value chains.
Queen Máxima @UNSGSA at @wef in Davos for better access to financial services #financialinclusion. At the lunchsession of #IDH she emphasizes the importance of tailormade finance for smallholders farmers, particularly in developing countries. https://t.co/U4F4qTzUlV #wef20 pic.twitter.com/PYXZrIq9XC— Koninklijk Huis (@koninklijkhuis) January 21, 2020
Pleased to open event of IDH’s FarmFit Fund, together with HM Queen Máxima.— Alexander De Croo (@alexanderdecroo) January 21, 2020
Smallholder farmers produce 2/3rds of global food requirements, but are often financially excluded & unable to invest.
Partnerships like #BeyondChocolate & #FarmFit fix this. #WEF2020 pic.twitter.com/ueY2jWFBmu
The Queen’s outfit is by Belgian fashion house Natan, she wore Natan Daisy Skirt in Brown Leather.
Great seeing Queen Maxima #UNSGSA for #FinancialInclusion at #Davos2020. She talked fondly about her last visit to Pakistan and is deeply committed to helping us promote digital identity as a public good and bridging the gender digital divide in Pakistan. pic.twitter.com/qwRFZQIk99— Tania Aidrus (@successfull_786) January 21, 2020
King Philippe and Queen Mathilde
The King and The Queen of the Belgians attended the opening ceremony of WEF.
Their Majesties listen to the panel “Forging a Sustainable Path towards a common future” with Salvador Gómez-Colón, Natasha Mwansa, Edward Felsenthal, Greta Thunberg and Autumn Peltier as guest speakers.
King Philippe of the Belgians.Embed from Getty Images
Climate activist, Greta Thunberg.Embed from Getty Images
From left to right, Edward Felsenthal, editor of Time, Natasha Mwansa, child and womens rights activist, Salvador Gomez-Colon, founder of Light & Hope for Puerto Rico, Greta Thunberg, climate activist, and Autumn Peltier, chief water commissioner of the Anishinabek nation.
Excelente reunión del Consejo Directivo de la @schwabfound en Davos. Orgulloso de pertenecer a esta organización que promueve el emprendedurismo social en todo el mundo. Hoy fuimos reelectos por tres años más! Agradecido con @HildeSchwab y a los colegas por su liderazgo! #WEF20 pic.twitter.com/TcORU39dM2— Martin Burt (@martinburt) January 21, 2020
Later, Queen Mathilde attended a meeting with the Schwab Foundation.
World Economic Forum – January 22, 2020
Queen Mathilde of the Belgians
For Queen Mathilde, the second day at the World Economic Forum starts with a conversation with Mr. Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
Queen Mathilde and Mr. Filippo Grandi.
Afterwards, The Queen met with a delegation from the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship.
La 2ème journée au @WEF debute avec une rencontre avec @FilippoGrandi, Haut-Commissaire des NU pour les réfugiés. Suivi d’une rencontre avec une délégation de la @schwabfound.@Refugees #MonarchieBe pic.twitter.com/ahXuj0ZOKg— Belgian Royal Palace (@MonarchieBe) January 22, 2020
The Queen concludes her visit to the WEF with bilateral meetings.
During the meeting with Mr. Qu Dongyu, Director General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), they discussed in particular FAO’s actions, partnerships with the G20, support for the least developed countries, as well as the actions of the King Baudouin Foundation.
The meeting with Mr. Achim Steiner, Director General of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), focused on the further involvement of academia and business schools within the implementation of SDGs, its development and financing.
Des réunions bilatérales avec M. Qu Dongyu, directeur général de la @FAO, et avec M. Achim Steiner, gestionnaire du programme de développement des Nations Unies, clôturent notre visite de cette édition du @WEF. @UNDP #MonarchieBe pic.twitter.com/4hAowV7z0Q— Belgian Royal Palace (@MonarchieBe) January 22, 2020
King Philippe travelled to Israel to attend the Fifth World Holocaust Forum held on January 23, 2020 in Jerusalem.
Queen Máxima of the Netherlands
Queen Máxima as the UN Secretary-General’s Special Avocate for Inclusive Finance Development (UNSGSA) meets at the World Economic Forum with with the CEOs of the CEO Partnership for Economic Inclusion (CEOP) to talk about their projects that contribute to better access to financial services for, particularly, small entrepreneurs and farmers.
Her Majesty The Queen launched the CEOP during the WEF 2018 in Davos.
Queen Máxima @UNSGSA meets at @wef with the CEO’s of the CEO Partnership for Economic Inclusion #CEOP about their projects that contribute to better access to financial services for, particularly, small entrepreneurs and farmers. #financialinclusion https://t.co/mPVNrK8iqe pic.twitter.com/01lGZY5tio— Koninklijk Huis (@koninklijkhuis) January 22, 2020
The Queen also held meetings with The Prime Minister of Jordan, Omar Razzaz and the Ministry of SMEs and Startup of South Korea, Selatan Park Young-sun.
PM @OmarRazzaz met yesterday at @wef with Queen Máxima of the #Netherlands, UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development, to address Jordan’s strategy for financial inclusion#Jordan#WEF2020 pic.twitter.com/579fgOu71J— Prime Ministry JO (@PrimeMinistry) January 23, 2020
Di sela-sela World Economic Forum (WEF) Davos 2020, saya bertemu Ministry of SMEs and Startup Korea Selatan Park Young-sun dan Queen Maxima Zorreguieta Cerruti Kerajaan Belanda, Rabu (23/1). pic.twitter.com/hqOokylTZw— Airlangga Hartarto (@airlangga_hrt) January 23, 2020
She also participated on a panel discussion about ‘Financial Inclusion beyond the individual: The role of MSMEs’.
Was part of an interesting panel discussion with Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, at the WEF on ‘Financial Inclusion beyond the individual: The role of MSMEs’. Also interacted with Mr. Eyob Tekalign Tolina, State Minister, Ministry of Finance, Ethiopia pic.twitter.com/ccMTOST87u— Adeeb Ahamed (@adeeb_ahamed) January 22, 2020
Great to see @UNSGSA HM Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, a tireless advocate for financial inclusion. We will continue to work together towards making economic growth work for all. #WEF20 #financialinclusion pic.twitter.com/qKwwBRni2n— Kristalina Georgieva (@KGeorgieva) January 22, 2020
Queen Máxima wore a new floral brocade coat by Oscar de la Renta, “Floral Fil Coupe Coat”.
Prince Daniel of Sweden
At this year’s conference, Prince Daniel of Sweden attends a number of program points on entrepreneurship and mental health.
During the day, the Prince met, among others, the Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin.
Prince Charles of Wales
The Prince of Wales took part on the second of the WEF, Prince Charles met world leaders, politicians and environmentalists including Greta Thunberg.
His Royal Highness officially launched the Sustainable Markets Council at the forum: the new initiative aims to create sustainable markets whilst helping the global economy become more environmentally friendly.
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The Prince of Wales delivered a keynote speech at The World Economic Forum.
“What good is all the extra wealth in the world, gained from “business as usual”, if you can do nothing with it except watch it burn in catastrophic conditions?”
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