Behind the Scenes at Davos: Insights and Ideas
Off-the-Record Briefing by Alejandro Reyes, Consultant, World Economic Forum & Visiting Associate Professor, University of Hong Kong
Tea/Coffee at 5:00 pm
Presentation at 5:30 pm
Close at 6:30 pm
The World Economic Forum annual meeting is the first major international gathering of the year, with business, government and civil society leaders participating. What were the key insights to emerge from the Davos deliberations? What new ideas and trends were participants talking about? And what was the consensus on the outlook for the global economy and the region over the coming year? In this off-the-record discussion, Alejandro Reyes, who has been an editorial consultant to the Forum at every Davos meeting since 1998, will talk about this year's event and the insights and ideas behind the news coverage.
Alejandro Reyes serves as a senior advisor to the US-Asia Institute in Washington, DC, and has been a visiting associate professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration of the University of Hong Kong since 2007. He has been a consultant to the World Economic Forum since 1997 and has been at the Davos Annual Meeting every year since 1998. In 2008, he was the program manager for Asia at the Clinton Global Initiative. From 2006-7, Al was a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council of the United States in Washington, DC. In 2005-6, he was a visiting scholar at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute at Columbia University and, the year before, was a visiting scholar at Ohio University, Athens. From 1988 to 2001, Al worked as a journalist at Asiaweek, where he was Southeast Asian business correspondent, Singapore and Hong Kong bureau chief, and senior correspondent for regional affairs, among other positions. Al has written for various publications including The Wall Street Journal and Forbes, and has appeared on CNN, CNBC and Al Jazeera. Born in the Philippines, Al was educated at Harvard University and Oxford University.