Davos becomes a high-security wing
How do the police and army secure the WEF?
Preparations for the WEF are in full swing. The Graubünden canton police and the Swiss army will provide information on the security concept on Friday. Blick will broadcast the press conference live.
Nothing is left to chance: The police and the army are in Davos because of the World Economic Forum.
With the World Economic Forum (WEF), Davos GR is transformed into a high-security wing for a few days. Not only the Graubünden canton police are on site, but also the military. Around 3000 international participants from business, politics, science and society are expected at the WEF.
The guiding principle for 2023 is “Cooperation in a Fragmented World”. The guest list is top-class. 52 heads of government are taking part in this year’s edition, as those responsible for WEF founder Klaus Schwab (84) announced.
That’s more than ever before. In addition to Federal President Alain Berset (50) and other federal councillors, the heads of state in Davos include Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin (37), German Chancellor Olaf Scholz (64), Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte (55), Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez ( 50), Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis (54) or Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama (58).
The Ukrainian First Lady Olena Selenska (44) will also come. It is unclear whether her husband, the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky (44), will give a virtual speech like last year or even travel himself.
The security measures are correspondingly high. The police and the army will explain exactly what the concept looks like at a press conference on Friday. Blick will report live from the conference here.