The delegation was part of more than 3,000 political and economic leaders who came to discuss major issues facing the world. Besides Al Emadi, Qatar was represented by Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohamed Al-Thani, minister of Economy and Commerce, and Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohamed bin Saud Al-Thani, CEO of the Qatar Investment Authority. Al Emadi met with WEF President Klaus Schwab during the trip.
Other dignitaries on hand were British Prime Minister Theresa May, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, the presidents of Azerbaijan and Ukraine, the Russian vice president, U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres, the World Trade Organization director general, the IMF director, the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency and the director general of the International Labor Organization.
The forum held more than 400 sessions on issues such as global cooperation, economic growth, capitalism reform, a new industrial revolution, and rapid growth in communities.
WEF was established in 1971 as a non-profit foundation with the goal of engaging the countries of the world in discussions on politics and business. As an independent and impartial agency, WEF is not tied to any special interests.
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