IMF Chief Christine Lagarde, other notables attend global economic event; Facebook answers questions live
Facebook will be live from the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, through Saturday. The global event will feature leaders in media, business, government and philanthropy. This year’s theme: The Great Transformation: Shaping New Models.
Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer for Facebook, is one of six co-chairs of the annual meeting, which is delving into topics including: ensuring food security, the new business mindset, economics for the 21st century, the future of democracy and the Eurozone crisis in Europe, among others. Sandberg has attended WEF for many years, as have other Facebook executives. She is playing a vital role in helping move Facebook toward what is expected to be one of the largest initial public stock offerings ever and has been named by Forbes magazine as the fifth most powerful woman in the world, and by Fortune as one of the 12 most powerful women in business. Earlier this week at a Digital Life Design conference in Europe, Sandberg stressed the importance of investing in technology and making sure there exists “a regulatory environment that promotes innovation and economic growth.”
The WEF is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. This year’s special guests include many heads of state, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde, Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, who is also General Secretary of the National League for Democracy, The Huffington Post’s Arianna Huffington, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and more.
Facebook invites people to join them in the conversation by sharing questions, which Facebook will then answer live from Davos.
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