The Bridge Talk #3 – Paola Hjelt
Paola Hjelt, who until recently was the Director of Global Changemakers, a network of young social entrepreneurs and activists supported by the British Council. Prior to that, she was a Fellow at the World Economic Forum, and a reporter at Fortune Magazine in New York. Paola talked about World Economic Forum.
It’s a common critique to hear that the Davos annual meeting of the world’s VIP’s organized by the World Economic Forum is overrated. Yet people who have been there keep coming back – and most of those who have not attended would do anything to get an invitation. What makes this small town, mountain top gathering so unique? What happens when the world’s most prominent leaders from government, business, civil society, media, the arts, technology and more gather together for five days of uninterrupted meetings and parties? What goes on behind the scenes? Does this small group of people actually set the agenda of what is to come in the year ahead?