My Davos Moment, part 4
- 26 Jan 07, 04:08 PM
We have asked some of the participants to tell us about one of the Davos moments, encounters and events that make Davos special for them.
Mark Crosier is the founder of UK high-tech firm DeepStream Technologies, and one of the "technology pioneers" that have been invited to the forum.
My Davos moment so far hopefully demonstrates the surreal experience of attending the World Economic Forum's (WEF) annual meeting, the melting pot of attendees and buzz around the place that permeates everything.
I attended the WEF's Young Global Leaders' Energy Night Cap event held at the Belvedere Hotel. The Young Global Leaders seem to be very active here and their gatherings really capture the atmosphere of the conference, while highlighting the urgency with which we need to address climate change now.
The buzz of Davos is heightened by the fact that events don't always take place in traditional surroundings or with an accustomed mix of speakers. So inside the hotel, I find myself in an igloo, 10 feet from Claudia Schiffer, Shimon Perez, the CEO of Sun Microsystems, and a French pilot who's been flying solar-panelled planes around the world.
For me this moment sums up everything that is Davos and hearing Shimon Perez describe history as a catalogue of mistakes that the young should forget and always look to the future was truly inspirational.
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