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The popularity of informal parties in Davos

23 January 2013 Last updated at 10:30 GMT

There is a lot of talking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, but not all of it in the formal setting of a speech or a debate.

Intimate parties afford opportunities for plenty of networking as well, as the BBC's Tanya Beckett found out.

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