Good-bye from Davos
- 28 Jan 07, 06:16 PM
It’s been a pretty intense week for Richard and me, with early starts, hard work and little sleep. I think I’ve averaged four-and-a-half hours a night.
But as every year Davos has provided an almighty buzz, even though the event failed to deliver some of the expected surprises.
You see, here it’s all relative. What might seem flat to the old hands is still one of the most exciting events around.
I’ve written this before, but the amazing thing about Davos is that everybody you meet has a great story to tell.
Today, for example, when I was on the mountain railway to go the Schatzalp hotel for the traditional farewell lunch, I began to chat with an Indian gentleman who turned out to be in charge of Mukand, a huge Indian manufacturing and financial services group.
He told me about the huge turnaround of Indian manufacturing during the past six or seven years. “Back then we would not have been able to compete with international rivals,” he told me, “but today Indian manufacturers can compete with the best.”
This is a little told story, and when I’m back in London I will make sure that it will feature in our current excellent series on globalisation. Just have a look at this great article on India's IT services industry written by our globalisation reporter, Steve Schifferes.
So that’s it from Davos.
It was the first time we’ve run a proper blog from here, in the hope to give you a bit more of a rounded picture – not just the news and features, but also the observations and notes that (hopefully) help you to understand what’s happening at the World Economic Forum.
Let us know whether you liked it, and what you would have preferred to see more of.
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