See data visualizations showing how the size of a country’s presence at Davos compares with its population and GDP size, based on analysis of the WEF’s participants lists for the last 8 years. Explore the charts yourself to see where your country fits.
At a Wall Street Journal conference in 2009, then White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel stated that one should never let a crisis go to waste. In this sense, the 2008 financial crisis is just like any other crisis: a disaster and an opportunity. A disaster because it led to the destruction of $4 trillion worth of global assets, millions of people losing their livelihood, and bringing the whole economic system incredibly close to a cataclysmic meltdown.