Switzerland | Davos | WEF

What WEF has to offer

Beautiful surroundings, unlimited activities, the best meeting place in the world!

The World Economic Forum is best known for its yearly winter gathering in Davos, attended by heads of state and government from almost 40 countries around the world. The utopian idea of a unified and non-violent world inspired German economist Professor Klaus Schwab to hold the introductory European Management Forum in Davos back in 1971. The name changed to the World Economic Forum in 1987. One of Klaus Schwab's greatest accomplishments as a host is to bring people together, even in trying times. For him, Davos is simply 'the best meeting place in the world'. Nowadays Davos is a mega resort with a population of nearly 12,000 and the region's economy is built mainly on tourism with the focus on winter sports.

People who appreciate a unique type of flair go to Davos, a mountain resort in Graubünden, in the eastern Alps region of Switzerland. It has a discreet exclusivity set against an Alpine backdrop and once a year, during the World Economic Forum, the attention of the whole world is focussed on the resort. The WEF is a Swiss non-profit foundation, based in Cologny, Geneva. It is a self-governing global group dedicated to refining the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic, and other leaders of society to shape worldwide, regional, and industrial agendas. The meeting brings together around 2,500 top business leaders, international political leaders, intellectuals, and journalists to debate the most pressing issues facing the world, including health and the environment. Read more

The unpretentious village of Klosters, just a stone's throw away from Davos, has a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere, and an exclusive discreet social scene. Peter Viertel described Klosters as 'Hollywood on the Rocks'. There are spas nearby, a leisure centre and pleasant walks in the surrounding areas. The dramatic contrast between steeply wooded valleys and high, craggy peaks is spectacular. Restaurants, spas, smart hotels, a busy nightlife, bars, museums, a large casino at the Hotel Europe, good shopping possibilities and a wide range of après-ski activities add to the area's attractions. Alternative sites worth visiting include the Kircher Museum, the ingenious award winning Sunniberg Bridge, and the impressive Salginatobel Bridge - an engineering world monument. Leo Trippi offers a wide selection of private chalets and apartments, available for rent during WEF. We also can help you to rent the best hotels in the resort.

Together with the nearby town of Klosters, Davos offers a wide variety of winter sports activities, set amid stunning Alpine scenery and some outstanding mountain restaurants. Davos is around two hours' drive from Zurich. In winter the weather is generally calm, and the sunshine makes it possible to enjoy the outdoors even when the temperature is below zero. The WEF is not just about long discussions and serious decisions. Delegates to the WEF as well as family and friends accompanying them, will enjoy the wide variety of highly enjoyable activities that Davos/Klosters has to offer. Apart from outstanding luxury catered chalets in Davos and Klosters, Leo Trippi also offers luxury rental apartments, as well as luxury chalets and luxury apartments on a self-catered basis.

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