This year's theme of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos will be "Globalization 4.0: Shaping a New Architecture in the Age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution". The meeting, which is being held on 22-25 January in Switzerland, will bring together leaders from every sector and every part of the world to discuss how to cooperate on the challenges ahead.
The key challenge is how to make Globalization 4.0 benefit all people and it assumes solving the following issues:
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