January 20, 2017
This week’s World Economic Forum, the annual gathering of world leaders, CEOs, celebrities and journalists in Davos, Switzerland, reflected an extraordinary year of change.
President Xi Jinping became the first Chinese leader to address the meeting, while members of the new American presidential administration stayed home. U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May sat down with Bloomberg editor-in-chief John Micklethwait to talk about Brexit; billionaire George Soros talked Brexit, markets and populism with Bloomberg editor-at-large and anchor Francine Lacqua. And dozens of leaders sat down for live interviews with Bloomberg’s global team of anchors, producers and video crews.
We’ve shared a few of Bloomberg’s pictures from behind the scenes below – and you can watch select interviews, read our coverage and more in our World Economic Forum Special Report.
Attendees walk through the Congress Center between sessions in Davos. Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg
U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May told Bloomberg editor-in-chief John Micklethwait that she wanted a “truly global Britain,” with free trade agreements around the world, during a Bloomberg Television interview at the World Economic Forum. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg
Billionaire investor George Soros said it’s unlikely that U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May will remain in power during an interview with Bloomberg editor-at-large and anchor Francine Lacqua. Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg
Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft and co-chairman of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, discusses globalization and philanthropy during a Bloomberg Television interview in Davos. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg
Adidas AG chief executive officer Kasper Rorsted talks with Carsten Knobel, chief financial officer of Henkel AG between sessions. Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg
Miniature Swiss flags top canapes at the Congress Center. Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg
– Compiled by Jen Robinson | January 20, 2017