Greetings from Davos! I now understand why this locale was selected as the location for the annual World Economic Forum. Small, intimate, picturesque…a perfect setting to set aside day-to-day issues and focus on a larger agenda.
There’s much to look forward to in the next few days. I plan on immersing myself in the challenges facing Europe – both to understand how they might be resolved, but also to understand how they might impact Jones Lang LaSalle’s business in the year ahead. It’s a particularly relevant topic given the IMF’s prediction today that the global economy will slow this year and that the euro region will enter a mild recession.
I’m also looking forward to getting the perspective from the public sector. There are a number of heads of state here as well as leaders from important government ministries and NGO’s. What are they keeping an eye on in this uneven economy? Finally, I’ll be spending time on networking and relationship-building opportunities.
That’s my plan for now, but I’d like to hear from you about what you’re interested in. Leave me a comment or question below and I’ll address it in future posts.
I’ll be back tomorrow with my thoughts on the first day at Davos. You can also follow me on twitter – another first for me – at http://twitter.com/Peter_Roberts1.