The World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting will take place in Davos, Switzerland this week, and both Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende and Prime Minister Erna Solberg will attend the conference. Some of the world's top politicians and bankers will reunite in Davos this week to discuss politics and finance.
The annual event has gained a reputation the past few years for being a glamorous event for the rich and famous, but Børge Brende (the Conservative Party/Høyre) rejects the rumours.
"I have never looked at it like that. The World Economic Forum is a place to create and nurture important relationship between business, civil society and the authorities," Brende tells NTB.
The past two years Brende was the CEO of the World Economic Forum, but this year he participates as Minister of Foreign Affairs along with Prime Minister Erna Solberg. He will also meet Norway's former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Espen Barth Eide, who has gone the opposite route and recently taken the job as Managing Director of the WEF.
The Norwegian Crown Prince couple, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit will also attend the forum.
The title of this year's conference is The reshaping of the World: Consequences for Society, Politics and Business. The topics include economic development, new growth, emerging economies and improved global trade cooperation. War and conflict will also be central themes on the agenda.