The theme for this year’s World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, has turned its attention to transformative tech, and “Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution.”
But while the agenda for leaders of business and politics in the Alpine resort focuses on technology, many conversations are likely to be on the “old” issues still plaguing the world such as the recent market volatility in China to divergent monetary policy, the new oil order, terror risks and geopolitical tensions.
CNBC spoke to some of the key people attending Davos this year to see what the key talking points will be at Davos in 2016.
Hard-landing in China
In the run-up to the start of the WEF on January 20th, all eyes have turned to the east amid a drastic selloff in Chinese equities amid fears that the country might be heading for a “hard landing) and concerns over the Peoples’ Bank of China’s monetary policy maneuvers.