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World Economic Forum 2015: What To Expect In Davos

Over 2,500 business and world leaders are headed to the Swiss ski resort of Davos for the annual World Economic Forum. Here's what's on the agenda.

By Elizabeth Hagedorn | January 20, 2015

On Wednesday, over 2,500 investors, CEOs and policymakers will descend on the Swiss mountain resort of Davos.

What brings together this group of the world's rich and powerful, you ask? (Video via World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum's annual meeting — four days of speeches, schmoozing and skiing, for some. This year's theme is "The New Global Context."

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And while discussing the global economic landscape is on the agenda, in all likelihood, current events will take center stage.

Expect talk of terrorism, Greece's future in the eurozone, as well as global oil prices. Income inequality will also be a big topic of conversation.

Income inequality will also be a big topic of conversation.   

Ahead of this year's meeting, Oxfam released a report showing the world's wealthiest 1 percent will soon own more than the rest of the world combined.

At this year's get-together, about 40 heads of state will be in attendance, as well as some 1,500 business leaders.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry — who took some heat for not attending the solidarity rally in Paris — will address the conference on Friday.

This video includes images from Getty Images and World Economic Forum.

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