After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the World Economic Forum hosted its flagship annual meeting in Davos once again, and the QI Group contingent was among the over 2000 participants who flew in from around the world to the Swiss town.

The WEF’s Annual Meeting has emerged as a key focal point for leaders to accelerate the partnerships needed to tackle global challenges and shape a more sustainable and inclusive future.

The QI Group, a member of the WEF since 2009, has been an active contributor to WEF events and meetings over the last decade. The QI contingent at Davos was led by Executive Chairman Vijay Eswaran, who was joined by Group MD Kuna Senathirajah, Director of International Operations, JR Mayer, and Chairperson of RYTHM Foundation, Umayal Eswaran.

This year’s theme for the event was History at a Turning Point: Government Policies and Business Strategies.

Executive Chairman Vijay Eswaran was a discussion leader at the session titled A Digital ASEAN for all, where leaders from ASEAN and close partners discussed how the region’s digital future could be shaped to benefit all parts of society and deliver its true potential.

Other discussion leaders at the session included Anthony Tan of Grab, Derrick Loi of ANT Group, and Tengku Zafrul Bin Tengku Abdul Aziz, Malaysia’s Finance Minister. The session was moderated by John Riady, CEO of the Lippo Group from Indonesia.

The discussions in the Annual Meeting touched on critical topics that the QI Group is very closely aligned with and which have solidified the company’s direction for a more equitable and inclusive world. These include initiatives to fight climate change through reforestation projects, promote micro-entrepreneurship for income generation in emerging economies, invest in underserved communities through development projects aligned with the UN SDGs, and empower youth through holistic education and social intervention programmes.