People communicate with each other at the Congress Center during the 2023 World Economic Forum WEF Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, 15 January 2023.
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DAVOS, Switzerland – U.S. lawmakers quietly attended a private lavish luncheon Monday at the top of the World Economic Forum with dozens of influential business leaders, according to people familiar with the matter. Participated.
Lawmakers in attendance include Senator Joe Manchin, DW.Va., Chris Koons, D-Del., Kyrsten Sinema and I-Ariz at annual meeting for the elite and the wealthy in Davos It included members of the U.S. Congressional delegation that And several members of the House of Representatives, these people explained. Republican Georgia Governor Brian Kemp also attended the event, according to one of the people involved.
Coons, Manchin, Sinema, and Kemp are among the US-based officials. Participation plan At a panel session at this year’s conference. These private events on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum often serve as meetings between CEOs, billionaires and government officials.
Coons and Manchin each addressed a number of business executives individually at the luncheon, attendees said.
Koons discussed US aid to Ukraine following Russia’s aggression, and Manchin, chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, called for US energy independence, the person noted. meeting handed over $40 billion in additional aid to Ukraine last year.
A private lunch was held at the Hotel Schatzalp. The Hotel Schatzalp is mainly accessible by cable car or tram to the property, said a person familiar with the gathering. Attendees said the rally was held at the hotel’s Belle Epoque restaurant, where salmon and beef dishes were served to attendees.
Business leaders come from a variety of backgrounds, including the CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Antonio Nerisaid the attendees, including Klaus Schwab, executive director of the World Economic Forum and head of various non-governmental organizations.
Coons told CNBC before lunch that members of the congressional delegation were heading to lunch “with about 50 CEOs.” He declined to say which executives will be attending.
A Hewlett Packard Enterprise representative confirmed Neri’s attendance. Representatives of the lawmakers mentioned in this article did not immediately return requests for comment.
Hotel Schatzalp was first opened in 1900 by Dutch entrepreneur Willem Jan Holsbohr as a luxury sanatorium for wealthy clients. website.
Perched above Europe’s highest town at 1900 meters above sea level, the modern Art Nouveau building was converted into a hotel in 1953.
Member of the US Congressional delegation to Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum
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