At the Congress Center for the World Economic Forum WEF Annual Meeting 2023 in Davos (Switzerland), Jan. 15, 2023, people communicate with one another.
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DAVOS, Switzerland – U.S. lawmakers quietly took part in a private ritzy lunch atop the World Economic Forum on Monday featuring dozens of influential business leaders, according to people with direct knowledge of the matter.
The lawmakers present included members of the U.S. Congress delegation who took part in the annual confab in Davos for the elite and rich, which also included Sens. These people provided explanations by Joe Manchin, D.W.Va. Chris Coons D-Del. Kyrsten Silena, I.Ariz., and a few House members. Republican Georgia Governor Brian Kemp was also there, according to one person.
Coons, Sinema, Manchin and Kemp are just a few of the U.S.-based officials scheduled to participatePanel sessions during this year’s conference. These private events, which take place on the sidelines at the World Economic Forum, often serve as meet and greets between billionaires and CEOs.
An attendee said that Manchin and Coons spoke separately to the lunch crowd. This was a private gathering, so the person speaking on behalf of the company declined to identify themselves.
Coons spoke about U.S. assistance to Ukraine after Russia’s invasion, while Manchin (chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee) called for American energy independence. CongressIn addition to the $40 billion of additional aid that Ukraine received last year, it also received another $40 billion.
According to those who were familiar with the event, the private lunch was held at Hotel Schatzalp. It is accessible by tram or funicular up the property. According to an attendee, the private lunch was held at the Belle Epoque restaurant. Participants were served salmon and beef dishes.
Business leaders were drawn from many different backgrounds, including Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO. Antonio NeriKlaus Schwab, the executive chair of the World Economic Forum and the heads a variety non-governmental organisations, was among the attendees.
Coons stated to CNBC that about 50 CEOs were expected to attend the lunch before members of Congress. He did not specify which executives were to attend.
Neri was confirmed by a representative of Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Representatives of the lawmakers mentioned in this report didn’t immediately reply to a request seeking comment.
According to the property’s website, Willem Jan Holsboer opened Hotel Schatzalp in 1900 as a luxurious sanatorium for wealthy clients. website.
Built at 1900m above the sea level, this modern Art Nouveau structure was transformed into a hotel in 1953.
The U.S. Congress delegation was in Davos, Switzerland to attend the World Economic Forum.
Brian Schwartz | CNBC
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