Trump will be in Davos this year

The annual meeting in the Swiss Alps attracts some of the wealthiest members of the establishment that Donald Trump attacked relentlessly on the campaign trail

Last year's conference came the same week of Trump's inauguration and delegates at the time predicted Trump would prove a more pragmatic leader than he suggested on the campaign trail or on Twitter.

Free trade is especially popular among Davos attendees.

Xi Jinping became the first Chinese president to attend the forum in 2017, when Mr Trump was represented by Anthony Scaramucci, who later served a brief and explosive tenure as Mr Trump's White House communications director. A year before the consensus had been that he would not win the presidency.

President Donald Trump is set to bring his "America First" agenda to a bastion of globalisation when he attends the World Economic Forum in the Swiss ski resort of Davos later this month.

Davos comes as Trump faces crucial decisions about his global economic agenda including whether to rework or withdraw the North American Free Trade Agreement, a move that has many world leaders on edge.

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The White House announced on Tuesday that Trump would be attending the World Economic Forum meet starting on January 22, and word out of New Delhi is that Prime Minister Modi will be there too with a strong Indian contingent.

Ms Sanders rejected the notion that Mr Trump's attendance symbolised he was backing away from his message of economic nationalism.

The theme of this year's Davos conference is to examine the causes of and solutions for political, economic and social fractures in society, Reuters writes.

"Naming any list of global risks without naming President Trump would mean the list wasn't complete".

The conference is still dominated by corporate executives, but the gathering also now attracts world leaders, some of whom use the venue as a way to hold less formal bilateral conversations.

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