Migration an Increasingly Decisive Issue for Davos’ Globalization 4.0
Migration is the central issue in world affairs and will increasingly shape key matters on the World Economic Forum’s “Globalization 4.0” agenda, according to the 2019 Henley Passport Index and Global Mobility Report, published by global residence and citizenship advisory firm Henley & Partners.
The report – which offers cutting-edge analysis by 16 leading scholars and professional experts on current global mobility trends, including the significant divide created by war, climate change, economic inequality, and political instability – is released just a week before Henley & Partners’ attendance at Davos.
Taking part in two key panels at the annual gathering, Dr. Christian H. Kälin, Group Chairman of Henley & Partners says that the impact of migration on geopolitical affairs cannot be overstated. “Migration is both a cause and a consequence of almost every issue of global importance, and it will only become more central, as globalization deepens even further and its effects entrench themselves.”
Henley & Partners will host two multi-stakeholder panels at Davos, bringing together heads and ministers of several governments and leading academics and industry experts, including the Prime Minister of Antigua & Barbuda, the Finance Minister of Malta, and the Chairman of the Investment Migration Council. The first discussion will be co-hosted with Ledgerstate, a group of blockchain and decentralizing technology experts. ‘Global Citizenship, Blockchain, and Digital Government’ will explore how digital technologies are transforming governments and citizenship, as well as the need for global citizens and their societies to create a sustainable legacy of greater sovereignty and cooperation.
The second panel will focus on ‘Investment Migration: Sovereign Equity versus Sovereign Debt’ and examine how governments can create economic freedom and security by harnessing investment migration options.
Dr. Kälin says the agenda set for Davos clearly demonstrates the need to overhaul current thinking on globalization, its proliferating effects, and the imbalances it has created. “Our discussion will explore the shared responsibility to define a new world order, break the shackles of systemic debt burdens, and enable new opportunities for growth.”
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