Events

DAVOS: THURSDAY 27 JAN

French President Nicolas Sarkozy will give the opening address in the Congress Centre.

7.30am in the Belvedere Hotel: BCG-CII breakfast session, with BCG CEO Paul Buerkner speaking.

7.30am in the Belvedere: Swiss Re hosts a roundtable on solutions to ageing, good security and natural disasters.

NASDAQ OMX hosts an opening bell ceremony with CNBC Europe, to be broadcast live at 8am in the Davos Hallenbad.

12pm in the Belvedere: Infosys Technologies hosts a lunch and panel discussion on what the new enterprise drivers of tomorrow will be.

12.30pm: the Davos Open Forum hosts a debate called "Euro Grounding?", featuring ECB president Jean-Claude Trichet.

The fourth Davos Philanthropic Roundtable is in the Morosani Schweizerhof Hotel at 12.30pm, hosted by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation.

From 3.30 - 4.30, delegates will be attending the opening reception in the Congress Hall.

6.30pm: Coca-Cola Company hosts a reception in the Morosani Schweizerhof Hotel.

7.30pm: JETRO hosts Japan Night at the Central Sporthotel.

10pm: FT/CNBC "nightcap" or drinks in the Belvedere.

10pm: McKinsey party in the Belvedere – one of this year's hottest tickets.