Skiing beats networking

SKIING is the best reason to go to the World Economic Forum in Davos, according to a plurality of those asked by CNBC. Thirty per cent of those responding to an online poll highlighted the winter sport as the main draw, while 27 per cent said that “networking” is the best selling point.

Just 14 per cent suggested that “debate and discussion” is the top attraction, while 12 per cent answering that “deal-making” is the forum’s raison d’etre. Few think it is restful, with R&R (rest & recuperation) scoring six per cent.