WELCOME TO DAVOS

The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2011 opens today and runs until Sunday 30 January.

Today, delegates will be arriving at the Swiss mountain town of Davos, the highest city in Europe, for the conference. Registration takes place throughout the afternoon.

The programme begins at 5.30pm - 7pm UK time, with a welcome reception in the Congress Centre.

Delegates who are in Davos for the first time will have a newcomers gathering in the Congress Centre from 7pm - 8pm UK time.

Events can be watched live online: http://www.livestream.com/worldeconomicforum

The official blog is at: http://www.forumblog.org/

The official Twitter feed is @Davos #WEF.

The Open Forum Davos also runs in parallel to the World Economic Forum, from 27-29 January.

This year’s Open Forum theme is “Recognition, Discussion and Change”. Unlike the exclusive World Economic Forum, this is open to the general public. Events will not be streamed, but videos will be posted on YouTube after the event. There is also an official Twitter feed: @OpenForumDavos #WEF #OFD.

On Thursday 27 January, the first Open Forum event is a discussion of the Eurozone, “Euro Grounding?”, with panellists including economist Nouriel Roubini and Jean-Claude Trichet, the president of the European Central Bank. The event runs from 11.30am - 1pm UK time.