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Source: Swiss Kanton Nidwalden News in German7. October 2020 The World Economic Forum (WEF) will take place on the Bürgenstock next year. The Nidwalden government council welcomes the decision of the organizers and offers its support in the preparation of the major event. He also sees an opportunity for the entire tourist region in this. The organizers of the World Economic Forum (WEF) announced this afternoon that the annual meeting 2021 will be held in a reduced form from May 18 to 21 on the Bürgenstock and in Lucerne. The meeting with leading personalities from all over the world takes place under the condition that the health and safety of the participants can be guaranteed. “We are delighted with the decision of the WEF to hold this important event for society in our region,” states Landammann and Economics Director Othmar Filliger, adding: “We are convinced that the recently expanded Bürgenstock Resort with its modern infrastructure ideally suited for an international event of this size. ”The WEF managers wrote a letter to the canton of Nidwalden asking for support in preparing the event. The government council is happy to lend a hand and make a contribution to the successful implementation. Last but not least, it should play an important role in the question of safety for the participants and the public. The first clarifications in this regard are already underway. In addition to the WEF and the people in charge of the Bürgenstock, the Canton of Lucerne is also involved, as part of the program will take place in its area. “That will be a challenge, at the same time we are looking forward to an intensive cooperation with all partners involved,” said Othmar Filliger. New impulses in times of Corona The government council expresses its hope that the executives on the Bürgenstock will find approaches and ways that are suitable for the majority to cope with current and upcoming tasks on the globe in a sustainable manner for future generations. «For a moment the eyes of the world will be on the Bürgenstock and thus also on the landscape with Lake Lucerne and the mountains. From an economic point of view, we hope that this will have a welcome side effect, ”adds Othmar Filliger. On the one hand, the WEF participants and guests are already generating added value on site, on the other hand, the international spotlight should have a positive effect in the medium and long term. Othmar Filliger: “By holding the WEF on our doorstep, we will have an enormous advertising effect that will have an impact on the entire tourist region beyond the Bürgenstock.” Against the background of the current Corona crisis and the reduced number of guests in the international tourism sector, the government council sees the WEF as a great opportunity to trigger new impulses for the future )

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