|German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke in Davos on Thursday and asked the EU to remain steadfast in pushing reforms|
It is only the second day of the World Economic Forum Annual's Meeting 2013, but I have to admit I am starting to see traces of the so-called "Davos fatigue" creeping in among the attendees. And it is unsurprising. As the CEO of an automobile company put it, "The meetings are content-heavy, you're interacting round the clock with highly sophisticated individuals and you have to walk around scattered meeting points all over Davos." The intensity of the activities here is slowly taking its toll. Every last spot at the conference venue is being used to host roundtables and meetings. The most unusual location I have seen this year was a (drained) swimming pool converted into a meeting room. There is even a rumor that the most desperate of the Davos participants are organizing meetings in a sauna! Under these conditions, that does seem almost appropriate.