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This article was published on January 26, 2012


Arianna Huffington wants to move the World Economic Forum to Greece

Arianna Huffington wants to move the World Economic Forum to Greece
Nancy Messieh
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Lesotho-born and raised, Nancy Messieh, The Next Web's Middle East Editor, is an Egyptian writer and photographer based in Cairo, Egypt. Fol Lesotho-born and raised, Nancy Messieh, The Next Web's Middle East Editor, is an Egyptian writer and photographer based in Cairo, Egypt. Follow her on Twitter, her site or Google+ or get in touch at [email protected]

Every year the World Economic Forum is held in a quiet corner of a very cold Switzerland, in Davos.

In 2002, the conference was moved to New York City, as a show of sympathy following the attacks on the World Trade Centre on 9/11.

Speaking to Reuters’ Felix Salmon, Ariana Huffington thinks that its time for the World Economic Forum to move once again, but this time, she’s suggesting, in 2013, a relocation to a far sunnier spot – to a Greek island – in support of the country’s dire economic situation.

Suggesting Patmos, a hard-to-reach exclusive island, Huffington also suggested that the Greek island itself would be a good change for the conference itself, and could have a positive impact on its popularity. “Who wouldn’t want to go to Patmos in the spring?” she asked.  Reuters has even suggested a hashtag for the campaign: #DavosToGreece.

Watch the full interview with Felix Salmon below: