Congresswoman Kay Granger, the Chairwoman of the State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee in the House of Representatives, announced that she will attend the World Economic Forum this week in Davos, Switzerland. This annual meeting brings together leaders in politics, business, academia, the arts and the non-profit sector from around the world for an intensive discussion of economics and geopolitics.
Congresswoman Granger was one of just seven Members of the House of Representatives to receive an invitation, due to her role as Chairwoman of the State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee, and her recognized expertise in the areas of foreign policy and foreign aid.
"The World Economic Forum is a unique opportunity to engage with world leaders and experts in many different fields on ways to create global economic growth, and deal with challenges related to globalization, security and defense in a fast-changing world" Granger said. "I look forward to contributing to this important dialogue, and learning from the experience of the other accomplished guests."
Other prominent attendees at this year's conference include:
David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany
Shimon Peres, President of Israel
Christine Lagarde, Director of the International Monetary Fund
Dmitry Medvedev, Prime Minister of Russia
Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank
Henry Kissinger, Former US Secretary of State
Enda Kenny, Prime Minister of Ireland
Bill Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
King Abdullah of Jordan
Ban Ki Moon, Secretary General of the United Nations
Gordon Brown, Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Donald Tusk, Prime Minister of Poland
Tom Donahue, President of the US Chamber of Commerce
Eric Cantor, Majority Leader of the US House of Representatives