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3 ways to experience Davos this week. And you don’t even have to go to Switzerland.

While the World Economic Forum takes place this week in Davos Platz, Switzerland, there’s also the unofficial gathering that happens as a community of businesses, media organizations, and non-profit groups set up pop-up shops, panels, and parties for the week. Tradeshift hosts three such spaces, The Tradeshift Lounge, The Tradeshift Reserve, and The Tradeshift Sanctuary, in partnership with CNBC. Whether or not you’ve made the trip to Switzerland, we want you to join us. Here’s how.

  1. Get the Tradeshift DavosX app. If you are in town, the best way to find out what’s happening in Davos is through the Tradeshift DavosX app. You can organize your week, build your agenda, and connect with other Davos attendees. All Tradeshift events are listed, of course. Download the app here.
  2. Attend a panel at The Tradeshift Sanctuary–live or online. Tradeshift and CNBC host a full schedule of panels all week, featuring business innovators and world leaders coming together to bring diverse perspectives to topics such as AI and the workforce, blockchain and the future of society, and digital nations. Find the agenda below, choose your sessions, and come in person or tune in online for the live stream. Visit the Tradeshift at Davos hub for the live stream and daily update blogs.
  3. Socialize with us at #TradeshiftAtDavos. Follow us on Twitter for a daily stream of photos, video snippets, and updates on the conversations and moments that make Davos, Davos. Say hello at #TradeshiftAtDavos.

The Tradeshift Sanctuary Panels
Visiting in person? The Tradeshift Sanctuary is located at Scalettastrasse 1, 7270 Davos Platz, Switzerland. Armchair guest? Go to our Tradeshift at Davos content hub for update blogs and a live stream of each panel as it occurs. All times listed are CET.

Commerce & the Dawn of the Digital Supernation
Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 9:30 am – 10:00 am CET

With digital multinational companies becoming the new normal, the resources and infrastructures they need to succeed are fundamentally shifting. Join Elizbeth Rossiello, CEO and co-founder of BitPesa, Varun Sharma, Head of Partnerships at Republic of Estonia’s e-Residency program, and Gert Sylvest, co-founder of Tradeshift and GM of Tradeshift Frontiers as they discuss the emergence of global digital identities, networks and marketplaces, and what the future of commerce looks like.

AI, Ethics & The Workforce
Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 10:45 am – 11:15 am CET

What does artificial intelligence in the workforce look like in 5 years? In 10? Can artificial intelligence act as ethically—or even more ethically—than humans? Join Mohit Joshi, President & Deputy COO of Infosys, Olivier Oullier, President of EMOTIV, Drue Kataoka, Artist + Technologist, Drue Kataoka Studios, and Christian Lanng, CEO and co-founder of Tradeshift as they discuss the future of AI in the workforce.

B2B Fintech: Where’s the Revolution?
Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 3:30pm – 4:00pm CET

People usually think about fintech as a consumer-oriented industry. But what about B2B fintech? Join David Treat, Managing Director of Accenture, Jamie Smith, Global Chief Communications Officer of Bitfury, and Christian Lanng, CEO and co-founder of Tradeshift as they discuss what “staying ahead” look like amid constant fintech disruption.

Blockchain & The Global Enterprise
Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 5pm – 5:30pm CET

What are the real-world applications of blockchain technology with global enterprises? Where are the signals of market acceptance and real problems being solved? Join Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director of the Hyperledger Project, Meltem Demirors, Director of Digital Currency Group, and Gert Sylvest, GM of Tradeshift Frontiers as they discuss whether supply chain and global commerce can be remade through blockchain technology, and what that could look like.

The Bad Reputation of Global Trade…and What to Do About It
Thursday, January 25, 2018, 12:30pm – 1:00pm CET

Global trade has an image problem. How can we make it more relatable for everyone? Join Dr. Ailish Campbell, Chief Trade Commissioner of Canada, Lutfey Siddiqi, Visiting Professor-in-Practice, London School of Economics, and Alan Gershenhorn, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, UPS, as they discuss where global trade is headed  and the positive impact it can make.

Blockchain Giants & The Future of Society
Thursday, January 25, 2018, 2:45pm – 3:15pm CET
Where is blockchain headed in the next two years? What’s the cost to society when business leaders don’t understand blockchain? Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director of the Hyperledger Project, Iliana Oris Valiente, Founder of ColliderX Blockchain R&D Hub, and Joseph Lubin, Founder of ConsenSys discuss the past, present, and future of blockchain and its effects on business.