The international event, attended by world political and business leaders, starts today until Friday in Davos, in the Swiss Alps. Officially, the WEF is a Swiss non-profit foundation, set up in 1971 to "improve the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic, and other leaders of society to shape global, regional, and industry agendas". British Prime Minister Theresa May will meet US President Donald Trump and share the stage with Tony Blair and Angela Merkel, to discuss the global economy and the future of Europe after Brexit. But, according to conspiracy theorists
, who believe a secret Illuminati of global leaders actually run all world governments, the WEF is actually part of a sinister plot to create a New World Order. The Illuminati conspiracy theory claims a secret elite runs the world from behind the scenes and is attempting to install the New World Order upon the Earth, which would ultimately be one global Government controlled by them. There is no real evidence to support the myth, but many people across the world subscribe to it.
Conspiracy theorist Titus Frost said in a YouTube video: "The WEF is an annual meeting of a bunch of world elite Illuminati who all come out to tell us what exciting things they have planned for us." Conspiracy theory website www.texemarrs.com describes the event as "the Illuminati’s annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland". Arch conspiracy theorist David Icke also believes the WEF is an Illuminati gathering, and in an article on his website claimed the global elite were running scared of the so-called populism of Brexit and Donald Trump which threatens to de-stabilise the "New World Order" plot.
Icke wrote: "The great and the good of Davos agree they have a problem with populism. Finding a solution is the hard part. "On the second day of the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting (2017) in the Swiss Alps, delegates disagreed on how best to address the upending of the western political order, a debate made doubly urgent by the string of elections in Europe this year where anti-establishment parties could gain more ground. "While International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde urged a list of policies from programs to retrain workers to more social spending, others fretted that the turbulence is only starting.