Prime Minister Sanna Marin (the SDP) is to enter discussions with large technology companies, including Apple CEO Tim Cook, Google CEO Sundar Pichai and President of Microsoft Brad Smith.

She will meet the tech leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on January 22–24. Marin will speak at high-level events and participate in panel discussions with other heads of state and government, representatives from civil society organizations.

Topics of the discussions will include climate change and the Arctic, equality and well-being, the economy, the future of Europe and the international order.


The former prime minister, Antti Rinne, met with Google CEO Sundar Pichai in Helsinki on September 20, 2019. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

Marin’s discussions with leaders of large technology companies will explore new technologies and data policy, corporate social responsibility, sustainable development and job creation.

Prime Minister Sanna Marin. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

Marin will also have separate meetings in connection with the events in Davos. For instance, she will discuss sustainable development and the future of Africa with Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo.

With the director-general of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Prime Minister Marin will discuss the welfare economy, health policy and the status and rights of women and girls.

Marin will also have bilateral meetings with the German minister of defense, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, and the founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, Klaus Schwab.

The World Economic Forum (WEF) is an annual gathering of representatives from business life, governments, international organizations and civil society. Especially in recent years, the discussions in Davos have covered a wide range of societal and global themes.