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.
“Hedge fund billionaire Ray Dalio warned on a panel chaired by Bloomberg Television’s Francine Lacqua that ‘we may be at a point where globalisation is ending, and provincialisation and nationalisation is taking hold'”.
Conspiracy website beforeitsnews.com wrote an article on how it was disturbed by the fact that the WEF discussed meditation being good for business at the 2015 meeting.
The article, entitled ‘This is a very unusual event at the World Economic Forum, and it’s diagnostic of something much larger that is happening’, said: “World leaders are actively creating a one world government and religion and it is going full steam ahead!
“These world leaders OPENED THEIR MINDS willingly to the satanic powers of this world!
“The world leaders that control the economy of nations not only want to create a One World Government, they also come with a religion as well.
“It is a pagan religion based on idols and the worship of self, and it has begun to openly manifest itself at the highest levels of business.
“That is why this year at the Davos conference, the world’s most-powerful money men and women silenced themselves and handed over control of their minds to the gods of this world.”
But according to fellow conspiracy theory website Illuminati-news.com, the WEF and the annual G8 Summit, are “mere sideshows” for the Illuminati, with the major event being the annual Bilderberg meeting.
Set up in 1954, the Bilderberg Group holds a global top-secret meeting for world political and business leaders, and is seen as the public face of the Illuminati.
It has been described as the world’s most secretive gathering of global leaders and elites, with prime ministers and presidents, bankers and former heads of the CIA and MI6 topping the guest list for 2016 in Dresden, Germany.
The outlandish claims are completely denied by the organisers of both the WEF and the Bilderberg meeting, who say they are just talks designed to help improve the world as a whole.
With assistance by Jon Austin