UNBOXING: Azerbaijan’s Gift For The People Of Davos

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When I got to Davos this afternoon, I was famished.So I was excited to see that my hotel room had been pre-loaded with swag.

Specifically, there was a big brown bag marked “Azerbaijan.”

If I hadn’t already been to Davos once, I’d have been bewildered.

Azerbaijan?

But after last year’s Davos, I knew exactly what was going on. As part of its sponsorship of the World Economic Forum, Azerbaijan was giving all WEF attendees some swag.

And that swag, I was convinced, HAD to include something edible.

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