The hub of activity in Davos Tuesday will be the registration tent. Again, this had benefited from an upgrade. It's larger, preventing the typical rugby scrum of participants trying to get credentials.
The breakfast conversations on the day before WEF officially starts have a somber tone, with discussions centering on the bombing at the international arrivals terminal at Moscow's Domodedovo Airport.
While topics for discussions, debates and panels are carefully planned ahead of times, breaking news has a way of taking over the agenda, so you'll hear much more on security from world leaders.
The Super Bowl gets two weeks of full-swing hype ahead of kickoff, but at the World Economic Forum there's a calming sense of mountain quiet until the delegates start to gather and hit the watering holes late Tuesday.
That does give the opportunity for some reconnaissance of the town and a very rare view of the empty Congress Center. The CNBC position, usually buzzing with conversations, TV output, white noise from heaters and blaring ringtones from all over the world, is practically empty.