China. The refugee crisis. Low commodity prices. Terrorism. Climate change: Just a small sample of the many issues that have been discussed at this year's World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Over 2,500 influential public figures congregated at the forum this week to discuss how the world could be improved, and weigh in on its key theme: "Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution."
So what were the most memorable quotes at this year's Forum? Click on to find out.
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—Written by CNBC's Alexandra Gibbs.
"Connectivity, data access is too important to keep it only to the world's rich. There are 4 billion people in the world who don't have access, and when they get access they are more highly educated, they have job opportunities, and they have longer, healthier, more productive lives."
"And importantly, it's not just what they get from us because they can be connected to data, it's what we get from them. We get the benefit of their ideas."
"2016 is going to be a year where many, many market levels will be tested because opinion is divided, there's some real issues, there's some challenges, but I always like years which start badly because opportunities start to open up."
"I think it would be a great travesty, both for the U.K. economically, politically and otherwise; and a travesty for the European Union if there was a divorce."
"I would really deeply like to see the U.K. in the European Union."
"(The U.S. presidential race) is an extremely entertaining program. I look forward to it almost every night. I laugh a minute, so incredibly fun."
"The thing that I love about my country is that, we know how to have a good time and we're very entertaining, and generally it might take us a while, but we generally get it right, and I suspect we'll get it right."
"I have been very consistent in saying it is very clear that the oil and gas industry has to play its part, there is no other way. They actually sit on access to capital, on technology and a mass of engineers who can all be moved over to the new economies while they transition out."
"We have to treat newcomers, refugees as human beings. People want to come to Europe to have a better, more secure life and we have to respect their will but we have to look at how sustainable the current influx is."
"The mood at the beginning of Davos is a bit gloomy, because everybody is looking at the stock price, the refugees, the security and the emerging markets. At the same time, the discussions about the future and the bankers and economies, (suggest) we should not panic, because there's more fog, volatility."
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"The situation in Syria is a breeding ground for terrorism for the whole world. We have seen what happened in Istanbul, in Paris, in Jakarta. This is a very formidable and dangerous organization, terrorist organization; Daesh is, so our resources must be there. If we join forces then we can direct our resources towards fighting Daesh and eliminating Daesh from Syria."
"We need to show our population that we stand up for security, but this automatic combination and mix-up with immigration and security problems is wrong."
"Consumers just want more choice."
"China has been slowing down for years and will continue to slow down."
"While this isn't a full-scale recession, it is definitely a growth recession and it will mean continued downward pressure on commodity prices and it will also mean continued weakness in demand for the exports of countries in the supply chain to China and indirectly for the rest of the world."
"It is bad news; it is entirely avoidable with the right policies, but the Chinese authorities are not yet ready to implement these right policies."
"I think some jitters are really jitters about jitters and some are really wondering about fundamentals," on the turmoil in markets.
"We understand that there may be no limit to what the ECB is willing to do but there is a very clear limit to what QE can and will achieve."
"And that's the problem. The problem is that monetary policy has largely run its course. "