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有名なretreatを忘れていた

 


リゾート地のようなところに集まって会合を開くretreat。先週まで開かれていた世界的に有名な会議がぴったりの例じゃないか、と思ってネットで調べてみたらBusiness leaders, politicians, economists and others attending the annual Davos retreatという説明がありました。ようやくretreatがイメージしやすくなった気がします。

Google co-founder 'surprised' by speed of AI advancements
Adam Satariano
Bloomberg January 19, 2017

Business leaders, politicians, economists and others attending the annual Davos retreat in the Swiss mountains have been debating the political and economic fallout from the globalization policies that conference attendees have long advocated. Advances in artificial intelligence and automation are ushering in changes to industries ranging from manufacturing to law, threatening to eliminate many jobs. Brin said technology's evolution is "inherently chaotic" and changes require debate about the proper ways for society to adjust.

もちろんretreatには「保養地」という意味もあるのを忘れてはいけません。そもそもダボスはリゾート地だけではなく、結核患者のサナトリウムがあったようです。ダボスのホテルの案内にthe Hotel Alpina is the ideal retreat.とあります。

WELCOME TO THE HOTEL ALPINA IN DAVOS

The over 100 years old building in the middle of Davos still shines today at its former charm. First built as a sanatorium, it was converted to a hotel in the early fifties. With only 18 cozy rooms, the Hotel Alpina welcomes you with a warm and friendly atmosphere.

Its central but very quiet location above the main street of Davos invites you to relax. In just a few minutes walk you will reach the convention center, the indoor pool, the ice rink, the Vaillant Arena and the bus stop. Thanks to the regular bus services, you can quickly reach the various mountain lifts, sightseeing and shopping, that Davos has to offer.

The quiet, sunny site, the creative cuisine and Swiss hospitality ensure a pleasant stay both in summer and in winter. For an extended family holiday but also for relaxing days together the Hotel Alpina is the ideal retreat.

We look forward to welcoming you soon at our hotel.


今回のダボスでの会議のニュースでは、そのretreatのイメージも引っ掛けてか、後退の意味を表すのにin retreatも使われていました。

The defeat of Davos: Are the global elite in retreat?
By Joe Miller BBC News, Davos

16 January 2017

It's all too easy to take a swipe at "Davos" - the annual Alpine pilgrimage of the so-called global elite, during which they underline the urgency of tackling climate change to the hum of private jet traffic, pledge to alleviate food poverty while snacking on caviar canapes, and commit to reducing inequality while being waited on hand-and-foot by an army of service staff at exclusive dinner parties. 
But beyond the often jarring contrasts, the World Economic Forum (or ze WEF, as locals call it), has always been able to point to its role in oiling the wheels of a socially progressive, pro-globalisation alliance - safe in the knowledge that, to a greater or lesser extent, it was in harmony with the tide of history.


In retreatはまさに今週のEconomistの表紙でもあります。トランプ就任の前から多国籍企業のグローバル化が伸び悩んでいたことを分析しています。
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