HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is attending the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.

The Democrat was scheduled to arrive at the elite gathering on Wednesday morning, following an overnight flight. The forum runs from Wednesday through Sunday, and Malloy is slated to participate in several panel discussions.

Malloy’s office said the cost of the trip, about $4,500, is being covered by the University of Connecticut Foundation.  The $4,500 figure includes the commercial flight and hotel.

Malloy said he is traveling with Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Catherine Smith.

The two hope to attract international interest in Connecticut’s bioscience and precision manufacturing industries.

The forum is an exclusive, invitation-only meeting of government and business leaders and VIPs to foster debate on pressing world problems.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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