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A unique way to join the social media conversation at Davos

WEFlive.com, a social media aggregation site that provides a simple way to follow and interact with Twitter conversations from delegates to the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, January 23 - 26, 2013

TORONTO, Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second consecutive year, KPMG International is presenting access to the social media conversation taking place at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, through World Economic Forum Live (WEFlive.com), a social media site that aggregates and streams a live feed of tweets sent by delegates to the Davos meeting.  In 2012, WEFlive.com streamed more than 20,000 tweets, and 138,000 retweets from Davos, and KPMG expects even greater online discussion at this year's meeting.

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"The social conversation around Davos is not just large, it can become complex, and with WEFlive.com, KPMG presents a one-stop source to easily access the key topics, trends and ideas coming from this influential forum," said Charlie Sharman, KPMG's Head of Global Marketing. 

Visitors to World Economic Forum Live can filter tweets based on the type of content (articles, images, video) and delegate type (from media and journalists, to technology leaders, public figures, social entrepreneurs and WEF representatives) and even search for specific trends, hashtags and keywords.

WEFlive.com will feature a real-time infographic that presents trending topics from Davos alongside the broader conversation from Twitter users around the globe using #WEF or #Davos in their tweets.

"The conversations at Davos will span the most important topics of our day, from rebuilding economic confidence, to unleashing innovation, to sustaining natural resources," said Sharman.  WEFlive.com makes it easy to follow the discussion from Davos with insights you won't find anywhere else."

For 2013 there are also embeddable widgets available from WEFlive.com for website or blog operators to streaming content or real-time infographics on the trending topics from this year's World Economic Forum to their visitors. Contact digital@kpmg.com if you are interested in obtaining an embeddable widget for your site.

To keep up with KPMG at Davos, follow and engage with our team via WEFLive.com, or simply use the twitter hastag #askKPMG to ask a question using the new Have Your Say feature – we will be listening throughout the Davos meeting.

For further information, contact:

David Green
Head of Global Digital Marketing, KPMG International
dcgreen@kpmg.ca
+1 416 777 8061
+1 416 315 6609 (mobile)

Kent Miller
Communications, KPMG International
ktmiller@kpmg.com
+1 201 307 8632
+1 908 313 5037 (mobile, at Davos)

Weflive.com
kpmg.com/socialmedia
Twitter: @kpmg

About KPMG
KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. We operate in 156 countries and have 152,000 people working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"), a Swiss entity. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such.

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