G20 pre-summit conference on economic growth and jobs, 28 August 2013

28 August 2013 in Moscow - ICC partnered with the International Organisations Research Institute (IORI) Higher School of Economics (HSE) and the University of Toronto School G20 Research Group to hold a conference on critical economic issues in advance of the G20 leaders summit to be held in Saint Petersburg next week.

Alexander Shokhin at G20 pre-summit
ICC joined panelists from government, civil society, think tanks and academia to put forward advice and recommendations on the eve of the leaders summit. The conference entitled, "G20 Partnership for Growth and Jobs", featured a presentation by Ksenia Yudaeva, Chief of the Presidential Experts' Directorate and the Russian G20 Sherpa, on the prospects for the St. Petersburg G20 Summit. In laying out Russia's policy priorities for the Summit, she emphasized the influential role of the multi-stakeholder process for generating policy recommendations for the G20 agenda and Summit outcomes.

ICC's engagement took place during a session on G20 outreach and partners that also included Alexander Shokhin, B20 Russia Chairman, President, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP), who spoke about the mobilizing power of business and Victor Sedov, President, Centre for Entrepreneurship (Russia), Chairman, G20 Young Entrepreneur's Alliance, who discussed entrepreneurship as a vehicle for job creation.

Sarp Kalkan at the G20 pre-summit, Russia

Representing ICC was Sarp Kalkan, Policy Advisor for the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB). Mr Kalkan focused on trade as a driver for growth and the necessity for the G20 to demonstrate leadership in the areas of reducing protectionism, resurrecting Doha and pressing for a trade facilitation agreement at the WTO Ministerial meeting in Bali in December. In reiterating key business policy recommendations for G20 leaders. Mr Kalkan emphasized the economic payoffs from trade, citing that significant improvements in trade facilitation could increase exports of developing countries by approximately US$570 billion and exports of developed countries by US$475 billion. He also informed the audience that Trade facilitation improvements could result in global job gains of 21 million.

A precursor to the main Summit, the conference comprised of a total of four sessions that collectively addressed: key aspects of the G20 agenda, the importance of outreach and partners, the impact of G20 governance and the potential outcomes of the conference over the next year and leading into 2014 Summit in Brisbane. Prominent themes included the need for the G20 to facilitate economic growth, increase employment through job creation and improve the effectiveness of financial regulation.

ICC's sponsorship and participation in the conference was part of a cooperative agreement with the International Organisations Research Institute of the Higher School of Economics (HSE IORI) to advance research, policy advice and knowledge sharing on the work of the G20.

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