Australian G20 Presidency 2014

Australia’s G20 presidency was from 1 December 2013 to 30 November 2014. Hosting the G20 in 2014 gave Australia a valuable opportunity to influence the global economic agenda and to strengthen engagement with the world’s major economies.

15-16 November 2014 - G20 Leaders Summit

ICC has been deeply engaged in the B20 Australia process and production of business recommendations. A delegation of 26 members of the B20 community representing 18 countries, as well as numerous international and national business associations, travelled to Sydney to participate in a series of G20/B20 meetings. ICC was represented at the Summit by ICC Chairman Terry McGraw and eight other members of the ICC G20 CEO Advisory Group. The Leaders' communiqué reaffirmed the G20's goal of lifting GDP by an additional 2.1 per cent by 2018, and delineated a number of specific commitments closely relating to the policy recommendations put forward by the B20 task forces, including ICC priorities on energy.

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16-18 July 2014 - B20 Summit

Over 350 international business leaders and CEOs descended on Sydney 16-18 July for the 2014 B20 Summit. For the fifth consecutive year, ICC CEOs held leadership positions in the B20 task forces and contributed significantly to the development of business recommendations head of the Brisbane G20 Leaders Summit in November. The two-day event provided an opportunity for the business community to share with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott 20 mutually reinforcing recommendations for action by G20 leaders that if adopted, would exceed the 2% growth target set by G20 Finance Ministers in February.

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29 July - 4 August 2013 - ICC early engagement with Australian business and government leaders

Australia - The ICC G20 Scorecard is on display

ICC Chairman (Terry) McGraw III led a high-level ICC delegation which participated in several meetings during the delegation's visit to Australia. The visit included meetings with high-level government officials, meetings with Australian business leaders, two ICC G20 Advisory Group consultations, and a G20 panel scheduled during the Australian Business Congress. The trip afforded an opportunity for Mr McGraw to strengthen the ICC network in Australia, advocate for ICC's policy positions and build a foundation for world business in the lead up to the Australian G20 Presidency 2014.

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Business documents

Press Releases

G20 leaders should act on trade, ICC writes in Fox News

G20 leaders should act on trade, ICC writes in Fox News

In a letter published on Fox News, ICC Chairman Harold (Terry) McGraw III and ICC Secretary General John Danilovich called upon G20 governments to boost global trade and investment, especially in... Read more

ICC has pressed for the inclusion of business views at the highest level

Six actions ICC is taking for the G20

The 2014 G20 Summit, taking place in Brisbane, Australia on 15-16 November, unites leaders from countries representing about two-thirds of the world’s population and 85% of the world’s economic... Read more

ICC's involvement in the G20 process

20 business recommendations for the G20

The G20 has become a powerful force for shaping the rules of engagement for competing in an increasingly integrated global economy – and business has a clear stake in its success. Read more

ICC calls on G20 to maintain momentum on growth and jobs agenda

ICC calls on G20 to maintain momentum on growth and jobs agenda

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is calling on G20 leaders to seize the opportunity to make progress on jobs and growth, following timely news that the US and India have resolved... Read more

ICC Chairman Terry McGraw on CNBC

ICC Chairman Terry McGraw tells CNBC strong G20 agenda holds promise for progress

Speaking live from the G20 Summit that gets underway tomorrow in Brisbane, Australia, ICC Chairman Terry McGraw expressed confidence that the gathering of world leaders would result in actionable... Read more