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
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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ICC's early engagement with Australian business and government leaders