G20 Australia 2014
Australia’s G20 presidency runs from 1 December 2013 to 30 November 2014. Hosting the G20 in 2014 gives Australia a valuable opportunity to influence the global economic agenda and to strengthen engagement with the world’s major economies.
During the presidency, Australia is leading a series of preparatory meetings that will culminate in the G20 Leaders Summit, to be chaired by the current G20 President, Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott. The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and its member companies - represented by CEOs from the ICC G20 CEO Advisory Group - are actively engaging in the development of business policy recommendations during the Australian G20 presidency. The aim of ICC's work on the G20 agenda is to ensure that business policy priorities are integrated into the deliberations of G20 heads of state.
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 output. Together they work to forge agreement on many of the world’s most pressing economic issues. Amid the action, ICC is making important contributions to the process on behalf of business.
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15-16 November 2014 - G20 Leaders Summit
During the presidency, Australia is leading a series of preparatory meetings that will culminate in the G20 Leaders' Summit which will be held on 15 and 16 November 2014 in Brisbane. The Leaders' Summit is the most important event in the G20 year. The summit provides a valuable opportunity for leaders to discuss a wide range of global economic issues and to use their collective power to improve people’s lives. The summit is informed by the policy discussions held throughout the year. At the end of the summit, leaders will release a communiqué which will outline the G20 policy discussions and commitments.
Learn more about ICC engagement in the G20 Brisbane Summit
16-18 July 2014 - B20 Summit
The B20’s 2014 summit was held in Sydney on 16-18 July, and was attended by Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, Treasurer Joe Hockey and Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb. The B20 presented its communique to the Prime Minister after its summit. The B20 this year was organised by the Australian B20 Leadership Group, chaired by Mr Richard Goyder AO, Managing Director and CEO of Wesfarmers. More than 400 international business leaders met in Sydney to finalise and prioritise recommendations for G20 governments and discuss how business can contribute to the G20 agenda.
Learn more about ICC engagement in the B20 Sydney Summit