Delivering an update on B20 task force work to a meeting of ICC G20 CEO Advisory Group deputies in Paris last week, Robert Milliner, Australia’s B20 sherpa, said that the G20 was starting to see some recognition of business issues.
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CEOs from the G20 Advisory Group of ICC met in Saint Petersburg with more than 400 other business leaders and top government officials, including Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Preparations for the 2013 Russia G20 Business Summit were initiated Wednesday in a meeting hosted by Alexander Shokhin, President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP).
In light of its leadership role with the Mexico 2012 B20 task force on trade and investment, ICC was invited to give one of the inaugural addresses at the first G20 Trade and Investment Promotion Summit, 4-6 November in Mexico City.
A dangerous rise in protectionist measures threatens to derail G20 efforts to stimulate growth and create jobs
“The world economy is experiencing the worst crisis of the last 60 years, with growth falling in many regions, unemployment rising, multilateral talks stalled and protectionist measures proliferating”, said Jean-Guy Carrier, Secretary General of ICC.
More than 400 banking and business executives from 50 countries are meeting in Doha, Qatar to rethink the future of trade finance in a bid to encourage governments, regulatory bodies and G20 leaders to remove obstacles to trade finance and stimulate economic growth and job creation.
Mexican President Felipe Calderon personally invited ICC Secretary General Jean-Guy Carrier to take part in a breakfast meeting Saturday to launch task forces in preparation for the next B20 Business Summit.
ICC yesterday took part in a meeting of Mexican officials from government and industry, kicking off preparations for the next B20 Business Summit, to be held in conjunction with the G20 Summit in Los Cabos, Mexico, 18-19 June 2012.