7 – 8 October 2021
The Business 20 (B20) is the official G20 dialogue forum with the global business community. Established in 2010, reserved to companies and business organisations, it is among the most prominent G20 Engagement Groups. The B20 composes of an average of over 1,000 delegates from the G20 countries, including top executives from the leading multinational corporations. It accounts around 3,000 participants representing an overall business community of over 6.5 million businesses.
The B20 delivers concrete actionable policy recommendations on priorities established by each rotation presidency to spur economic growth and development. Its working proceeding is based on Task Forces (TFs) and Action Councils (ACs) entrusted with developing consensus-based policy proposals to the G20 and to international organizations and institutions. Each TF is composed of around 100 businesses representatives from the G20 countries and from selected invited countries and international organisations. The B20 Italy officially conveys its final communiqué to the G20 Presidency at the occasion of the B20 Final Summit that takes place traditionally at least one month ahead of the G20.
Italy chairs the sixteenth G20 Summit. Confindustria, the Confederation of Italian Industry, is the unique B20 host organization. An Advisory Board composed of prominent Italian CEOs, and an International Advocacy Caucus of High level CEOs from the G20 countries will assist the B20 leadership respectively in streamlining the B20 strategic vision and in leveraging its policy deliverables. The B20 will operate through seven Task Forces and one Action Council zooming in key topics of the global economic agenda. Each Task Force will be chaired by an Italian CEO, co-chaired by CEOS from the G20 countries, and composed of approximately 100 members.
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