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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​B20 2014 Program

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​​B20 Australia Summit

​​​The B20 Australia Summit, July 16-18, is one of the world's pre-eminent policy forums for business. The draft program for the B20 Australia Summit can be found here

​​Around 300 international business leaders will meet in Sydney to finalise and prioritise recommendations for G20 governments and discuss how business can contribute to the G20 agenda. ​​The initial list of speakers and panellists for the B20 Australia Summit includes:​

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Prime Minister of Australia


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Treasurer of Australia


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Minister for Trade and Invesment
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Michael Andrew
Former Global Chair, KPMG


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Director-General, World Trade Organisation
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CEO, SEEK Ltd

Chairman, Repsol S.A.

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Chief Executive, CSIRO

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CEO, World Vision Australia

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Executive Director, World 
Food Program
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President, Upstream, Total 
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CEO, Xero

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Chair, B20; Managing Director, Wesfarmers Ltd
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Secretary-General, OECD

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CEO, Lion

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CEO, BHP Billiton

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Chairman, International Chamber of Commerce; Chairman, McGraw Hill Financial
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Former Chair, Deloitte South Africa


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Executive Chairman, News Corp; Chairman and CEO, 21st Century Fox

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CEO and Chairman, Accenture plc


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Vice Chairman, GE; President and CEO, GE Global Growth and Operations
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CEO, Standard Chartered 
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Steve Sargent
CEO, GE Mining


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Head of Regulatory Strategy, Asia, JP Morgan Chase & Co; Fmr IMF Director
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Vice Chairman, Research, Investment Banking, Credit Suisse
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CEO, ANZ Banking Group


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CEO, Telstra
 

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Chairman, Eskom Holdings


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Chairman, SEB AB

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CEO, Rio Tinto Group​​

Delegates will have the opportunity to contribute to the development of policy that promotes stronger economic growth and employment outcomes and makes the global economy more resilient to deal with future shocks. 

The B20 Australia Summit will be a chance to discuss policy and investment opportunities with CEOs, G20 ministers, senior executives and high-level bureaucrats. The B20 Australia Summit will also focus on regional investment opportunities and explore other aspects of the G20 agenda, including the digital economy, international trade, energy and food security and the role of business in shaping public policy.

​A meeting of G20 Trade Ministers will immediately follow the Summit on 19 July.

​More details on the program will be released in the lead-up to the Summit. Check out our latest news​ for regular updates.


​B20 2014 timeline

​​​ ​​In 2014, B20 Australia will host a number of public and private meetings to discuss input into G20 discussions, including two major events in Australia. 

On 16-18 July, business leaders will gather in Sydney to discuss the B20's recommendations to the G20. The July B20 Australia Summit in Sydney will be a major policy forum. It will also provide a valuable networking event and an opportunity to explore regional investment opportunties. If you are interested in attending the B20 Australia Summit please register here​

In November, a group of selected business leaders will present the final B20 recommendations to the G20 Leaders Summit in Brisbane. ​Timetable.v11.png