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​​​​​​B20 Australia Summit Media Program

​There will be number of press briefings and opportunities to interview Summit speakers during the July B20 Australia Summit in Sydney, 16-18 July. 

As soon as press briefings are confirmed, details will be posted below. A full media program will be sent to accredited media closer to the event. To apply for accreditation, please click here. All sessions will be held in the B20 Australia Media Centre unless advised otherwise​. 

For further information about the media program, please contact Alix Rimington, B20 Australia Communications Director via email media@b20australia.info. 

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​​Wednesday 16 July 2014
10:00 - Media Centre opens

12:00 - Press briefing, B20 Australia Summit preview

  • Richard Goyder AOB20 Chair and Managing Director and CEO Wesfarmers Ltd 
  • Robert MillinerB20 Sherpa 
13:00 - Press briefing, B20 Human Capital
  • ​​Steve Sargent, B20​ Human Capital Taskforce Coordinating Chair and President and CEO GE Mining
14:20​ - Press briefing, B20 Financing Growth overview
  • Michael Smith OBE, B20 Financing Growth Taskforce Coordinating Chair and CEO ANZ Banking Group
14:45 - Press briefing, B20 Infrastructure and Investment overview
  • H​​ans-Paul Bürkner, ​B20 Infrastructure & Investment Taskforce Co-Chair and Chairman BCG
  • David Thodey, B20 Infrastructure & Investment Taskforce Coordinating Chair and CEO Telstra Corporation​ Ltd
  • Marcus Wallenberg, ​B20 Infrastructure & Investment Taskforce Co-Chair and Chairman SEB AB
15:15 - Press briefing, Trade overview
  • Andrew Mackenzie, B20 Trade Taskforce Coordinating Chair and CEO BHP Billiton
  • ​Harold McGraw III​, B20 Trade Taskforce Co-Chair and ICC Chairman and Chairman of McGraw Hill Financial
15:45 - ICC CEO briefing
  • ​Harold McGraw III​, ICC Chairman and Chairman of McGraw Hill Financial
  • John Danilovich, ICC Secretary General
  • Kate Carnell AO, Chief Executive Officer ACCI​
  • Moderated by Stefano Bertasi, ICC Executive Director of Policy and Business Practices
20:00 - Media Centre closes​
21:00 - B20 video highlights available for download from YouTube



​​Thursday 17 July 2014
07:00 - Media Centre opens

09:00-09:15 - Summit program via WEBCAST
Introduction
  • ​Richard Goyder AOB20 Chair and Managing Director and CEO Wesfarmers Ltd 
09:15-10:00 - Summit program via WEBCAST
Keynote address: The G20 agenda in 2014
  • The Hon Tony Abbott MP, Prime Minister of Australia
10:00-10:30 - Summit program via WEBCAST
State of the nations: pathway to global growth
  • Neal M. Soss, Vice Chairman Research Investment Banking Credit Suisse Group AG in conversation with Elmer Funke Kupper, Managing Director and CEO ASX Limited
10:30-11:00 - Press Q&A
State of the nations: pathway to global growth
  • Neal M. Soss, Vice Chairman Research Investment Banking Credit Suisse Group AG
  • Elmer Funke Kupper, Managing Director and CEO ASX Limited
13:00 - Press Q&A
​The impact of G20 growth on food security
  • ​Ertharin Cousin, ​Executive Director World Food Program
13:00 - B20 video highlights available for download from YouTube
14:30-15:30 - Summit program via WEBCAST
Public policy address and panel: The role for business in shaping public policy
  • Ben van Beurden, CEO Royal Dutch Shell plc
  • Rupert Murdoch AC, Executive Chairman News Corporation and Chairman and CEO 21st Century Fox
  • Alexander N. Shokhin, President Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs
  • Moderated by Catherine Livingstone AO, President Business Council of Australia and Chair Telstra Corporation Ltd
21:00 - B20 video highlights available for download from YouTube
22:00 - Media Centre closes



​​Friday 18​ July 2014
07:00 - Media Centre opens

8:15am - Press Q&A
Digital economy's potential disruption of G20 growth targets
  • ​Andrew Bassat, CEO Seek Ltd
  • Rod Drury, CEO Xero Ltd
09:05-10:30 - Summit program via WEBCAST
Global investment address and panel: The next wave of global investment: what and where?
  • ​The Hon J.B. Hockey MP, Treasurer Australia
  • Angel Gurria, Secretary-General OECD
  • John G. Rice, Vice-Chairman GE and President and CEO GE Global Growth and Operations
  • Marcus Wallenberg, Chairman SEB AB
  • Sam Walsh AO, CEO Rio Tinto Group
  • Moderated by Catherine Tanna, ​Managing Director Energy Australia
10:40 - Press Q&A 
The next wave of global investment: what and where?
  • ​The Hon Joe B. Hockey MP, Treasurer of Australia
  • Angel Gurria, Secretary-General OECD
  • John G. Rice, Vice-Chairman GE, President and CEO GE Global Growth and Operations
  • Catherine Tanna, ​Managing Director Energy Australia
  • Marcus Wallenberg, Chairman SEB AB
  • Sam Walsh AO, CEO Rio Tinto Group
11:00 - Press briefing, Launch of the Global Innovation Index
  • ​​The Hon Ian Macfarlane MP, Minister for Industry
  • Dr Francis Gurry, Director General World Intellectual Property Organization
  • Bruno Lanvin, Executive Director European Competitiveness Initiative, INSEAD

12:45 - Press briefing, B20 to announce final recommendations for G20 leaders
  • Richard Goyder AO, B20 Chair and Managing Director and CEO Wesfarmers Ltd
  • Andrew Mackenzie, B20 Trade Taskforce Coordinating Chair and CEO BHP Billiton​​
  • Robert MillinerB20 Sherpa 
  • Steve Sargent, B20 Human Capital Taskforce Coordinating Chair and President and CEO GE Mining
  • Michael Smith OBE, B20 Financing Growth Taskforce Coordinating Chair and CEO ANZ Banking Group
  • David Thodey, B20 Infrastructure & Investment Taskforce Coordinating Chair and CEO Telstra Corporation Ltd
  • Michael Andrew, B20 Anti-corruption Working Group Coordinating Chair and Former Global Chair KPMG LLP
13:00 - B20 video highlights available for download from YouTube
14:00-15:30 - Summit program via WEBCAST
Trade address and panel: Accelerating global trade
  • The Hon Andrew Robb AO MP, Trade and Investment Minister Australia
  • Roberto Azevedo, Director-General WTO
  • Amb. Michael Froman, US Trade Representative
  • Harold McGraw III, ICC Chairman and Chairman of McGraw Hill Financial​​
  • Moderated by Richard Samans, Managing Director World Economic Forum
16:00-17:15 - Summit program via WEBCAST
Delivery of B20 recommendations to G20 presidency
  • The Hon Tony Abbott MP, Prime Minister of Australia
  • The Hon Joe B. Hockey MP, Treasurer of Australia
  • The Hon Andrew Robb AO MP, Trade and Investment Minister Australia​
  • B20 Leadership
20:00 - Media centre closes
21:00 - B20 video highlights available for download from YouTube