The T20 Summit will bring together international experts and institutions from 60 countries

The Think 20 will come together in Buenos Aires on 17 and 18 September to convey its public policy recommendations to the Argentine G20 presidency.

Experts from the main think tanks of the world, Argentine government officials, representatives from international organizations and the business community will participate in panels and presentations at the CCK in Buenos Aires.

At the event, T20 officials will present to president Mauricio Macri the Communiqué, a document with the engagement group’s vision on global governance and recommendations on policies. The objective is to collaborate with the G20 leaders meeting at the end of the year.

The Summit will also be an opportunity to strengthen the conversations on relevant Think 20 topics and map the view to the future of the open and independent network of think tanks.

The debate will involve six world renowned speakers: Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University; Nicholas Burbules, expert in Philosophy of Education and professor at the University of Illinois; and the economist Nora Lustig, economist and professor at Tulane University; José Antonio Ocampo,  Co-Chair, Central Bank of Colombia, Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and Thomas Straubhaar, professor of economics with a research focus on international economic relations and former  director of the Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI).

Experts will also discuss the priorities of the G20 Argentine presidency and other key topics in six plenary sessions, which will be on Climate Action and Infrastructure for Development, Food Security & Sustainable AgricultureSocial Cohesion, Global Governance & The Future of PoliticsFuture of Work & Education for the Digital AgeGender Economic Equity and International Economics & Finance.

During the two days, Task Force members will meet to address the topics they worked on throughout the year during the three daily parallel sessions. There will also be parallel events organized by the institutions that lead the T20 and others they are actively involved in.

At the close of the event, the final words will be given by the Think 20 troika which will revolve around the future of the engagement group when Japan will take on the presidency in 2019.

 

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