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Summit Overview

The B20 Summit comes at a time like no other in modern history when the world is facing the urgent need for global economies’ leaders to collaborate. As a global community, we recognize that governments cannot act alone and businesses need to play an important role. Global collaboration and effective international dialogue – and platforms such as the B20 – will be key to our collective success. And as the voice of business to the G20, B20 Saudi Arabia will convene global leaders to address these pivotal challenges and create an inclusive, resilient and sustainable economic future for all.

This year’s theme for the B20 Saudi Arabia Summit 2020 is ‘Transforming for Inclusive Growth’. The event will highlight the policies, business practices and innovations to realize this aim. B20 Saudi Arabia will present inclusive, action-oriented policy recommendations that are aligned to the G20 focus areas of people, planet and new frontiers.

Over the past several months, B20 Saudi Arabia’s six taskforces and action council have worked tirelessly to develop policy recommendations that will create a lasting legacy for the entire world. These actions cover B20 priority areas, including future of work, energy, finance, trade, and integrity and compliance. Special emphasis is on encouraging and creating a more equitable future for women in the business world. Further, the policy recommendations have been crafted to align to UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and supporting SMEs and entrepreneurship.

We look forward to hosting global leaders in Riyadh and virtually at the Summit.

Agenda

Summit Speakers

Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United States of America.

HRH Princess Reema Bint Bandar Al-Saud

Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United States of America.

Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Investment.

H.E Khalid Abdulaziz Al-Falih

Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Investment.

Chair of B20 Saudi Arabia

Yousef Al-Benyan

Chair of B20 Saudi Arabia

President & CEO, Saudi Aramco

Amin Nasser

President & CEO, Saudi Aramco

President & CEO, Mastercard

Ajay Banga

President & CEO, Mastercard

United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education, and former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Gordon Brown

United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education, and former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Chairman, Carly Fiorina Enterprises

Carly Fiorina

Chairman, Carly Fiorina Enterprises

Group Chairman, HSBC

Mark Tucker

Group Chairman, HSBC

Sherpa of B20 Saudi Arabia

Dr. Abdulwahab Al Sadoun

Sherpa of B20 Saudi Arabia

President of the European Investment Bank

Dr. Werner Hoyer

President of the European Investment Bank

Sherpa, G20 India

Suresh Prabhu

Sherpa, G20 India

President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Robert D. Atkinson

President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, PepsiCo and Former Director General, World Trade Organization (WTO)

Roberto Azevedo

Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, PepsiCo and Former Director General, World Trade Organization (WTO)

Secretary General, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi

Secretary General, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

Founding Partner, Funes de Rioja & Associates; Former B20 Chair (Argentina)

Daniel Funes de Rioja

Founding Partner, Funes de Rioja & Associates; Former B20 Chair (Argentina)

Chairperson, Qantas Airways, Woodside Petroleum Limited, AFL Commission; Former B20 Chair (Australia)

Richard Goyder

Chairperson, Qantas Airways, Woodside Petroleum Limited, AFL Commission; Former B20 Chair (Australia)

CEO, Sintesa Group

Shinta Kamdani

CEO, Sintesa Group

Member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG and CEO Digital Industries

Cedrik Neike

Member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG and CEO Digital Industries

President, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs; Former B20 Chair (Russia)

Dr. Alexander Shokhin

President, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs; Former B20 Chair (Russia)

President, King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC)

Adam Sieminski

President, King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC)

Former Chairman ENI, B20 Chair, Italy

Emma Marcegaglia

Former Chairman ENI, B20 Chair, Italy

Reginald Jones Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics

Chad Bown

Reginald Jones Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics

Vice Chairman, Institute of International Finance and Co-Chair, B20 Saudi Arabia Trade & Investment Taskforce

Marcus Wallenberg

Vice Chairman, Institute of International Finance and Co-Chair, B20 Saudi Arabia Trade & Investment Taskforce

Founder & CEO, DHgate

Diane Wang

Founder & CEO, DHgate

Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences, UNESCO

Gabriela Ramos

Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences, UNESCO

Chief Executive, Standard Chartered, and Co-Chair, B20 Saudi Arabia Women in Business Action Council

Bill Winters

Chief Executive, Standard Chartered, and Co-Chair, B20 Saudi Arabia Women in Business Action Council

Minister of Finance, Republic of Indonesia

Sri Mulyani Indrawati

Minister of Finance, Republic of Indonesia

Managing Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Kristalina Georgieva

Managing Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF)

CEO, Total

Patrick Pouyanné

CEO, Total

Director General, DIGITALEUROPE

Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl

Director General, DIGITALEUROPE

Event Moderators

Chair of the Editorial Board and Editor-at-Large, Financial Times

Gillian Tett

Chair of the Editorial Board and Editor-at-Large, Financial Times

President and CEO, Onshore Wind business in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey, GE Renewable Energy

Dr. Manar Al-Moneef

President and CEO, Onshore Wind business in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey, GE Renewable Energy

CEO, Alimtiaz Consulting; Saudi Arabia B20 Executive Committee Member

Nouf Al-Rakan

CEO, Alimtiaz Consulting; Saudi Arabia B20 Executive Committee Member

Digital Economy and Innovation Advisor

Deemah Al-Yahya

Digital Economy and Innovation Advisor

Board Member, General Entertainment Authority

Dr. Lama Al-Sulaiman

Board Member, General Entertainment Authority