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.
HRH Princess Reema Bint Bandar Al-Saud
Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United States of America.
H.E Khalid Abdulaziz Al-Falih
Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Investment.
Chair of B20 Saudi Arabia
President & CEO, Saudi Aramco
President & CEO, Mastercard
United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education, and former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Chairman, Carly Fiorina Enterprises
Group Chairman, HSBC
Dr. Abdulwahab Al Sadoun
Sherpa of B20 Saudi Arabia
Dr. Werner Hoyer
President of the European Investment Bank
Sherpa, G20 India
Robert D. Atkinson
President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, PepsiCo and Former Director General, World Trade Organization (WTO)
Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi
Secretary General, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
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)
CEO, Sintesa Group
Member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG and CEO Digital Industries
Dr. Alexander Shokhin
President, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs; Former B20 Chair (Russia)
President, King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC)
Former Chairman ENI, B20 Chair, Italy
Reginald Jones Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Vice Chairman, Institute of International Finance and Co-Chair, B20 Saudi Arabia Trade & Investment Taskforce
Founder & CEO, DHgate
Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences, UNESCO
Chief Executive, Standard Chartered, and Co-Chair, B20 Saudi Arabia Women in Business Action Council
Sri Mulyani Indrawati
Minister of Finance, Republic of Indonesia
Managing Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Director General, DIGITALEUROPE