Continuity, inclusion and connectivity: B20 Agenda

(AGI) Turin, June 11 - The B20 group, representing views ofbusiness and industry across the G20 countries, introduced its2015 agenda in Istanbul at the International Chamber ofCommerce. Continuity, inclusiveness and connectivityconstitute the three pillars of discussions to take place inTurkey,which holds the presidency of the international groupingthat promotes dialogue between businesses and politicalauthorities in the G20 countries. The summit agenda waspresented in Turin to the International Chamber of Commerce byRifat Hisarklogu, current president of the B20, who underlinedthat the B20 session in Turkey 'will pursue success storiesfrom previous B20

(AGI) Turin, June 11 - The B20 group, representing views ofbusiness and industry across the G20 countries, introduced its2015 agenda in Istanbul at the International Chamber ofCommerce. Continuity, inclusiveness and connectivityconstitute the three pillars of discussions to take place inTurkey,which holds the presidency of the international groupingthat promotes dialogue between businesses and politicalauthorities in the G20 countries. The summit agenda waspresented in Turin to the International Chamber of Commerce byRifat Hisarklogu, current president of the B20, who underlinedthat the B20 session in Turkey 'will pursue success storiesfrom previous B20 meetings in South Korea, France, Mexico,Russia and Australia, promoting global growth and job creation,sustaining economic collaboration between countries and urginga more inclusive approach to foster a recovery worldwide."Inclusion is one of the three key words of the B20 takingplace in Turkey. It is a priority for the G20 and the B20,which must tackle global challenges effectively. It is,therefore, necessary to include both advanced and developingcountries, large multinational corporations and small andmedium-sized enterprise, SMEs. Continuity means furtherdeveloping the agenda of previous B20 meetings, starting fromtwenty items submitted to the G20 by the Australianpresidency,which seeks to turn the anti-corruption workinggroup into a task force. Connectivity, the third pillar, meansproperly integrating emerging markets into the global economy,in sectors ranging from energy to transport, andtelecommunications to digital networks: a goal crucial to thesuccess of the G20, which must achieve an alignment of theirinterests with those of the world's entrepreneurs.".