Day 1, November 14, Saturday
12:00–13:00 Transfer from the Voyage Hotel to the Titanic Hotel
13:30–14:00 Opening Remarks
Venue: Titanic Hotel, Pacific HallM. Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu, Chair, B20 Turkey & President, TOBB
H.E. Cevdet Yılmaz, Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey
14:00–15:30 Plenary Debate
Venue: Titanic Hotel, Pacific HallThe B20 has completed a very successful year and extends a deep sense of gratitude towards all the members for contributing to this success. Participants will share views on the B20 Turkey process, main messages to be delivered to the G20 leaders, and working areas to be continued and improved during future presidencies.Moderator: Muhtar Kent, Chair, IBAC & Chairman & CEO of The Coca-Cola CompanyPanelistsPerrin Beatty, President and CEO, Canadian Chamber of Commerce
Francisco Gonzalez, Chairman and CEO, BBVA
Sunil Bharti Mittal, Founder and Chairman, Bharti Enterprises
Yu Ping, Vice Chairman, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade
Alejandro Ramirez, CEO, Cinepolis
Güler Sabancı, Trade Taskforce Coordinating Chair, Chairwoman, Sabancı Holding
Prof. Dr. Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum
Sir Martin Sorrell, Founder and CEO, WPP
15:30–15:45 B20 Handover Ceremony – From Turkey to China
Venue: Titanic Hotel, Pacific HallM. Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu, Chair, B20 Turkey & President, TOBB
Jiang Zengwei, Chair, B20 China & Chairman, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade
15:45–16:15 Coffee Break
16:15–17:30 Evolving B20 Agenda: Antalya and Beyond
The aim of this session is three-fold: First, participants will discuss the progress the business community  has achieved this year as part of B20 Turkey. Second, participants will discuss how the outcomes of the Turkish B20 cycle should be communicated to the leaders the next day, and how the recommendations should be advocated for after the G20 Antalya Summit. Last but not the least, participants will look at what the business community should expect from the B20, both in terms of collaboration and future topic areas, as well as how the Chinese and future presidencies can advance the global economic agenda. The discussion will run in two parallel roundtable sessions and evolve around ten critical areas.Session I: Growth and Investment
Venue: Titanic Hotel, Atlantic Hall 1
Moderator: Dr. Tunç Uyanık, CEO, World SME ForumSession II: Trade, Jobs and Competitiveness
Venue: Titanic Hotel, Atlantic Hall 2
Moderator: Dr. Janamitra Devan, Member, B20 Turkey Steering Committee
17:30–19:00 B20 Welcoming Reception
(under the patronage of President of Turkey H.E Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)
Venue: Titanic Hotel, Foyer
19:00–20:00  Transfer Back to the Voyage Hotel
20:00–22:00 B20 Gala Dinner
(with the participation of Turkish Minister and Mayor of Antalya)
Venue: Voyage Hotel, Jupiter Hall
Day 2, November 15, Sunday
08:00–09:00 Transfer from the Voyage Hotel to the Titanic Hotel
09:00–11:00 G20 Leaders’ Sessions–Plenary (jointly with L20) (by special invitation only)

Opening Remarks

H.E Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President, Republic of Turkey

G20 Leaders’ Panel
(with the participation of G20 Leaders and International Organization Heads)

11:15–12:30 Special Session on Women Refugess(jointly with the W20)
(special remarks by First Lady of Turkey Mrs. Emine Erdoğan)
11:30–12:30 Transfer Back to the Voyage Hotel
13:00–14:45 B20 – T20 Joint Session “Financing Infrastructure for Sustainable Growth”
Venue: Xanadu Hotel
13:00–16:00 Special Retreat for the B20 Community (golf, barbeque party)
Venue: Voyage Hotel


A delegation of leading CEOs met with heads of government today at the outset 2015 G20 leaders’ summit. The CEO group, drawn from across the G20 economies, appealed for new commitments to kick-start the global economy for the benefit of all—against a backdrop of sluggish GDP growth and falling trade flows.

The business leaders called for action to support trade, investment, and employment and SME growth— drawing on a series of recommendations developed by the global business community under the 2015 Turkish B20 presidency.

Among the B20 priorities conveyed during the meeting were calls to:

  • Ratify and implement the World Trade Organization’s Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA)—which new research suggests could boost global trade flows by an unprecedented US$3 trillion;
  • Roll back protectionist trade policies, especially non-tariff barriers starting with localization barriers to trade;
  • Take concrete action to increase youth and women participation in the labour force—including by developing national skills strategies, ramping up counseling programmes, on-the-job training, apprenticeships, and placement-service programmes;
  • Establish country-specific infrastructure strategies to boost investment in much-needed infrastructure projects worldwide;
  • Improve SME access to finance to unlock the potential of the world’s small businesses to contribute to global growth and employment. There is, for example, and estimated US$1.4 trillion shortfall of trade finance for SMEs according to the Asian Development Bank.
  • Strengthen institutional mechanisms for financial regulatory cooperation between regulators and all key public and private-sector stakeholders.

Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu, B20 Turkey Chair and President of the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey said: “We were pleased with the G20 leaders’ responsiveness to the business recommendations. The B20 is an important complement to the G20 mission for sustainable global growth, and our CEOs provide valuable day-to-day practical experience on key areas where the G20 can make meaningful progress.”

Muhtar Kent, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Coca-Cola Company and Chair of the International Business Advisory Council to the Turkish G20/B20 Presidency said: “Global economic growth and job creation has to be priority No. 1 for businesses, governments and civil society institutions, and this can only be accomplished through rigorous cooperation and accountability among these three prongs of the Golden Triangle.” said

Mr. Kent added: “To this end, in 2015, we have provided robust recommendations to G20 governments that will jump start growth through policy reforms in trade, employment, SMEs and infrastructure.  We’ve also increased the dialogue among G20 governments and business representatives so that policy reforms unlock new investment and allow us to rise above the status quo and deliver increased economic opportunity for women, young people and families around the world.”

Since 2010 the B20 has put forward recommendations to the G20 annually, many of which have translated into important G20 commitments to support private-sector led growth following the financial crisis.

Sunil Bharti Mittal, Founder and Chairman of Bharti Enterprises and First Vice Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce said: “Today marked the sixth consecutive meeting of international CEOs and G20 heads of government. The objective of our direct dialogue is to provide substantive commercial guidance to G20 leaders in the laudable efforts to support growth, jobs and opportunity for all.”

This year, the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) established the World SME Forum to advocate the interests of global SMEs under the inclusivity scope of B20 Turkey. The Forum, in line with the recommendations of the newly established B20 SMEs and Entrepreneurship Taskforce will take advocacy efforts to a whole new level.

A key year for global policymaking

This year’s G20 is one of a series of major international summits aimed at forging a more sustainable and prosperous future for the global community. In addition to G20-specific policy recommendations, the B20 CEOs called on the G20 to provide the leadership necessary to further progress in ongoing negotiations in key intergovernmental forums.

Commenting on the recently launched UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), John Danilovich, Secretary General of the International Chamber of Commerce said: “It is clear that effctive implementation of the SDGs will require widespread business engagement. Many businesses are already playing a leading role in promoting sustainable development, but with the right support and incentives from government we can do much more. It’s vital that the G20 shows leadership in engaging the private sector to deliver on the promise of the SDGs.”

In just two weeks’ time world leaders will gather in Paris for the start of the landmark Paris Climate Conference (COP21).

Gerard Mestrallet, Chairman and CEO of Engie and moderator of the Business Dialogue for COP21 said: “Organizations working with more than 6 million companies have made it clear that the business community wants to see an ambitious climate deal at COP21 in Paris this December. More leading companies and investors are taking climate action than ever before. The G20 must build on this momentum by sending a clear and unequivocal signal of their ambition for a successful outcome at COP21.”

In mid-December trade ministers will convene in Nairobi for the WTO’s 10th Ministerial Conference.

Güler Sabancı, Coordinating Chair of B20 Turkey Trade Taskforce and Sabancı Holding said: “The world trade agenda is at a critically important juncture. Global trade flows dropped by an estimated six percent in the first half of 2015. Governments must commit to ambitious outcomes within the WTO to revitalize trade as a driver of growth and jobs. Implementation of the Trade Facilitation Agreement must be a starting point for this agenda.”

The G20 in 2016

“We have high expectations that tomorrow’s G20 deliberations will reflect our recommendations to spur the macro-economic recovery, increase women and youth employment, reform financial regulation, expand trade, and intensify the role of small- and medium-sized enterprises,” said Yu Ping, who will serve as the Chairman of B20 China.  “We will closely review the G20 communiqué and structure B20 China’s work plan and is committed to carrying forth the ongoing work of the B20 next year,” he said.

November 15, 2015
Titanic Hotel, Antalya

09h00-09h30 Participants assume their seats
 The President of Turkey, H.E. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan makes his way to
the Hall.
 B20 Chair M. Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu and L20 Chair Ergün Atalay assume
their places on stage and greet the President.
09h35-09h50 Remarks by the President of Turkey, H.E. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan from the
*The honorable Presidents and Prime Ministers of G20 states, International
Organizations Heads and Ministers of G20 states are seated among the
audience at the front row.
09h50-10h00 B20 CEOs with pre-assigned roles deliver their 2 minute remarks
1. Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, ITUC (on global raising
2. Sunil Bharti Mittal, Founder & Chairman, Bharti Enterprises (on WTO
and Trade Priorities)
10h00 The President of Turkey, H.E. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan leaves the session
10h00-11h00 G20 Leaders’s Session – Plenary
 Honorable G20 Leaders and International Organizations Heads
assume their seats at the stage
o H.E Joko Widodo, President of Republic of Indonesia
o H.E Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada
o H.E Jean Claude Juncker, President of European Commission
o H.E. Enrique Pena Nieto, President of Mexico (tbc)
o Angel Gurria, Secretary General, OECD
o Roberto Azevêdo, Director General, WTO
o Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, IMF
o Guy Ryder, Director General, ILO
o Mark Carney, Chair, FSB
 G20 Leaders deliver their remarks
 B20 CEOs with pre-assigned roles deliver their 2 minute remarks
(time permitting)
1. Ali Koç on skills and youth employment
2. Paul Bulcke on protectionism and non-tariff barriers
3. Yu Ping on ensuring support for the multilateral global trading system
4. Marcus Wallenberg on macro resilience
5. Güler Sabancı on ratification and implementation of Trade Facilitation
6. Alexander Shokhin on international investment principles related to FDI
7. Francisco Gonzalez on B20’s financial reform agenda
8. Ferit Şahenk on infrastructure as an asset class
9. Phil O’Reilly on structural reforms for dynamic and inclusive labor
10. Antonio Brufau on country-specific infrastructure investment strategies
11. Hüsnü Özyeğin on SME financing
12. Gerard Mestrallet on energy and climate investments after COP21
13. Sam Walsh on use of digital technology in trade
14. Eric Schweitzer on growth in Europe from German business perspective
15. Alexey Mordashov on global trade slowdown
16. Sumit Mazumder on slowdown in emerging markets and its impact on
global growth
17. Kenichiro Yamanishi on currency volatility and its impact on investment
18. John Danilovich on WSF
19. Alejandro Ramirez
20. Sir Martin Sorrell
 Family photo & presenting B20 Plaquette to the G20 Leaders and
International Organization Heads by B20 Chair M. Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu
and L20 Chair Ergün Atalay

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November 15, 2015
Titanic Hotel, Antalya

11:15-11:20 Video & Opening
Women Refugees as an International Issue
Aya Sultan Abdulrahman, Syrian Woman Refugee
11:20-11:30 Welcome Addresses
Gülden Türktan, Women-20 Turkey, Chair
M. Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu, Business-20 Turkey, Chair
11:30-11:45 Opening Speech
Emine Erdoğan, Spouse of the President of the Republic of Turkey
11:45-12:20 Women Refugee Panel
Moderator: Sare Aydın, Chairperson, Women and Democracy Association (KADEM), W20 Executive Committee MemberFatma Şahin, Mayor of Gaziantep
Pascale Moreau, UNHCR Representative in Turkey (TBC)
Fuat Oktay, AFAD President
Muaz Yanılmaz, International Refugee Rights Association Deputy Chair
12:20-12:30 Closing Remarks
Sanem Oktar Öğüt, President, Women Entrepreneurs Association of Turkey (KAGİDER)
Nilüfer Bulut, President, Turkish Businesswomen Association (TİKAD), W20 Executive Committee Member

Re-envisioning the economy to enable women to reach their full potential 

Gender inequality pervades G20 economies and beyond. Women carry out the vast majority of unpaid labor around the world and are vastly overrepresented in informal, insecure and vulnerable employment. They are also subject to occupational discrimination and lack access to social protection and pension systems.  Women’s unemployment accounts for three quarters of the global job deficit, while for those in employment, women earn on average approximately 77 percent of what men earn, with the gap widening for higher-earning women. At the current rate of change, pay equity between women and men will not be achieved until 2086.

For women to realize their full potential, policies and programs across sectors ranging from infrastructure to manufacturing, from trade to financial regulation, and from tax systems to health and education, should be designed with gender equality in mind. Acknowledging and promoting women’s economic contributions are essential to achieving the G20 goal of boosting the world’s economy by an additional 2 percent of GDP over the next five years.

Recent G20 commitments are r a step in the right direction. During the G20 summit in Australia, G20 leaders agreed to reduce the gap in labor force participation between men and women by 25 percent by 2025, bringing more than 100 million women into the labor force. With the launch of the Women 20 (W20) during the Turkish Presidency in 2015, leaders have given a strong signal that strengthening gender equality will be an important focus area of the G20 for years to come. This is a welcome and significant step forward.

However, a new vision that will allow women to fulfill their potential is needed if women’s economic contributions are to be fully and equitably integrated into the global economy. Therefore, the C20 and the W20 are jointly calling upon G20 leaders to:

  • Recognise and minimise women’s unpaid care work in order to reduce the burden this places on women. This should include a significant increase in investment in the infrastructure for social care – including child care, care for the elderly, social protection and disbale care – to support a better work-life balance for women. This will bring more women into the work force. This will also need to be accompanied by greater investment in basic services and other infrastructural services such as water, health and sanitation, which help to ease women’s burden of care.
  • Establish legal and policy frameworks to eliminate workplace discrimination, including gender-based wage gaps and occupational segregation. Introduce gender quotas for employment, public procurement and representation on corporate boards for achieving gender balance, in order to increase the number of women in both public and private sector leadership positions.
  • Set up and finance independent mechanisms and frameworks at national level which track the G20’s progress in implementing its key gender commitments. Such mechanisms should include representatives from women’s and grassroots organisations. At the global level, the G20 should ensure C20 and W20 representation at key G20 working groups and other meetings.
  • Take measures to strengthen women’s economic, social and political networks in order to amplify women’s collective voices and raise awareness about policies and opportunities.
  • Unleash the economic power of women by lowering their tax burden, and taking steps to secure women’s access to financial and productive assets and to markets.
  • Support women-owned micro- small- and medium-enterprises and innovation, including different ownership structures such as women’s  cooperatives, which are democratic, member-driven enterprises  generating  employment  and social inclusion   for  all segments  of the  population, especially in rural and informal economies.

These steps are essential, if the G20 is to move beyond a rhetorical commitment to women’s economic empowerment and operationalise the commitments made by leaders in Australia last year. Such measures would moreover enable women around the world to unleash their potential and contribute fully to the G20’s overarching aim of truly inclusive economic growth.


The engagement groups of the G20 representing business (B20), civil society (C20), workers and their unions (L20), academia (T20), women (W20) and youth (Y20) are highly concerned about the refugee crisis, and believe that greater collective action on the issue is needed.

They jointly call on heads of states and governments meeting at the 2015 G20 Summit in Antalya, Turkey to urgently support development programs in Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Turkey, where the majority of Syrian refugees are hosted.

It is crucial that G20 action goes beyond the provision of humanitarian assistance to include medium- to long-term economic support for refugees and the nations which host them. The G20 is best placed to provide such support given its composition, geopolitical and economic clout, and focus on economic coordination.

The G20 should, in addition to ongoing direct and indirect humanitarian and refugee assistance:

  • Work towards the recognition of refugee’s right to work and enact measures to make this right a reality.
  • In the spirit of international solidarity, take responsibility to resettle a fair proportion of those refugees forced to flee to neighbouring countries.
  • Support refugees’ integration by directing international institutions such as the World Bank, United Nations and others to work with regional and national institutions on labour programs in support of job creation for refugees.
  • Work  with  national  institutions  in  host  countries  to  initiate  and  finance  skills  development programmes geared towards increasing the capabilities of refugees.
  • Take concrete measures to encourage new and innovative economic activities that would benefit refugees and host communities alike. This could include programs to seed small and medium enterprises (SMEs) started by refugees, which could be coordinated by the World SME Forum.
  • Increase funding for refugee needs and for social protection programmes in host countries.
  • Invest in basic social services including education and health, in order to support further integration
    of refugees as well as reducing the burden on host countries’ social services.

Turkey, this year’s G20 president, is currently hosting the largest number of refugees in the world, many of whom  have been staying in the country for  a number of years. G20 leaders gathering in Antalya this November will be holding their meeting in the middle of the greatest refugee crisis since World War II. As leaders of some of the world’s largest economies, they have a responsibility to take action to help to resolve this situation

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