Programme

Digitalization - an Engine for Growth and Inclusive Development

24 May, 09:00–10:15
The B20 Regional Consultation Forum
Panel Session
Congress Centre, Conference Hall D3

The B20 is a partner group of the G20. It represents the interests of the business community and works to develop concrete proposals for G20 leaders on a consensus basis, with the objective of forming global policy to overcome key challenges. The B20 Regional Consultation Forum is a joint event held with the B20 Chair for 2018, the Group of Six. This Group brings together leading Argentinian business associations: the Argentine Bankers Association (ADEBA), the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange (BCBA), the Argentine Chamber of Commerce and Services (CACS), the Argentine Chamber of Construction (CAMARCO), the Argentine Rural Society (SRA), and the Industrial Chamber of Argentina (UIA). Heads of major companies and business associations, senior representatives of governmental bodies from the G20 nations, and the heads of international organizations will discuss B20 recommendations for G20 leaders. One of the key issues to be addressed is ensuring that the digital transformation becomes a driving force behind growth that is global, innovative, inclusive, and sustainable. What new business models and government policies should be employed to support these changes, including the development of a digital infrastructure, digital literacy, and related skills? How can cooperation between governments and the private sector be promoted to overcome the technological gap and ensure social sustainability and responsibility? The results of the discussion will be taken into consideration during development of the B20’s recommendations, which are to be agreed at the B20 summit in Buenos Aires in autumn 2018 before being presented at the G20 summit on 30 November to 1 December 2018.

Moderator
Mikhail Oseevskiy, President, Rostelecom

Panellists
Cees ’t Hart, President, Chief Executive Officer, Carlsberg
Maxim Akimov, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
Vladimir Basko, General Director, Infopark Association; Chairman, Committee for Digital Agenda of EAEU Business Council
Victor Vekselberg, President, Skolkovo Foundation
Arkady Dvorkovich, Chairman, 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Local Organising Committee
Oleg Dukhovnitsky, Head, Federal Communications Agency
Deep Kapuria, Co-Chairman, B20 Task Force on Digital Economy & Industry 4.0; Chairman, The Hi-Tech Group
Ricardo Lagorio, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Argentine Republic in the Russian Federation
Daniel Funes de Rioja, B20 Chair under the Argentinian G20 Presidency
Alexander Shokhin, President, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP)

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