Congress Centre, Conference Hall D3

Representatives of B20 Taskforces and other participants from G20 members and partner countries will discuss B20 recommendations for the G20 leaders’ summit in Hangzhou and prospects for B20 Germany in 2017. Infrastructure development can lay solid foundations for future economic expansion and spur growth in each country. Moreover, the creation of more employment opportunities and quality jobs are important for securing sustainable and balanced economic growth. And finally, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are vital sources of productivity and innovation as global economic growth is weak. How can the policy environment for investment be optimized and investment in infrastructure projects be promoted? How can employment opportunities be boosted and human resources be allocated efficiently? How can SME access to financing and global value chains be ensured, and what innovative ways to boost SME development are available?

Kevin Michael Rudd , President, Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI); Prime Minister of Australia (2007–2010, 2013)

Alexander Braverman , Member of the Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Management Board, SME Corporation
Stanislav Voskresensky , Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Evgeniy Ditrikh , First Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation
Konstantin Zubanov , Director, Russian Direct Investment Fund Management Company
Heinz Koller , Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia, International Labour Organization
Xinjun Liang , Executive Director, Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Fosun International Limited; Co-Chair, B20 Employment Taskforce
Jack Yun Ma , Executive Chairman, Alibaba Group
Matthias Schepp , Chairman, Russian-German Chamber of Commerce; B20 Germany representative
David Iakobachvili , Vice President, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP); President, Orion Heritage

Key moments

We believe in the future we should build digital free trade zones for small business (“e-hubs”) and Russia could be one of the hubs intersection of a new e-road connecting Asia and Europe.
Jack Yun Ma
We recommend G20 countries to support the Electronic World Trade Platform (e-WTP), which should help to support a new and more open way for global trade.
Jack Yun Ma