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Business 20

The Business 20 is a forum of global business leaders providing policy recommendations to the Group of 20 (G20) countries, an economic forum of countries that represent approximately 85% of global GDP. The goal of the Business 20's work is to improve policy making, drive strong and sustainable economic growth, and establish appropriate economic governance.

Each year, membership in the Business 20 ranges from 500 to 1,000 of the most influential business leaders. The summit is organized by topic task forces that are determined by the host country to reflect priorities in global business and economic governance.

BCG's Role in the Business 20

BCG has been involved with the Business 20 since 2013, and BCG Chairman Hans-Paul Bürkner serves as a cochair of select topic task forces, providing input on the direction of task force recommendations and interacting with government ministers as the face of the Business 20.

As a knowledge partner of the Business 20, BCG contributes in additional significant ways. We tap our people and our insights to help identify the policy changes that can improve economic, social, and environmental outcomes on key issues such as trade, investment, infrastructure, human capital, and financing for growth.


The Business 20 China Summit will take place September 2016 in Hangzhou. This year, BCG is serving as the knowledge partner for two of the five critical topics explored at the summit—infrastructure and trade and investment. Hans-Paul is cochairing the Infrastructure Task Force to help direct the exploration of the topic and to serve as the face of the Business 20 in interactions with government ministers.

Business 20 Turkey Summit

The Business 20 Turkey Summit was held in Ankara in September 2015. More than 500 participants representing every G20 nation gathered under an agenda focused on continuity, inclusivity, and connectivity. 

BCG's involvement was coordinated by BCG Turkey and represented a full year of work supporting the Trade and Investment and Financing Growth task forces.

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