The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic  highlighted the urgency of finding common and shared solutions to many overlapping global challenges: from the health emergency to skyrocketing debt, from climate change to barriers to international trade, from digital transition to heightened poverty and inequality. The Italian Presidency of the G20 effectively summarizes these priorities for the multilateral framework in 2021 in “People, Planet, Prosperity” and these are the topics at the core of the T20 Inception Conference on February 8 and 9.

Amongst many others, participants include: Paolo Gentiloni – European Commissioner for Economy; Alicia Bárcena – Executive Secretary ECLAC; Jeffrey Sachs – Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University; Emma Bonino – former European Commissioner and former Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs; Tetsushi Sonobe – Dean of the Asian Development Bank Institute; Virginia Gamba – Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Children and Armed Conflict.

8th February: Opening Session with People, Planet and Prosperity Plenaries

III Session: PROSPERITY – 4:00 pm CET2021-02-07T18:02:46+01:00

Priorities for the G20 2021

Paolo Gentiloni

EU Commissioner for Economy

Tetsushi Sonobe

Dean of the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

Panel Discussion

Gao Haihong

Professor, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)

Emma Marcegaglia

Chair of B20 Italy

Pier Carlo Padoan

Chairman-designated, Unicredit; Former Italian Minister for Economic Affairs and Finance

Dennis Snower

President, Global Solutions Initiative, Germany


Silvia Sciorilli Borrelli

Financial Times

II Session: PLANET – 3:00 pm CET2021-02-05T09:39:10+01:00

Priorities for the G20 2021

Alicia Bárcena

Executive Secretary, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)

Fatih Birol

Executive Director, International Energy Agency (IEA)

Jeffrey Sachs

Director, Center for Sustainable Development, Columbia University, USA

Panel Discussion

Fahad Alturki

Vice President of Research, King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) and Chair of T20 Saudi Arabia

Camilla Bausch

Scientific & Executive Director, Ecologic Institute, Germany

Enrico Giovannini

Professor of Economic Statistics and Sustainable Development, University of Rome “Tor Vergata” and Former Italian Minister of Labour and Social Policies

Ernest J. Moniz

Co-Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI), USA


Sarah Varetto

Sky Italia

I Session: PEOPLE – 2:00 pm CET2021-02-04T10:11:46+01:00

Priorities for the G20 2021

Virginia Gamba

Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict

Panel Discussion

Pascale Allotey

Director, United Nations University International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH)

Tito Boeri

Professor of Economics, Bocconi University, Italy; Former President of the Italian Social Security administration (INPS)

Emma Bonino

Senator of the Italian Republic; Former European Commissioner and Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs

James McGann

Director, Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP), Lauder Institute, University of Pennsylvania, USA


Maria Cuffaro


T20 Italy Opening – 1:30 pm CET2021-02-05T17:45:12+01:00

Paolo Magri

National Coordinator and Chair of T20 Italy; Executive Vice President, ISPI

Nathalie Tocci

Co-Chair of T20 Italy; Director, IAI

Keynote Speech

Marina Sereni

Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Italy

T20 Italy Closing Session – 3:00 pm CET2021-02-09T11:00:48+01:00

G20&T20: in search for impact

Agnes Kalibata

Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for the 2021 Food Systems Summit

Gabriela Ramos

Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences, UNESCO

Alexander Stubb

Director, School of Transnational Governance, EUI, Italy

Gelsomina Vigliotti

Director General for International Financial Relations, Department of the Treasury, Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance

Abdulaziz Alrasheed

G20 Sous Sherpa of Saudi Arabia and Assistant Minister for International Financial Affairs & Macro Fiscal Policies

Rizal Affandi Lukman

Deputy Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs and G20 Sherpa of Indonesia

Nicolas Pinaud

OECD Sherpa G7 G20


Giampiero Massolo

President, ISPI, Italy

Ferdinando Nelli Feroci

President, IAI, Italy

Task Forces: Parallel Working Sessions – 1:30 pm CET2021-02-04T10:08:42+01:00

Task Force Members/invitees only

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