Think 20 Mumbai 2018

T20 Argentina associated event

Hosted by the Gateway House: Indian Council on Global Relations, this is an event that focuses on diplomatic relations and business and financial affairs. It will take place in the framework of the Gateway of India Geoeconomic Dialogue: Where geopolitics meets business.

Gateway House has hosted T20 meetings during the 2017 German presidency, the 2016 Chinese presidency, and the 2015 Turkish presidency of the G20. These meetings brought together experts from think tanks working on international economic governance and foreign economic policy issues, business leaders and relevant government officials from India and the G20 countries to Mumbai.


8.30 am: Opening Session
Topic: Argentina, India and the G20

Objective: Discuss Argentina’s priorities for G20 and T20 in 2017 and India’s contributions to the process.

Welcome remarks. Akshay Mathur, Director, Research and Analysis and Fellow, Geoeconomics Studies, Gateway House
Opening remarks by co-host. Ambassador Neelam Deo, Director and Co-Founder, Gateway House
Opening remarks by co-host. Gustavo Martinez, Secretary, Executive Coordination Secretariat, T20 Argentina
Special Address. Ambassador Pedro Villagra Delgado, Argentina’s G20 Sherpa; Former Deputy Foreign Minister, Argentina
Keynote address. Shaktikanta Das, India’s G20 Sherpa; Member, 15th Finance Commission, Government of India

9.45 am: Roundtable 1
Topic: Food Security and Agri-business

Objective: To develop recommendations for promoting agri-business that can ensure food security and higher agriculture incomes for farmers.

11.15 am: Roundtable 2
Topic: The Future of Work

Objective: To develop recommendations for designing social security products and employment contracts for the informal and gig economy

12.30 pm: Lunch Break

1.30 pm: Roundtable 3
Topic: Trade in Services

Objective: To develop recommendations for designing a new multilateral agreement for trade in services

3.00 pm: Roundtable 4
Topic: Financial Markets Regulations

Objective: To develop recommendations for establishing a transparent, equitable and resilient financial market infrastructure

4.15 pm: Closing Session
Closing remarks by representative of Alok Dimri, Joint Secretary, Multilateral Economic Relations, Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.
Closing remarks by co-host Gerardo della Paolera, Member, Steering Committee (TASC), T20 Argentina
Closing remarks by co-host Manjeet Kripalani, Executive Director and Co-founder, Gateway House

Find more information on the official website of the event.