Inception Workshop: Vision & Strategies for 2018

Thursday, February 1

8:15 am. Registration & Breakfast

9:00 am. Welcome Remarks
– Ambassador Pedro Villagra Delgado, Argentina´s Sherpa for the G20
– Adalberto Rodríguez Giavarini, President of the Argentine Council for International Relations (CARI)
– Jorge Mandelbaum, President of the Center for the Implementation of Public Policies Promoting Equity and Growth (CIPPEC)

9:30 am. Keynote: Argentina’s G20 Presidency
Nicolás Dujovne, Treasury Minister of Argentina

9:45 am. Argentine Priorities for the G20 Presidency
Laura Jaitman, Argentina’s G20 Finance Deputy

10:00 am. Plenary Session: Global Governance Issues in Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture
Moderator: Martín Piñeiro, Director of the Agricultural Committee, Argentine Council for International Relations (CARI)

Panelists:
– Eugenio Díaz-Bonilla, Visiting Research Fellow and Head of the Latin American & Caribbean Program, International Food Policy Research Institute
– Jikun Huang, Founder and Director of the China Center for Agricultural Policy, Peking University
– Jamie Morrison, Director and Strategic Programme Leader of the Food Systems Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization
– Máximo Torero, Executive Director for Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Peru, Paraguay and Uruguay, World Bank Group

11:30 am. Introduction to T20 Argentina 2018 and overview of the year ahead

12:00 pm. Lunch

2:00 pm. Task Force Parallel Working Session – by invitation only
First working session for all ten T20 Argentina 2018 task forces. Co-chairs and members will define each task force´s priorities and work agenda.

4:30 pm. Coffee Break

5:00 pm. Plenary Session: The Future of Work and Education for the Digital Age
Moderator: Dennis Görlich, Managing Director of the Global Economic Symposium, Kiel Institute for the World Economy

Panelists:
– Claudia Costin, Founder and Director of the Center for Excellence and Innovation in Education Policies, Getulio Vargas Foundation
– Laura Ripani, Lead Labor Markets Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank
– Samir Saran, Vice-President, Observer Research Foundation
– Blair Sheppard, Global Leader for Strategy and Leadership Development, PricewaterhouseCoopers

6:30 pm. Keynote Speaker
Jeffrey Sachs, Professor and Director of the Center for Sustainable Development, Columbia University

Day 1 activities will end at 7:30 pm

Friday, February 2
8:30 am. Registration & Breakfast

9:00 am. Plenary Session: The challenges of social cohesion in uncertain political scenarios and their implications for global governance
Moderator: Colin Bradford, Non-Resident Senior Fellow of the Global Economy and Development Program, Brookings Institution

Panelists:
– Sergio Bitar, Non-Resident Senior Fellow and Project Director of Global Trends and Future Scenarios, Inter-American Dialogue and President, Fundación por la Democracia
– Ana María Mustapic, Professor, Torcuato Di Tella University
– Julia Pomares, Executive Director, Center for the Implementation of Public Policies Promoting Equity and Growth (CIPPEC)
– Dennis Snower, President, Kiel Institute for the World Economy
– Richard Wike, Director of Global Attitudes Research, Pew Research Center

10:30 am. Coffee Break

10:45 am. Plenary Session: Climate Action & Infrastructure for Development
Moderator: Miguel Lozupone, Director of Climate Change, National Defense University

Panelists:
– Amar Bhattacharya, Senior Fellow of the Global Economy and Development Program, Brookings Institution
– Magdy Martínez-Solimán, Assistant Secretary-General, Assistant Administrator and Director of the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support, United Nations Development Programme
-Flore-Anne Messy, Head of the Financial Affairs Division, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
– Salvador Rueda, Director, Urban Ecology Agency of Barcelona

12pm Dialogue with think tanks

Marcos Peña, Argentine Chief of Staff

12:15 pm. Keynote Speaker
Alfonso Vegara, Founder and Honorary President, Fundación Metrópoli

1:15 pm. Lunch

2:30 pm. G20 Argentina 2018 Engagement Groups: Brief presentation and main objectives

3:00 pm. Roundtable: What can the G20 achieve during 2018? Challenges and expectations
Moderator: Silvia Naishtat, Journalist, Diario Clarín

Panelists:
– Jorge Argüello, President, Embajada Abierta Foundation
– Félix Peña, Director of International Trade, ICBC Foundation and Vice-President, Argentine Council for International Relations (CARI)
– Fernando Straface, Secretary General and of Foreign Affairs, Government of the City of Buenos Aires
– Joseph S. Tulchin, former Director of the Latin American Program, Wilson Center
– Marilou Uy, Director, G24

4:30 pm. Task Force Parallel Working Session – by invitation only
Second working session for all ten task forces.

5:30 pm. Task Force Concluding remarks

A co-chair from each task force will brief the T20 community on task forces’ priorities and work agenda.

6:30 pm. Closure of T20 Inception Workshop

The official Think20 (T20) language is English. During the event there will be simultaneous translation into both Spanish and English, except during Task Force Parallel Working Sessions.