T-20 Summit

THINK20 SUMMIT / Antalya Global Policy Dialogue Conference
Conference/ November 14, 2015 – Saturday
Xanadu Hotel, Kubilayhan Meeting Room 2-3

The Think 20 serves as an ‘ideas bank’ for the G20 by bringing together and facilitating the exchange of policy analyses from global regional and national think tanks and experts. At a critical time between the approval of SDGs in New York in September and COP21 Summit in Paris in December, and one day before the G20 Summit, the T20 Summit - Antalya Global Policy Dialogue Platform Conference will focus on the implementation of the post-2015 sustainable development goals and on the role of the G20.

The G20 emerged at the leaders level in the aftermath of the financial crisis as a manifestation of economic power shifting and increasing multi-polarity in the world. If the G20 as “the Premier Forum for international economic cooperation” aims to be the steering committee of the global economy, it should help the international community to advance global sustainable development. The implementation of SDGs requires the international community to tackle global challenges which, if not addressed, can hamper sustainable development in developing countries. Climate stability, a multilateral trading system, global economic and financial stability, communicable disease control, are some key global issues that impact the implementation of SDGs.

The nature of SDGs are quite different than the MDGs. It is a more ambitious, a broader and multi-dimensional agenda. Coordinated action by national governments, multilateral institutions and private sector will be essential for successful implementation. The leadership role of the G20 will be essential in catalyzing the coordinated action between these spheres. The T20 Summit will bring together leaders from governments, multilateral institutions and private sector to discuss the following questions:

  • How can the global governance architecture be reformed for sustainable development?
  • How can the G20 and the UN can strengthen their cooperation to implement the SDGs?
  • How can the G20 act further to strengthen cooperation with low income developing countries?
  • What are the policy measures to maximize private sector contribution to implementation of the SDG in areas such as integrating climate risk into financial regulations, new models to catalyze private investment into sustainable infrastructure and energy?
  • In what different ways and through which policy measures the advanced and emerging economies and their businesses can contribute to the implementation of the SDGs?
  • How to advance towards a multi-stakeholders governance (including private sector, cities and NGOs) indispensable for the implementation of SDGs?

The audience will be around 300 people that will be a mix of scholars from the Think 20 network, business executives from the B20 network and policy-makers from the G20 delegations.


09.00 – 09.15 am Welcome Remarks
  • Güven Sak, T20 Chair, TEPAV Managing Director
  • Kamal Malhotra, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative
09.15 – 09.30 am Remarks by M. Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu, B20 Chair
09.30 – 10.15 am T-20 Handover Ceremony
  • Güven Sak, T20 Chair, TEPAV Managing Director
  • Yuyan Zhang, Director, Institute of World Economics and Politics (IWEP) Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)
  • Zhang Haibing, Deputy Director of the Institute for Economic Comparative Studies, Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS)
  • Wang Wen, Executive Dean, Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies at Renmin University of China (RDCY)
10.15 – 10.30 am Coffee Break
10.30 – 11.45 am Implementing the SDG Agenda: The International Policy Issues

Moderator: Güven Sak, T20 Chair, TEPAV Managing Director

  • Cevdet Yılmaz, Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey
  • Hector Timerman, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Argentina
  • Angel Gurria, Secretary-General, OECD
  • John Danilovich, Secretary-General, International Chamber of Commerce
  • Nhlanhla Musa Nene, Minister of Finance Hof Republic of South Africa
  • Shamshad Akhtar, G20 Sherpa, United Nations
  • Vuk Jeremic, Ex-President of United Nations General Assembly
11.45 – 01.00 pm Implementing the SDG Agenda: the Role of the Private Sector

Moderator: Amar Bhattacharya, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institute

  • Lord Mark Malloch Brown, Former Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations
  • Marcus Wallenberg, Chairman, SEB
  • Sam Walsh, CEO, Rio Tinto
  • Sunil Bharti Mittal, Founder & Chairman, Bharti Enterprises
  • Peder Nielsen, CEO, Novozymes
  • Yi Zhihong, Vice President,  Renmin University of China

G20 Engagement Groups Session on Refugee Crises
November 14, Saturday 02.00 - 3.30 pm
Xanadu Hotel, Kubilayhan Meeting Room 2-3


02.00 - 3.30 pm A Comprehensive Plan for Addressing the Migration Issue
A panel discussion ahead of the G20 Leaders’ Summit 2015
    Panel Speakers:
  • Aitor Zabalgogeazkoa, International Representative MSF
  • Daniel Gorevan, Campaigns and Policy Manager - Syria Crisis/ Oxfam
  • Dominico Lombardi, Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
  • Dr Rim Turkmani, Senior Research Fellow at the London School of Economics
  • Kemal Kirisçi , Brookings Institute , Senior Fellow and Director of the Center on the United States and Europe’s Turkey Project,
  • Timur Kaymaz, Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV)

This panel discussion is being organised through collaboration between the Civil 20 (C20), Think 20 (T20), in the lead up to the 2015 G20 Leaders’ Summit