G20 2018 will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina between November 30 to December 1. Agenda items will include the future of work, infrastructure for development and a sustainable food future. Some of the countries set to attend will also bring up the regulation of crypto-currencies at this meeting.
What world leaders will be at G20 2018?
Here is a list of possible participating leaders for this year’s summit:
Mauricio Macri, President of Argentina and host of G20 2018
Scott Morrison, Prime Minister of Australia
Michel Temer, President of Brazil
Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada
Xi Jinping, President of China
Donald Tusk, President of the European Council
Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission
Emmanuel Macron, President of France
Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany
Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India
Jusuf Kalla, Vice President of Indonesia
Giuseppe Conte, Prime Minister of Italy
Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan
Enrique Pena Nieto, President of Mexico
Vladimir Putin, President of Russia
Mohammad bin Salman al Saud, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia
Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South Africa
Moon Jae-in, President of South Korea,
Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President of Turkey
Theresa May, Prime Minister of the UK
Donald Trump, President of the USA
What is the G20?
The countries in the G20 club are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Turkey, UK, USA, China and South Africa.
The European Union is also a member of G20 and is represented by the European Commission, the rotating council presidency and the European Central Bank (EBC).
Meetings take place once a year, although there were two meetings in 2009 and 2010 during the global economy crisis.
The summits were just between the finance ministers and central bank governors of members when they started 17 years ago.
The first summit was held in Berlin, in December 1999, by the German and Canadian finance ministers.
However, now the meetings are also between G20 leaders themselves, which began when the leaders met in Washington DC, in the US, after the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008.
The last summit was held in Hamburg, Germany, in July 2017 – the first time the country had hosted G20 heads of Government.
Overall, there have been 20 G20 meetings between finance ministers and central bank governors, as well as 12 summits between heads of state of G20 countries.