Leading economic authorities to take part in the Third G20 Finance Ministerial starting tomorrow

The two-day meeting in Buenos Aires will be attended by 23 finance ministers and 14 central bank governors, who will address the future of work, infrastructure for development and the global economic climate

57 leading international authorities in finance and the economy are meeting in Buenos Aires this weekend to take part in the Third G20 Meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors.  

The two-day event held in the Buenos Aires Convention & Exhibition Centre (CEC) brings together 23 finance ministers, 14 central bank governors and 10 representatives from international organizations. Among the participants are Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund; Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank Group; José Ángel Gurría, Secretary-General of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development; Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank; Liu Kun, China’s Minister of Finance; Steven Mnuchin, United States Secretary of the Treasury; and Philip Hammond, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer.

Official activities begin on Saturday at 2.30 pm local time with discussions on risks and opportunities in the global economy followed by sessions on the future of work and infrastructure for development, two of the priorities of the Argentine G20 presidency this year. Towards the end of the day, the traditional family photo will be taken, and a recreational activity will be held at the Centro Cultural Kirchner (CCK), where participants will enjoy a special Argentine tango show.

The meeting will continue on Sunday with four working sessions between 9.15 am and 3.30 pm. Technology in the financial sector, the international tax system and financial inclusion are among the items on the agenda.

Once the discussions have finished, Argentina’s President, Mauricio Macri, will join the ministers at the CEC and make a few closing remarks. At 4.30 pm, Argentina’s Treasury Ministers, Nicolás Dujovne and President of the Central Bank of the Argentine Republic, Luis Caputo, will give a press conference to brief on the meeting’s main conclusions. Senior officials will also issue an official communiqué.

Deputies make progress on finance agenda

This week’s official G20 Finance Track activities began yesterday with the Fourth Meeting of Finance and Central Bank Deputies at the CEC, Buenos Aires (access the photos). Finance and central bank deputies are preparing the issues for discussion by finance ministers and central bank governors this weekend.

Argentina and IMF joint press conference

Minister Dujovne and IMF Managing Director, Christine Lagarde, will give a joint press conference in the CEC on Saturday at 9.30 am, before the commencement of the day’s official activities.