The global economy is facing a major inflection point with many countries still recovering from the pandemic, the continued challenge of climate change, and ongoing conflicts throughout Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. The G20, representing more than 85 percent of global GDP, is a critical multilateral institution designed to foster consensus between a range of major economies.

How can Brazil’s and other Global South countries’ priorities be advanced within the G20? What role should the US (as the 2026 G20 host), multilateral development banks and other international organizations play in supporting these areas? Senior policymakers and officials from Brazil, the United States, and other G20 member countries, as well as leaders from the private sector and multilateral organizations will join us for a discussion on these critical issues and outline the way forward.

The Atlantic Council’s GeoEconomics Center and Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center are pleased to invite you to a special conference on the sidelines of the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meetings, on Thursday, July 25, 2024,  from 8h30 to 12h30 Brasília time (7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET) at the Windsor Marapendi (Avenida Lúcio Costa, 5400 – Barra da Tijuca) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

This event will be livestreamed on Atlantic Council TV, YouTube, Facebook, and X (formerly Twitter). To register, please complete the form.

Please note: Speakers will be announced in the coming days

Tentative agenda

All times are in Brasília Time (BRT).

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Welcome, registration, and coffee

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Opening remarks

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Session I – Aligning approaches for shared goals: Revitalizing the MDB system

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Fireside chat with Cindy McCain, Executive Director, World Food Programme

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Session II – Beyond crisis response: G20 as a platform for economic cooperation

In partnership with

AC @ G20

The Atlantic Council’s G20 programming and research emphasizes continuity in its agenda, focusing on food security, climate finance, reforming the global economic governance system, and enhancing digital public infrastructure.

Presented by

GeoEconomics Center

At the intersection of economics, finance, and foreign policy, the GeoEconomics Center is a translation hub with the goal of helping shape a better global economic future.

The Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center broadens understanding of regional transformations and delivers constructive, results-oriented solutions to inform how the public and private sectors can advance hemispheric prosperity.