T20 Argentina Inception Workshop

Vision & Strategies for 2018
February 1 – 2, 2018
Palacio San Martín, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Wednesday, January 31
7:30 pm Cocktail at Museo Sívori

Welcome remarks by T20 authorities and representatives of the G20

 
 

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
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. Cochairs
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 at Brookings Institution
Panelists:
– Sergio Bitar, Non-Resident Senior Fellow and Project Director of Global
Trends and Future Scenarios, Inter-American Dialogue and President of
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
– Salvador Rueda, Director, Urban Ecology Agency of Barcelona
12:15 pm Keynote Speaker
Alfonso Vegara, Founder and Honorary President, Fundación Metrópoli
1:15 pm Lunch
2:30 pm Engagement Groups G20 Argentina 2018: Brief presentation
and main objectives
3:00 pm Roundtable: What can the G20 achieve during 2018?
Moderator: Silvia Naishtat, Journalist, Diario Clarín
Panelists:
– Jorge Argüello, President, Embajada Abierta Foundation
– Félix Peña, Director of International Trade at ICBC Foundation, Vice
President of the 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.