ICRIER G20 2020
ICRIER’s 12th Annual International
G20 Conference
Protecting Human Lives and Restoring Economic Stability:
Views from the G20 Members
5th - 8th OCTOBER 2020

Conference Schedule



10:30 am - 12:00 noon (IST)
Inaugural Session on International Cooperation under Uncertainties: Views from the G20 [Video]

Introduction to the Conference by Dr. Rajat Kathuria, Director & CE, ICRIER

Welcome Address by Mr. Pramod Bhasin, Chairman, ICRIER

Opening Remarks by H.E. Dr. Fahad Almubarak, G20 Sherpa for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Inaugural Address on India’s Roadmap to 2022: Setting the Priorities by Shri Suresh Prabhu, G20 Sherpa for India

Special Address on India’s Engagement in the G20 Process by Shri Rahul Chhabra, Secretary (Economic Relations), Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India

Vote of Thanks by Mr. Peter Rimmele, Resident Representative to India, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

5:00 – 6:30 pm (IST)
Session 1: Evaluating Global Financial Architecture and Regulatory Practices – Progress and the Way Forward [Video]

Session Chair: Luis Breuer, IMF Senior Resident Representative to India, Nepal, and Bhutan


José Siaba Serrate, Chair of the T20 Task Force International Financial Architecture for Stability and Development under Argentine Presidency, Member, Argentine Council of Foreign Relations (CARI)

Jay Surti, Deputy Chief of the Global Financial Stability Analysis Division, Monetary and Capital Markets Department, IMF

Observations on India's Experiences by Alok Sheel, RBI Chair Professor, ICRIER

2:00 – 3:30 pm (IST)
Session 2: New Issues in Global Trade and Investment - Practices and Reform Suggestions[Video]

Chair: Patrick Low, Former Chief Economist and Chief of Staff, WTO


Stormy Mildner, Head of the Department External Economic Policy, Federation of German Industries B20 Sherpa 2017 German G20 Presidency

Peter Draper, Executive Director, Institute for International Trade, University of Adelaide, Australia

Anwarul Hoda, Chair Professor, Trade Policy ad WTO Research Programme, ICRIER

4:00 – 5:30 pm (IST)
Session 3: Global Health Concerns, International Cooperation and Role of Technology [Video]

Chair: Manoj Jhalani, WHO Director – Health Systems Development, South-East Asia


Ilona Kickbusch, Chair of the International Advisory Board of the Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva

Peter Taylor, Director of Research, Institute of Development Studies

Observations on India’s Experiences by Praveen Gedam, Additional Chief Executive Officer, National Health Authority, Government of India

6:30 – 7:30 pm (IST)
Annual G20 Address on Financial Stability and Responses in the Times of Global Uncertainties [Video]

Chair: Chetan Ghate Professor, Economics and Planning Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi

Address by: Raghuram Govinda Rajan, Katherine Dusak Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

2:00 – 3:30 pm (IST)
Session 4: Sustainable Development - Contributions of the G20 to 2030 Agenda [Video]

Chair: Nella Hendriyetti, Senior Capacity Building and Training Economist, ADBI

Special Talk: Nicholas Stern, IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government, Chairman of Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment & Head, India Observatory, LSE


Ajay Mathur, Director General, The Energy and Resource Institute

Dennis Görlich, Research Director, Global Solutions Initiative

Amar Bhattacharya, Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development Program, Brookings Institution

4:00 – 5:30 pm (IST)
Session 5: Views from the Past, Current and Upcoming Presidency [Video]

Chair: Dr. Rajat Kathuria, Director & CE, ICRIER


Mr. Shingo Miyamoto, Minister (Economic and Development), Embassy of Japan

H.E. Dr. Saud Mohammed Alsati, Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to India

H.E. Vincenzo de Luca, Ambassador of Italy to India

5:30 – 5:40 pm (IST)
Conference Closure and Vote of Thanks by Dr. Rajat Kathuria, Director & CE, ICRIER


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