The G20 is a strategic multilateral platform connecting the world’s major developed and emerging economies. The G20 holds a strategic role in securing future global economic growth and prosperity. Together, the G20 members represent more than 80 percent of world GDP, 75 percent of international trade, and 60 percent of the world population

Starting in 1999 as a meeting for the finance minister and central bank governors, the G20 has evolved into a yearly summit involving the Head of State and Government. In addition to that, the Sherpa meetings (in charge of carrying out negotiations and building consensus among Leaders), working groups, and special events are also organized throughout the year.


  • B20 (Business 20): Dialogue Forum with the international business community
  • C20 (Civil 20): Dialogue Forum with non-governmental organization
  • L20 (Labor 20): Dialogue Forum with union representatives
  • S20 (Science 20): Dialogue Forum with science
  • W20 (Women 20): Dialogue Forum with women
  • Y20 (Youth 20): Youth Summit

Since 2008, here are the G20 summits past locations:

The members of the G20 are: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the European Union. Spain is also invited as a permanent guest.

Each year, the Presidency invites guest countries, which take full part in the G20 exercise. Several international and regional organizations also participate, granting the forum an even broader representation.

Previous B20 Cycles

2022

INDONESIA

Bali, 2022

2021

ITALY

Rome, 30-31 October 2021

2020

SAUDI ARABIA

Riyadh, 21-22 November 2020

2019

JAPAN

Osaka, 28-29 June 2019

2018

ARGENTINA

Buenos Aires, 2018

2017

GERMANY

Hamburg

2016

CHINA

Hangzhou

2015

TURKEY

Antalya

2014

AUSTRALIA

Brisbane

2013

RUSSIA

Saint Petersbug

2012

MEXICO

Los Cabos

2011

FRANCE

Cannes

2010

SOUTH KOREA

Seoul

2010

CANADA

Toronto

2009

UNITED STATES

Pittsburgh

2009

UNITED KINGDOM

London

2008

UNITED STATES

Washington