As part of the UK’s Presidency of the G7 group of leading democracies in 2021, the CBI is chairing the B7 group of business associations from G7 countries. The B7 acts as the voice of business for the G7. It will mobilise international business behind an ambitious G7 agenda and ahead of COP26 in Glasgow, demonstrating how business leadership can promote free trade, create a race to the top on net-zero and strengthen global resilience. The CEO Summit is the fuel to the fire and will inform the high level B7 Summit discussions with government over the following two days.
The B7 CEO Summit programme includes:
The CEO Summit will conclude with the presentation of these solutions to a senior UK cabinet minister.
We need big ideas to tackle the big global challenges ahead and are looking forward to tackling them together.
09:00 – 09:10 Welcome and scene setter with Tony Danker, Director-General, CBI
09:10 – 09:20 Keynote from Deloitte as principal sponsor
09:20 – 10:00 How business can support the G7 agenda
10:30 – 11:30 Risk and resilience: what companies can do and what business should ask from G7? Panel discussion chaired by Rain Newton-Smith, Chief Economist, CBI
12:00 – 13:00 Crisis as an opportunity: G7 as enabler, business as problem-solver? Panel discussion chaired by Lord Karan Bilimoria CBE DL, President, CBI
13:30 – 14:30 Race to Zero Launch event
15:00 – 15:45 Problem statement working groups - you will be invited to select one session to join at this time:
16:00 – 16:45 Problem statement working groups - you will be invited to select one session to join at this time:
17:00 – 17:45 – Presentation of business ideas to Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and Ministerial response