B7 CEO Summit

B7 CEO Summit B7 CEO Summit
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10 May 2021

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09:00 - 18:00

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Online

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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: 

  • A keynote and discussion of business leadership led by a senior UK cabinet minister.
  • Panel discussions led by CEOs on building post-pandemic resilience and creating opportunities for growth.
  • A launch event showcasing commitments from global CEOs as part of the UN’s Race to Zero campaign ahead of COP26. This will be led by a senior UK cabinet minister.
  • A unique opportunity for you to provide solutions to ministers on creating sustainable, global supply chains, increasing digital adoption and furthering innovation in healthcare to create a resilient recovery, which will form part of the B7 recommendations to the G7.

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.


Agenda

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:

  • Climate: greening the supply chain
  • Digital: driving SMEs' growth 
  • Trade 
  • Health

16:00 – 16:45 Problem statement working groups - you will be invited to select one session to join at this time:

  • Climate: greening the supply chain
  • Digital: driving SMEs' growth 
  • Trade 
  • Health

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

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Leah Carter

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