On April 19th, the Representative of German Industry and Trade (RGIT) hosted a roundtable discussion on the role of multilateral fora, focusing on the G20 and B20, in times of political nationalism. Leading the discussion were Dr. Volker Treier, Deputy CEO of the German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK), Ilja Nothnagel, director of the DIHK’s international economic policy section, Peter Rashish, Senior Fellow at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies, and Daniel Andrich, President and CEO of RGIT. The discussion focused on how fora like the G20 and B20 can set the norms and rules that shape globalization in a way that benefits all stakeholders.
Germany holds the G20 Presidency for 2017, and will host the G20 summit in Hamburg on 7-8 July 2017. RGIT’s principals, the Federation of German Industries (BDI) and the German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK) concurrently hold the presidency of the B20, the official business dialogue of the G20.