Antalya, Turkey — The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) along with this year’s host of the Think20, TEPAV, present a news conference providing expert insights from some of the top global think tanks and research institutions into expectations for final outcomes of the G20 Leaders Summit in Antalya.

WHEN:        Sunday, November 15 – 10:45 am Antalya time.
WHERE:     International Media Centre, Antalya – Press Room #6
WHO:          Global policy experts from renowned think tanks:

Güven Sak, Managing Director, TEPAV
Also host of this year’s Think20, Güven is a professor of public economics at the Faculty of Political Sciences of the Ankara University where he teaches banking, international finance, and public economics courses. He was a founding member of the Monetary Policy Council of the Central Bank of Turkey, and the board of trustees of the newly established TOBB University of Economics and Technology. He writes for Radikal, Dünya and Hürriyet Daily News.

Domenico Lombardi, Director of the Global Economy Program, Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
Domenico has extensive international experience in the governance and agenda setting of public policy organizations. Formerly, he was a senior scholar at the Brookings institution and an executive board member of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.

Thomas Bernes, Distinguished Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
In his 40 year career, Tom has held high-level positions at the IMF, World Bank, OECD, and the Government of Canada, including the departments of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Industry, and Finance. He focuses on global governance and was CIGI’s executive director from 2009 to 2012.

Dr. John Kirton, Co-director, G20 Research Group, University of Toronto
A professor of political science, John is a senior fellow at the Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies in Renmin University of China and author of G20 Governance for a Globalized World and co-editor of G20.

Wang Wen, Executive Dean, Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China (RDCY)
He is currently the standing director of “One Belt One Road” Think Tanks’  Association of China, Secretary-General of Green Finance Association of China, columnist at and, Special Analyst at the Xinhua News Agency. Wang was instrumental in the establishment of the Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies at Renmin University of China (RDCY) in 2013, a new-style think tank as one of the “150 top think tanks in the world” in the 2014 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report, launched by the University of Pennsylvania. 

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Tammy Bender, Communications Manager, CIGI 
Tel: 519-998-1861 Email: [email protected]  

The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is an independent, non-partisan think tank on international governance. Led by experienced practitioners and distinguished academics, CIGI supports research, forms networks, advances policy debate and generates ideas for multilateral governance improvements. Conducting an active agenda of research, events and publications, CIGI’s interdisciplinary work includes collaboration with policy, business and academic communities around the world. CIGI was founded in 2001 by Jim Balsillie, then co-CEO of Research In Motion (BlackBerry), and collaborates with and gratefully acknowledges support from a number of strategic partners, in particular the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario. For more information, please

The Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV) is a non-partisan, non-profit think tank based in Ankara, Turkey. It was founded in 2004 by a group representing business, government, and academia who believe in the power of knowledge and ideas in shaping Turkey's future. Aiming to contribute to public policy design, TEPAV seeks to enrich the knowledge content in Turkey's discussions. What sets TEPAV apart is its active involvement in economic and political development.  TEPAV carries out projects, which actively contribute to economic development and bring together key policy and opinion makers to tackle the problems of the day. TEPAV chairs the Think 20 network in 2015. For more information, please visit

G20 Research Centre at the Munk School of Global Affairs: The centre was founded in 1987 at the University of Toronto by Professor John Kirton and consists of a global network of scholars, professionals in the media, business, government and research communities, and students interested in the ongoing activity of the G20. For more information, please

Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies at Renmin University of China (RDCY): Established on January 19th, 2013, RDCY is a new style think tank with Chinese characteristics, with more than 30 full time employees, over 80 senior fellows from over 30 countries, focusing on the research of G20, One Belt and One Road, green finance, and divers fields including government, banking and academia. In 2014, RDCY was listed the 106th of "150 top think tank in the world" in the most internationally-recognized 2014 Global Go To Think Tank Report, launched by the University of Pennsylvania. Currently RDCY is one of the three leading think tank officially assigned to spearhead 2016 T20 activities in China. For more information, please visit


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