The ninth G20 Leaders Summit will be held on November 15th and 16th in Brisbane, Australia. Global economic governance and comprehensive growth strategies will definitely be important topics during the summit. In anticipation of this important event, the “Great Finance and Global Comprehensive Growth” International Think Tank Summit will be held on September 3rd and 4th in Beijing. The purpose of this conference is to better research the problems and possible policy solutions to create global economic growth, and to promote research cooperation and communication between think tanks that will advance global governance. The invited guests from G20 members’ think tanks will explore paths to bring about strong, sustainable and balanced growth in the global economy, and strive to provide expert policy recommendations and advice for world leaders. This conference is the second annual G20 Think Tank Summit hosted by Renmin University of China (RUC) and organized by Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies at Renmin University of China (RDCY).
Thomas A. Bernes is a CIGI Distinguished Fellow. After a distinguished career in the Canadian public service and at leading international economic institutions, Tom was CIGI’s executive director from 2009 to 2012. He has held high-level positions at the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the Government of Canada. He became a distinguished fellow in 2012.