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G20 experts available to comment from Brisbane, Australia

November 11, 2014

The first mem­bers of G20 Research Group’s team of experts and ana­lysts have arrived in Bris­bane for the G20 sum­mit on Novem­ber 15–16:

 Dr. John Kir­ton, Co-direc­tor, G20 Research Group

Julia Kulik, Senior Researcher

Car­o­line Bracht, Senior Researcher

Kathryn Kotris, Researcher

The rest of the team will arrive in time for the pre-sum­mit con­fer­ence on “Strength­en­ing Glob­al Growth: The G20 Bris­bane Sum­mit’s Chal­lenges and Con­tri­bu­tions,” co-host­ed with Grif­fith Uni­ver­si­ty, and part of the Glob­al Cafe at Bris­bane City Hall on Novem­ber 13–14.

Speak­ers include Aus­trali­a’s Hon Josh Fry­den­berg MP, Par­lia­men­tary Sec­re­tary to the Prime Min­is­ter, Turk­ish prime min­is­ter Pro­fes­sor Dr Ahmet Davu­to­glu, Angel Gur­rIa, Sec­re­tary Gen­er­al of the Organ­i­sa­tion for Eco­nom­ic Co-oper­a­tion and Devel­op­ment, and San­dra Polas­ki, Deputy Direc­tor-Gen­er­al for Pol­i­cy at the Inter­na­tion­al Labour Orga­ni­za­tion, Tas Anvaripour of the Africa50 Infra­struc­ture Fund, the ICC’s Ter­ry McGraw, Rio Tin­to’s Sam Walsh, Wang Wen and Zhang Yan­ling of the Chongyang Insti­tute on Finan­cial Stud­ies at Ren­min Uni­ver­si­ty of Chi­na, and Grif­fith Uni­ver­si­ty’s Rus­sell Trood, Charles Samp­ford and AJ Brown, among many oth­ers. The full pro­gram and reg­is­tra­tion infor­ma­tion (about to be updat­ed again!) are avail­able at

The G20 Research Group’s final com­pli­ance report on progress achieved by the G20 in meet­ing its com­mit­ments made at 2013 St. Peters­burg Sum­mit will be released at the con­fer­ence on Novem­ber 13. The report will be avail­able at the G20 Infor­ma­tion Cen­tre web­site at

Remem­ber to pick your copy of the G20 Research Group’s G20 — The Aus­tralia Sum­mit: Bris­bane, the most recent pub­li­ca­tion released by News­desk Media. The elec­tron­ic ver­sion is already avail­able at the G20 Infor­ma­tion Cen­tre web­site at


For more infor­ma­tion, con­tact:

Made­line Koch
Man­ag­ing Direc­tor
G20 Research Group
T: 1–416-588‑3833 or +44–77-0007–5833
SMS: 1–416-418‑9532