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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