Global Solutions Summit

The Global Solutions Summit – the World Policy Forum – is an international conference aimed at addressing key policy challenges facing the Group of Twenty (G20) and other global governance fora. The next Global Solutions Summit will be held May 27th and 28th 2021 in Berlin, Germany. More information will be available on this page in due course. We also keep up to date on our activities on social media and in our newsletter

Detailed reviews of the Summits from 2017 to 2020 can be found here

Review Digital Global Solutions Summit 2020

Due to the COVID-19 virus, the Global Solutions Summit 2020 was held digitally and centered around Global Tables that contribute to the Think20 and G20 agenda. Global Tables covered issues such as the Future of Multilateralism, Fighting Climate Change, Infrastructure Investment, and consist of keynotes, panel discussions, vision statements and interviews. Speakers at the Digital Global Solutions Summit 2020 were leading experts from international research organizations, thought leaders and decision-makers from political, business and civil society communities. G20 Sherpas from Saudi Arabia, Italy, Canada and Germany also participated. 

With the Global Solutions Summit program featuring some 219 speakers, 49 keynotes, 40 panels, 33 vision statements and nearly 500 policy briefs and written contributions, the Summit Round-Up summarized the annual event. 

In 2020, ninety young people from around the globe were selected from over 3,600 applicants to participate in the Global Solutions Summit as Young Global ChangersYou can learn more about this year’s Young Global Changers and their unique projects on our website. During the Digital Global Solutions Summit, these young changemakers from academia, business and civil society contributed and debated in their various working groups on the Summit topics.

Summit Round-Up: Interview with Peter Bakker and Robert E. Moritz

Closing Panel of the Digital Global Solutions Summit 2020

Summit Round-Up: Closing Speech by Dennis Snower

Review Global Solutions Summit 2019

In 2019, 1,600 participants from various sectors and 120 countries have registered for the summit, met with 221 speakers and participated in over 60 sessions. The summit aimed to provide policy recommendations on major Group of Twenty (G20) issues and thereby served as a stepping stone to the Japanese Think20 (T20) Summit in May 2019 and the Japanese G20 Summit in June 2019. The Global Solutions Summit 2019 was a Think20 Japan associated event.

The Global Solutions Summit 2019 focused on the priorities of the Japanese G20 Presidency, including policy recommendations on sustainable development, infrastructure finance, financial architecture, trade and investment, climate change, future of work and education, social cohesion and the future of politics, SME policy, policies for aging populations, and more.

All discussions linked to the overarching narrative of recoupling economic, environmental and social progress. We furthermore highlighted all relevant issues for the future of multilateralism and strengthened the implementation site in our discussions.

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The Global Solutions Initiative is made possible by our distinguished and highly committed partners. Do you wish to contribute to our mission? We invite organizations (think tanks, academic institutions, companies, foundations, etc.) to join us as knowledge and network partners. Please get in touch with Agnes Michalik to discuss the partnership options.

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