Seoul G20 Business Summit
South Korea will be holding a meeting of global business leaders on November 10 and 11 in Seoul prior to the G20 Seoul Summit. Around 80 chief executives of global companies from G20 member nations and 20 business leaders from non-member countries are expected to participate. Four major issues will be addressed – trade and investment, green growth, finance, and corporate social responsibility – to achieve sustainable and balanced growth. The results of the discussions will be reported and recommended to the Seoul G20 summit.
To visit the official web site of the Seoul G20 Business Summit :
What Is Sherpa?
A Sherpa is the President or Prime Minister’s personal representative responsible for negotiating possible agreements at international events such as the G8 and G20, which reduces the amount of time and resources required at the negotiations of the heads of state at the final summit. The Sherpa is usually a senior diplomat, civil servant or in some cases, politician.
The name is derived from the Sherpa people who serve as guides and porters in the Himalaya Mountains, a metaphor indicating that the Sherpa clears the way for a head of state at a major summit.
The last G20 Sherpa meeting was held in Seoul from July 19 to 22 this year.
To view the list of the G20 Sherpas :
Hanbok Fashion Show to Celebrate the G20
The G20 Hanbok Fashion Show will be held on November 12 at the Changdeokgung Palace for spouses of G20 national leaders to enjoy the delicate and sophisticated beauty of Korea’s national costume. Korea’s most acclaimed Hanbok designers will present some of their newest designs at the show along with some classic pieces. The show is organized and supported by Kim Yoon-ok, the First Lady of the Republic of Korea.
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To view some G20 economy/finance-related statistics, visit the following web site (Korea Statistical Information Service) :
G20 Seoul Summit Special
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