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The voice of enterprise - Edition 33

BUSINESS FEDERATIONS NEWS

MEDEF: At One Planet Summit, business demonstrates its central role in fighting climate change

GBC member federations reflect on the challenges and opportunities for business in 2018

With the start of the new year, some member federations of the Global Business Coalition look back and analyze the experiences of 2017 and reflect on the challenges to overcome in 2018, as well as the opportunities that the new year presents. Read more

 
U.S. Chamber’s Donohue comments on 2018 State of the Union Address   CCC welcomes announcement on renewed Pacific Trade Agreement   BusinessEurope: EU energy efficiency proposal needs a more realistic target

U.S. Chamber’s Donohue comments on 2018 State of the Union Address

Chamber shares President Trump’s commitment to modernize America’s infrastructure
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CCC welcomes announcement on renewed Pacific Trade Agreement

Chamber committed to supporting businesses & government to make the CPTPP a success
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BusinessEurope: EU energy efficiency proposal needs a more realistic target

Should contribute to & enhance energy security & reduce greenhouse gas emissions
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GBC MEMBER FEDERATIONS

 

MEDEF: Crowdlending platform, an innovative approach for supporting SMEs

The digital revolution offers new opportunities for companies
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CCC: The sixth round of NAFTA negotiations wraps up

Modernization and inclusion were the two prevalent themes
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BDI: More clarity at last – the UK should rapidly agree to EU27 proposal

EU decision on Brexit negotiation guidelines & proposed transition period until end of 2020
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CBI: Transition agreement must be signed and sealed by end of March

CBI has responded to publication of the EU’s guidelines for a transition period with the UK
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BDI: Climate protection needs massive investment drive as per a new study

80 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 is technically & economically feasible
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CEOE: Banez to create working group to prepare white paper on Future of Work

Experts to develop proposals to guarantee an inclusive transition to face the new challenges
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TUSIAD: 4th Turkey Europe Future Forum, July 01-08, 2018 in Paris & Berlin

Forum aims to strengthen ties between young leaders from Turkey & Europe
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BUSINESS FEDERATIONS AT A GLANCE

 

JAPAN Keidanren: Provisional nominations for next Chairman & Chairman of the Board

 

CHINA CCPIT: China-LAC Economic and Trade Cooperation Forum held in Chile

 

SAUDI ARABIA CSC: Japanese investments expected to grow in the country

 

DENMARK DI: Danish companies are the digital front runners in Europe

PEOPLE WATCH

USCC: Charles Freeman to lead Asia Program for International Affairs Division   USCC: Chamber names Neil Herrington as Senior Vice President for the Americas   CCC: Chamber welcomes Mark Agnew as Director, International Affairs

USCC: Charles Freeman to lead Asia Program for International Affairs Division

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USCC: Chamber names Neil Herrington as Senior Vice President for the Americas

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CCC: Chamber welcomes Mark Agnew as Director, International Affairs

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CCC: Jason MacDonald is new Senior Vice President, Policy and Advocacy   AU: President Paul Kagame elected as new Chairperson for the year 2018   ASEAN: Dato Paduka Lim Jock Hoi, assumes office as 14th Secretary-General

CCC: Jason MacDonald is new Senior Vice President, Policy and Advocacy

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AU: President Paul Kagame elected as new Chairperson for the year 2018

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ASEAN: Dato Paduka Lim Jock Hoi, assumes office as 14th Secretary-General

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GLOBAL GOVERNANCE

B20 Argentina updates roundup for January 2018   IMF: World Economic Outlook update, January 2018   WEF: The Global Risks Report - 2018

B20 Argentina updates roundup for January 2018

Emphasis on importance of a unified business sector to face challenges of global governance
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IMF: World Economic Outlook update, January 2018

Global economic activity projects brighter prospects, optimistic markets & challenges ahead
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WEF: The Global Risks Report - 2018

The report highlights the growing strain being placed on the many global systems we rely on
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IRP: Push to pick up the pace on the circular economy   UNESCAP releases interactive database of UN Global Survey on Trade Facilitation   GPFI: Digitisation & infomality take center stage as Argentina identifies priorities for 2018

UN Environment announces setting up the Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy (PACE)

UNEP enters into a new agreement with Ellen MacArthur Foundation
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UNESCAP releases interactive database of UN Global Survey on Trade Facilitation

Survey includes Trade Facilitation and Paperless Trade Implementation
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GPFI: Digitisation & infomality take center stage as Argentina identifies priorities for 2018

Agenda designed to be relevant for developing & developed countries
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UPCOMING EVENTS

February 08-09

G20: 1st Meeting of the Task Force on Digital Economy - Buenos Aires, Argentina

February 11-13

World Government Summit 2018 - Dubai, UAE

February 12-13

Global Business Coalition (GBC) Plenary Meeting - Washington D.C., USA

February 16-17

Munich Security Conference 2018 - Munich, Germany

February 19

UNCTAD: Geneva Dialogue: Trade in Crisis - Geneva, Switzerland

February 19-20

World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF 2018) - Istanbul, Turkey

February 20-21

Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference - Brussels, Belgium

February 22-23

BusinessEurope: Second European Industry Day - Brussels, Belgium

February 22-26

CII Partnership Summit - Visakhapatnam, India

February 27-28

Global Business Forum Latin America - Dubai, UAE

March 06-07

MEDEF: Stars in Africa - Nairobi, Kenya