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Business Summit 2018

The business leaders of the G7 meet in Quebec City on April 5th and 6th. The Business Summit 2018, organized by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, represents the business and corporate world and anticipates the political G7 summit in June chaired by Canada.


In view of the Canadian presidency of the G-7, scheduled for the 8th and 9th June in La Malbaie in Quebec, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce is organizing on 5 and 6 April in Quebec City, the Business Leaders Summit – B7, which brings together delegations from the business associations from each of the G7 countries and anticipates annual political summit, to develop recommendations and proposals from from the business and entrepreneurial world. 

The B7 2018 will be co-chaired by Monique F. Leroux, Chair of the Board of Investissement Québec and president of the Quebec Economic and Innovation Council and Dawn Farrell, president and CEO of TransAlta Corporation and Director of the Business Council of Canada.

The themes at the heart of the business world recommendations will be resource efficiency, inclusive growth and the growth of small businesses. The works will be focused, also in continuity with the 2018 edition of B7 organized in Rome by Confindustria, on the exploitation of natural resources, the circular economy and energy efficiency; the priorities of trade and investment with in terms of sustainability and social inclusion; the renewal of the global entrepreneurial agenda with particular attention to small and medium-entreprises and no longer traditionally oriented only on horizontal issues.

Perrin Beatty, President and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and chairman of the B7 business summit host committee, said with entusiasm: “The work of the B7 is vital to informing the policy decisions of our nations’ leaders and to creating the conditions required for business to grow, and our countries to prosper” 

The Italian delegation of Confindustria, which could be present in Quebec City, is composed of the president Vincenzo Boccia, Carlo Robiglio, president of Piccola Industria, Licia Mattioli, vice president for International Affairs, Giulio Pedrollo, vice president for Industrial Policy and general manager Marcella Panucci. 

The Final Declaration of the summit will be presented by the Canadian premier Justin Trudeau and presented and distributed at a joint press conference with all the leaders of the partecipating industrial organizations which will take place on April 6th.