The 2015 G-20 Antalya summit was the tenth meeting of the G-20 heads of government. It was held in Antalya, Turkey on 15-16 November 2015. The venue for the Leaders Summit was Regnum Carya Hotel Convention Centre.
Turkey officially took over the presidency of the G-20 from Australia on 1st December 2014.
Next year China will preside over the summit.(2016)
The G20 membership comprises a mix of the world’s largest advanced and emerging economies, they represent about two-thirds of the world’s population and 85 per cent of global gross domestic product and over 75 per cent of global trade.
The Members of the G20 are:
|12||Republic of Korea|
|18||the United Kingdom|
|19||the United States|
|20||the European Union|
Each year the G20 president invites several “guest countries” to participate in G20 events and “contribute to the agenda”. G20 members engage with guest countries and other non-member countries to ensure the G20 reflects a broad range of international opinion.
In 2015 Turkey had invited “Spain” as a permanent invitee; “Malaysia” as the 2015 Chair of the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN); “Zimbabwe”, as 2015 Chair of the African Union; “Senegal” representing New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD); “Azerbaijan”; and “Singapore”.
The G20 also regularly engages with non-government sectors. Engagement groups from business (B20), civil society (C20), labour (L20), think tanks (T20) and youth (Y20) are holding major events during the year, the outcomes of which will contribute to the deliberations of G20 leaders.
The G20 Presidency rotates annually according to a system that ensures a regional balance over time.
Reflecting its nature as an informal political forum, the G20 does not have a permanent secretariat. Instead, the G20 president is responsible for bringing together the G20 agenda in consultation with other members and in response to developments in the global economy.
To ensure continuity, the presidency is supported by a “troika” made up of the current, immediate past and next host countries. During Turkey’s presidency, the members of the G20 troika were Turkey, Australia and China.