The president of the Spanish Confederation of Business Organizations, Juan Rosell, participated in the B20 Summit, which took place on October 4 and 5, in Buenos Aires. In addition, the director of the Office of the President, of International and Institutional Relations of the CEOE, Narciso Casado, participated in the working sessions of the B20.
In a meeting held by the presidents of companies and business organizations of the B20 with the president of the G20 and president of Argentina, Mauricio Macri, Juan Rosell stressed in his speech that uncertainty is generating populism and protectionism among entrepreneurs and insisted on the need to defend an open and rule-based economic and commercial model, which has been key during these years, to lift millions of people out of poverty.
In a moment, characterized by the rapid social and economic transformation, driven by such factors as the technological revolution, I have asked the G20 to promote the necessary reforms to make the most of the social and economic advantages of economic digitalization.
Special emphasis was placed on the need to strengthen training throughout the working life of people, in order to equip them with skills that allow them to improve their work in an increasingly changing work environment.
In the meeting prior to the opening of the Summit, in which they intervened with Juan Rosell, other prominent business leaders, also advanced to President Mauricio Macri the main conclusions of the working groups of the B20.
These conclusions summarized the work carried out for more than a year by the working groups, made up of the representatives of business organizations and companies from the B20 countries, in the fields related to energy, efficient use of resources and sustainability; employment and education; trade and investment; financial development and infrastructures; digital economy and industry 4.0; sustainable food systems; integrity and compliance; and development of SMEs.