The Canadian Chamber of Commerce to represent Canada at B20

Nov 29, 2012, 14:33 ET from CANADIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

OTTAWA, Nov. 29, 2012 /CNW/ - The largest national business organizations from the G20 countries recently launched the B20 Coalition in order to ensure the voice of business is heard. The Coalition calls on G20 to live up to its promise to tackle the crisis and is committed to support these efforts.

"The objective of the B20 Coalition is to advocate policies, at national, regional and international levels, that contribute to global growth and job creation," said Perrin Beatty, President and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, the Canadian group accredited to the B20. "The B20 can use its vast membership base - representing more than 6.5 million businesses - to act as a global sounding board and an initiator of new ideas and proposals for G20 economic policy coordination."

Headquartered in Paris, the B20 Coalition will meet in Moscow, Russia, on December 12, 2012, under the chairmanship of RSPP, to prepare the St-Petersburg G20 Summit to be held on September 5-6, 2013.

"We share the G20 ambition of ensuring a balance between growth and stability. Private sector growth and global prosperity require a coordination of national economic policies to support growth, stable capital and commodity markets, compatible financial regulation, an effective International Monetary System, open trade, freedom and protection of investments. In today's global economic environment, we need to restore business confidence and macroeconomic stability that enable growth and job creation in the private sector." said Alexander Shokhin, President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) representing the B20 Coalition in Russia.

About the B20 Coalition
The B20 Coalition represents the interests of companies of all sizes and sectors in the G20 process and ensures through this legitimacy the follow up of business recommendations in between G20 annual summits.

Follow the B20 Coalition's initiatives on Twitter @B20Coalition.

About the B20 Coalition members
AIG, Australia - BDI, Germany - BUSA, South Africa - BUSINESSEUROPE, Europe - Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Canada - CEOE, Spain - CII, India - CNI, Brazil - Confindustria, Italy - FKI, South Korea - MEDEF, France - RSPP, Russia - TÜSİAD, Turkey - UIA, Argentina - U.S. Chamber of Commerce, United States