Each G20 Presidency includes the organization of ministerial meetings on each of the main focus areas of the forum.
These meetings are important opportunities to discuss and further develop issues of international relevance, thus building consensus around specific shared deliverables.
The ministerial meetings are organized independently from the Summit, where the Heads of State and Government endorse some of the key outcomes achieved by the Ministers.
Many events will take place over the course of the year-long Italian Presidency, from institutional meetings (ministerial meetings and final Summit) to special events dedicated to the main issues of the global agenda, such as health, environmental sustainability, research and innovation, women’s empowerment and anti-corruption.
The intense schedule will embrace a large part of the country, highlighting many of the extraordinary realities scattered throughout its territory.
Details of the institutional meetings can be found on the interactive map. A specific calendar will be dedicated to the special events.
The Summit of the G20 Heads of State and Government will be held in Rome on October 30th and 31st, 2021. Participants will be the Members of the G20, a few guest countries, and representatives from some of the major International and Regional Organizations.
Ministers of Economy and Finance are traditionally invited to attend the event.
The Summit will be chaired by President of the Council of Ministers.
The Tourism Ministerial Meetings was held on the 4th of May in VTC.
It was chaired by Minister Massimo Garavaglia.
The Labour and Education Ministerial Meetings will be held in Catania on June 22nd and 23rd, with a “back-to-back” formula and a joint segment.
They will be chaired, respectively, by Minister of Labour and Social Policies Andrea Orlando and Minister of Education Patrizio Bianchi.
The Foreign Affairs Ministerial Meeting will be held in Matera on June 29th. A joint session of Foreign and Development Ministers will also take place during the same day.
Both meetings will be chaired by Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Luigi di Maio.
An ad hoc session on Development will follow on the same day.
The Development Ministers will have an ad hoc session in Brindisi on the 30th of June.
A Ministerial event on humanitarian assistance will take place in Brindisi on June 30th, co-organized with the World Food Programme.
The Economy and Finance Ministerial Meeting will be held in Venice on the 9th and 10th of July.
It will be chaired by Minister of Economy and Finance Daniele Franco and Governor of the Bank of Italy Ignazio Visco.
The Environment, Climate and Energy Ministerial Meeting will be held in Naples on the 22nd and 23rd of July.
It will be chaired by Minister for the Ecological Transition Roberto Cingolani.
The Culture Ministerial Meetings will be held in Rome on the 29th and 30th of July.
It will be chaired by Minister Dario Franceschini.
The Innovation and Research Ministerial Meetings will be held in Trieste on August 5th and 6th, with a “back-to-back” formula and a joint segment.
The Innovation Ministerial will be co-chaired by Minister of Economic Development Giancarlo Giorgetti and Minister for Technological Innovation and Digital Transition Vittorio Colao. The Research Ministerial will be chaired by Minister of University and Research Cristina Messa.
The Health Ministerial Meeting will be held in Rome on the 5th and 6th of September.
It will be chaired by Minister of Health Roberto Speranza.
The Agriculture Ministerial Meeting will be held in Florence on the 17th and 18th of September.
It will be chaired by Minister of Agriculture Stefano Patuanelli.
On April 16 there will be an Open Forum on Sustainable Agriculture to which also non-G20 Countries, OOII, civil society and farmers will participate. During the Open Forum, there will be the Award Ceremony for the winners of the International Award for Sustainable Agriculture, funded by the Italian G20 Presidency.
The Trade Ministerial Meeting will be held in Sorrento on October 12th.
It will be chaired by Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Luigi Di Maio.