Global Solutions Summit 2018


Over 1,100 participants, official delegates from T20 Argentina 2018 and T20 Japan 2019, Nobel Laureates and German Chancellor Angela Merkel – this was the Global Solutions Summit 2018 on 28 and 29 May in Berlin.

The Global Solutions Summit brought together policy thinkers and policy leaders from around the world. In over 40 sessions, insights and ideas on the most pressing issues of our times were discussed, focused primarily around the Task Forces of the Argentinian T20 and the priorities of the Argentinian G20 Presidency. This sets the corner stone for key policy recommendations that will recouple the world.

We also welcomed more than 120 Young Global Changers at the summit, representing the next generation of global problem solvers. Throughout the summit as well as during the Summer School they developed specific ideas on recoupling politics, economics and business.

The next step on the way to the Argentine G20 Summit is the T20 Summit in Buenos Aires on 17-18 September 2018. The discussions at the Global Solutions Summit, the activities of the Task Forces and their Policy Briefs all serve to pave the way with concrete recommendations and inspiring visions.

Looking forward to our next meeting in Berlin, the next Global Solutions Summit will take place on 18-19 March 2019 in Berlin. Please save the date. This summit will again serve as a stepping stone to the Japanese T20 Summit in May 2019 and the Japanese G20 Summit in June 2019.


Photo Gallery

Via our Flickr account we offer a selection of photos taken at the Global Solutions Summit 2018. You may download and use these photographs for summit-related media coverage. Published images must be accompanied by a photo credit as stated in the corresponding photo caption.

Global Solutions Summit 2018


Review of the Global Solutions Summit 2017

The Think 20 Summit GLOBAL SOLUTIONS, mandated by the German G20 Presidency, provided 20 Solutions Proposals for the G20 and took place from May 29-30 2017 in Berlin.

Dennis J. Snower, President of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) and Dirk Messner, Director of the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), co-chaired the T20 think tank engagement group for the German G20 presidency. A video review of Global Solutions 2017 can be found here.

One of the highlights was the handover of the official T20 Report “20 Solution Proposals for the G20” by Dennis Snower and Dirk Messner to Peter Altmaier (Head of the Federal Chancellery and Federal Minister for Special Tasks) on May 30. This report presents 20 key policy recommendations for G20 policy makers and stakeholders. It also proposes a global vision for the G20. 

Download the communique of the Think 20 Summit Global Solutions here (PDF, 20 Pages).