Hamburg will host the G20 summit in July 2017. A date has been set for the meeting of governments and central bank governors from 20 major economies and will be held from July 7-8, 2017 in the Hamburg fairgrounds, the German government and the Hamburg Senate Chancellery announced Friday.
All demands met
“The Messe Hamburg meets all the logistic and security technical demands made by a G20 summit,” according to the government statement Friday in Berlin. International events are hosted on the fairgrounds throughout the year. And the halls border on Planten un Blomen – a 47-hectare park in central Hamburg. A roofed-over path connects the park and fairgrounds.
Hamburg to host the world
Germany will in 2017 chair the G20 (Group of Twenty) attended by heads of state and governments from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, Britain and the United States – along with the European Union (EU).
The G20 summit is regularly attended by international organisations that are invited by the presidency. Other states, regional organisations and guests are sometimes invited by the presidency as well.
A “windfall for Hamburg”
Thorsten Kausch, Managing Director of Hamburg Convention Bureau (HCB) said: “The G20 summit will generate international attraction and will contribute to the positive perception of our city. Hardly any other political event has such a radiance.“ He added: “We must present the best side of our city to the delegations travelling from all over the world to the G20 summit and show our ability to organise congresses and the attractions on offer in Hamburg.“