CONFERENCE: 2010 G8/G20 Summit
25 JUNE 2010 | HUNTSVILLE, ONTARIO
26-27 JUNE 2010 | TORONTO, ONTARIO
Organizer: Group of 8 World Leaders\G8
Event dates: 25-27 June 2010
Venue: Huntsville and Toronto, Ontario
Canada will chair the G-8 Summit, which will be held in Ontario’s Muskoka region. Immediately afterward, Canada will host the G-20 Summit, which will take place in Toronto.
The leaders of the world’s most industrialized countries gather annually at the G-8 summits to discuss a broad range of issues, such as fiscal and monetary policy coordination and international development. Industrialized and leading emerging countries also meet regularly at G-20 meetings, which have become an important international forum to advance economic cooperation.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced that Toronto will host the G-20 Summit on June 26 and 27, 2010, and the Muskoka region will host only the G8 meeting, slated for 25 June 2010. The Prime Minister made the announcement with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak. At the G-20 Summit in Pittsburgh this past September, the two leaders announced that each country would host a G-20 Summit in 2010. Canada will host world leaders at the Toronto Summit in June 2010 and a second G-20 Summit will be held in Seoul, Korea, in November.