2018 G20 Buenos Aires summit


The 2018 G20 Buenos Aires summit is the first meeting of the G20 under President Xi Jinping. The leaders are expected to discuss a wide range of issues, including economic growth and development, climate change, energy policy and exchange rates.


The G20 Buenos Aires summit will be attended by the following participants:

  • President of Argentina Mauricio Macri
  • President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro
  • Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau
  • President of China Xi Jinping
  • Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel


The Buenos Aires summit will be held to discuss the global economy, trade, energy and climate change. The leaders agreed to hold a second summit in 2020 and adopt a joint declaration on the future of work which will address new technologies’ impact on employment as well as how governments can help workers adapt through training programs and social safety nets.

The leaders also agreed to adopt a joint declaration on food security that addresses sustainable agriculture practices while ensuring access for all people without compromising biodiversity or natural resources.

Host city selection

The host city selection process began in 2014, when Argentina’s then-president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, announced that Buenos Aires would be hosting the summit.

The city was chosen because it is the capital of Argentina and a major financial centre; it also attracts many tourists each year due to its large airport and conference centre.


Security was a priority for the summit, as it is for any international gathering of this size. The security team was tasked with ensuring that every member of the G20 could safely participate in their meetings and events.

The local government in Buenos Aires was also concerned about security because it wanted to ensure that there were no incidents like those seen at other recent summits, such as those held in Hamburg or Toronto (where protesters clashed with police). The world’s leaders were worried about safety too: they didn’t want anything bad happening while they were visiting their host city. Finally, participants themselves had reason to be concerned about keeping themselves safe–after all, some people do not like what others say or do during these events!

World leaders at the 2018 G20 Buenos Aires summit on November 30, 2018.

The G20 Buenos Aires summit was held on November 30, 2018. The participants were Argentina’s president Mauricio Macri and other world leaders such as German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Theresa May.

The main topics discussed at the summit were economic growth and trade relations between countries. Other issues included security issues such as cyberattacks and immigration policies.

The next G20 Summit will be held in Japan in June 2019


The G20 Buenos Aires summit was a historic event, with more than 30 world leaders gathering in Argentina for the first time. The gathering was significant not just because of its location but also because it marked the first time that China has hosted such an important meeting since its membership in the group in 2001.