>Pittsburgh to host the Next G-20 Summit

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We were excited to learn yesterday that Pittsburgh would be the host of the next G-20 economic summit (which will be held on September 24-25, 2009). The world’s attention will be focused on on our region as delegates from twenty of the world’s top economies meet at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

According to the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, “White House officials expect delegations from 25 nations to attend… The U.S. delegation will have about 250 people, the United Kingdom’s delegation will have about 150 and the remaining groups each will have roughly 50, he said. About 2,000 members of the media are expected.”

While city officials are beginning to sort out the logistics and security necessary for a meeting of this caliber, the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh is also planning. The Council will likely host at least one “Summit Preview” program for adults in the community, and one “large-scale” school program about the G-20 in mid-September. Stay tuned for details!!

For more information about the upcoming G-20 summit in Pittsburgh, please see the following articles:

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To learn more about the G-20, check out “What is the G-20” and “The Group of 20.”
To learn more about the Pittsburgh region, visit GlobalPittsburgh and ImaginePittsburgh.