The B7 is the business side of the G7 process, representing the business world of the G7 countries. The objective of the B7 is contributing to the G7 agenda, providing the point of view of business on major economic issues, addressing recommendations and proposals.
To such purpose, the B7 organizes various initiatives and events gathering together all the relevant parts of civil society, business, opinion leaders providing a ground for a high level debate on international issues to be turned into actions.
Like the G7, the B7 is a permanent process with working activities and events during the throughout the whole year. The B7 is chaired annually by the country leading the G7 and for 2017 Italy presides over G7, while the Confederation of Italian Industries - CONFINDUSTRIA is in charge for the B7.
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Confindustria is the main association representing manufacturing and service companies in Italy, with a voluntary membership of more than 150,000 companies of all sizes, employing a total of 5,440,873 people. The association's activities are aimed at guaranteeing the central importance of companies, the driver's of Italy's economic, social and civil development. By representing companies and their values at institutions of all levels, Confindustria contributes to social well-being and progress, and from this standpoint guarantees increasingly diversified, efficient and modern services.
Confindustria's added value stems from its network: a headquarters in Rome, 234 local and trade associations and since 1958 a delegation in Brussels, which has seen its strategic importance grow over the years and is now a benchmark for the entire Italian economic system at the European Union. 189 people work at the Rome headquarters and 14 at the Brussels delegation, and have an average age of 42.