First and foremost, as we continue to manage the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, I hope you and yours are keeping safe and healthy.
The past 18 months have been a great challenge in every front for leaders and citizens alike. The COVID-19 pandemic is still raging on with new variants and vaccine hesitancy, the contentious U.S. presidential elections of 2020 have created lingering effects.
For the first time in 24 years there was no G7 Summit. A virtual G20 Summit in 2020 marked a new era for virtual diplomacy but didn’t quite measure up to the in-person leadership gatherings we have reported on in the past decade. Indeed, it was a year we will all remember.
In our own world—the world of publishing—everything has also been upside down. We have had to make some exciting changes to our normal coverage of this year’s anniversary edition, and we hope you like the new direction.
This year marks an auspicious milestone for The CAT Company and myself. The 25th anniversary of publishing the G7 Summit publication has now evolved to the Group of Nations brand and Global Briefing Report Review. The G7 Summit UK Cornwall edition comes for the first time as a post-summit review, reporting on the outcomes of this year’s leadership gathering and becoming a connecting point to the G20 Summit later in the year as well as next year’s G7.
We are constantly pioneering new ways for our audiences to engage with global leaders and this post-summit report is just one of the ways.
Our company’s mission has been and continues to be to educate the global community on the most vital topics affecting our society and the agenda and leaders at the G7, G20, and all related summits.
With our award-winning Group of Nations Global Briefing Report, we have created an unprecedented opportunity for private sector leaders and civil society to have a voice at these summits even when they don’t have a physical seat at the table.
I want to thank all our Knowledge Partners for their help in making these publications an excellent resource for the G20 and G7 global community to better understand the vital work that needs to be accomplished to make the world a better place for us now and for future generations.
We look forward to the G20 Summit to be held by Italy, and the APEC Summit held virtually this year by New Zealand.
We are also adding another exciting initiative by working with NEPAD Business Foundation.
The NEPAD Business Foundation Global Briefing Report is the first of its kind and will showcase Africa's and its tremendous and vitally important contributions to the G7 and G20 Summits.
Our team is excited and already strategizing on next year’s publications. Do reach out to us with your ideas and questions and we will be happy to work with you.