Cornwall Chamber of Commerce is working with business leaders and enterprises across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to make next month’s G7 Summit a focus of debate for everyone.
From Scilly up to Bude and across to the Rame Peninsula, the chamber’s G7 regional hubs are reaching out and creating their own events, providing venues to watch and debate activity beamed direct from the summit while the global spotlight shines on Cornwall.
G7 (June 11-13) delegations of the UK, US, Germany, France, Canada, Italy and Japan will descend upon Cornwall along with leaders from Australia, India, South Korea and the EU attending as guests.
It is estimated that the 2021 G7 Summit will generate £50 million in revenue for Cornwall and represents a once in a lifetime opportunity to showcase the Duchy’s developing ‘green & blue’ economy – seen as key to creating quality careers and prosperity for future generations.
The chamber’s regional hubs will consider G7 themes including climate change, sustainability, ‘levelling up’ of society, health, nature and young people as well as debating the question “What investment would be the most useful and have the greatest impact on our particular part of Cornwall?”
These talking points will be discussed across Cornwall as the hubs link up with Cornwall Chamber CEO Kim Conchie for an hour’s ‘roadshow’ each day – with professional audio and visual zoom broadcast provided by The Cornwall Channel – from the official G7 business and investment focused ‘Cornwall House’ in Falmouth.
“The G7 should be an inclusive event which gets everyone engaged in its themes and ideas for improving communities and the planet,” said Conchie. “It isn’t a closed, three-day gathering of world leaders with no wider impact beyond the summit walls. Indeed, its themes chime well with Cornwall’s ambitions which is one of the reasons the PM selected the Duchy as the venue for the conference. Our regional hubs are just one way of widening the debates so there’s a real interest in the summit themes and ongoing legacy from this event.”
The G7 Cornwall regional hubs are in the planning stages for Land’s End Airport, Redruth, Newquay, Bodmin, Launceston, Bude and Rame Peninsula – linking to chamber CEO Kim Conchie in Falmouth.