Note by Publisher Chris AtkinsG20G7.com
By Chris Atkins, Publisher
It has been exactly 21 years since CAT Company produced the very first G7 Summit publication. In 1997, outwork earned us the trust of the host government and since then we have been honoured to be the go-to publisher and consultant for host governments of the G7 and G20 Summits for 21 years in a row. For over two decades our company’s own history and legacy are tied to these most important of global leadership gatherings.
As we reflect on the past two decades and more, I wish to express my heartfelt thanks to the Canadian G7 Host Committee as well as the Canadian government for their collaboration. This is the third time that our team is working with Canada to produce a world-class publication for the G7 Summit and we are very proud and grateful for our association with the Host Committee. And we are most grateful for the acknowledgement the CAT Company and our online platform G20G7.com has received.
In the past two decades, our company has grown and expanded exponentially. Our portfolio of publications, which also includes the leading editions for the G20 Leaders’ Summit and B20 Summit respectively, have been recognized globally.
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 Leaders & G20 business summits. Through our award-winning Executive Talk series global briefing report, we have created an unprecedented opportunity for private sector leaders to have a voice at these summits even when they don’t have a physical seat at the table.
In closing, I would like to thank our team of editors and writers and all of our knowledge partners over the years, especially the International Chamber of Commerce, Eurochambers, the IOE, Tracit.org and many others. I would also like to thank all of our sponsors and advertisers who have entrusted us with their advertising budgets; and special thanks to DSX, Inc. which has been with us for 15 years. We owe a great deal of where we are today to your trust, support, and business.
We look forward to the upcoming G20 Leaders and G20 Business Summits this year; The CAT Company has been chosen yet again to be the official publisher of the G20 Business Summit in Buenos Aires Argentina. I will look forward to hearing from you and it would be an honour to work with you.
Here’s to the next 21 years together…and counting!