BRICS 2018 Summit

Dates: 25 to 27 July 2018
Venue: Johannesburg

South Africa will host the 10th summit of the BRICS bloc, which groups Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. The BRICS Summit is scheduled for 25 to 27 July 2018.

As host of the summit, South Africa is able to set the agenda.

The BRICS Leaders’ Summit is convened annually with discussions representing spheres of political and socio-economic coordination, in which member countries have identified several business opportunities, economic complementarities and areas of cooperation.

The Chairship of the forum is rotated annually among the members, in accordance with the acronym B-R-I-C-S. Over and above the summit, BRICS cooperation in the past decade has expanded to include an annual programme of over 100 sectoral meetings. Cooperation among members is predicated on three levels or “tracks” of interaction, namely:

Track I:          Formal diplomatic engagement between the national governments

Track II:         Engagement through government-affiliated institutions, e.g. state-owned enterprises and business councils

Track III:        Civil society and “people-to-people” engagement.