In order to focus the Forum and its recommendations, 12 theme-based parallel Roundtables will be set up according to the interests of the business community. On a voluntary basis, private sector representatives or business groups - One Chair and 2 Co-Chairs - are organizing the roundtables, including drafting concept notes, identifying 30 invitees to the roundtable and nominating one "success story".

They will also manage the debates and present recommendations. The 12 roundtables cover a large spectrum of business interests, covering areas such as sustainable energy, agribusiness, infrastructure, SME financing, social entrepreneurship, health and pharmaceuticals, raw materials, ICT in education and in agri-business. Roundtables will have in common concerns about sustainability and inclusiveness, as well as a focus on SMEs. In addition, themes are defined with the quest for concrete results in mind.