The eyes of the world will be on Cornwall this summer when it hosts the G7 Summit.

While the main action will be focused on the St Ives area, with the Carbis Bay Estate playing host to the leaders' meeting itself and the Tregenna Castle Resort and other neighbouring locations welcoming international delegates to stay, there are other parts of Cornwall that are set to benefit.

Falmouth in particular will have a key role to play, as it will from here that coverage of the important event will be broadcast around the world.


The National Maritime Museum Cornwall has been given an official role in the Summit, hosting the UK and international media.

Expect to see some famous faces, from TV news anchors to well-known journalists, in the vicinity of Events Square – although security is likely to be tight.

It is not the first time that the museum has played such a role, however. It was also the central point for the world's media when Ellen MacArthur – now Dame Ellen – set a world record for the fastest solo non-stop voyage around the world on her first attempt, back in 2005.

And Newquay is also getting a look-in on the action, with many leaders expected to fly in to Cornwall Airport Newquay.

The G7 - or Group of Seven to give it its full title - is made up of UK, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the USA and the EU.

The heads of government of the member states, as well as the representatives of the European Union, meet annually at the G7 Summit.

They will also be joined by the leaders of Australia, India and South Korea who will attend as guests.

Last year's Summit had been due to take place at Camp David in the USA, but had to be cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.