An Expanding Union
BRICS is becoming an increasingly powerful union. From 2024, it will have eleven members and there are many more countries demonstrating an interest in co-operation. This is evidenced by the BRICS+ Fashion Summit, with participants from 55 friendly states. Their populations account for over 2/3 of all people on Earth and their aggregate GDP is over 38% of the global total. The Forum will also be attended by partners and speakers from Great Britain, France, the USA, Italy and The Netherlands.