The first day of the meeting will group the leaders of the Group of Eight -- United States, Britain, Germany, Italy, France, Russia, Canada and Japan -- plus European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and current EU president Sweden.

1100 GMT (7 a.m. EDT). G8 convenes with working lunch on world economy. To discuss signs of end of recession, financial regulation, Doha trade round. Expected to last until 1300 GMT (9 a.m. EDT).

1300 GMT (9 a.m. EDT). Family photo of G8 leaders.

1330 GMT (9:30 a.m. EDT). G8 holds working session on global issues. Will discuss climate change, aid and development. Expected to last until 1530 GMT (11:30 a.m. EDT).

G8 statement expected on financial crisis, regulation, trade, climate change and aid.

1500 GMT (11 a.m. EDT). - Mexico and Brazil bilateral.

1530 GMT (11: 30 a.m. EDT). Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and U.S. President Barack Obama are due to tour the earthquake stricken town of L'Aquila.

1545 GMT (11:45 a.m. EDT). - Russia Medvedev meets France Sarkozy.

1700 GMT (1 p.m. EDT). Berlusconi holds news conference.

Bilateral meetings.

1830 GMT (2:30 p.m. EDT). G8 has working dinner on international issues, expected to focus on the Middle East, Iran, North Korea, piracy off Somalia, terrorism and nuclear proliferation.

1910 GMT (3:30 p.m. EDT). - G5 presser

1945 GMT (3:45 a.m. EDT). - Russia Medvedev meets with Brown.

2200 GMT (6 p.m. EDT) . G8 statement expected on international political issue