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Economics : OECD Forum and Ministerial meeting to focus on innovation, growth

Fri, 05/07/2010 - 12:28pm
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New OECD forecasts for economic growth and strategies to boost innovation will be at the heart of discussions at the OECD’s annual Forum and Ministerial meeting in Paris on 26-28 May 2010.

The OECD’s latest Economic Outlook will be released by OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría with Chief Economist Pier Carlo Padoan at 10.45 a.m. on Wednesday 26 May.

Public debates during the three-day “economic co-operation and development summit” will involve government ministers, labour and business leaders, academics, journalists and campaigners.

On Wednesday 26 May:

  • Green growth and innovation, with Esko Aho, Executive Vice-President, Nokia Corporation
  • Financing future growth, with Gao Xiqing, President & Chief Investment Officer, China Investment Corporation, and John Monks, General Secretary, European Trade Union Confederation
  • Green jobs: myth or reality, with Rut Bizková, Minister of the Environment, Czech Republic

On Thursday 27 May:

  • Future of capitalism, with Sharan Burrow, President, International Trade Union Confederation
  • Matching skills to jobs, with José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, Executive Director, International Labour Organization
  • Trade, jobs and innovation, with WTO Director-General Pascal Lamy

On Thursday and Friday 27-28 May, ministers from OECD and other countries will hold private talks on economic and trade policy issues, under the chairmanship of Italy with Norway and Australia as vice-chairs.

A closing news conference will be held on Friday 28 May with Giulio Tremonti, Italian Minister of Economy and Finance, and OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría.

>> Details of the Forum and Ministerial meeting are available here

>> The full programme of the OECD Forum is available here

>> Information for media, including news briefing schedule and how to get accreditation for both the Forum and Ministerial meeting, is available here

REGISTER TO ATTEND OECD WEEK – no later than 20 May 2010

To register for the OECD Forum and Ministerial meeting, journalists must sign up following instructions below:

>> If you are already registered in our journalists database, please log into your account using your login andpassword via this link and follow the directions.

>> If you are not already registered in our journalists database, please create an account completing this form. Once you have completed your profile, please log into your account using your login and password via this link and follow the directions.

Requests for interviews or more information on the Economic Oulook please contact Stephen.DiBiasio@oecd.org

For more information on the Forum or to interview a speaker or participant please contact Sara.Sreberny.Mohammadi@oecd.org

For information about the ministerial meeting please contact Helen.Fisher@oecd.org

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