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.

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