During his official visit to New Zealand, the Secretary-General of the OECD, Angel Gurría met with leaders to discuss a range of key policy issues, including the developments in the global economy, financial markets, climate change and sustainability, trade and agriculture and development issues. The Secretary-General met with:
In addition to his bilateral meetings, Angel Gurría gave a keynote speech at Victoria University, in co-operation with the New Zealand Institute of international Affairs, on "The Global Financial Crisis: Where to next, and what does it mean for OECD countries". He also addressed the Chamber of Commerce on "Lifting productivity: Lessons from the OECD". He participated in a round table discussion with senior officials on a range of policy issues.