Development Centre

OECD Emerging Markets Network - EMnet


EMnet Brochure

The Emerging Markets Network (EMnet) is the OECD Development Centre’s business platform for dialogue and analysis of policy challenges, economic trends and business strategies between high-level officials, top executives from multinational corporations  and OECD experts, focused on the emerging markets.

EMnet events are closed to the public and operate under Chatham House rule in order to trigger outspoken discussions, and share experiences on how companies and policy makers adapt their strategies to emerging markets issues.


A tailored access to OECD’s expertise

  • Access to OECD's economic research and publications on a wide range of topics (e.g. innovation, environment, trade, finance, energy, regions or specific countries);
  • Invitation to OECD fora and events, such as the International Economic Fora on Africa and the Latin America and Caribbean Forum;
  • Ad-hoc bilateral meetings with OECD experts, such as the Development Centre’s regional desks for macro outlooks on Africa, Latin America, Southeast Asia, China and India.

EMnet Knowledge Products


As a unique platform for dialogue with the private sector, EMnet produces periodic Policy Notes providing an overview of the private sector’s perspective on doing business in emerging economies.

Discussions held during EMnet meetings and insights from our members feed-in our Notes, which are circulated to businesses, policy makers and OECD experts.

Please visit this page to download the Policy Notes.  





EMnet events


EMnet events provide a networking opportunity among executives and policy makers, as well as a forum for analysis. Participants are usually multinational’s CEOs, CFOs, Presidents, Vice-Presidents, Directors (international development, business development and strategic planning), Chief Economists, Risk Managers, Strategists and Economists, Asset Managers, and OECD experts.

EMnet holds 3 meetings a year at the OECD Headquarters in Paris, each with a regional focus on Africa, Asia or Latin America.

In addition to these 3 regular meetings, EMnet also hosts 2 regional sessions, webinars on OECD flagship publications and meetings of the thematic working group on "Greening of the Economy".


Calendar of EMnet events in 2016 

Please note that EMnet events are closed to the general public and media. If you wish to attend, please contact

27 October | Cartagena, Colombia (tbc)
EMnet regional meeting, organised in the margins of the Ibero-American Summit (webpage forthcoming) 

30 September | OECD Headquarters, Paris
EMnet meeting on Africa "Investing in Growing African Cities"

6 September | Beijing, China
EMnet regional meeting "China's New Normal and G20: Challenges and Opportunities for Businesses", co-organised with the American Chamber of Commerce and the European Chamber of Commerce in China 

11 July | Online discussion
EMnet webinar on the African Economic Outlook 2016

3 June | French Ministry of Economy and Finance, Paris
EMnet meeting on Latin America "Reviving Investment: New Opportunities, New Players"

6 April | Online discussion
EMnet Webinar on the Latin American Economic Outlook 2016

8 March | OECD Headquarters, Paris
EMnet meeting on Asia "Expanding Business through Regional Integration"

7 March | OECD Headquarters, Paris
Meeting of the working group "Greening of the economy"


Calendar of EMnet events in 2015

27 February | Online discussion
EMnet webinar on the Latin American Economic Outlook 2015

2 April | OECD Headquarters, Paris
EMnet meeting "The Innovation Challenge in Asia"

5 June | OECD Headquarters, Paris
EMnet meeting "Boosting Productivity Through Skills and Innovation in Latin America"

10 June | Brussels, Belgium
Business Summit organised by the European Union - Community of Latin America and Caribbean States (EU-CELAC)

10 July | Online discussion
EMnet webinar on the African Economic Outlook 2015

5 August | New Delhi, India
EMnet regional meeting "Linking India with Global Production Networks"

5 October | OECD Headquarters, Paris
EMnet Working Group "Greening of the Economy"

6 October | OECD Headquarters, Paris
EMnet meeting "Betting on a Growing Market: Urbanisation, Demographic Boom and Opportunities in Africa"

7 November | Beijing, China
EMnet regional meeting "Doing Green Business in an Evolving Economic Landscape", co-organised with the China International Council for the Promotion of Multinational Corporations (CICPMC)


EMnet has a restricted website for its members:
For more information please contact:



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