What is the OECD Forum?

The OECD Forum was created in 2000 to discuss the key economic and social challenges on the international agenda.

It is an important part of the annual OECD Week that also features the OECD main Ministerial meeting, and seminars linked to key international fora (G20).


This 2-day public engagement event gathers high-level government representatives, CEOs, leaders from civil society and trade unions as well as prominent members of academia and media.

  • Want to be part of it to raise your voice?

Why attend?

This event is an opportunity for you to engage with policy-shapers and influencers from across all sectors of society and:

  • network, exchange experiences, discuss initiatives and create solutions

  • contribute your knowledge and expertise to critical thinking on global policy trends

  • demonstrate your leadership, commitment and elevate your profile

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When and where is the OECD Week 2018?

SAVE THE DATE for the OECD Forum 2018 that will take place on 29-30 May, alongside the Ministerial Meeting on 30-31 May, at the OECD Conference Centre, Paris, France, during OECD Week.

Who attended the last Forum?

How? You talk. We listen.

Bring your voice to the debate, in 80+ sessions covering innovative panels, informal presentations, closed roundtables and solutions-orientated workshops:

  • Plenary panels
  • Lunch debates
  • Meet the AUTHOR
  • TALKtogether
  • IdeaFactories
  • 15/15 Talks
  • Discussion Cafés
  • Civic Tech Hub


Ahead of the OECD Forum 2018, join the Forum Network, our new year-round engagement platform.

We need your energy and inspiration to make the Forum community a more constant reality and are waiting for your contributions to build with you on the conversations and connections from the last OECD Forum: so comment today on the Forum Network!