Media opportunities for OECD Week 2016

The OECD’s 2016 Ministerial Council Meeting will take place at its Paris headquarters on 1 and 2 June 2016, and will be preceded on 31 May and 1 June by the OECD Forum. Both events form part of OECD Week 2016 which will bring together government ministers, international experts and key figures from the worlds of academia, business and civil society.

At the heart of the discussions will be the question of how to strengthen productivity and at the same time, ensure the benefits of economic growth are shared by all. A particular focus will be placed on the groups most affected by shifting social and economic trends – migrants,  children and youth, women and the elderly.


The OECD Forum will host nearly 80 debates, presentations and other events on topics ranging from the future of work to integrating migrants; from inclusive cities to cybersecurity.


Participants at both the Forum and Ministerial meeting will address how the OECD can support governments build on recent international agreements in the areas of sustainable development, climate change and the mandates from the G20 group of leading economies.


Highlights of OECD Week will include a keynote speech by Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet, Chair of the Ministerial Meeting, on Wednesday 1 June. It will be followed by the launch of the OECD’s twice-annual Economic Outlook. Later that day, Latin American leaders and ministers will participate in the launch of a new Latin America and Caribbean Regional Programme.  Other media events are set out below. 

The week’s events also include meetings of several G20 working groups.

A full list of briefings is available below. Last updated: 23 May 2016.

Pre-OECD Week media event on Tuesday 24 May 2016

Tuesday 31 May 2016

  • 10:45 - Media Briefing: What are the links between slowing productivity growth and in rising inequality? The productivity-inclusiveness nexus. Media room

  • 11:30 - Reducing inequality, raising productivity and creating jobs - the trade union agenda. Media briefing with John Evans, TUAC (Trade Union Advisory Committee); Sharan Burrow, ITUC (International Trade Union Confederation); Frances O’Grady, TUC (Trades Union Congress, UK); Luca Visentini, ETUC (European Trade Union Confederation). Media Centre

Wednesday 1 June 2016

  • 08:30 - Multi-lingual media briefings on Economic Outlook (under embargo) by OECD economists. More information to follow.

  • 10:30 - Launch of OECD Economic Outlook with Secretary-General Angel Gurría and Chief Economist, Catherine L. Mann - Room CC1

  • 14:15 - Briefing for Latvian press by Latvia’s Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs. Media Centre

  • 14:15 - Photo op: MCM Tour de table. Room CC15

  • 14:40 - Photo op: Official OECD photographers and any country specific media. Rooms CC2, 9, 10 and 11
  • 18:20 - Launch of the OECD Latin America and Caribbean Regional Programme - Room CC1

  • TBC - Photo op: placement of photographers at the beginning of the session

  • 18:30/18:45 (exact time TBC) - Photo op: Family photo

  • 19:00 - Photo op: MCM Family photo

Thursday 2 June 2016

  • 09:45 - Photo op: Latvia Accession - tour de table. Room CC15

  • 10:10 - Photo op: Development Session - tour de tableRoom CC15

  • 10:30 - Photo op upon request: MCM breakouts session

  • 10:45 - Media briefing with OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría and Latvia’s Prime Minister Māris Kučinskis.

  • 12:30 - Photo op upon request: Trade session. Room CC15

  • 15:30 - Closing Press conference: OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría and a high-level representative of the Chilean Government will brief journalists on the outcomes of OECD Week.

  • 15:30 - Photo op: Press Conference with Chiles' Finance Minister Rodrigo Valdes and OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría. Room CC4

  • TBC - WTO Media Briefing following trade ministers meeting 

Registration and interview requests

Economic Outlook

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Ministerial Meeting

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Resources for journalists

  • Journalists will have access at all times to the Media Centre and to the main hall of the OECD Conference Centre

More information on the facilities available to journalists (broadcasts, etc.)