Media Opportunities during the OECD Week: Forum and Ministerial

During OECD Week’s Forum and Ministerial, there will be a number of news conferences and media briefings by OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría, Ministers, and heads of international organizations, unions, and business.

Reflecting the themes to be discussed during the Forum and Ministerial, topics of these media events will range from the OECD’s latest economic forecasts to inclusive growth, quality jobs and trust.

For further information about the Forum, the Ministerial and these media events, please contact the OECD Media division on +33 1 45 24 97 00.

As soon as media events are organised and confirmed, details will be posted below. To register for them, journalists should email All press briefings will take place in the media centre (Room CC4) unless otherwise stated.

Last updated: 7 May 2014

Monday 5 May 2014

Tuesday 6 May 2014

  • 11:00 - Press conference: Launch of OECD Economic Outlook with OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría and Acting Chief Economist and Deputy Secretary-General Rintaro Tamaki – Room CC1. WEBCAST
    Read the news release also available in FrenchSpanish and Japanese
    Read the remarks by the OECD Secretary-General

  • 12:30 - Press briefing on B20 programme update with Robert Milliner, B20 Sherpa, David Thodey, B20 Infrastructure & Investment taskforce coordinating chair and CEO of Telstra, , B20 Human Capital taskforce coordinating chair and CEO of GE Australia and New Zealand and Michael Andrew, B20 Anti-corruption working group coordinating chair and former global chair of KPMG

  • 13:00 - Photo opportunity: Tour de table of Ministerial Council Meeting

  • 14:00 - Press briefing: by Lithuanian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Linas Linkevičius, on the road to membership

  • 15:00 - Press briefing: Automatic Exchange of Information with Pascal Saint-Amans, Director of the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration
    Read the news release

  • 15:00 - Photo opportunity: Tour de table of Ministerial Council Meeting

  • 16:45 - Press briefing: Minister for Employment, Mr Giuliano Poletti, in Italian for Italian media

  • 18:00 - Press briefing in Japanese for Japanese media by Minister in charge of Economic Revitalization, Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy, Mr. – Room CC16

  • 18:15 - Press briefing in Japanese for Japanese media by Mr. Hideyuki Ibaragi, Director for International Economic Affairs, Cabinet Office Spokesperson of Japanese Minister in charge of Economic Revitalization, Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy, Mr.

  • 18:45 - Photo opportunity: Family Photo for the Ministerial Council Meeting - Château Garden

  • 19:00 - Press briefing: Mr. , Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey, in Turkish for Turkish media

Wednesday 7 May 2014

  • 09:00 - Press briefing: Services Trade Restrictiveness Index (STRI) by OECD's Director of Trade and Agriculture, Ken Ash, with ministers of Trade, including those from Australia, Canada and the United States
    Read the news release

  • 09:45 - Photo opportunity: Tour de table of Ministerial Council Meeting

  • 10:30 - TUAC Press briefing: “Regional Trade Negotiations and Global Value Chains – What’s at stake for workers” by , President of the AFL-CIO, United States and President of TUAC, and Reiner Hoffman, Executive Board Member, German Federation of Trade Unions, DGB 

  • 12:00 - Photo opportunity: Tour de table of Ministerial Council Meeting

  • 14:15 - Press briefing (TBC): Vice-Minister of Economic Development, Carlo Calenda, in Italian for Italian media

  • 15:00 - Closing press conference: OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría and the Chair of the Ministerial Council Meeting, Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, will brief journalists on the outcomes of the OECD Week
    Read the remarks by the OECD Secretary-General

  • 15:20 - WTO and Australia Trade Ministerial

  • 17:45 - Press briefing by Trade ministers

  • 19:00 - Press briefing for Japanese media by Toshimitsu Motegi, Japan’s Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry (location TBC)


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Resources for journalists

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

Relevant documents will be available as well as laptop plug-ins.

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