Media Opportunities during the OECD Week: Forum and Ministerial

The 2015 Ministerial Council Meeting (MCM) will take place at the OECD Paris Headquarters on 3 and 4 June 2015, and will be preceded on 2 and 3 June by the OECD Forum. Both events form part of OECD Week 2015 and will bring together government ministers, international experts, and key figures from the worlds of academia, business and civil society.

Participants will look at how to reinforce economic growth, ensuring that it is not only strong and sustainable, but also inclusive and green, creates jobs and tackles inequality.

Themes addressed will include investment and innovation, trade and improving the business environment. Participants will also discuss how the OECD can actively support the post-2015 development agenda while helping governments address global challenges such as water management and climate change ahead of COP21.

The Netherlands will chair the Ministerial meeting. Prime Minister Mark Rutte will make a keynote address on the morning of 3 June followed by a dialogue with Ministers from France, Czech Republic and Korea. Later that day the OECD will launch its twice-annual Economic Outlook

French President François Hollande will give a public speech at the OECD’s Ministerial Council Meeting (MCM) at 3.00 p.m. on Wednesday 3 June 2015. The speech will take place ahead of the Ministerial session on Unlocking Growth: the role of investment, innovation and the business climate. 

The OECD will also host a series of B20 and G20 meetings in the margins of OECD Week. The B20 infrastructure and investment and trade taskforces and the anti-corruption working group will meet to push forward the development of recommendations to G20 governments

As soon as media events are organised and confirmed, details will be posted below. 
All press briefings will take place in the media centre (Room CC4) unless otherwise stated.
Last updated: 27 May 2015

Tuesday 2 June

  • 08:45 - Media breakfast on COP21 and how economies need rewiring for climate action to make a difference. A new report, Aligning Policies for a Low Carbon Economy explains how fixing policy misalignments could speed up the low-carbon transition and make a COP21 deal more effective – CC4 (Media Centre)
  • 11:00OECD Better Life Index: Civic engagement in a digital age. The OECD launches the 2015 Better Life Index, an interactive, web-based tool that invites citizens to create their own index and compare well-being priorities across countries. The updated version contains the latest underlying statistics, country data, user findings and a translation into Italian. The launch will discuss findings from indexes submitted by citizens around the world – BLI Stand (Atrium of Conference centre)

Wednesday 3 June

  • 09:45 - Dialogue with the MCM Chair, Mark Rutte, Prime Minister, The Netherlands and Vice-Chairs, Andrej Babiš, First Deputy Prime Minister for the Economics, Minister of Finance, Czech Republic, French Representative, Korean Representative – Room CC1

  • 10:20 - Launch of OECD Economic Outlook with OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría and Chief Economist, Catherine L. Mann - Room CC1

  • 15:00 - French President François Hollande will deliver a public speech ahead of the panel on Unlocking Growth: the role of investment, innovation and business – Room CC1

  • 15:40 - Photo op: Tour de table of Ministerial meeting

  • 18:45 - Photo op: Family Photo Ministerial meeting

Thursday 4 June

  • 09:30 - Photo op: Tour de table of Ministerial meeting

  • 10:00 - Trade Facilitation press briefing with OECD Trade and Agriculture Director Ken Ash, EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström, US Trade Representative Michael Froman and high-ranking Chinese trade official (tbc).

  • 11:30 - Photo op: Tour de table of Ministerial meeting

  • 16:00 - Closing press conference: OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría and Netherlands Trade and Development Minister Lilianne Ploumen will brief journalists on the outcomes of OECD Week.

Interview requests

  • Journalists must register to attend at, by clicking on "As a journalist", with name, media, job title and national press card number. 
    Media must register by 30 May.

  • For further information contact the OECD Media Office: +33 1 45 24 97 00.

OECD Economic Outlook

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OECD Forum

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OECD 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.)


  • Photos from OECD Week 2015 will be posted on Flickr as they become available. We invite journalists to use these images. Please include the OECD copyright and credit the photographer. For information on photos or video content, please contact