OECD Forum 2009, Daily Summary and Speeches


Tuesday 23 June 2009

Opening Session        

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  • Moderator: David Eades, Presenter, BBC World News 
  • Han Seung-soo, Prime Minister, Korea - Speech available [PDF, 60kb]


Restoring Confidence in Financial Systems

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  • Moderator: Rodrigo de Rato, Senior Managing Director, Lazard
  • Adrian Blundell-Wignall, Deputy Director, Financial and Enterprise Affairs, OECD - Presentation available [PDF, 335kb], Speech available [PDF, 126kb]
  • Neelie Kroes, Commissioner for Competition, European Commission - Speech available [PDF, 75kb]
  • John Monks, General Secretary, European Trade Union Confederation
  • Maria Nowak, Chairman ADIE and REM Member, France - Speech available in french only [PDF, 137kb]
  • Ulrich Schröder, Chairman of the Managing Boad, KfW, Germany
  • Eva Zamrazilová, Member of the Board, Chief Executive Director, Czech National Bank - Presentation available [PDF, 2.098kb]


Energy Solutions

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  • Moderator: Peter Kemp, Editorial Director, Energy Intelligence, United Kingdom 
  • Fatih Birol, Chief Economist, IEA
  • José Domínguez Abascal, Chief Technological Officer, Eurotradia International, France - Speech available [PDF, 78kb]
  • Philippe Esper, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Eurotradia International, France - Speech available in french only  [PDF, 115kb]
  • Anatoly Moskalenko, Member of Management Committee, LUKOIL, Russian Federation - Speech available [PDF, 92kb]
  • Jean-Noël Poirier, Vice President International and Marketing, Areva, France
  • Allan Rushforth, Vice President, Hyundai Motor Europe GmbH, Germany - Speech available [PDF, 70kb]


Economics of Health

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  • Moderator: Jean-Marc Vittori, Editorial Writer, Les Échos, France 
  • Mauricio Hernández Ávila, Vice Minister, Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Mexico
  • Anders Olauson, President at EPF, Brussels and Chairman, The Agrenska Foundation - Speech available [PDF, 72kb]
  • Lukas Pfister, Executive Director, Merck Sharp & Dohme, EMEAC
  • Charles Scatchard, President, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Oracle - Speech available [PDF, 125kb]


Fighting Corruption

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  • Moderator: Hugh Schofield, Paris Correspondent, BBC, United Kingdom - Speech available [PDF, 65kb]
  • Cobus de Swardt, Managing Director, Transparency International
  • Rick McDonell, Executive Secretary, Financial Action Task Force, OECD
  • Jean Monville, Chairman of the Guidelines and International Deontology Committee, MEDEF, France
  • Mark Pieth, Chair, OECD Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions
  • François Vincke, Chairman, Anti-Corruption Commission, International Chamber of Commerce


Sustainable Pension Systems

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  • Moderator: Peggy Hollinger, Paris Bureau Chief, Financial Times
  • Martine Durand, Deputy Director, Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, OECD - Presentation available [PDF, 357kb]
  • Philip J. Jennings, General Secretary, UNI Global Union
  • Enrico Letta, Member of Parliament, Italy
  • Lu Mai, Secretary General, China Development Research Foundation
  • Ladan Manteghi, President, AARP Global Network


Gender and Development in Crisis

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  • Moderator: Sue Kendall, Acting Head of Public Affairs, OECD
  • David Batt, Director, Africa Partnership Forum Support Unit, OECD,
  • Otaviano Canuto, Vice President, Poverty Reduction Management Network, The World Bank
  • Maggie Kigozi, Executive Director, Uganda Investment Authority
  • Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, Deputy Mayor of Lyon, Conseil Général du Rhone, France


Keynote Panel: Role of Long-Term Investment

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  • ModeratorEric Le Boucher, Chief Editor, Enjeux, Les Echos, France
  • Augustin de Romanet,CEO, Caisse des Dépôts, France
  • Carolyn Ervin, Director, Financial and Enterprise Affairs, OECD 
  • Baldomero Falcones, Chairman and CEO, Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas, Spain
  • John Monks, General Secretary, European Trade Union Confederation


Role of Innovation in Sustainable Growth

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  • Moderator: Ann Mettler, Executive Director, The Lisbon Council for Economic Competitiveness
  • Rut Bizková, Deputy Minister of the Environment, Czech Republic - Speech available [PDF, 175kb]
  • Jacques Mollet, Executive Vice President, Samsung Electronics France
  • Sull Wonhee, Executive Vice President, SK Telecom, Korea
  • Olivier Tardy, Senior Partner, Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group - Speech available [PDF, 117kb]
  • Vincent Van Quickenborne, Minister of Economics and Administrative Simplification, Belgium - Presentation available [PDF, 923kb]
  • Andrew Wyckoff, Acting Director, Science, Technology and Industry, OECD


More Effective Corporate Governance

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  • Moderator: Anne-Catherine Husson-Traore, CEO, Novethic
  • Sophie de Menthon, Chairman, Ethic, France
  • John Evans, General Secretary, TUAC
  • Grant Kirkpatrick, Senior Economist, Corporate Governance, OECD
  • Anne Molyneux, Member, BIAC Task Force on Corporate Governance
  • Thandi Vivian Tobias Pokolo, Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Ministry of Trade and Industry, South Africa


Weathering the Jobs Crisis

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  • Moderator: Loïck Berrou, Senior Editor, France 24, France
  • Jean-Baptiste de Foucauld, Chairman, Association solidarités nouvelles face au chômage, France
  • Aart de Geus, Deputy Secretary-General, OECD
  • Philippe Egger, Deputy Director of the Office of the Director-General, ILO
  • John P. Martin, Director, Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, OECD - Speech available [PDF, 447kb]
  • John J. Sweeney, President, American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations - Speech available [PDF, 143kb]


Future of Food: Markets, Prices, Security

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  • Moderator: Joe Dewbre, Senior Agriculture Policy Analyst, OECD, France
  • Mark Adams, Professor, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Linda Nghatsane, Chair, Nelspruit Agricultural Development Committee, South Africa - Speech available [PDF, 99kb]
  • Timothy D. Searchinger, Research Scholar, Princeton University, United States


Financing Development

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  • Moderator: Michel Fouquin, Deputy Director, CEPII, France
  • Richard Carey, Director, Development Co-operation Directorate, OECD,
  • Dennis George, General Secretary, Federation of Unions of South Africa - Speech available [PDF, 130kb]
  • Hetty Kovach, Policy and Advocacy Officer, Oxfam GB, United Kingdom - Speech available [PDF, 144kb]
  • Francisco J. Wulff, Director, Corporacion Andina de Fomento (CAF), Venezuela


Wednesday, 24 June 2009


Promoting Market Integrity

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  • Moderator: Anthony Gooch, Director, Public Affairs and Communications, OECD
  • Allan Bell, Minister for the Treasury, Isle of Man - Speech available [PDF, 119kb]
  • Cobus de Swardt, Managing Director, Transparency International
  • Luc Frieden, Minister of Justice, Luxembourg
  • Jean-Daniel Gerber, State Secretary for Economic Affairs, Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Switzerland
  • Jeffrey Owens, Director, Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, OECD - Presentation available [PDF, 75kb]
  • Guy Ryder, General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation
  • Stephen Timms, Financial Secretary, The Treasury, United Kingdom
  • Giulio Tremonti, Minister of Finance, Italy


Green Growth and Water

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  • Moderator: Philippe Escande, Columnist, Les Echos, France
  • Loïc Fauchon, Chairman, World Water Council
  • John J. Harris, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Nestlé Waters
  • Marie-Louise Knuppert, Confederal Secretary, Danish Confederation of Trade Unions
  • Lifeng Li, Director of Global Freshwater Programme, WWF International - Presentation available [PDF, 44kb]
  • Lorents Lorentsen, Director, Environment, OECD
  • Françoise Maurel, Head of Economy Department, Ministry of Ecology, France


Education for Recovery

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  • Moderator: Barbara Ischinger, Director, Education, OECD
  • John Bangs, Assistant Secretary, Education and Equal Opportunities, National Union of Teachers, United Kingdom
  • John Hope Bryant, Founder, Chairman and CEO, Operation Hope, United States
  • John P. Hearn, Vice President (International), University of Sydney, Australia - Speech available [PDF, 123kb]
  • Michel Raimbault, Associate Dean, HEC, France
  • Jiann-Chyuan Wang, Vice President, Chung-Hwa Institution for Economic Research, Chinese Taipei - Speech available [PDF, 216kb]


OECD: Economic Outlook - Press Conference

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  • Moderator: Soumitra Dutta, Dean of External Relations, INSEAD, France
  • Ron Blackwell, Chief Economist, American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations
  • Angel Gurría, Secretary-General, OECD
  • Hur Kyung Wook, Vice Minister, Ministry of Strategy and Finance, Korea
  • Jacob Lew, Under Secretary of State, United States - Speech available [PDF, 35kb]


Beyond the Crisis: Keeping markets open?

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  • Moderator: Larry Elliott, Economics Editor, The Guardian, United Kingdom
  • Sharan Burrow, President, Australian Council of Trade Unions
  • Alfredo Vicente Chiaradia, Secretary of Trade and International Economic Relations, Argentina
  • Jean-Christophe Donnelier, Director, International Relations, MINEFI, France
  • Jean-Luc Gréau, Economist, JLG Economic Studies, France
  • Tim Groser, Minister of Trade, New Zealand
  • Pascal Lamy, Director-General, WTO 


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