OECD Forum 2009: Knowledge Partners


The American Chamber of Commerce France (AmCham) is France's primary Franco-American business platform, serving as a forum and representative body for US and French firms, professionals and associations with trans-Atlantic interests.  It helps American companies integrate effectively into the French business community, allows French firms to build closer ties with American firms and US authorities, and helps its members understand the legislative and institutional framework in France, the US, and the European Union.  Through strategic partnerships with similar organizations, AmCham has become a nexus for associations promoting trans-Atlantic understanding.

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Founded in 1962 as an independent organisation, BIAC is the officially recognised representative of the OECD business community. BIACs members are the major business organisations in the 30 OECD member countries. Via its 32 standing committees and task forces, BIAC mirrors all economic policy issues the OECD covers, and their impacts on both member and an increasing number of non-member countries like Brazil, China, India and Russia.


China Development Research Foundation is a nationwide organization initiated by the Development Research Center of the State Council. The Foundation has received not only profound concerns and supports from leading members of the State Council, but also kind instructions and assistance from the Ministry of Civil Affairs and the People's Bank of China.
The aims of establishing this Foundation are to support and promote policy consultation and academic research in China and to render service to the social and economic development of China and to keep the government decision-making procedures operated on a scientific and democratic basis.


A French research centre in the field of the international economy, the CEPII produces studies, research, databases and analysis on the major issues facing the global economy and its trends. Created in 1978, it operates under the supervision of the French government’s Centre d’Analyse Stratégique.


Created 25 years ago, CEPS is an independent think tank which was officially recognized in 2003 as an International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) with a participative statute by the Council of Europe.
The CEPS is a political INGO which aims to represent the civil society’s voice (thanks to forums of propositions and concrete actions), and also to contribute to the revitalisation of the democracy.



The Global Economic Symposium (GES) assembles some of the world’s most prominent experts from politics, business, academia, and civil society to address global problems and formulate socially desirable responses.
In the current economic crisis the underlying thrust of the GES has become massively important: In this increasingly interdependent world, many of the most serious global problems require cooperation among diverse countries and decision makers. There is a strong need to learn from best-business practices and approach economic challenges with renewed vigour in order to overcome today’s global landscape.
Participants of this strategic dialogue are expected to take an active part in the open discussions following each panel debate. Furthermore, they have the right to contribute to the discussion of policy and strategy proposals in the Virtual GES, the web-based communication and information platform containing suggested policy recommendations and business strategies as well as state-of-the-art research publications. They thereby become part of the select community of individuals contributing to the quest for solutions to the global problems highlighted in the GES.
The Global Economic Symposium (GES) 2009 is scheduled for September 10 and 11, 2009 at Ploen Castle, Germany.

To know more about GES, click here.

Throughout its 125 years of history, HEC School of Management has continually attracted a special kind of individual highly capable and talented, innovative, entrepreneurial, ambitious and open minded. HEC ‘s aim is to train the world leaders of tomorrow.


As one of the world’s leading and largest graduate business schools, INSEAD brings together people, cultures and ideas from around the world to change lives and transform organisations.
This worldly perspective and cultural diversity are reflected in all aspects of our research and teaching. In the course of a year, across the school’s two campuses in Asia (Singapore) and Europe (France) and our two centres in the Middle East (Israel and Abu Dhabi), 137 renowned faculty members from 32 countries inspire more than 1,000 degree participants – MBA, Executive MBA and PhD – and more than 9,500 executives from the world’s leading companies. Across this comprehensive range of programmes, our participants are drawn from more than 100 countries and represent all continents.
Today’s organisations need leaders with the knowledge and sensitivity to operate anywhere in the world. This is why business turns to INSEAD – to develop the next generation of transcultural leaders.


Novethic, subsidiary of Caisse des Dépôts, is the leading research centre in France on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) and a sustainable development media expert. Since 2001, Novethic provides expert resources and mobilises business leaders, investors, NGOs and other stakeholders on key topics related to CSR and SRI. Novethic is the only source of analytical and statistical information on the French SRI market. The SRI research team conducts thematic studies, analyses product trends and assesses the management processes of nearly 200 SRI funds.


The Trade Union Advisory Committee (TUAC) to the OECD is an interface for trade unions with the OECD. It is an international trade union organisation which has consultative status with the OECD and its various committees. Recent TUAC interviews available here.

The University of Sydney, founded in 1850, has an international reputation for outstanding teaching and research excellence. Top-level academics and students come here from around the world to research and study across the broadest range of disciplines in Australia, from the most theoretical to the most applied. We are committed to finding the best in people of potential from all social backgrounds.


The World Knowledge Forum is a fete of knowledge, the biggest in Asia. It is also known as Asia's Davos Forum (World Economic Forum). Established in October 2000, the World Knowledge Forum gathers more than 100 business and opinion leaders from around the world ranging from environmental and international organizations to world's biggest corporations and institutions. These leaders predict the future and discuss possible solutions for problems that are already, or might become, an issue. The main aim is to highlight the importance of knowledge sharing towards a balanced prosperity of the global economy.



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