OECD Forum 2010: Programme


                            Wednesday 26 May 2010




Opening session: Innovation, jobs & clean growth
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Moderator: Loïck Berrou, Senior Editor, France 24

Angel Gurría, Secretary-General, OECD - [Speaking notes: Speaking notes/Spanish]

Giulio Tremonti, Minister of Economy and Finance, Italy


Coffee Break


Economic Outlook
[Webcast] [Photos] [Sessions summary]

Angel Gurría, Secretary-General, OECD

Pier Carlo Padoan, Deputy Secretary-General and Chief Economist, OECD



Economic Outlook debate: How to avoid a jobless recovery?
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Moderator: Chris Giles, Economics Editor, Financial Times, United Kingdom

Antoine Gosset-Grainville, Deputy CEO, Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations, France

Pier Carlo Padoan, Deputy Secretary-General and Chief Economist, OECD

Richard Trumka, President, American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations

Discussants: Agnès Bénassy-Quéré, Director, CEPII, France

Luca Scarpiello, Board Member, European Youth Forum

Robert Skidelsky, Member, House of Lords, United Kingdom





Green growth and energy
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[Session summary: Sessions summary/Spanish]


Moderator: Peter Kemp, Editorial Director, Energy Intelligence, United Kingdom

Fatih Birol, Chief Economist, Internatonal Energy Agency

Luiz Carlos Corrêa Carvalho, Consultant - FGV Projetos, Fundação Getulio Vargas, Brazil

José Domínguez Abascal, Chief Technological Officer, Abengoa, Spain

Nobuaki Koga, President, Japanese Trade Union Confederation (RENGO)

Göran Lundgren, Vice-President Business Development, Vattenfall AB, Sweden

Cécile Maisonneuve, Vice-President, International Agenda & Prospective, AREVA, France

Anatoly Moskalenko, Member of Management Committee, LUKOIL, Russian Federation

Jeong Shik Shin, Member, Presidential Committee on Green Growth, Korea

Discussants: Cecilia Tortajada, Vice-President, Third World Centre for Water Management - [Speaking notes]

Adam Wolfensohn, Managing Director, Wolfensohn & Company, United States

Green growth and innovation
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[Session summary: Sessions summary/Spanish]


Moderator: Pier Carlo Padoan, Deputy Secretary-General and Chief Economist, OECD

Esko Aho, Executive Vice-President, Nokia Corporation, Finland

Bruno Berthon, Managing Director, Accenture Sustainability Services, Accenture

Mikael Karlsson, President, European Environmental Bureau

Leonardo Radicati, Director of ICE- Paris, Italian Institute for Foreign trade, Italy

Niklas Zennström, CEO and Founding Partner, Atomico Ventures, United Kingdom

Discussants: Michèle Pappalardo, General Commissioner, Sustainable Development, Ministry for Ecology, France

Andrew Wyckoff, Director, Science, Technology and Industry, OECD


Coffee Break



Financing future growth
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[Sessions summary]

Moderator: Larry Elliott, Economics Editor, The Guardian, United Kingdom

Franco Bassanini, Chairman, Cassa Depositi e Prestiti, Italy - [Presentation]

Carolyn Ervin, Director, Financial and Enterprise Affairs, OECD

Gao Xiqing, President and Chief Investment Officer, China Investment Corporation

John Monks, General Secretary, European Trade Union Confederation -[Speaking notes]

Alessandro Profumo, CEO, Unicredit Group, Italy

Discussants: Imoni Akpofure, Special Representative for Europe, International Finance Corporation

Martin Tlapa, Vice-Minister, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Czech Republic

Peter Waldorff, General Secretary, Public Services International

Green jobs: Myth or reality?
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[Session summary: Sessions summary/Spanish]


Moderator: Jean-Marc Vittori, Editorial Writer, Les Echos, France

Patrick Boulte, Vice-President, Association solidarités nouvelles face au chômage, France

Miroslav Hájek, Deputy Minister - Director General, Ministry of the Environment, Czech Republic

Marie-Louise Knuppert, Confederal Secretary, Danish Confederation of Trade Unions

John P. Martin, Director, Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, OECD

Avivah Wittenberg-Cox, CEO, 20-first, France


Reception *

                           Thursday 27 May 2010




Future of capitalism
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[Session summary: Sessions summary/Spanish]

Moderator: Gideon Rachman, Chief Foreign Affairs Columnist, Financial Times, United Kingdom

Adrian Blundell-Wignall, Deputy Director, Financial and Enterprise Affairs, OECD

Sharan Burrow, President, International Trade Union Confederation

Anatole Kaletsky, Economics Commentator, The Times, United Kingdom

Robert Skidelsky, Member, House of Lords, United Kingdom

Discussants: Renato Flores, Professor, Fundação Getulio Vargas/ EPGE, Brazil

Simon Tormey, Head, Social and Political Sciences, University of Sydney, Australia

Avivah Wittenberg-Cox, CEO, 20-first, France

Business ethics: Restoring trust
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[Session summary: Sessions summary/Spanish

Moderator: Nicolas Arpagian, Chief Editor, Strategic Prospective, Centre for Studies and Prospective Strategy, France

Amy Domini, Founder and CEO, Domini Social Investments, United States

Anne-Catherine Husson-Traoré, CEO, Novethic, France

Agnes Jongerius, President, FNV, Netherlands

Discussants: Carla Coletti, Director, Trade, Employment & Development, International Metalworkers' Federation

Edward F. Greene, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, United States

Roland Schatz, Founder and CEO, Media Tenor International


Coffee Break


Special session: Jobs and growth
[Webcast][Session summary: Sessions summary/Spanish]

A discussion with: 

Angel Gurría, Secretary-General, OECD

Christina Romer, Chair, Council of Economic Advisers, United States - [Speaking notes]


Matching skills to jobs
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[Sessions summary]

Moderator: Stéphanie Antoine, Presenter, France24

John Hope Bryant, Founder, Chairman and CEO, Operation HOPE, United States

Christine Evans-Klock, Chief, Skills and Employability Department, International Labour Organisation

José Mariano Gago, Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Portugal

Geoffrey I. Gallop, Professor and Director, Graduate School of Government, University of Sydney, Australia

Bob Harris, Senior Consultant to the General-Secretary, Education International

Barbara Ischinger, Director, Education, OECD

Discussants: Stefano Scarpetta, Head of Employment Analysis and Policy Division, OECD

Anna Thomas, Head of Economic and Social Development, ActionAid UK

Aleph Torres, President, Fundación Proacceso, Mexico

Unleashing innovation
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[Session summary: Sessions summary/Spanish]

Moderator: Luca de Biase, Information Technology and Science Editor, Il Sole 24 Ore, Italy

Habip Asan, President, Turkish Patent Institute

Dawn Graham, President of EUCan II, MSD - [Speaking notes]

Juan Carlos Romero Hicks, Director General, National Council of Science and Technology, Mexico

Martin Schuurmans, Chairman, European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)

Gabriel Solomon, Senior Vice-President, Public Policy, GSMA

Andrew Wyckoff, Director, Science, Technology and Industry, OECD




Trade, jobs and innovation
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Moderator: Soumitra Dutta, Dean of External Relations, INSEAD, France

Ken Ash, Director, Trade and Agriculture, OECD

Sharan Burrow, President, International Trade Union Confederation

Otaviano Canuto, Vice-President, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management, The World Bank

Simon Crean, Minister of Trade, Australia

Pascal Lamy, Director-General, WTO

Borut Pahor, Prime Minister, Slovenia

Preserving scarce resources
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Moderator: Simon Upton, Director, Environment, OECD

Tim Groser, Minister of Trade, New Zealand

John J. Harris, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Nestlé Waters

Brian Hoskins, Director, Grantham Institute for Climate Change, United Kingdom

Andrew Seidl, Head of Global Economics and Environment Programme, International Union for Conservation of Nature

Cesare Spreafico, Director General, COREPLA, Italy - [Speaking notes]

Discussants: Pascal Husting, Executive Director, Greenpeace France

Thomas Kaissl, Head of Green Economy Programme, WWF International

Ahmed Lahlimi Alami, High Commissioner for Planning, Morocco

Ambet Yuson, General Secretary, Building and Woodworkers' International (BWI)


Closing remarks

Anthony Gooch, Director, Public Affairs and Communications, OECD - [Presentation]


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