OECD Forum 2010: Session summaries and Presentations

 

 

(Please note that most background notes and presentations have been provided by Forum speakers. These are not OECD documents and have not been edited by OECD staff)

 

[Wednesday 26 May 2010]    [Thursday 27 May 2010] (last updated 21/06/10)

 

Wednesday 26 May 2010


Opening Session: Innovation, jobs & clean growth        

Read summary: [Read summary ] - OECD Observer - PDF, 92kb

  • Angel Gurría, Secretary-General, OECD - Speaking notes [Speaking notes] [Spanish] - PDF, 184kb
  • Giulio Tremonti, Minister of Economy and Finance, Italy

 

Economic Outlook

Read summary: [Read summary ] - OECD Observer - PDF, 71kb

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

 

Economic Outlook debate: how to avoid a jobless recovery?

Read summary: [Read summary] - OECD Observer - PDF, 89kb

  • 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 
  • Discussant(s): Agnès Bénassy-Quéré, Director, CEPII, France 
  • Luca Scarpiello, Board Member, European Youth Forum
  • Robert Skidelsky, Member, House of Lords, United Kingdom

 

Green growth and innovation

Read summary: [Read Summary] [Spanish] - OECD Observer - PDF, 92kb

  • 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
  • Discussant(s): Michèle Pappalardo, General Commissioner, Sustainable Development, Ministry for Ecology, France
  • Andrew Wyckoff, Director, Science, Technology and Industry, OECD Green growth and energy

 

Green growth and energy

Read summary: [Read Summary] [Spanish] - OECD Observer - PDF, 99kb

  • 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, Head of Business Development, Vattenfall Pan Europe, 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
  • Discussant(s): Cecilia Tortajada, Vice-President, Third World Centre for Water Management - Spaking notes [Speech available] - PDF, 47kb
  • Adam Wolfensohn, Managing Director, Wolfensohn & Company, United States

 

Financing future growth

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  • Moderator: Larry Elliott, Economics Editor, The Guardian, United Kingdom
  • Franco Bassanini, Chairman, Cassa Depositi e Prestiti, Italy - Presentation available [PDF, 533kb]
  • 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 [PDF, 21kb]
  • Alessandro Profumo, CEO, Unicredit Group, Italy
  • Discussant(s): 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?

Read summary: [Read summary ] [Spanish]- OECD Observer - PDF, 69kb

  • 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

 

Thursday 27 May 2010

 

Future of capitalism

Read summary: [Read Summary ] [Spanish] - OECD Observer - PDF, 72kb

  • 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
  • Discussant(s): 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

Read summary: [Read Summary ] [Spanish] -OECD Observer - PDF, 92kb

  • 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
  • Discussant(s): Carla Coletti, Director, Trade, Employment & Development, International Metalworkers' Federation
  • Edward F. Greene, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, United States

 

 

Special session: Jobs and growth

Read summary: [Read Summary] [Spanish] -OECD Observer - PDF, 79kb

  • Angel Gurría, Secretary-General, OECD
  • Christina Romer, Chair, Council of Economic Advisers, United States - Speaking notes [PDF, 93kb]

 

Unleashing innovation

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  • 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 [PDF, 165kb]
  • 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

 

Matching skills to jobs

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  • 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
  • Discussant(s): 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

 

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 Directorate, OECD
  • Loïc Fauchon, Chairman, World Water Council
  • 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 - Presentations [PDF, 2mb]
  • Discussant(s): 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