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March 8

Innovative Urban Financing can help cities to grow green and generate jobs

 


Media Contacts

OECD, Matthias Rumpf, Matthias.Rumpf@oecd.org

C40 Cities and Bloomberg Philanthropies, Mike Marinello, mmarinello@c40.com

City of Chicago, Tom Alexander, Tom.Alexander@cityofchicago.org

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Peter True, Peter.W.True@hud.gov

 


Media Registration

Journalists who wish to attend any of our events are invited to register via email to Lillian.Grabill@oecd.org

 


Media Program/ Events open to press

 

March 8 – OECD Roundtable of Mayors and Ministers

Chicago Cultural Center, 78 East Washington St, Chicago

 

09:00-09:30am Opening Remarks

(Chicago Cultural Center, GAR Hall, 2nd floor)

  • Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York and Chairman of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group
  • Shaun Donovan, US Secretary for Housing and Urban Development
  • Rahm Emanuel, Mayor of Chicago
  • Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD

 

11:00-11:30am News conference

(Chicago Cultural Center, Claudia Cassidy Theater, 2nd Floor / Webcast)

  • Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York and Chairman of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group
  • Shaun Donovan, US Secretary for Housing and Urban Development
  • Rahm Emanuel, Mayor of Chicago
  • Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD

 

1:00-2:30pm Luncheon Honoring International Women’s Day and launch of the OECD Gender Data Browser

(Chicago Cultural Center Preston Bradley Hall, 3rd Floor)

  • MarySue Barrett, President of the Metropolitan Planning Council
  • Kim Campbell, Former Prime Minister of Canada
  • Rahm Emanuel, Mayor of Chicago
  • Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD
  • Karen Kornbluh, U.S. Ambassaor to the OECD


March 9 – OECD Review of the Chicago Metropolitan Region

Hilton Chicago, 720 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago

 

9:30-10:30am Presentation of the OECD Territorial Review of the Chicago Tri-State Metro Region

(Hilton Chicago)

  • Matthew Erskine, Acting Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD
  • Karen Kornbluh, U.S. Ambassador to the OECD
  • James R. Thompson, Former Governor of Illinois

With contributions from:

  • Robert Doyle, Lord Mayor of Melbourne, Australia
  • Dan Hasler, Indiana’s Secretary of Commerce
  • Sir Richard Leese, Leader of the Council, Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Pat Quinn, Governor of Illinois

 

11:00-11:30am News conference

(Hilton Chicago, Joliet Room)

  • Matthew Erskine, Acting Assistant Secretary USDOC EDA
  • Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD
  • Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County Board President
  • James R. Thompson, former Governor of Illinois

 

12:00-2:00pm Combating Global Headwinds: The OECD Perspective

(Hilton Chicago, Waldorf Room)

Address by Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, on the OECD’s current perspectives on the global economy.

 

 

 

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