OECD Week 2018: Paris, 28 May - 1 June

OECD Week includes:

  • OECD Forum (29-30 May)

  • Meeting of the OECD Council at Ministerial Level (30-31 May)

  • Associated meetings:

    • annual General Assemblies of Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD (BIAC) and Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD (TUAC)

    • G20/OECD trade conference

    • B20 seminar

    • informal Ministerial of Trade Ministers

    • International Economic Forum on Latin America and the Caribbean

OECD Forum 2018: 29-30 May


The OECD Forum 2018 will take place at the OECD Conference Centre in Paris, France, on 29-30 May 2018.

Building on last year’s overarching theme, Bridging Divides, Forum 2018 What Brings Us Together will focus on the core underpinnings of international co-operation: the values, aspirations, hopes, concerns, anxieties and spaces that can bring us together.

Aspirations for better jobs, health, education and opportunities transcend borders, cultures, and identities, as do values such as equity, respect, solidarity and trust. At a time when much of the discourse is centred on division and disconnection, it is salutary to remind ourselves of how much we share and what is to be gained by working together to make these aspirations a reality. 

The Forum will be an opportunity to discuss solutions to the most pressing challenges that people face, notably those that none of us can solve alone. Importantly, it will also address how international co-operation needs to be “rebooted”, to work differently in the era of digitalisation, to deliver in a more inclusive manner, to ensure that the benefits are shared more widely.

OECD Forum 2018 will be organised around 80 sessions pertaining to three cross-cutting themes

  • Inclusive Growth
  • Digitalisation
  • International Co-operation


Browse the programme
Broadening our channels : Learn, share and network
Meet the speakers
Visit the Forum website


Ministerial Council Meeting 2018: 30-31 May


The Ministerial Council Meeting (MCM) will take place at the OECD Paris Headquarters on 30-31 May 2018. The MCM will be chaired by France, with Latvia and New Zealand as Vice-Chairs.

The opening of the MCM will be preceded by the launch of the OECD Economic Outlook (public session). The Ministerial meeting will comprise both public and closed sessions. 

It will provide an opportunity to examine how international co-operation can help countries:

  • better understand the root causes of economic instabilities

  • promote standards to level the playing field

  • confront excess capacity

  • address global environmental issues

  • increase security and trust in cyberspace

  • reap the benefits of digitalisation

  • promote more integrity in financial flows and more responsible business conduct

Visit the 2017 Ministerial Council Meeting website
The 2018 MCM website will be live soon.


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