The upgrading of workforce skills is key to the competitiveness of SMEs. In today’s business environment there is a premium on innovation that enables firms to develop new products and services, new production processes and new business models.
The OECD Tourism Committee and the Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, are pleased to announce that the 90th session of the Tourism Committee, followed by a back-to-back OECD-APEC Forum on Tourism (APEC – Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation), will be held at the Deogyusan Resort, Muju, Jeonbuk Province, Republic of Korea.
The Regional Growth Core Schönefelder Kreuz and the Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau in partnership with the OECD Local Economic and Employment Development Programme (LEED) are working on defining and collecting measurable indicators at the regional/ local level that can inform over time of transition to low-carbon economic and industrial activities.
The event will provide an overview of the concept of green innovation, the main obstacles from a private and public sector perspective, and help identify ways of overcoming them.
At the Steel Committee meeting held in Paris on 31 May – 1 June 2012, government and industry delegates from OECD and non-OECD economies discussed the recent slowdown occurring in global steel demand and prospects for the steel industry. Participants also:
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Organised in Paris on 20 March 2012, the 16th Roundtable discussed recent investment policy developments including discussions focused on investor-state dispute settlement.
Participants in this multi-stakeholder meeting were updated on the findings from interim progress reports on the implementation of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance's supplement on Tin, Tantalum and Tungsten.
This forum provided the first opportunity to introduce the finalised Gold Supplement to the OECD Due Diligence Guidance, and discuss how best to implement it and tackle the unique challenges for carrying out due diligence on gold.
On the occasion of the 41st Session of the Working Party on SMEs and Entrepreneurship (WPSMEE), the OECD and the G20 are organising a special event on SME finance.
This Forum provided a regional platform for participating countries to showcase their current reforms, and increase the subregion's visibility to international investors.