Media opportunities for OECD Week 2018

The 2018 OECD Forum and OECD Ministerial Council Meeting will take place at the Organisation’s Paris headquarters on 29-31 May. The events form part of OECD Week 2018 and will bring together government ministers, international experts and key figures from the worlds of academia, business and civil society.

Following a 2017 Forum and Ministerial which explored the fragmenting of our societies, participants at the 2018 Forum reflected on "What Brings Us Together", and how we can find common purpose and solutions to bridge social divides.

Shaping policy in a 'post-truth' world and identifying opportunities for deeper civic engagement will be at the heart of the discussions which will focus on addressing three interconnected issues: international co-operation, inclusive growth and digitalisation. 

France will chair the Ministerial meeting on the theme of "Reshaping the foundations of multilateralism", with New Zealand and Latvia as vice-chairs. French President Emmanuel Macron delivered an opening speech in the afternoon of 30 May. Earlier in the day the OECD launched its Economic Outlook.

Other meetings to be hosted at the OECD during the week include a B20 seminar on business and G20 priorities, a G20/OECD meeting on trade, an informal meeting of trade ministers and the annual general assemblies of the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD (BIAC) and Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD (TUAC).

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Last updated: 30 May 2018

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Thursday 24 May 2018

Tuesday 29 May 2018

  • 09.30: Peru to sign Anti-Bribery Convention. Secretary-General Angel Gurría and Peruvian Economy Minister David Tuesta. Hall of Château.

  • 09.45-10.10: OECD iLibrary demonstration

  • 10.45: Media launch of the OECD Inclusive Growth Policy Framework. Roundtable with Gabriela Ramos, OECD Chief of Staff and Sherpa to the G20. Contact to RSVP
  • 12.00-12.45: Airbnb announcement - Press briefing on tackling mass tourism and promoting sustainable travel with Airbnb Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer Nathan Blecharczyk

  • 16.30-16.50: OECD iLibrary demonstration

  • 17.00: French Sports Minister Laura Flessel, Organising Global Sporting Events, OECD Recommendations

Wednesday 30 May 2018

  • 08.00-09.00: Japanese briefing on Economic Outlook with Randall Jones, head of Japan/Korea Desks (under embargo)

  • 09.30-10.15: Economic Outlook briefing with Acting Chief Economist Álvaro S. Pereira (under embargo)

  • 10.30-11.00: Forum presentation of the OECD Economic Outlook. Angel Gurría and Acting Chief Economist Álvaro S. Pereira

  • 15.00: Opening speech of OECD Ministerial by French President Emmanuel Macron

  • 15.45: Photo Pool at the start of trilateral meeting between EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström, German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier and French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire. Accredited photographers to meet in Media Room at 15.30

  • 16.15: Press Briefing with German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire and EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström following their meeting

  • 17.00: Latin American briefing on Economic Outlook with Acting Chief Economist Álvaro S. Pereira and Desk economists (in Spanish and Portuguese)


Thursday 31 May 2018

  • 10.00-10.40: Briefing for Polish press with Minister for Foreign Affairs Jacek Czaputowicz

  • 14.00-15.00: Press briefing for Chilean press with Minister of Finance Felipe Larrain

  • 16.00: Signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding of Thailand Country Programme. Salle G

  • 16.30: Announcement of expansion of OECD-South Africa cooperation. Secretary General Angel Gurría and South African Finance Minister Nhlanhla Musa Nene. Salle E 

  • 18.00: Final press conference with OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría

  • Time TBC: Briefing with Mexico’s Minister of Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo
  • 19.00: Signing ceremony on the establishment of an OECD Istanbul Centre. Secretary General Angel Gurría and Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci. Salle G

Registration and interview requests

  • Journalists must register by 25 May 2018 to attend the OECD Week.
    To register for OECD Week, journalists should email with name, media, job title and national press card number.

  • For further information contact the OECD Media Office: +33 1 45 24 97 00.


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