Media opportunities for OECD Week 2017

The OECD’s 2017 Ministerial Council Meeting will take place at its Paris headquarters on 7 and 8 June 2017, and will be preceded on 6 and 7 June by the OECD Forum. Both events form part of OECD Week 2017 which will bring together government ministers, international experts and key figures from the worlds of academia, business and civil society.

At the heart of the discussions will be the question of What divides us? What brings us together? 2016 will be remembered for a rising tide of populism, nationalism and historically low levels of trust. The 2017 Forum will place a central emphasis on the need for policies that restore the confidence of those who feel left behind, who fear the impact of globalisation, increasing migration flows, and the unprecedented speed of technological development. How can we bridge divides to build more inclusive societies?

The OECD Forum will host nearly 80 debates, presentations and other events on topics ranging from the future of work to integrating migrants; from inclusive cities to cybersecurity.

Highlights of OECD Week will include a keynote speech by Prime Minister of Denmark, Mr. Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Chair of the Ministerial Meeting, on Wednesday 7 June. It will be followed by the launch of the OECD’s twice-annual Economic Outlook. Other media events are set out below.


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A full list of briefings is available below. Last updated: 8 June 2017.

Tuesday 6 June 2017

  • 10:45 - Ageing readiness and competitiveness – Launch of a joint report by AARP and FP Analytics with participation of OECD experts. 

Wednesday 7 June 2017

  • 08:00 - 16:30 - Multilingual media briefings on Economic Outlook (under embargo until 10:30) by OECD economists as follows: 
    • 08:00 - OECD Senior Economist Randall Jones presented the Outlook (under embargo) to the Japanese press (in Japanese).
    • 09:00 - OECD Chief Economist Catherine L. Mann presented the Outlook (under embargo) to the international press (in English).
    • 09:00 - Christian Kastrop, Head of the policy studies branch of the OECD Economics Department, and Andres Fuentes, Senior economist on the Germany Desk, presented the Outlook (under embargo, in German).
    • 16:30 - Alvaro Pereira, Head of the country studies branch of the OECD Economics Department, will present the Outlook (in Spanish and Portuguese) at 16:30 p.m. (14:30 p.m. GMT). 

Thursday 8 June 2017

  • 09:00 - Services trade restrictions: Launch of new data and analysis with various trade ministers.  

  • 10:15 - Photo op: tour de table MCM

  • 14:15 - Photo op: tour de table MCM
  • 14:15 - Briefing for Italian journalists with Benedetto Della ‎Vedova, Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Italy

  • 14:45 - Closing Press conference: OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría and a high-level representative of the Danish Government will brief journalists on the outcomes of OECD Week. Watch the webcast
  • TBC - Briefing following meeting of trade ministers.

Registration and interview requests

  • Journalists must register by 2 June 2017 to attend the OECD Week.
    If you are not already registered as a journalist by the OECD, please create an account first, making sure to select 'Journalist' under Job Function and fill in all required fields.
    Once we have approved your MyOECD Press account, you will receive an invitation and must then confirm your attendance to complete the process.
    For any question, please contact

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

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