Media Opportunities during the OECD Week: Forum and Ministerial
» During OECD Week’s Forum and Ministerial, there will a number of news conferences and media briefings by OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría, Heads of State and Ministers, and heads of international organizations, unions, and business.
» Reflecting the themes to be discussed during the Forum and Ministerial, topics of these media events will range from the OECD’s latest economic forecasts to the skills, gender equity and open trade necessary for a jobs-rich economic recovery.
» For further information about the Forum, the Ministerial and these media events, please contact the OECD Media division on +33 1 45 24 97 00.
» As soon as media events are organised and confirmed, details are posted below.
Last updated on May 22, 2012
Tuesday 22 May
08:30-09:30 - Media briefing: Economic outlook via video conference to Tokyo OECD Centre with Randall Jones, OECD Senior Economist, Head of the Japan Desk and Satoshi Urasawa, OECD Economist - MB 2022
09:00-10:00 - Media briefing: Economic outlook via video conference to Berlin OECD Centre with Andreas Woergoetter, OECD Head of Division, Eckard Wurzel and Caroline Klein, OECD Economists - MB 4022
10:00-11:00 - Press conference: launch
of the OECD Economic Outlook
with the OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría
and Chief Economist Pier Carlo Padoan, Deputy Secretary-General and Chief Economist of the OECD - Auditorium
12:30-13:00 - TUAC press briefing: John Evans
, General Director of the Trade Union Advisory Committee; Richard Trumka
, President of the AFL-CIO; and Luc Cortebeeck
, Honorary President of the CLC - Media Centre
Wednesday 23 May
Thursday 24 May
- OECD Economic Outlook
Requests for interviews or more information on the Economic Oulook, please contact Stephen.DiBiasio@oecd.org.
- OECD Forum
For more information on the Forum or a request to interview a speaker or participant, please contact Sara.Sreberny-Mohammadi@oecd.org.
- OECD Ministerial Meeting
If you wish to interview a minister attending the Ministerial Meeting, please contact Helen.Fisher@oecd.org
Journalists will have access at all times to the Media Centre in the OECD Conference Centre and to the main hall of the OECD Conference Centre. Relevant documents will be available as well as laptop plug-ins.
WiFi Internet access
The OECD TV, radio and videoconference studios will be available to all broadcast journalists on a first come, first served basis. This includes cameras, editing facilities, ISDN lines and the necessary technicians. These facilities are available free of charge (» More about the media facilities).
Mobile phone coverage
2G and 3G mobile phone coverage via the network operator SFR Vodafone is available in the OECD Conference Centre, other operators are less well covered.
Photos of the OECD Week 2012 (Ministerial Meeting and the Forum) will be posted
as they become available on www.Flickr.com/OECD
. We invite journalists to use these images. Please include the OECD copyright and credit the photographer.