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Global Forum on the Knowledge Economy

Seoul, Korea, 18-19 September 2012


In its second edition, in 2012, the Global Forum on the Knowledge Economy will provide a platform for exchange and networking among governments, business and civil society groups on approaches and policies that can help develop a sustainable and inclusive future.

The Global Forum will explore the current state of economies, address key challenges for policy today and explore good policy practices at the national level as well as steps that should be taken at the international level.

The Forum is intended to be highly interactive, will be based primarily on panel discussions, and will provide ample room for networking and interaction among participants. The discussion will be informed by background material prepared by the OECD Secretariat, which will set out what we have learned about the new sources of growth, including green growth, how to better reconcile growth with employment creation and social needs, and how to draw benefits from globalisation. This material will also explore the role of policies and raise questions on areas where our understanding is still limited.

The Global Forum is an annual event, with varying themes, open to participants from OECD member countries and partners from outside the OECD membership, including participants from business and stakeholders. The Forum highlights will bring together session discussions, conclusions and related activities, and will be sent to every participant following the event.