Practical information for journalists



In the context of OECD Week, journalists are invited to register for the Ministerial Meeting and/or the OECD Forum. A valid press card will be required on arrival at the OECD Conference Centre.


Online registration is now closed.
Please register when you arrive at the OECD Conference Centre welcome desk.


News conferences and briefings

Please include the OECD Forum logo in any articles, blogs, websites, videos or other media you publish. Download the format you need.

>> All Forum sessions will be open to journalists (see the Forum programme). 

>> Press briefings with Forum speakers normally take place in the Media Centre immediately after their panels unless otherwise scheduled. 

>> National media briefings will be organised. Details will be posted below as soon as they are confirmed.


The schedule will be updated on an ongoing basis.
Last updated on June 25, 2009.


Tuesday 23 June

  • 09:45 - Press Briefing with Korean Prime Minister Han Seung-soo. Media Centre.
  • 11:15 - Press Briefing by TUAC (Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD). Media Centre.
  • 11:45 - Release of the report OECD Pensions at a Glance during Forum session on Sustainable pension systems. CC9.
  • 13:15 - Press Briefing on pensions with OECD experts. Media Centre.
  • 14:00 - Press Briefing by Transparency International to present OECD anti-corruption progress report. Media Centre.
  • 15:30 - Release of a new unemployment projection for 2010 for the 30 countries that make up the "OECD area" during Forum Session on Weathering the jobs crisis. CC5.

Wednesday 24 June

  • 09:00 - Briefing on OECD Economic Outlook. Videolink with OECD Tokyo Centre. Studio.
  • 09:45 - Briefing on OECD Economic Outlook. Videolink with OECD Berlin Centre. Studio.
  • 10:30 - News conference to launch the OECD's Economic Outlook with OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría and Acting Chief Economist Jorgen Elmeskov. They presented the Organisation’s latest analysis and growth projections for world’s major economies. CC5.
  • 13:30 - Press Briefing on investment trends and protectionism. Media Centre.
  • 14:30 - Photo opportunity for the ministerial meeting. CC15. 
  • 17:00 - Briefing on OECD Economic Outlook. Videolink with OECD Mexico Centre. Studio.

Thursday 25 June

  • 08:45 - Tour de table with ministers. CC15
  • 09:00 - Photo opportunity for the ministerial meeting. CC15. 
  • 09:00 - Briefing on Japan's measures to address the crisis (in English) with Kazuo Kodama, Press Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan. CC1.
  • 11:30 - Press Briefing with Chilean Finance Minister Andrés Velasco. CC1.
  • 13:15 - Press Briefing with United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk. CC1.
  • 13:45 - Press Briefing with Greek Deputy Minister of Economy and Finance Athanassios Bouras. CC1.
  • 14:00 - Japanese Briefing with State Secretary for Foreign Affairs Shintaro Ito. CC1.
  • 14:00 - Closing news conference of the ministerial meeting with Han Seung-soo, Korean Prime Minister and Chair of the ministerial meeting, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría, Antonio Armellini, Italy's Ambassador to the OECD, and Ulrik Knudsen, Danish Minister of Strategic Development, to present the conclusions of the ministerial meeting. Auditorium.
  • 18:00 - Press conference with Australian Trade Minister Simon Crean and WTO Director-General Pascal Lamy. Australian Embassy, 4, rue Jean Rey, Paris 15. Contact Richard Ogier at Embassy - or tel. 33 1 40 59 33 69 or mob. 33 6 85 41 15 86.

Interview requests

If you wish to interview a minister attending the ministerial meeting, a Forum speaker or an OECD expert, we can assist you. Please consult our contact list.


Media facilities


Media Centre

Journalists will have access at all times to the Media Centre (Room CC1) in the OECD Conference Centre and to the main hall of the OECD Conference Centre. Relevant documents will be available there as well as laptop plug-ins.



WiFi Internet access

WiFi Internet access is available throughout the OECD Conference Centre. The WiFi network name (SSID) is HotspotOECD. To access the Internet, first open your browser and click on “CONNECT” whereby you agree to the OECD Hotspot terms of use (displayed following CONNECT).  A more detailed description is available in the Cybercafé and the Media Centre.


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 Ministerial Meeting and the Forum will be posted as they become available. We invite journalists to use these images. Please include the OECD copyright and credit the photographer.


Please include the OECD Forum logo in any articles, blogs, websites, videos or other media you publish.


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