OECD Week 2011: Practical information for journalists



In the context of the OECD Week, journalists wishing to register for the OECD Forum and Ministerial meeting should send their name, medium, employer and national press number to A valid press card will be required on arrival at the OECD Conference Centre.

News conferences and briefings


The news conferences will be streamed by webcast.



Thursday 26th May at 11:30:

Final press conference's webcastwith OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria and US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

» National media briefings.
As soon as they are organised and confirmed, details will be posted below.

Tuesday 24 May

  • 10:00 - information. OECD Forum 
  • 11:25 - Slovenia: national briefing with Slovenian President Danilo Türk
  • 12:30 - Media briefing on the information with Martine Durand, OECD Chief Statistician and Anthony Gooch, Director of Public Affairs and Communications
  • 12:30 - Launch of a new report Exiting from the crisis: Models for more equitable and sustainable growth with Richard Trumka, President of TUAC (Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD) and President of the US’s AFL-CIO; Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the ITUC (International Trade Union Confederation); Ken Georgetti, General Secretary of the Canadian Labour Congress; and Sandra Polaski, Deputy Undersecretary US Department of Labour (TBC).  Auditorium
  • 14:30 - anti-bribery convention presented by Huguette Labelle, Chair of Transparency International
  • 16:00 - Food price volatility with Paul Collier, author of The Bottom Billion, and Ken Ash, OECD Director of Trade and Agriculture
  • 18:30 - Iceland: national briefing with Icelandic Minister of Finance Steingrímur J. Sigfússon
  • 19:00 - World Trade and the Doha Round: Peter Sutherland, co-chair of the Group, and co-author Richard Baldwin will highlight the critical state of the Doha Round, the factors that have led up to this and the significant costs of failure. Lord Green, UK Minister of State for Trade and Investment will also comment on the report

Wednesday 25 May

Thursday 26 May

  • 10:00 - Mexico: national briefing
  • 11:30 - Final press conference's webcastwith OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria and US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton of the news conference with OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría and US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Auditorium
  • 13:30 - Switzerland: national briefing with Federal Councillor Johann Schneider-Ammann and State Secretary Marie-Gabrielle Ineichen-Fleisch
  • 15:00 - Japan: national briefing

This schedule will be updated on an ongoing basis.
Last updated on May 26, 2011

Interview requests

  • OECD Economic Outlook
    Requests for interviews or more information on the Economic Oulook, please contact

  • OECD Forum
    For more information on the Forum or a request to interview a speaker or participant, please contact

  • OECD Ministerial Meeting
    If you wish to interview a minister attending the Ministerial Meeting, please contact

Media facilities


Media Centre

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

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.


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