OECD Week 2012: Practical information for journalists


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 Chief Economist - 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
  • 14:00-14:30 - Gender Initiative: OECD Secretary-General Angel GurríaMichelle Bachelet, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women; the OECD’s Business and Industry Advisory Committee, the American Chamber of Commerce, and Monika Queisser from OECD Employment, Labour and Social Affairs - Media Centre
  • 15:00-15:30 - Media briefing for Better Life Initiative (BLI): OECD Director of Public Affairs and Communication OECD Director of Public Affairs and Communication Anthony Gooch and OECD Director of Statistics Directorate OECD Director of Statistics Martine Durand - Media Centre

Wednesday 23 May

Thursday 24 May

  • 09:15 - Photo op/tour de table of the Ministerial Day Two
  • 09:20-09:30 - Short media briefing: Philipp Rösler, German Federal Minister of Economics and Technology - Media Centre
  • 10:00-11:00 - Inclusive growth press briefing: Chief Economist Chief Economist and Otaviano Canuto, Vice President and Head, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network, The World Bank - Media Centre
  • 12:30 -13:30Press briefing: Chilean Minister of Finance Felipe Larraín - Media Centre
  • 14:30/15:00-15:30 - Closing Ministerial meeting press conference: OECD Secretary-General Secretary-General & Chairs TurkeyChile and Poland - Media Centre

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 OECD Week 2012 (Ministerial Meeting and the Forum) will be posted as they become available on . We invite journalists to use these images. Please include the OECD copyright and credit the photographer.


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