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OECD Forum and Ministerial Meeting 2019   

Events will take place in the Media Room. The programme will be updated as individual country and other news briefings are confirmed.

Monday 20 May

10:30 Launch of Measuring Distance to the SDG Targets 2019 with OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría and Chief Statistician Martine Durand. (Read the press release)

11:00 Launch of OECD/World Bank report Fiscal Resilience to Natural Disasters with OECD Public Governance Director Marcos Bonturi and the Director of the World Bank Group’s Finance, Competitiveness and Innovation Global Practice, Alfonso Garcia Mora. (Read the press release)

16:30 Launch of the OECD SME and Entrepreneurship Outlook with Secretary-General Angel Gurría and the Director of the OECD’s Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities Lamia Kamal-Chaoui and Chief Statistician and Director of Statistics and Data Directorate Martine Durand. (Read the press release)

Tuesday 21 May

11.00 Launch of the OECD Economic Outlook with Secretary-General Angel Gurría (read the speech) and Chief Economist Laurence Boone. (Read the press release)

12.00 Economic Outlook media briefing with Chief Economist Laurence Boone.

Wednesday 22 May

10:30 OECD principles on AI - Launch in the MCM Plenary Room by OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria (read the speech) and formal adoption of the Principles by all OECD members and some partner countries (Read the press release)

11:30 Media briefing by OECD Science, Technology and Innovation Director Andrew Wyckoff and the Head of Digital Economy Policy at the OECD, Anne Carblanc.

14:00 Press briefing with Italian Finance Minister Tria (venue TBD)

15:10 (venue and time TBD) Press briefing with French Finance minister Lemaire  


Thursday 23 May

09:45 Minister of International Trade Diversification of Canada, Jim Carr, to meet media after a WTO reform meeting on the margins of the OECD ministerial meeting in Paris

Time and venue TBD - Press briefing with Brazilian Foreign Minister Araujo

14:30 Closing Ministerial Press Conference (Read the press release)


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