OECD Week 2017 - Bridging Divides, Forum and Ministerial Council Meeting 6-8 June 2017


12/05/2017 - The OECD’s 2017 Ministerial Council Meeting will take place at its Paris headquarters on 7 and 8 June 2017, and will be preceded on 6 and 7 June by the OECD Forum. Both events form OECD Week 2017 which will bring together government ministers, international experts and key figures from the worlds of academia, business and civil society. 


The central focus in this year’s discussions will be on Bridging Divides at a time when increasing populism and nationalism, low levels of trust, rapid technological development and the continued effects of the crisis are having a disrupting impact on our societies and economies.


The OECD Forum will host nearly 80 debates, presentations and other events organised around three cross-cutting themes: inclusive growth, digitalisation and trust and will highlight the importance of continuing to develop more integrated and inclusive economies. 


Highlights of OECD Week will include a keynote speech by Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Prime Minister of Denmark, Chair the Ministerial Meeting, on Wednesday 7 June. It will be followed by the launch of the OECD’s twice-annual Economic Outlook. Other media events are set out below. 


OECD Week Media Events (please check for updates)


Tuesday, 6 June


11.00  Ageing readiness and competitiveness – Launch of new report by American Association of Retired Persons with participation of OECD experts.


Wednesday, 7 June



08:30: Multilingual media briefings on Economic Outlook (under embargo) by OECD economists. More information to follow.


10:00: Keynote speech by Prime Minister of Denmark, Mr. Lars Løkke Rasmussen


10.30: Launch of OECD Economic Outlook with Secretary-General Angel Gurría and Chief Economist, Catherine L. Mann


11:00:  Stocktaking on globalisation: Opportunities and challenges of economic integration (a high-level panel including Mr Gurría and Danish Foreign Affairs Minister Anders Samuelsen)


13:55:  Ministerial Meeting (MCM) Family Photo


14:10 : Photo opportunity: Tour de Table MCM


16 :15 : Photo op: Tour de Table MCM


18.00 : Signing by more than 60 countries of the Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) .


Thursday, 8 June



09: 00 Services trade restrictions:  Launch of new data and analysis with  various trade ministers. 


10:15 : Photo op: Tour de Table MCM


14:15 : Photo op: Tour de Table MCM


16:00: Closing Press conference: OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría and a high-level representative of the Danish government will brief journalists on the outcomes of OECD Week


TBC – Briefing following meeting of trade ministers


Journalists wishing to attend OECD Week should register at providing name, media, job title and national press card number - Media  must register by 6 June.


A full list of briefings is available at:

(to be updated regularly).

For further information contact the OECD Media Office (; tel. +33 1 4524 9700).


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