Held in Paris each May to coincide with the annual OECD Ministerial Council Meeting, the OECD Forum has emerged as a major international stakeholder summit. Leaders from all sectors of civil society gather to debate the most pressing social and economic challenges confronting society. Together with current and former heads of state and government, Nobel Prize winners, top CEOs, leaders of key non governmental organisations and trade unions, and prominent members of academia and media ... YOU TOO can play your part in helping shape responses to global challenges.
The big question at this year’s OECD Forum is
‘what is the greatest challenge we face today – jobs, inequality, economic growth?’
Over the course of two days, panels discussed Promoting Inclusive Growth, Rebuilding Trust in economic and social interactions, Fostering sustainability and Inequality.
Tuesday 28 May
10:00-12:00 Three Parallel Sessions
- The 21st Century Production Revolution
- What’s Up with Banks?
- SMEs – Backbone of the Economy
Lunch Time Debates
13:45 – 15:15 Three Parallel Sessions
- The Asian Century
- The Unemployees
- Old Politics, New Politics
15:15 – 16:45 Three Parallel Sessions
- Austerity vs Growth: A False Dilemma
- The New Societal Contract
- From School to Work
17:00-18:30 Two Parallel Sessions
- Trade in Value Added: The World Factory
- Out with the Old, In with the New
18:30 Reception and Video Competition Award - See one of he videos below.
Wednesday 29 May
9:00 – 10:30 Three Parallel Sessions
- Addressing Inequalities for a More Inclusive Society (follow @Wikiprogress live tweeting)
- Too Big to Pay Tax?
- Women of Influence (follow @Wikigender live tweeting)
10:30-11:00 – Keynote Address by Ministerial Council Meeting
11:00 – 11:40 – Presentation of the Economic Outlook
11:45 – 13:00 – Economic Outlook Debate – Growth and Jobs
Lunch Time Debates
15:00 – 16:30 Two Parallel Sessions
- The African Renaissance
- The Enterprising State
16:30 – 17:00 – Forum Closing Session
See the full list of 100 plus speakers, here.
A great deal was packed into the two days so we hope this article helps you to identify your areas of interest and navigate your way through the different sessions.
We hope you enjoy finding out about the 2013 OECD Forum
Before you go check out this video on the OECD's Better Life Index!
The Wikiprogress Team