On 22nd May EPHA’s Secretary General will be in Paris to take part in OECD Forum, a three-day event that brings together around 2000 business leaders, academia and government representatives to discuss pressing issues on the international agenda. The five key themes for the 2012 OECD forum are: Indignation, Inequality, Inclusion, Integrity and Inspiration.
The Forum will host a number of high-profile speakers, such as Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, Robert Johnson, Executive Director of the Institute for New Economic Thinking, and Cherie Blair. Monika will be speaking on health and aging during a debate entitled “Growth of the Silver Economy: Networked Slippers”, as well as participating in an IdeaFactory session on skills.
At the 2011 OECD Forum…
1 940 participants from 74 countries
104 speakers: Ministers, CEOs, trade unions, international organisations, civil society representatives
13 031 views on Youtube of which 28 videos were produced during the Forum
900 000 people reached on Twitter with around 15 000 tweets
Other topics covered during the Forum include Promoting Inclusive Growth, Economic and Societal Challenges, Youth and Skills and Education
The OECD was established in 1961, with the mission to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. The organisation has 34 member countries and publishes 250 titles a year in the fields of economics and public affairs. During the forum, you can keep track of the conversation online by following @OECDLive on Twitter, or using #OECDWeek.