What is the OECD Forum?

The OECD Forum was created in 2000 to discuss the key economic and social challenges on the international agenda.

It is an important part of the annual OECD Week that also features the OECD main Ministerial meeting.

This 2-day public engagement event gathers high-level government representatives, CEOs, leaders from civil society and trade unions as well as prominent members of academia and media.

When and where is the OECD Week 2019?

The OECD Forum 2019 took place on 20-21 May, with the Ministerial Meeting taking place on 22-23 May, at the OECD Conference Centre, Paris, France, during OECD Week.

Voices of the Forum: Shaping the debate

Why attend?

This event is an opportunity for you to engage with policy-shapers and influencers from across all sectors of society and:

  • network, exchange experiences, discuss initiatives and create solutions

  • contribute your knowledge and expertise to critical thinking on global policy trends

  • demonstrate your leadership, commitment and elevate your profile

Forum 2019: World in EMotion

Shifting politics, globalisation, digitalisation, ageing populations – the speed at which these changes are developing and the breadth of their impact are testing the resilience of our social fabric, calling for a deeper reflection on the set of human values, ethics and aspirations that bind us together, as well as the type of society in which we want to live. While these changes may create new opportunities for some, they are a frightening prospect for others. The Forum reflected on what needs to happen to ensure such changes and opportunities bring us together, rather than divide us.

In 2019, the Forum also celebrated its 20th anniversary, which was an opportunity to draw inspiration, from both past and present, for the future by reflecting on how a multistakeholder platform for dialogue can help bring about collective solutions to the economic, social, political and environmental challenges we all face today.

Read more about this year's Forum themes.

Become our partner

  • Connect, reflect and exchange on key issues of the international agenda

  • Bring your perspectives & contributions to the discussion 

  • Benefit from exposure to different audiences and global media coverage