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Ellen at the OECD Forum

May 16, 2012

On 22nd May Ellen 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 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 Chairman of Microsoft Europe Jan Muehlfeit. Ellen will be speaking on the circular economy during a debate entitled Social Entrepreneurship and New Economic Thinking, 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
  • 300 journalists
  • 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.

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