Investing in the Future: People, Planet, Prosperity




Forum Newsletter 2015 Forum poster image

Forum 2015 will take place on 2-3 June 2015 during the annual OECD Week, at the OECD Conference Centre, Paris, France.

Held in Paris every year to coincide with the main annual OECD Ministerial, the Forum is a key moment for discussion on the major issues on the international agenda.
Forum 2015 will be organised around 5 themes:

  • Unlocking Investment
  • Addressing Inequality
  • Innovation
  • The Transition to the Low Carbon Economy
  • Sustainable Development Goals

In 2014, there were

  • 1,900 participants from 70 countries
  • 200 speakers, among which Ministers, CEOs, trade unions, international organisations, civil society representatives and academia
  • 200 journalists from 25 countries




Investing in the future: People, Planet, Prosperity

Forum and Ministerial Council Meeting

2 – 4 June 2014

The 2015 Ministerial Council Meeting (MCM) will take place at the OECD Paris Headquarters on 3 and 4 June 2015, and will be preceded on 2 and 3 June by the OECD Forum.

Both events form part of OECD Week 2015 and will bring together government ministers, international experts, and key figures from the worlds of academia, business and civil society.

Participants will look at how to reinforce economic growth, ensuring that it is not only strong and sustainable, but also inclusive and green, creates jobs and tackles inequality.

Themes addressed will include investment and innovation, trade and improving the business environment.

Participants will also discuss how the OECD can actively support the post-2015 development agenda while helping governments address global challenges such as water management and climate change ahead of COP21.


The Netherlands will chair the Ministerial meeting. Prime Minister Mark Rutte will make a keynote address on the morning of 3 June followed by a dialogue with Ministers from France, Czech Republic and Korea. 

Later that day the OECD will launch its twice-annual Economic Outlook. Other media events are set out below. 

The OECD will also host a series of B20 and G20 meetings in the margins of OECD Week.

The B20 infrastructure and investment and trade taskforces and the anti-corruption working group will meet to push forward the development of recommendations to G20 governments.