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Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, in London on 6 November 2017

 

Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, will be in London on 6 November 2017 to attend the Confederation of British Industry Annual Conference, where he will deliver remarks at the Business debate on How to ensure globalisation is a positive force. While in London, the Secretary-General will hold bilateral meetings with several high level officials.

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Conference on engaging employers in building better local jobs and creating a more responsive skills system

 2 November 2017 London, United Kingdom



Event Overview

This conference organised jointly by the OECD, Warwick University, the Work Foundation, and the Centre for Cities will bring together stakeholders from national government departments, cities, Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) as well as business, NGOs and research institutions to discuss the key challenges facing the United Kingdom in building more and better quality jobs.

During the event, the OECD will launch a new report on Better Use of Skills in the Workplace: Why It Matters for Productivity and Local Jobs.


Programme

The conference will focus on discussing the key challenges and opportunities from Brexit and sharing local solutions as well as international lessons from OECD countries on how effective skills policies can foster productivity and inclusive growth.


Key Contents

  • Opportunities and challenges emerging from the new economic context after Brexit – opportunities for local leadership.
  • Creating high performance and productive workplaces – what works in practice?
  • Building an effective and responsive skills system.
  • Escaping low-wage work: how to improve the quality of jobs and build productive employment opportunities.


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Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, in London on 17 October 2017

 

Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, will be in London on 17 October 2017 to present the 2017 OECD Economic Survey of the United Kingdom alongside Mr. Philip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer. He will also present the OECD Development Co-operation Report Data for Development, alongside Ms. Priti Patel, Secretary of State for International Development. While in London, the Secretary-General will attend the Sodexo Quality of Life conference 2017.

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