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  • Events | 29 March, 2009 (16:32)

    OECD Secretary-General To Speak On Global Economy

    We are honored to host Angel Gurría, the Secretary-General of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, during his trip to Beijing to launch new OECD reports on China. Secretary-General Gurría will speak on China, the global economy and the economic crisis.

    Accompanying him are the authors of three reports on China — an investment review, rural policy review, and regulatory reform review. They will also be available for questions, as will the OECD’s China economist, Richard Herd.

    Time/Date: Friday, March 20 at 1:00 pm
    Location: European Union, Delegation of the European Commission to China, 15 Dongzhimenwai St, Sanlitun
    欧洲联盟欧洲委员会驻华代表团, 北京市朝阳区三里屯东直门外大街15号
    Tel: 8454 8000
    Map: http://www.delchn.ec.europa.eu/download/map-of-delegation.jpg

    **RSVP is necessary for ALL attendees for security clearance, to book your place and so the OECD can prepare enough copies of reports**

    Entrance: Free to members; 50 rmb on the door to non-members. **Bring passports and FCCC membership cards**

    The OECD also invites FCCC members to two press conferences on Saturday, March 21.

    From 9:00-10:00 am, Secretary-General Gurría and Su Ning, vice governor of the Bank of China, will speak at the Marriot Hotel at 83 Jianguo Road

    From 3:00-4:00 pm, Secretary-General Gurría and Han Jun, director general of the Research Department of Rural Economy at the Development Research Center of the State Council, will speak at the Diaoyutai Hotel, 49 Sanlihe Road.

    About the speakers:

    Angel Gurría has served as OECD Secretary-General since June 2006. He served as Mexico’s Minister of Foreign Affairs from December 1994 to January 1998, and Minister of Finance and Public Credit from January 1998 to December 2000. He has promoted the OECD’s role as a “hub” for global dialogue and debate on economic policy issues, and has strengthened links with the major emerging economies – Brazil, China, India, Indonesia and South Africa.

    Nick Malyshev is the senior economist in the OECD’s Regulatory Policy Division in the Directorate for Public Governance and Territorial Development. He is author of the review of regulatory policy in China, which focuses on the overall economic context for regulatory reform, the government’s capacity to put in place high-quality regulation and the regulatory framework of public service delivery. Mr. Malyshev previously worked at pharmaceuticals maker GlaxoSmithKline as a financial analyst and as a securities trader at Wall Street West.

    Andrez Kwiecinski is a Senior Agricultural Policy Analyst in the Development Division of the OECD’s Trade and Agriculture Directorate. He concentrates on agriculture’s restructuring and agricultural policy reform in the transition from a centrally planned to market-oriented economy in Eastern Europe, China and Israel.

    Ken Davies is Head of Global Relations in the Investment Division of the OECD’s Financial and Enterprise Affairs Directorate, in charge of engagement with Brazil, China, India, Indonesia and South Africa on investment policies. Before joining the OECD, Ken was Chief Economist for Asia and Bureau Chief at the Asia headquarters in Hong Kong, China of the Economist Intelligence Unit.