The New World Forum

The New World Forum builds upon the success of the "New World Colloquium" initiated in 2009 by the French government and a visionary team of leading economists.


The Forum emerged onto the international stage as a significant political, economic, and financial annual meeting. It gathers political, economic, and corporate leaders to openly and honestly debate the fundamental issues that define the realities of those who govern.


For its 6th edition, the New Word Forum will be held at the OECD Headquarters in Paris on October 7-8, 2014.

Message from the Chairman

An annual event since 2009, this year, the New World Forum will once again be looking at the latest economic, social and political trends.


Taking place in October and for the second consecutive year at the headquarters of the OECD – a partner of the Forum – in Paris, it will bring together first-rate international experts to discuss five key topics put forward by the members of its Strategic Council.


The first issue is the future of work. Given that the cost of labor is often at the heart of economic debates, it seems wise to give some thought to the forms it takes and the position it will occupy in future society. Should full-time employment not remain the number one priority in a democracy?


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The Programme

10:00 - 11:00 Opening Session

11:00 - 12:45 Plenary Session 1 The Future of Work

14:15 - 16:00 Plenary session 2 The End of Innovation?

16:15 - 18:00 Plenary session 3 What Europe for the Generations to come?

10:15 - 12:30 Plenary session 4 Where are the New Emerging Areas?

14:15 - 15:45 Plenary session 5 Africa: the Future is now

16:00 - 17:00 Plenary session 6 Should Economic Policies Pursue Other Objectives?

17:00 - 17:30 Closing Session

The Strategic Council

The mandate of the Strategic Council, chaired by Jean-Paul Fitoussi, is to identify and put forward the main themes and focus points of the programme of the Annual Meeting of the New World Forum.

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Jean-Claude Trichet


Robert Skidelsky


Edmund Phelps

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Jean-Paul Fitoussi


Gérard Mestrallet


Gabriela Ramos

Gabriela RAMOS