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Czech Republic and OECD – 25 years

December 8, 2020, 9:30 – 13:00, this event will take place on Webex

The aim of this virtual conference is to mark the 25th Anniversary of the Czech Republic´s entry in the OECD. It will highlight the most important moments of the accession process of the Czech Republic as well as 25 years of membership of the Czech Republic in the one of the most influential economic organisations in the world. The conference will be also the occasion to launch a booklet summarizing the Czech Republic’s membership in the OECD.


The conference will also offer an opportunity for the discussion on the future role of the OECD, the Czech Republic’s contribution and on main challenges for the OECD and its Members such as impacts of the current pandemic crisis.

The Conference will start at 9:30 with opening remarks by Prime Minister Andrej Babiš, Secretary General of the OECD Ángel Gurría and Minister of Foreign Affairs Tomáš Petříček.

The event will be moderated by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Martin Tlapa

Preliminary programme and speakers:

1st panel: Czech Republic and OECD – past 25 years

10:00 – 11:20


 Vladimír Dlouhý, President of Chamber of Commerce of the Czech Republic, former Minister of Industry and Trade

 Andreas Wörgötter, former Head of Division, Country Studies Branch, OECD Economics Department

 Jacob Aharon Frenkel, Chairman of JPMorgan Chase International, former Governor of the Bank of Israel

 Miroslav Singer, Chief Economist of Generali CEE Holding, former Governor of the Czech National Bank

2nd panel: Czech Republic and OECD: next 25 years for better future

11:35 – 13:00


 Vladimír Dlouhý, President of Chamber of Commerce of the Czech Republic, former Minister of Industry and Trade

 Ingrid Brocková, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic

 Andreas Schleicher, Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills, OECD

 Ladislav Miko, Head of the European Commission's Representation in Slovakia


The event will be available through the following link on Webex


Meeting number (access code): 174 761 8983 Meeting password: 1234

and broadcasted live on


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