Sunday, September 12, 2010

15:00 Conference registration opens (Location: next to hotel check-in desks). Note: All participants need to pick up their badges to access the opening reception and conference (Photo I.D. required).
19:00 Welcome reception and buffet hosted by the Norwegian Government at 34 Sky Bar, 34th floor of the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel

Monday, September 13, 2010

7:30 Conference registration opens (Location: next to hotel check-in desks). Last opportunity to receive a conference badge.
8:45 All conference participants are seated
8:55 – 9:00 Conference Video
9:00–10:30 Opening by Prime Minister of Norway Jens Stoltenberg, introductory remarks by IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn and ILO Director-General Juan Somavia, and roundtable discussion with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, Prime Minister Jose Rodriguez Zapatero of Spain, and Prime Minister George Papandreou of Greece.

The Leaders Dialogue will frame the subsequent discussions and address possible long-term and short-term responses to the current employment crisis.

10:30 – 10:45 Coffee Break

Roundtable I: Labor Market Policy Responses to the Global Economic Crisis

Chair: Dominique Strauss-Kahn, IMF Managing Director

Confirmed Lead Speakers:
Introductory Remarks by Christine Lagarde, Finance Minister of France; Ralf Brauksiepe, Parliamentary State Secretary of the Labor Ministry in Germany; Michael Sommer, President of DGB/President of ITUC; Kemal Dervis, Vice President of the Brookings Institute; Stephen Nickell, Professor of Economics, Nuffield College, Oxford University; Gong Sen, Deputy Director, Development Research Council of China; John Bernander, Director General NHO, Norway.

Moderator: Katty Kay, BBC

The roundtable will address the human and social costs of the recent financial and economic crisis, and explore the appropriate policy responses to the employment crisis and how to ease the burden of joblessness.

12:15–14:15 Working Lunch – Breakout Sessions Organized Around Tables with Discussion Leaders with opening remarks by László Andor, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion

Working Lunch Discussion (pdf)
Table 1 Chair BHATTACHARYA (pdf)
Table 2 Chair BORRELL (pdf)
Table 3 Chair HARRISON (pdf)
Table 4 Chair VOIPIO (pdf)
Table 5 Chair GOBBI (pdf)
Table 6 Chair HIRSCH (pdf)
Table 7 Chair NKHULU (pdf)
Table 8 Chair PILLAI (pdf)
Table 9 Chair RODRIGUES (pdf)
Table 10 Chair JACOB (pdf)
Table 11 Chair HVEEM (pdf)

12:45–13:30 Press Conference – Prime Minister Stoltenberg to host, with Managing Director Strauss-Kahn, Director-General Somavia, Prime Minister Papandreou; Minister Lagarde, and President Johnson Sirleaf (invited).

Roundtable II: Sustainable Employment and Equitable Growth during the Recovery

Chair: Juan Somavia, ILO Director-General

Confirmed Lead Speakers:
Iain Duncan Smith, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, United Kingdom; Hanne Bjurstrom, Minister of Labour of Norway; Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, ITUC; Susana Ackum, State Secretary, Finance Ministry of Sweden; Carlos Tomada, Minister of Labour and Social Security, Argentina; Michael Stein, Senior Vice President and Director Collective Bargaining, Deutsche Bank AG, Germany; and Deepak Nayyar, Professor of Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.

Moderator: Katty Kay, BBC

The roundtable will focus on innovative strategies to foster employment growth, make markets work for people, and strengthen social cohesion.

16:00 – 16:15 Coffee Break
16:15–17:00 Closing Plenary with Finance Minister Sigbjørn Johnsen of Norway, IMF Managing Director Strauss-Kahn, ILO Director-General Somavia, and Roar Flåthen, President of the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions.