On October 28 and 29, member organizations celebrated the annual Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD (BIAC) Business Day at the OECD headquarters in Paris. Business Day is the traditional reunion of the BIAC business community, featuring several speakers from the OECD leadership and the BIAC policy groups, including Rick Johnston (Citigroup), chair of USCIB’s Trade and Investment Committee and executive board vice chair of BIAC.
OECD Chief Economist Catherine L. Mann and Chief Statistician Martine Durand spoke about the global economic outlook and the concept of well-being in our societies. OECD Secretary General Angel Gurria gave an account of current OECD priorities, including the importance of an enabling investment and regulatory environment.
“Across the presentations on investment, trade, international taxation, environment, innovation, regulatory policy and health, it was clear that the private sector’s engagement is key for more sustainable growth and productivity,” said Bernard Welschke, secretary general of BIAC. “We take this Business Day and the good feedback from the OECD and participants as an encouragement for the many activities ahead.”
USCIB members that attended BIAC Business Day included Arkema Group, Deloitte, Exxon Mobil, Johnson Controls, McDonald’s, Qualcomm and many more.