GLOBAL DEAL SIDE EVENT AT THE ANNUAL MEETINGS OF THE WORLD BANK GROUP AND IMF

Washington DC, USA, 13 October 2017 – What effect will technological change have on job creation in developing countries? What role can enhanced social dialogue and sound industrial relations play in a changing world of work?

These are the issues to be discussed at the side event “The Future of work, technology change and the Global Deal” taking place during the annual meetings of the World Bank Group (WBG) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The aim of the event is to elaborate on the implications of technological change on the world of work in developing countries and discuss how social dialogue can be an effective tool to handle the challenges and turn them in to possibilities.

Speakers include:
Magdalena Andersson, Minister for Finance, Sweden

Keith Hansen, VP for Human Development, World Bank Group

Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation

Deborah Greenfield, ILO Deputy Director-General for Policy

José Antonio Ocampo, Professor Colombia University

Natalia Brzezinski, CEO of Brilliant Minds and Symposium Stockholm, will be moderating the discussions.

The event is jointly organised by the WBG and the Global Deal and open for all participants registered to the annual meetings. The event will take place on Friday October 13th between 11:00 am-12 noon, ED’s Lounge.