Venue, access and hotels

The Global Forum on Competition takes place at the OECD Conference Centre in Paris:

2, rue André Pascal
75016 Paris, France 
+33 (0)1 45 24 82 00

Further information including directions and hotels in the area is available on the Conference Centre website.

The OECD Conference Centre provides all necessary facilities, including free Wi Fi access, computers with free Internet access, a bookshop, coffee and snack bars, and a restaurant.


Forum participation is by invitation only and registration is mandatory to access the venue. If you come from a:

  • Non-OECD member economy: you will register via this link

  • OECD member country: please register through your permanent delegation in Paris.

In case your agency or organisation has not received an invitation, please contact


Please note that the OECD cannot organise a visa on your behalf but can provide you with a personalised invitation letter. To find out if you need a visa:

Financial support

No financial support is available for participants' travel to and stay in Paris.

We strongly encourage participants lacking the necessary financial resources to seek sources of funding upon receipt of this invitation letter.


To collect your badge, when you arrive at the OECD Centre, you will need to present an identity card or passport and a copy of the email confirming your registration. Badges will be delivered at the Welcome Desk as of 8.00 am.

Given the high number of participants, you should allow a minimum of 30-45 minutes for the registration. The GFC will start at 9.00 am sharp and you should plan to be seated in the room behind your plate at least 5 minutes before the start.


This conference is a paper-smart event organised in line with OECD greening policies. Only copies of the programme will be available in the meeting room. Session notes and related documents can be found on our website.

Unless explicitly requested not to do so, we will make written contributions available on this site through the different discussion pages. Participants will also be able to access Forum documentation on their personal computers through the OECD’s free WiFi access in the room.

Contributions received may be distributed through subsequent OECD publications. Accordingly, by submitting your contribution(s), you will be considered to have agreed to grant the OECD the royalty-free publication rights to reproduce your contribution(s) in whatever form and languages it may, in its sole discretion, deem appropriate, and you also will be considered to have agreed to grant the OECD the right to make editorial modifications and/or to shorten the paper without indeed changing its purpose or sense.

Working methods

Discussions will be held in the two OECD official languages (English and French), with simultaneous interpretation.

The Chairman and session Chairs  will use traffic lights to regulate the timing of interventions which should be as concise as possible to allow a maximum of participants to speak. Please respect the time limitations.

Time constraints may not permit the presentation of all written contributions. Countries who have contributed in writing will be notified in advance if they will be requested to make brief comments on specific points from their written contributions.

We will do our best to warn those concerned as soon as feasible, but the late receipt of some country contributions often delays this process. Consequently, countries may not be notified until a few days before, on the eve or on the first day of the Forum.

Please carefully check your emails on those days since this will be the only way to communicate efficiently with you. 

Seating arrangements

Participants will be seated by country/economy in French alphabetical order, followed by international organisations and representatives from business and civil society.

Given the large number of countries represented at the Forum, access to seats equipped with a microphone is limited. Each country or organisation will have a minimum of one seat with a microphone.

For large delegations, the allocation of more seats equipped with a microphone will be considered. A number of seats without a microphone will also be available at the back of the room or in the listening room.



Logistique, Participation

Practical info

Currency: Euro (€, EUR)
Electricity: 220 V, 50 Hz 
Time Zone: GMT/UTC + 1 (Central European Time)
Telephone Area Code: The international code to call France is “+ 33”. When calling from abroad, the number should be dialled without the first “0”.  When calling from France, Paris numbers always start with “01” and French cell phone numbers always start with “06”.