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Dear Forum Network members and readers,

Firstly I hope you're all well and in good health. 2020 has been an exceptional year, at once challenging and uncertain but also inspiring and innovative; while managing COVID-19, the worst pandemic in over 100 years, we have also seen previously unthinkable feats of government support, as well as many initiatives from the private sector, trade unions and civil society. The wholesale shift to online activities for those who were able to has meant that here on the Forum Network, we too have been adapting to an even more digital and connected world. From emergency to recovery, and from rebuilding to beyond, we have brought together – and will continue to bring – a hugely diverse range of voices from within and outside the OECD to debate and propose solutions to the issues of this crucial moment in history.

But more than this the Forum Network is designed for you, our members and readership, to have an online space to discuss and debate global policy – and for us to listen to and understand what your thoughts, feelings and concerns are. We’re continually looking for ways to improve your experience so we’ve created a quick survey to get your opinions and ideas, which only takes two minutes to complete.

We would like to know what you think about the Forum Network site: what works and what doesn’t, what you would like to see more or less of, and any general comments you might have. Just a few minutes of your time answering these questions will help us to keep bringing you the content that you want, in the way you want to see it and on the issues that matter to you the most.

Your opinions on the Forum Network are invaluable in shaping our thinking, and we look forward to hearing what you have to say! If you haven't already, we invite you to join the network for free to be kept up-to-date with all of the latest content, comment on articles and network with other users.

Meanwhile, preparations for OECD's 60th Anniversary are underway, and we will be holding more Forum Virtual Events as part of the celebrations – make sure you join us! 

Thank you in advance for your time and we wish you all the best for the rest of 2020 and 2021!

– Willemien

Willemien Bax

Head, OECD Forum, OECD

Willemien Bax is currently Head of the OECD Forum, the Organisation's largest annual public event. Ms Bax, a Dutch national, has over 20 years of experience in public affairs, working with governments, as well as non-governmental organisations and the private sector. Prior to joining the OECD, from 2001 to beginning 2010, Ms Bax worked with the European Consumers Organisation (BEUC) as Deputy Director-General where she oversaw BEUC’s public affairs and media relations strategies in a number of public policy areas ranging from transparency and governance to food, environment, health, economic and legal affairs. In 2004, she initiated a training programme financed by the European Commission, for all consumer organisations in the EU, as well as potential EU-candidate countries. The training focused on giving consumer organisations the tools to develop effective public affairs and communication strategies. In 2009, in her capacity as European Chair of the Trans Atlantic Consumer Dialogue, she contributed to debates on major international public policy issues such as financial regulation, innovation and energy efficiency.