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Forecasting Symposium - agenda

Thursday 29 September 2011

9.00-10.00

Registration and refreshments

10.00 -10.15

Welcome and opening remarks

Professor Robert Lindley, (Director IER)

Session 1

Rationale, problems and pitfalls
(Session abstracts)

Chair: Professor Rob Wilson
(Speakers)

10.15-12.15

Understanding industry staffing patterns: the Occupational Employment Statistics survey and the National Employment Matrix

(Presentation)

Dixie Sommers (BLS, USA)


Rationale and uses: lessons from French PMQ (Prospective des métiers et des qualifications) exercises

(Presentation)

Tristan Klein (Département Travail, France)


Open Discussion



Closing remarks

Professor Derek Bosworth, (IER and UMIST, Manchester)

12.30-1.30

Buffet Lunch

Session 2

Methodological lessons
(Session abstracts)

Chair: Vladimir Kvetan (Cedefop)
(Speakers)

13.30-15.30

Occupational Labour Demand and Supply in Canada

(Presentation)

Nicolas Tremblay-Côté and Luke Ignaczak (HRSDC, Canada)


The FIT labour supply model for Germany

(Presentation)

Michael Kalinowski and Carsten Hänisch, Fraunhofer- -Institut für Angewandte Informationstechnik (FIT) Germany


Open Discussion



Closing remarks

Koen Hendrickx, (Bureau de Plan, Belgium)

15.30-16.00

Tea & biscuits

Session 3

Evaluation and assessment
(Session abstracts)

Chair: Peter Glover (UKCES)

(Speakers)

16.00 -18.00

Assessing the Reliability of Labour Market Forecasts

(Presentation)

Tony Meagher, (Monash, Melbourne Australia)


Evaluating & Assessing Projections

(Presentation)

Rob Wilson, (IER)


Open Discussion



Closing remarks

Ben Kriechel, (ROA, Maastricht)

7.00pm

Conference Dinner