Annual Meetings Registration and Accreditation

Annual Meetings Badges Available Beginning October 14, 2019

The Registration Office is open for badge pickup daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., from October 14-20, 2019.

Attendance to the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund (IMF) Annual Meetings is by invitation only. All participants must be accredited in advance of the Meetings. To facilitate accreditation and registration, the participants are divided into different categories, described below. Please determine your registration category and submit your registration request accordingly.

Please note that an onsite Registration Desk operates for issuance of participant badges to those who are already accredited. Facilities for onsite accreditation are very limited and onsite accreditation is not guaranteed. Please plan your attendance at the Annual Meetings events in advance.

Participants are strongly encouraged to register as soon as possible to avoid delays.

Delegates

Delegates are governmental officials of the member countries of the World Bank Group and IMF. Delegates are registered through the Bank and IMF Offices of Executive Directors. If you have any questions about Delegate registration, please forward your inquiries to delegateregistration@worldbank.org or meetingsregistration@imf.org.

Observers

Observer registration is now open. Observers to the 2019 Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund Washington, D.C. consist of (i) representatives of organizations invited to attend or participate in meetings of the joint Development Committee (DC) and the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and (ii) representatives of organizations invited to the 2018 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group Bali Nusa Dua, Indonesia. The Executive Boards of the World Bank Group and the IMF have approved that organizations invited to the 2018 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group Bali Nusa Dua, Indonesia as observers also be invited as observers to the 2019 Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund Washington, D.C.. If you have any questions about Observer registration, please forward your inquiry to observerregistration@worldbank.org.

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Civil Society Representatives

As in previous years, the World Bank Group and the IMF will host the Civil Society Policy Forum (CSPF) ahead of the official 2019 Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund Washington, D.C.. The CSPF provides an open space for Civil Society organizations (CSOs) to dialogue and exchange views with World Bank Group and IMF staff, their peers, government delegations, and other stakeholders on a wide range of topics. The CSPF will convene in Washington, DC Tuesday, October 15 to Friday, October 18.

All CSO representatives interested in participating in the CSPF must obtain individual accreditation. This accreditation will also provide access to all the open events of the 2019 Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund Washington, D.C.. For purposes of registration, CSOs include non-governmental organizations, community groups, labor unions, indigenous peoples movements, faith-based organizations, professional associations, foundations, think tanks, charitable organizations, and other not-for-profit organizations. All other participants - such as representatives from the private sector, academia or governmental bodies - must apply for accreditation through the "Guests" or other relevant registration category.

The online registration system for civil society registration is open now and close on September 20, 2019. The registration process could take up to three weeks and no new registration requests will be accepted after this deadline, so CSO representatives are encouraged to apply early.

For more information please visit the CSPF website. For questions about CSO registartion, please send an email to csoregistration@worldbank.org (World Bank).

CSO Registration Request >

Press

Press Registration Requirements

Members of the Press with valid credentials are invited to attend the 2019 Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund Washington, D.C.. Online registration is now open and close on Saturday, October 19, 2019. All working Press must have Annual Meetings credentials to attend the Meetings. To be accredited, Press must present one of the following:

  1. Valid press credentials issued by national governments or authorities;

    OR

  2. Clear evidence that you are on assignment from a specific news organization or publication. This applies to all freelancers, including photographers. A valid assignment letter from that news organization, or publication, is required. Photographic agencies must provide clear evidence from a client news organization or publication.

If such credentials are not held or are in question, it will be at the discretion of the WBG and the IMF to determine whether access to the Annual Meetings could be granted. If you have any questions about Press, please contact media@imf.org.

Press Regisrtation >

Guests

Guests are parliamentarians and senators, private sector, and academia.

All Guests are subject to clearance. Online registration is now open and close on Friday, October 18, 2019. Because the clearance process may take up to two weeks, Guests are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Guest accreditation is not transferrable.

Who may apply as a Guest?

  1. Parliamentarians and Senators.
  2. Private Sector: Representatives from financial institutions and banks, commercial enterprises, consulting, and contractor firms who have professional interest in the operations and affairs of the IMF and the WBG.
  3. Academia: University professors, researchers, and faculty members who have professional and educational interest in the operations and affairs of the IMF and the WBG. For students interested in attending, an endorsement letter is required from the Head of Department or Vice Chancellor of the University confirming status in the University and stating academic interest. ( Note: Supporting documentation should be submitted with the online application ).

WBG Guest or IMF Guest?

Guests are requested to choose whether they are to be listed as WBG Guests or IMF Guests, based on their focus during the Annual Meeting. The choice of the Bank or the Fund will not preclude access to venues and events at the other institution. Therefore, except for restricted events, all WBG and IMF Guests will have access to both Bank and Fund venues. (Note: Submitting Guest registration requests to both institutions will substantially delay the processing of your application).

World Bank Group and IMF Former Employees

Former Bank and IMF staff members who continue to have business interest in the affairs of both organizations are invited to apply for Guest accreditation at the 2019 Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund Washington, D.C. and to complete the Guest Registration Request.

If you have any questions about Guest registration, please forward your inquiries to:

    GuestRegistration@worldbank.org for WBG Guest Registration.

    IMFGuests@imf.org for IMF Guest Registration

World Bank Group Guest Registration >

IMF Guest Registration >