The 2020 Annual Meetings will be conducted in a virtual format, including different events from October 6 to October 26, 2020.

Attendance to the virtual Annual Meetings is free. However, there are events that require registration. To facilitate accreditation and registration, participants are divided into four different categories, described below.

Please determine your category and submit your registration request accordingly.

Official Delegates

The registration for delegates is now open.

Delegates are governmental officials of the member countries of the IMF and the WBG. Delegates are registered through the IMF and WBG Offices of Executive Directors.

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


Observers are the representatives of international, regional, and economic organizations that have been pre-approved and invited by the IMF and the WBG.

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

Observers may register here.


The registration for Press is now open.

Registration for the 2020 Annual Meetings does not guarantee access to press-only events. To participate in World Bank and IMF virtual press conferences, please also ensure you are registered for the IMF Press Center ( and the World Bank Group’s Online Media Briefing Center (

Members of the Press with valid credentials are invited to the Meetings. The online registration system to accept applications for press registration is now open. All working Press must have Annual Meetings credentials to access press conferences. To be accredited, you must present one of the following:

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


2. Clear evidence that you are on assignment from a specific news organization or publication. 

This applies to all freelancers. A valid assignment letter from that news organization, or publication, is required. 

If such credentials are not held, or are in question, it will be at the discretion of the IMF and WBG to determine whether access to the virtual Annual Meetings is granted. 

If you have any questions about Press registration please forward your inquiries to


Press who already have IMF Connect accounts AND who previously attended the IMF Annual or Spring Meetings as Press may register here.

All other Press may register here.

Civil Society Organizations (CSOs)

CSO events will take place starting September 28, 2020. Registration is now open.

CSOs include non-governmental organizations, community groups, labor unions, indigenous people’s movements, faith-based organizations, professional associations, foundations, think tanks, charitable organizations, and other not-for-profit organizations. 

For questions about CSO registration please write to