IMF Guest registration is closed for the 2020 Annual Meetings.

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


IMF Guest registration is closed for the 2020 Annual Meetings.

Guests are representatives of government bodies, private sector or academia.

All Guests are subject to clearance. Online registration will close on Thursday, October 15, 2020 . 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 ).

Participants who register for the 2020 Annual Meeting will have access to a range of features designed to offer a rich and engaging experience, tailored to virtual environment. For example, you will have:

• The ability to create a personalized events calendar and subscribe to Meetings related communications.

• The opportunity to make contacts and network virtually with other Annual Meetings participants

• The chance to participate in informal meetings with IMF economists and join online discussion forums.

IMF Guest or WBG Guest?

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

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

IMF Guest Registration Team:

WBG Guest Registration Team: