Registration and Accreditation

The 2021 Spring Meetings will be conducted in a virtual format, including different events from April 5 to April 11, 2021.

The livestreamed public events do not require registration, however there will be smaller-scale sessions that do require registration in order to attend. To facilitate accreditation and registration, participants are divided into five different categories, described below.

Registration is now open. To allow sufficient time for processing registration applications prior to the Meetings, please submit your registration for Guests and CSOs by mid-March.

Please determine your category and submit your registration request accordingly.

Note: All Open events, such as seminars, press conferences, analytical corners, etc. will be streamed on IMF Live, World Bank Live, and Joint website, and Spring Meetings registration is not required to view them.


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.


To participate in World Bank and IMF virtual press conferences, please ensure you are registered for the IMF Press Center ( and the World Bank Group’s Online Media Briefing Center (

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

To receive daily briefings and information about the Spring Meetings you may sign up here

If you have any questions about the daily updates please forward your inquiries to

The World Bank also offers newsletter with highlights from the week included. Sign up here.


Guests who register for the 2021 Spring 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 Spring Meetings participants

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

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

All Guests are subject to clearance. 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 ).

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 Spring 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).

IMF Guests with existing IMF Connect accounts may register here.

All other IMF Guests may register here.

WBG Guests may register here.

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

IMF Guest Registration Team:

WBG Guest Registration Team:

Civil Society Representatives

CSO events will take place starting March 22, 2021. Registration is now open. CSOs may register here.

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