Spring Meetings Registration and Accreditation

Registration for the 2023 Spring Meetings is OPEN.

Attendance at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Group (WBG) Spring 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.

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


 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 meetingsregistration@imf.org.


Registration for Observers is now Open. Only staff from the list of Observer organizations should register under the Observer category.

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 observerregistration@worldbank.org.

List of Observers

Civil Society Representatives

Registration for CSOs is now Open.

Civil Society Organizations (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 CSO representatives interested in participating in the Spring Meetings must obtain individual accreditation.

As in previous years, the Civil Society Policy Forum, a program of policy dialogue sessions for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), will be held ahead of the Spring Meetings. Information on the Policy Forum and the schedule of sessions will be posted on the WBG Civil Society website.

Online registration will close on Thursday, March 30, 2023.


Press registration is now Open.

Members of the Press with valid credentials are invited to attend the Meetings. All working Press must have Spring Meetings credentials to attend the Meetings. To be accredited, you must present one of the following:

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


  1.  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 IMF and WBG to determine whether access to the Spring Meetings is granted.  If you have any questions about Press registration please forward your inquiries to meetingspress@imf.org.


Guests fall within the following categories: 

  • Private Sector: Representatives from financial institutions and banks, commercial enterprises, consulting, and contractor firms.
  • Parliamentarians and senators.
  • Academia: University professors, researchers, faculty members, and students who have research and educational interest in the operations and affairs of the World Bank/IMF. Documentation should be submitted with the application (an endorsement letter from the Head of Department or Vice Chancellor of the University) confirming status in the University and stating academic interest. 

IMF and World Bank Group Guests: Guests should only apply with one organization; submitting applications to both the Bank and the Fund will delay processing of your application.

World Bank Group Guests can apply online here.

IMF Guests can register here.

Guest registration closes on March 30.

IMF and WBG Staff, including field office staff who have headquarters-issued regular IMF/WBG staff IDs, will be permitted to access all buildings with their staff photo ID and do NOT need to register unless attending meetings where additional credentials are required.


Participants seeking access to the Spring Meetings venues, especially on the dates when the security perimeter is established around the buildings, must be accredited in advance of the 2023 Spring Meetings. Participants are required to carry their passports or other means of photographic identification. As Meetings badges should bear the most recent photograph, participants should plan to present themselves to be photographed and obtain their individual identification badges.

Facilities for onsite accreditation are very limited and onsite accreditation is not guaranteed. Please plan your attendance at the Spring Meetings events in advance.

Further information on on-site registration may be provided closer to the Meetings dates.