IMF & World Bank Spring  Meeting Schedule

Monday, April 15, 2013

8:00 a.m. Press Credentials Pick-Up Opens 1850 I Street, NW, Washington, DC

8:00 a.m. Press Room Opens IMF Headquarters (HQ2)

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Seminar: Revitalizing the Fiscal Transparency Agenda

IMF HQ1, Meeting Hall A, Room 3-500A

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. World Bank Event: The Private Sector and Ending Poverty International Finance Corporation (IFC), 2121 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington DC

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

9:00 a.m. Press Briefing: World Economic Outlook (WEO) with Olivier Blanchard, IMF Economic Counsellor and Director of Research Department  IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 2 (Press Briefing Room)

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  Seminar: Strengthening IMF Surveillance IMF HQ1, Red Level Auditorium

11:00 a.m. Press Briefing: Fiscal Monitor Report with Carlo Cottarelli, Director of the IMF’s Fiscal Affairs Department   IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 2 (Press Briefing Room)

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. IMF Book Launch and Seminar: Public Financial Management and Its Emerging Architecture IMF HQ1, Red Level Auditorium

2:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Seminar: Rethinking Macro Policy II: First Steps and Early Lessons (Day 1)  IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 1

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Seminar: Broadening Economic Integration in Asia IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 2 (Press Briefing Room)

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. World Bank Event: Debating Globalization World Bank J Building, J 1-050

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

8:15 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Seminar: Rethinking Macro Policy II: First Steps and Early Lessons (Day 2) IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 1

9:00 a.m.

Press Briefing: Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR) with José Viñals, Financial Counsellor and Director of the IMF’s Monetary and Capital Markets Department

IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 2 (Press Briefing Room)

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. World Bank Event: Bending the Arc of Poverty, with World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim and World Bank Chief Economist Kaushik Basu  World Bank MC Building, Preston Auditorium

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. World Bank Press Briefing: LAC Economic Update World Bank J Building, J 1-050

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. World Bank Press Briefing: Global Monitoring Report 2013 Launch World Bank J Building, J B1-080

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Fiscal Forum: Panel Discussion on The Evolving Role of Fiscal Policy IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 2 (Press Briefing Room)

Thursday, April 18, 2013

8:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Press Briefing: World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 2 (Press Briefing Room)

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Seminar: The Role of the IMF as Trusted Advisor  IMF HQ1-05-502

9:30 a.m. Press Briefing: IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 2 (Press Briefing Room)

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. World Bank Event: Roundtable of World Bank Chief Economists Council World Bank J Building, J B1-080

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Seminar: Long-term Global Trends and their Implications for the IMF IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 1

 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. World Bank Event: Equal Futures Partnership: Breaking Down Barriers to Women’s Political and Economic Empowerment with World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim   World Bank MC Building, MC 13-121

12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. World Bank Event: Citizen Insecurity in Latin America: A Threat to Development World Bank C Building, C 8-150

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Seminar: Liberalization and Management of Capital Flows IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 2 (Press Briefing Room)

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. World Bank Event: Security, Justice and Jobs: Practical Approaches to Link the Rule of Law and Development in Fragile Situations World Bank MC Building, MC 13-121

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Seminar: Fund Support to Low-Income Countries (LICs) IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 1

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. World Bank Event: Breaking the Silence on Gender Based Violence in South Asia World Bank J Building, J 1-050

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Seminar: The Political Economy of Transition in the Middle East IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 1

4:50 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. World Bank Event: Learning for All Ministerial Roundtable with World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim World Bank MC Building, MC 13-121

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. World Bank Event: Emerging Partnerships: Recognizing Top PPPs in Emerging Markets  World Bank J Building, J 1-050

6:15 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. World Bank Event: “Girl Rising” Special Event on Girls Education followed by film screening with World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim World Bank MC Building, Jim Wolfensohn Atrium

6:30 p.m. Press Briefing: G-24 Meeting Timing is approximate IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 2 (Press Briefing Room)

Friday, April 19, 2013 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Press Briefing: IMF Asia and Pacific Economic Outlook with Department Director Anoop Singh  IMF HQ2-3-748

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Press Briefing: IMF Middle East and Central Asia Regional Economic Outlook with Department Director Masood Ahmed IMF HQ2-3-748

10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. World Bank Event: Private Sector Investment and Job Creation in Fragile States The Willard Hotel – Ballroom, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington DC

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. World Bank Event: Global Voices on Poverty with World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim Arabic; French; Spanish World Bank MC Building, Preston Auditorium

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Seminar: Future of Asia’s Finance IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 2 (Press Briefing Room)

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. World Bank Press Briefing: World Bank Europe and Central Asia Regional Economic Update IMF HQ2-3-748 TBD Press Briefing: G-20 Meeting IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 2 (Press Briefing Room)

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. World Bank Event: From Subsidies to Targeted Cash Transfers in the Middle East and North Africa World Bank MC Building, MC 13-301

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. HARDtalk Interview with IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde  IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 1

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Press Briefing: IMF Latin America and the Caribbean Outlook with Department Director Alejandro Werner IMF HQ2-3-748

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. World Bank Event: A Matter of Life: Investing in Sanitation – a Conversation with Jan Eliasson, Tony Lake, & Global Decision-Makers World Bank J Building, J 1-050

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. IMF Book Discussion: Bretton Woods: The Next Chapter (sponsored by F&D magazine) IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 2 (Press Briefing Room)

5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. World Bank Event: The Resilience Dialogue World Bank MC Building, MC2-800

5:45 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. World Bank Event: Post-2015 Global Development Framework World Bank J Building, J B1-080

Saturday, April 20, 2013

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Press Briefing: African Finance Ministers IMF HQ2-3-748 TBD Press Briefing: IMFC Chair Tharman Shanmugaratnam and IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde  IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 2 (Press Briefing Room)

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Seminar: Resolving G-SIBs Roundtable Discussion IMF HQ1, Events Hall

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Seminar: Toward a Stronger Eurozone: Fostering Growth and Completing the Architecture of EMU IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 1    3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Seminar: Taxing the Financial Sector IMF HQ1, Red Level Auditorium   TBD

Development Committee Press Briefing: Marek Belka, Development Committee Chair; Jim Yong Kim, World Bank President; Christine Lagarde, IMF Managing Director  IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 2 (Press Briefing Room)

Sunday, April 21, 2013

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. World Bank Event: Pathways to Prosperity: Accelerating Financial Inclusion & Women in Finance World Bank MC Building, Preston Auditorium

1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Joint IMF-WB Seminar: Fiscal Policy, Equity, and Long-Term Growth in Developing Countries  Note: This is a two-day conference (April 21-22)

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