International Monetary and Financial Committee Meeting
November 17, 2001, Ottawa
IMFC Ottawa Meeting
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(Events are not open to the Public)

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16 
 10:00  Conference Logistics Briefing

Kelly Mounce, Media Relations Coordinator, Finance Canada
Jean-Michel Catta, Finance Canada Spokesperson
David Hawley, Chief Press Officer, IMF
Caroline Anstey, Chief of Media Relations, World Bank

To provide media representatives with details of the technical arrangements at their disposal and to explain the media opportunities that will be available during the meeting.
Media Centre
Salons A & B
Ottawa Civic Centre
 15:00  Conference Logistics Briefing

Kelly Mounce, Media Relations Coordinator, Finance Canada
Jean-Michel Catta, Finance Canada Spokesperson
David Hawley, Chief Press Officer, IMF
Caroline Anstey, Chief of Media Relations, World Bank

To provide media representatives with details of the technical arrangements at their disposal and to explain the media opportunities that will be available during the meeting.
Media Centre
Room 103
Government Conference Centre

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17 
 13:55  Meeting of International Monetary and Financial Committee of the International Monetary Fund

Photo Opportunity (Pooled). Host broadcaster will be present. Host broadcaster, pooled camera operators and photographers will be given brief access to, and escorted around, the meeting room prior to the start of the meeting. The meeting is closed to the media.
Main Hall
Government Conference Centre
 14:00  Start of Meeting of International Monetary and Financial Committee of the International Monetary Fund

Closed to Media
Main Hall
Government Conference Centre
 18:15  Final Press Conference by the Right Honourable Gordon Brown, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer and Chair of the IMFC, and Horst Köhler, Managing Director of the IMF

Mr. Brown, as Chair, will outline developments at the meeting. He will be accompanied by Mr. Horst Köhler, Managing Director of the IMF. This will be followed by a question and answer session.

Open Coverage. Host broadcaster will be present. Camera risers will be located at the back of the room. Floor microphones will be in place. Sound feed and simultaneous interpretation (English/French/Spanish) will be provided. Limited seating – available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Press conference will be simulcast in both media centres and on the IMF Web site (www.imf.org).
Sussex Room, First Floor
Government Conference Centre

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18 
 08:00 -
 08:40 
Arrival of Development Committee Governors

Photo Opportunity (Pooled). Scrum Opportunities (Open Coverage). Host broadcaster will be present. Media area to be provided.
Colonel By Drive entrance to Government Conference Centre
 08:55  Meeting of the Development Committee of the IMF and the World Bank

Photo Opportunity (Pooled). Host broadcaster will be present. Host broadcaster, pooled camera operators and photographers will be given brief access to, and escorted around, the meeting room prior to the start of the meeting. The meeting is closed to the media.
Main Hall, First Floor
Government Conference Centre
 09:00  Start of Meeting of the Development Committee of the IMF and the World Bank

Closed to media.
Main Hall, First Floor
Government Conference Centre
 15:00  Final Press Conference by the Honourable Yashwant Sinha, Minister of Finance (India) and Chair of the Development Committee; James D. Wolfensohn, President of the World Bank; and Anne Krueger, First Deputy Managing Director, IMF

Mr. Sinha, as Chair, will highlight discussions at the meeting. He will be accompanied by Mr. James Wolfensohn, President, the World Bank, and Ms. Anne Krueger, First Deputy Managing Director, IMF. This will be followed by a question and answer session. Open Coverage. Limited seating – available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Host broadcaster will be present.Camera risers will be located at the back of the room. Floor microphones will be in place. Sound feed and simultaneous interpretation (English/French/Spanish) will be provided.

Press conference will be simulcast in both media centres and on the World Bank Web site (www.worldbank.org).
Sussex Room, First Floor
Government Conference Centre
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