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  Last updated: June 09, 2006 -- Events are not open to the Public

Monday, September 27
8:00 a.m.  Press Credentials Pick-Up Opens   World Bank's MC Building (1818 H Street)
  Technicians Set-Up
Arrangements need to be made in advance with the IMF's Media Relations Division (media@imf.org)
  IMF Headquarters (red and blue levels)

Tuesday, September 28
8:00 a.m.  Press Room Opens   IMF Headquarters (red and blue levels)
10:00 a.m.  Press Briefing: World Development Report (WDR) 2005, A Better Investment Climate for Everyone; World Bank Chief Economist François Bourguignon and WDR Director Warrick Smith.
Transcript
Webcast
  World Bank J Building (701 18th St., NW) Room J1-050

Wednesday, September 29
9:00 a.m.  Press Briefing: World Economic Outlook (WEO); IMF Economic Counsellor and Research Department Director Raghuram Rajan
Transcript
Webcast
  Main Press Briefing Room, Room B-702, IMF Headquarters
2:00 p.m.  Press Briefing: World Bank Middle East and North Africa Region; World Bank Vice President for the MENA region Christiaan Poortman, MENA Chief Economist Mustapha Nabli, and Iraq Country Director Joseph Saba
Transcript
Webcast
  IMF Headquarters, Room R-710
3:00 p.m.  Press Briefing: World Bank Europe and Central Asia (ECA) Region; World Bank Vice President for the ECA region Shigeo Katsu and former Europe and Central Asia Vice President, Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution Johannes Linn   World Bank H building, 600 19th Street NW, Room H12-201
5:00 p.m.  Press Briefing: Responsible Growth for the New Millennium, Integrating Society, Ecology, and the Economy; World Bank Vice President for Sustainable Development Ian Johnson, Director for Energy and Water&Sanitation Jamal Saghir, and Lead Environmental Economist Kirk Hamilton. Briefing will be followed by a reception.   World Bank J Building (701 18th St., NW) Room J1-050

Thursday, September 30 
9:00 a.m.  Press Briefing: IMF Managing Director Rodrigo de Rato
Transcript
Webcast
  Main Press Briefing Room, Room B-702, IMF Headquarters
10:30 a.m.  Press Briefing: World Bank President James D. Wolfensohn
Transcript
Webcast
  Main Press Briefing Room, Room B-702, IMF Headquarters
6:15 p.m.  Joint World Bank/International Monetary Fund Townhall Meeting with Civil Society Organizations
Transcript
Webcast
  World Bank's MC Building (1818 H Street)

Friday, October 1
9:00 a.m.  Annual Meetings Program of Seminars    
9:00 a.m.  Group of 24 Ministers   Meeting Hall
11:15 a.m.  IFC Press Briefing on New Policy and Performance Standards with Rachel Kyte, Director, IFC and David Cowan, Communications Officer
Webcast (Real Media)
  Room R-710 (Auditorium), IMF Headquarters
1:00 p.m.  Press Briefing on Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Economic Outlook African Department's with Abdoulaye Bio-Tchané, African Department Director, IMF; Siddharth Tiwari, Deputy Director, African Department, IMF; Anupam Basu, Deputy Director, African Department, IMF; Benedicte Christensen, Deputy Director, African Department, IMF and Lucie Mboto Fouda, Senior Press Officer, External Relations Department, IMF
Webcast
Transcript
  Main Press Briefing Room, Room B-702, IMF Headquarters
2:30 p.m.  Press Briefing: Chair of the Group of 24 Ministers, Finance Minister Conrad Enill of Trinidad and Tobago
Communiqué
Webcast

  Main Press Briefing Room, Room B-702, IMF Headquarters

Saturday, October 2 
8:00 a.m.  International Monetary and Financial Committee of the Board of Governors (Photo-op only)   Meeting Hall
Approx.
2:00 p.m. 
Press Briefing: IMFC Chairman Gordon Brown and IMF Managing Director Rodrigo de Rato
Communiqué
Transcript
Webcast
  Main Press Briefing Room, Room B-702, IMF Headquarters
2:30 p.m.  Development Committee (Photo-op only)   Preston Auditorium
3: p.m.  Press Briefing: Debt Relief International; Javier Cuevas Argote, Minister of Finance, Bolivia; Donald Kaberuka, Minister of Finance & Economic Planning, Rwanda; Ng'andu P. Magange, Minister of Finance & National Planning, Zambia   Room B-610, IMF Headquarters
6:15 p.m.  Development Committee Press Briefing: Minister Trevor Manuel, Chairman of the Development Committee; Jim Wolfensohn, President of the World Bank; Rodrigo de Rato, Managing Director, IMF; and Tom Bernes, Executive Secretary of the Development Committee
Communiqué
Transcript
Webcast
  Main Press Briefing Room, Room B-702, IMF Headquarters

Sunday, October 3 
7:45 a.m.  Group of Ten Meeting (Photo-op only)   IMF Board Room
9:30 a.m.  Annual Meetings Plenary Session
Webcast (Opening Ceremonies and speeches)
  Constitution Hall
3:00 p.m.  Per Jacobsson Lecture and Reception
Lawrence Summers, President of Harvard University and Former Secretary of the Treasury of the United States
"The U.S. Current Account Deficit and the Global Economy"
Webcast
  Hall of the Americas, Organization of American States, 17th & Const. Ave.
3:15 p.m.  Press Briefing: African Finance Ministers
Webcast
  Main Press Briefing Room, IMF Headquarters, Room B-702
Approx.
6:00 p.m.
Closing Press Conference: Annual Meetings Chair LIM Hng Kiang, Singapore Governor for the IMF and World Bank; IMF Managing Director Rodrigo de Rato; World Bank President James D. Wolfensohn
Webcast
  Main Press Briefing Room, IMF Headquarters, Room B-702

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