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Tentative Schedule of Events

Last Updated: August 05, 2013

Events not open to the public

Monday, October 15
8:00 a.m. Press Credentials Pick-Up Opens
Venue: World Bank's H Building Auditorium (G Street between 19th and 20th Streets)
Tuesday, October 16
8:00 a.m. Press Room Opens
Venue: IMF Headquarters (Red and Blue Levels)
9:00 a.m. Press Briefing: Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR) by Jaime Caruana, Director of the IMF’s Monetary and Capital Markets Department
Webcast  |  Transcript
Venue: Main Press Briefing Room, Room B-702 (Blue Level), IMF Headquarters
11:30 a.m. Press Briefing: Economic Prospects of the Region with Augusto de la Torre, new World Bank Group Chief Economist for Latin America and Caribbean Region
Venue: World Bank I Building, 1850 I Street, Room I 5-040
Wednesday, October 17
9:00 a.m. Press Briefing: World Economic Outlook (WEO) by Simon Johnson, Director of the IMF’s Research Department
Webcast  |  Transcript
Venue: Main Press Briefing Room, Room B-702 (Blue Level), IMF Headquarters
11:00 a.m. Report Launch: Raising Student Learning in Latin America: The Challenge for the 21st Century with Pamela Cox, Vice President, Latin America and Caribbean, World Bank Group; Eduardo Velez, Sector Manager; Emiliana Vegas, Sr. Education Specialist, World Bank Group
Venue: IMF Headquarters, Room B-610
5:00 p.m. Art Opening and Reception: Images from the South Photo exhibit "Development Lens on Latin America and the Caribbean" with Pamela Cox, Vice President for Latin America and Caribbean, World Bank Group
Venue: Preston Auditorium Lounge, World Bank Headquarters
Thursday, October 18
9:30 a.m. Press Briefing: World Bank Group President Robert B. Zoellick
Webcast  |  Transcript
Venue: Main Press Briefing Room, Room B-702 (Blue Level), IMF Headquarters
11:00 a.m. Press Briefing: IMF Managing Director Rodrigo de Rato
Webcast  |  Transcript
Venue: Main Press Briefing Room, Room B-702 (Blue Level), IMF Headquarters
6:00 p.m. Townhall Meeting and Reception with Civil Society Representatives with Robert B. Zoellick, President of the World Bank Group; Rodrigo de Rato, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF); and Agustín Carstens, Chairman of the Development Committee (DC)
Webcast  Transcript
Venue: Meeting Halls A & B, IMF Headquarters
Media seating limited to first 10 as observers only. Please meet at IMF Red level World Bank press desk to sign up at 5:30 pm
Friday, October 19
9:00 a.m. Group of 24 Ministers Meeting
Photo Opportunity (photojournalists should assemble 15 minutes prior to the event starting time in the press room at the IMF/World Bank Press Desks on the Red Level, IMF Headquarters)
Venue: Meeting Hall
9:00 a.m. Program of Seminars
Venue: International Finance Corporation (IFC)
9:15 a.m. Press Briefing: Asia Pacific Economic Outlook by David Burton, Director, Asia and Pacific Department, IMF
Webcast  |  Transcript
Venue: Main Press Briefing Room, Room B-702 (Blue Level), IMF Headquarters
10:30 a.m. Press Briefing: World Development Report Launch by World Bank Group Chief Economist François Bourguignon, Co-Author Alain F. de Janvry, and Co-Author Derek Byerlee
Webcast  |  Transcript
Venue: Main Press Briefing Room, Room B-702 (Blue Level), IMF Headquarters
11:30 a.m. Press Briefing: Status of Agriculture for Development in Latin America and the Caribbean: World Development Report (WDR) with Alain de Janvry, WDR Co-Team Leader and Laura Tuck, Sector Director, Latin America and Caribbean, World Bank Group
Webcast  |  Transcript
Venue: Main Press Briefing Room, Room B-702 (Blue Level), IMF Headquarters
12:00 p.m. Africa and the Agriculture for Development Agenda: Ellen Johsnon-Sirleaf, President of Liberia; Robert Zoellick, World Bank Group President
Venue: Room MC-4-800, World Bank Headquarters
12:45 p.m. World Finance Leaders Mobilize to Support New Financial Incentives to Accelerate AIDS Vaccine Research & Development by the Indian Finance Minister, Palaniappan Chidambaram, and Dr. Seth Berkley, CEO and President, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative
Venue: Room 2-530, IMF Headquarters
2:30 p.m. Press Briefing: 31 Development Financial Institutions Launch Initiative to bring Corporate Governance to Forefront of their Operations
Venue: International Finance Corporation (IFC) Room 11P-142
3:30 p.m. Press Briefing: G-24 Chair
Communiqué  |  Webcast  |  Transcript
Venue: Main Press Briefing Room, Room B-702 (Blue Level), IMF Headquarters
7:00 p.m. Euro Press Conference by Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the Eurogroup; Jean-Claude Trichet, President of the European Central Bank; and Joaquín Almunia, Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs, European Commission
Venue: Room R-710 (Auditorium), IMF Headquarters
Saturday, October 20
7:00 a.m. G-10 Ministers Meeting (Photo-Op only)
Communiqué
Venue: IMF Headquarters 1 Building, IMF Board Room
9:00 a.m. Press Briefing: Sub-Saharan Africa Economic Outlook by Abdoulaye Bio-Tchané, Director, African Department, IMF
Webcast | Transcript
Venue: Main Press Briefing Room, Room B-702 (Blue Level), IMF Headquarters
10:00 a.m. (tentative) International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) Meeting
Photo Opportunity (photojournalists should assemble 15 minutes prior to the event starting time in the press room at the IMF/World Bank Press Desks on the Red Level, IMF Headquarters)
Venue: IMF HQ2, Conference Hall
10:00 a.m. Press Briefing: Update on Economic Developments in Latin America by Anoop Singh, Director, Western Hemisphere Department, IMF
Webcast  |  Transcript
Venue: Main Press Briefing Room, Room B-702 (Blue Level), IMF Headquarters
11:00 a.m. Press Briefing: African Finance Ministers
Webcast  |  Transcript
Venue: Main Press Briefing Room, Room B-702 (Blue Level), IMF Headquarters
12:40 p.m. Press Luncheon with World Bank Group Chief Economist François Bourguignon
Venue: Room 2-530, IMF Headquarters
3:30 p.m. (tentative) Press Briefing: IMFC Chair and IMF Managing Director Rodrigo de Rato
Communiqué  |  Webcast  |  Transcript
Venue: Main Press Briefing Room, Room B-702 (Blue Level), IMF Headquarters
3:30 p.m. Partnership for Making Finance Work for Africa with Robert Zoellick, World Bank Group President; Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul, German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development; Donald Kaberuka African Development Bank President; Mulu Ketsela, World Bank Group Executive Director
Venue: World Bank Headquarters, Room MC4 800
Sunday, October 21
9:00 a.m. Development Committee (DC) Meeting
Photo Opportunity (photojournalists should assemble 15 minutes prior to the event starting time in the press room at the IMF/World Bank Press Desks on the Red Level, IMF Headquarters)
Venue: Preston Auditorium, World Bank Headquarters
10:00 a.m. Press Briefing: Global Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond Fund (GEMLOC) with Michael Klein, IFC Vice President and Chief Economist; and GEMLOC advisory board members
Webcast
Venue: IMF Headquarters, Room R-710
11:00 a.m. Press Briefing: HIPC Ministers - Debt Relief and Financing the MDGs (Debt Relief International)
Venue: Main Press Briefing Room, Room B-702 (Blue Level), IMF Headquarters
12:00 p.m. IFC Creating Opportunity: Business in Africa Today with Mr. Jyrki Koskelo, VP, Africa and Global Financial Markets, IFC; Mr. Thierry Tanoh, IFC Director for Africa; Hon. Manuel Chang, Minister of Finance, Mozambique; and Mr. Arnold Ekpe, CEO, Ecobank
Venue: IMF Headquarters, Room B-610
2:00 p.m. Press Briefing: A Leadership Perspective with Lars Thunell, Executive Vice President and CEO, IFC
Venue: IMF Headquarters, Room B-610
3:00 p.m. Per Jacobsson Foundation Lecture by Dr. Alan Greenspan, formerly Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System of the United States on "Balance of Payments Imbalances"
Webcast
Venue: IFC Auditorium, 2121 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
4:15 p.m. Press Briefing: DC Chairman Agustín Carstens, World Bank Group President Robert B. Zoellick, and IMF Managing Director Rodrigo de Rato
Communiqué  |  Webcast  |  Transcript
Venue: Main Press Briefing Room, Room B-702 (Blue Level) IMF Headquarters
Monday, October 22
9:30 a.m. Annual Meetings Opening Plenary Session and Closing Session
Webcast
Venue: DAR Constitution Hall and HQ2, Conference Hall
12:30 p.m. Impact of Climate Change in the Middle East and North Africa Region
Venue: Preston Auditorium Lounge, World Bank Headquarters
10:00 p.m. Press Room Closes