2010 Annual Meetings, Washington D.C.
Boards of Governors

International Monetary Fund
World Bank Group
2010—Washington D.C.
Annual Meetings


Information for Journalists
Civil Society Representatives
IMF Delegates

Information for Journalists

All working press must have Annual Meetings credentials to attend the meetings.

To be accredited, you must present one of the following:

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


  2. 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.

Submissions should be sent to:

Press Registration
Email: press@imf.org
Fax: +1 202 623-4004

If such credentials are not held, or are in question, it will be at the discretion of the IMF and World Bank to determine whether access to the Annual Meetings is granted. Learn more >

Civil Society Representatives

The 2010 International Monetary Fund and World Bank Annual Meetings will be held on October 8-10, 2010 in Washington D.C, USA.. All CSO representatives interested in participating in the Annual Meetings must obtain individual accreditation. Representatives are encouraged to apply for accreditation which will open on Tuesday, August 17 and close on Monday, September 27. Those interested will be able to apply online for accreditation here beginning August 17.

Civil Society Policy Forum and Other Events for CSOs

The World Bank and International Monetary Fund Civil Society Teams will be organizing, as in previous years, a Civil Society Policy Forum which is geared to promoting substantive dialogue and exchange of views between Bank/Fund staff, civil society representatives, government officials, academics, and others. The CS Forum will be held at the World Bank and IMF Headquarters from October 6 – 10.

As in the past, CSOs representatives attending the Annual Meetings are encouraged to propose topics for the Forum. We expect to host some 40 policy sessions during the 2010 CS Forum. Those CSOs interested in hosting (or co-hosting), please send the following information:

1. Title of the session
2. Hosting organization (s)
3. One paragraph description of the topic
4. Chair and Panelists (name, title, organization)

For policy sessions related to International Monetary Fund issues please send your proposal to Isabel Saenz (isaenz@imf.org).

More information about Bank/Fund Annual Meetings can be found here. If you have any questions about the AMs and/or are interested in organizing a policy session, please send an email to civilsociety@worldbank.org or ngoliaison@imf.org.


Requests for Visitor accreditation must be submitted in writing, on your institution's letterhead paper, and should provide the Joint Secretariat with the names, titles, and complete mailing addresses, including return fax and telephone numbers, of your representatives. Your request should be faxed to:

Ms. Shelsie Fung
Office of Special Guests and Visitors
Joint Secretariat
IMF-World Bank Group
Washington, DC 20433

Facsimile No. + 1 202 522-7408

For further information, please contact the Special Guests and Visitors Office at +1 202 458-0264.


Registration of members of country delegations must be coursed through the respective Executive Directors Offices.

For registration and accreditation queries, please contact the Joint Secretariat Registration Office at:

Tel : +1 202 623 6797
Fax : +1 202 623 4004
Email : comfront@imf.org

IMF Delegates

We welcome you to participate in Annual Meetings Connect – the new online community for IMF Delegates and IMF staff. Annual Meetings Connect allows you to search attendees, contact your colleagues, and participate in online discussions. Registered delegates and staff will receive an invitation to Annual Meetings Connect at the email addresses provided during registration.
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