All working press must have Annual Meetings credentials to attend the meetings.
Requests for media accreditation will be denied if applicants cannot establish they are professional journalists.
To be accredited:
Submissions should be sent to:
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.
The IMF or World Bank will not be responsible for journalists' travel costs and/or other expenses.
Journalists who meet the requirements above should register on-line at https://www-amsweb-ext.imf.org/press-ext/.
Registration for press credentials will close on October 7, 2010.
The IMF or World Bank will not be responsible for journalists' travel costs and/or other expenses.
Journalists traveling from overseas to cover the Annual Meetings, who are not citizens or permanent residents of the United States, are reminded that they will need to display a valid I visa to immigration officials at their port of entry into the U.S.
Before departure, participants are requested to obtain entry visas for the United States from the U.S. diplomatic or consular missions in their countries. The lack of a valid visa may cause authorities to deny boarding at the port of embarkation, as well as delays in clearance with immigration authorities upon arrival at the port of entry into the United States.
Participants should be aware that changes are being made to U.S. immigration procedures for certain countries, including some which are currently under the Visa Waiver Program. It is strongly recommended that all participants check with their nearest U.S. diplomatic or consular mission, or on the internet at http://travel.state.gov/visa/visa_1750.html, for the procedures which will be in effect at the time of the Annual Meetings. If visas are required, applications should be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time for processing.
Journalists who have been approved for accreditation can pick up credentials starting at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, October 4, at the Press Registration Desk, located in the World Bank's H Building Lobby, with entrance on the west side of 19th Street, between F and G Streets of the World Bank's H Building (600 19th Street, NW, Washington, DC). You are required to present press credentials and photo identification.
The Annual Meetings press credentials grants access to the Press Room, press conferences and briefings in IMF Headquarters.
Representatives of Civil Society Organizations should visit Information for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) details on CSO accreditation.
The Press Room in the IMF Headquarters will open at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 5, and close on Sunday evening, October 10.
Technicians for financial news wires and other accredited news organizations may arrange for advanced access to the IMF Headquarters press room starting at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, October 4, through special arrangements with the IMF's Media Relations (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Press Room has limited space, and operates on a first come, first-served basis. Each desk will be equipped with power outlets and a telephone that enables only free local calls. Long-distance calls may be placed collect, or through telephone credit cards. The Press Room provides wireless (Wi-Fi) access for personal laptops.
Computers are not provided to journalists. However, a limited number of internet kiosks will be available in the Press Room. The Internet kiosks allow easy access to the IMF web site and World Bank Group web site. The web sites will have links to a joint Annual Meetings' site containing the schedule of press events, as well as transcripts, news releases, and other information as it becomes available.
IMF and World Bank media relations divisions handle requests for interviews with IMF and World Bank officials during the Meetings. However, the press officers do not service interview requests for official delegations to the Meetings. Those requests must be made directly to the delegations.
There will be photo opportunities at the start of ministerial committee meetings (e.g. International Monetary and Financial Committee and Development Committee), which may be pooled depending on demand.
Photojournalists are requested to assemble 15 minutes prior to the event at the IMF/World Bank Press Desk in the Press Room.
A selection of still photos in high resolution will be available after each event on the Annual Meetings web site and Flickr sites, www.flickr.com/photos/imfphoto (IMF) and www.flickr.com/worldbank (World Bank).
Broadcast quality video clips of selected press conferences including IMF events will be available for downloading at www.thenewsmarket.com.
For World Bank events, broadcast quality clips will be available for download at www.un.org/unifeed and on our World Bank FTP Server. For inquiries contact Mehreen Sheikh at the World Bank on (202) 458 7336 or email@example.com
BBC WORLD DEBATE — Stimulate or Consolidate: How to Secure a Robust Global Recovery?
Friday, October 8, 2010, 12:00 – 1:15 pm
The BBC and the IMF are jointly hosting the BBC World Debate on “How to Secure the Global Recovery.” Accredited participants and the media are invited to attend and seats will be available on a first-come-first-served basis. Doors will be open from 11:30 – 11:50. All attendees are requested to take their seats before the doors close at 11:50. This event is a BBC production, therefore still cameras and other TV cameras will not be allowed in the room during the broadcast. A copy of the program will be made available at the IMF press desk. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and on the subject line please state that it is a “Request for BBC Video Tape.” Permission to use clips of the broadcast will be granted by BBC on a case by case basis. Transcriptions of the exact clip(s) should be sent to Tom Butler email@example.com and Neal Dalgleish firstname.lastname@example.org of the BBC. Broadcasters who use the clips should provide an on screen credit; “BBC World News”. The debate will be available in its entirety on the BBC’s website, the IMF’s website, and the Program of Seminar’s website.
CNBC Debate — Global Economic Governance
Saturday, October 9, 2010, 1:30 – 3:00 pm
CNBC and the IMF are jointly hosting a CNBC debate on “Global Economic Governance.” Accredited participants and the media are invited to attend and seats will be available on a first-come-first-served basis. Doors will be open from 12:30 – 1:20. All attendees are requested to take their seats before the doors close at 1:25. This event is a CNBC production, therefore still cameras and other TV cameras will only be allowed by prior arrangement. Portions of the debate will air on “Closing Bell” on CNBC on Monday, October 11, 2010. The debate will be available in its entirety on the IMF’s website, and the Program of Seminar’s website
CCTV Debate — The Future of Global Financial and Monetary System
Saturday October 9, 2010, 3:15 - 4:45 pm
CCTV and the IMF are jointly hosting a seminar “The Future of Global Financial and Monetary System.” Accredited participants and the media are invited to attend and seats will be available on a first-come-first-served basis. CCTV holds exclusive broadcasting rights, therefore other TV cameras will not be allowed in the room. Still cameras and print media are allowed to be present and cover the event. The seminar will be available on the IMF’s website, and the Program of Seminar’s website.
NDTV Profit Debate — Emerging Market Economies: Leading Global Growth
Saturday, October 9, 2010, 3:15 – 4:45 pm
NDTV Profit and the IMF are jointly hosting a NDTV Profit debate on “Emerging Market Economies: Leading Global Growth.” Accredited participants and the media are invited to attend and seats will be available on a first-come-first-served basis. Doors will be open from 2:30 – 3:05. All attendees are requested to take their seats before the doors close at 3:05. This event is an NDTV production, therefore other TV cameras are not allowed. Still cameras are allowed provided they stay behind the video cameras. The debate will air on NDTV Profit on Tuesday, October 12, 2010. The debate will be available in its entirety on the IMF’s website, and the Program of Seminar’s website.
To inquire about the limited video and audio transmission arrangements from IMF Headquarters, please send an email to email@example.com, or a fax to  202-623-6772. Inquiries should be submitted no later than Thursday, September 30, 2010.
Broadcasters who would like to do live interviews may park their trucks on the street. Please contact Ms. Gwen Crump at the MPD (Metropolitan Police Department, contact number  202-727-4383) for information regarding the exact location for parking the trucks.
A tentative schedule of the press conferences is posted under Schedule of Events.
All press briefings are transcribed and posted on the external web sites of the IMF and World Bank Group as soon as possible. Most briefings will also be web cast live.
The Media Briefing Center offers advance access to embargoed IMF information. It is a password-protected site for working journalists only.
The Media Briefing Center offers advance access to embargoed information of the World Bank. It is a password-protected site for working journalists only.
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|International Monetary Fund Press Office|
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