2011 Annual Meetings, Washington D.C.
Boards of Governors

International Monetary Fund
World Bank Group
2011—Washington D.C.
Annual Meetings


Special Guests
Civil Society Representatives

Special Guests

Special Guests are high level representatives from financial organizations and academic communities having significant operational relationships with the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund. Special Guests are invited to the Annual Meetings each year by Members of the Executive Boards and senior management of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund.

Accredited Special Guests will receive an electronic invitation to the Annual Meetings.


Visitors are representatives from financial institutions, other commercial enterprises and private individuals who have interest in the operations and affairs of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund. All Visitors may apply for accreditation to attend the Annual Meetings by submitting registration request online.

All Visitor registration requests must be accredited, please allow at least two weeks for the registration request to be processed. To avoid delays all Visitors are strongly encouraged to complete online registration form no later than September 2, 2011.

Upon successful accreditation, Visitors will receive the registration confirmation letter. The registration confirmation letter will be required by US embassies and consulates for visa processing to attend the Annual Meetings.

Visitor Registration Request

For further information please contact Special Guests and Visitors Office at:
Tel : (202) 458 0264
Fax: (202) 522 7408
E-mail: AMSGuestVisitors@worldbank.org


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.

Online press accreditation for the 2011 Annual Meetings is available here: https://www-amsweb-ext.imf.org/press-ext/reg.aspx. Learn more >

Civil Society Representatives

The 2011 International Monetary Fund and World Bank Annual Meetings will be held on September 23-25, 2011 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 via an online application, which will open on Monday, July 25 and close on Monday, September 12, 2011. Those interested will be able to apply online for accreditation here beginning July 25.

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.


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