** VISA INFORMATION **All participants, except the nationals of countries and areas with visa exemption, require a visa to enter Japan. A visa application form along with photos, a valid passport, and confirmation letter must be submitted to Japanese embassies or consulates to obtain a visa. Participants are strongly advised to apply for visas at least one or two weeks prior to departure. For more information on visas, please visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan website: http://www.mofa.go.jp/j_info/visit/visa/index.html.
Special Guests are high level representatives from financial organizations and academic communities having significant operational relationships with the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group. Special Guests are invited to the Annual Meetings each year by Members of the Executive Boards and senior management of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group.
Accredited Special Guests will receive an electronic invitation to the Annual Meetings.
The Joint Secretariat (JS) has reserved an inventory of hotel rooms for the upcoming 2012 Annual Meetings. Hotel bookings may be made to accommodate Special Guests through our booking site. Please note that a confirmed hotel reservation does not guarantee successful accreditation at the Annual Meetings.
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Visitors are representatives from financial institutions, other commercial enterprises and private individuals who have interest in the operations and affairs of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group. To attend the Annual Meetings, all Visitors must apply for accreditation in advance.
All Visitor registration requests will be reviewed and accredited based on the policies and procedures which govern the attendance of Visitors to the 2012 Annual Meetings. Upon successful accreditation, Visitors will receive the registration confirmation letter. The registration confirmation letter will be required by the Japanese embassies and consulates for visa processing to attend the Annual Meetings.
The Visitor registration for the 2012 Annual Meetings is now closed.
The Joint Secretariat (JS) has reserved an inventory of hotel rooms for the upcoming 2012 Annual Meetings. Hotel bookings may be made to accommodate Visitors through our booking site. Please note that a confirmed hotel reservation does not guarantee successful accreditation at the Annual Meetings.
For further information please contact Special Guests and Visitors Office at:
Tel : (202) 458 0264
Fax: (202) 522 7408
All working press must have Annual Meetings credentials to attend the meetings.
To be accredited, you must present one of the following:
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.
Online press accreditation for the 2012 Annual Meetings is available here (https://www-amsweb-ext.imf.org/press-ext/reg.aspx).
The 2012 International Monetary Fund and World Bank Annual Meetings will be held on October 12-14 in Tokyo, Japan. The IMF and World Bank Civil Society Teams will be hosting the Civil Society Program from October 8 to October 13 which will include an orientation session on the IMF and the Bank, a town hall with the heads of the institutions, meetings with IMF/Bank senior management, and numerous policy sessions. All CSO representatives interested in participating in the Annual Meetings and related events for CSOs must obtain individual accreditation. Representatives are encouraged to apply for accreditation via an online application, which will open on Monday, July 2 and close on Monday, September 24, 2012. Those interested should apply online for accreditation here (https://www-amsweb-ext.imf.org/CSO-EXT/registration.aspx).
More information about the Fund-Bank Annual Meetings can be found here. If you have any questions about the Annual Meetings and/or are interested in organizing a policy session, please send an email to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.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 : email@example.com
Registration for the Annual Meetings will be held in the Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TCCI) and will be open from October 8 to October 14 for participants pick up their Annual Meetings badge and registration materials.
Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TCCI)
Address:3-2-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo 100-0005
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Registration will be open according to the following schedule, subject to change: