Monday,
April

16

 
Tuesday,
April

17

9:00 AM -
10:00 AM

IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 2 (Press Briefing Room)

Press Briefing: World Economic Outlook (WEO)

Panelists: 
  • MAURICE OBSTFELD, Economic Counsellor and Director of Research Department, IMF
  • GIAN MARIA MILESI-FERRETTI, Deputy Director of Research Department, IMF
  • Malhar Nabar, Deputy Division Chief, Research Department, IMF
  • OLGA STANKOVA, Special Assistant to the Director, Communications Department, IMF

ONLY PRESS ARE ALLOWED ENTRY INTO PRESS CONFERENCES/BRIEFINGS.

 
 
 

11:30 AM -
12:15 PM

IMF HQ1, Cedar Hall (1-660)

Analytical Corner: Public Wage Bills in the Middle East and North Africa

Moderator: Angham Al Shami, Communications Department, IMF

Presenters:
  • Tokhir Mirzoev, Middle East and Central Asia Department, IMF
  • Gaëlle Pierre, Middle East and Central Asia Department, IMF

 

2:15 PM -
3:00 PM

IMF HQ1, Cedar Hall (1-660)

Analytical Corner: Euro Area inflation: Why so low for so long?

Moderator: Olga Bespalova, Secretary's Department, IMF

Presenters:
  • Lin Li, European Department, IMF
  • Anne-Charlotte Paret Onorato, European Department, IMF

 

3:00 PM -
3:45 PM

IMF HQ1, Cedar Hall (1-660)

 

3:00 PM -
4:30 PM

MC4 - 800

Civil Society Policy Forum

Sessions:
  • Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) Against LGBTI People (Room MC 2-800)
  • Equity and Accountability in Education: A look at World Bank Projects and Approaches (Room MC 7-100)
  • SDG11 – Sustainable Cities Are Breathable Cities (Room MC 8-100)
  • Civil Society Roundtable with World Bank Group Executive Directors (Room MC 13-121)

 

3:45 PM -
4:30 PM

IMF HQ1, Cedar Hall (1-660)

Analytical Corner: Technology and the Future of Work

Moderator: Marushia Gislen, Secretary's Department, IMF

Presenters:
  • Adrian Peralta Alva, Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF
  • Agustin Roitman, Strategy, Policy, and Review Department, IMF

 

4:00 PM -
5:00 PM

World Bank Group MC Building, Preston Auditorium

Development Marketplace 2018: Innovations in Addressing Gender-Based Violence

Moderator: Maggie Lake, CNN Money

  • Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group
  • Caren Grown, Senior Director for Gender, World Bank Group
  • Philippe H. Le Houérou, CEO, International Finance Corporation

 
Wednesday,
April

18

8:30 AM -
9:15 AM

IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 2 (Press Briefing Room)

Press Briefing: Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR)

Panelists:
  • Tobias Adrian, Financial Counsellor and Director for the Monetary and Capital Markets Department, IMF
  • Fabio Natalucci, Deputy Director, Monetary and Capital Markets Department, IMF
  • Anna Ilyina, Division Chief, Monetary and Capital Markets Department, IMF
  • J. Benson Durham, Advisor, Monetary and Capital Markets Department, IMF
  • Randa Elnagar, Communications Officer, Communications Department, IMF

 

9:00 AM -
5:30 PM

World Bank “I” Building, Rooms I2 210, 220 and 250

Civil Society Policy Forum

Sessions:
  • Big Shift: How Can the Development Banks Align with the Paris Agreement? 
  • Developing Leadership Capacity to Achieve SDG 4: Creating Impact In and Beyond the Classroom in the Americas
  • Transport Project for Development: Addressing Social Impacts
  • Filling the LGBTI Data Gap: Insights from Research in Thailand and Western Balkans
  • Sustainable Financing for Nutrition: Perspectives from High-Burden Countries
  • Open, Transparent and Inclusive: How Information Disclosure Can Lead to Meaningful Stakeholder Engagement
  • Unleashing the Potential of Women in Agriculture and Aquaculture to Build Sustainable Resilient Communities
  • IFIs’ Procurement Rules as Drivers of Anti-Corruption Compliance Among SMEs Around the World
  • Strengthening Climate Finance in a New Era of Transparency
  • Can the Bank Improve Energy Access for the Poor? The importance of Transparency and Action in Meeting the SDG7
  • Rethinking Civil Society Roles in Helping Achieve Good Governance Targets in SDG16
  • Digital Protectionism and Cross Border Data flow: The Role of Civil Society and Netizens in Shaping Digital Trade Agreements

 

9:00 AM -
5:30 PM

IMF HQ2-03B-838B

Civil Society Policy Forum

Sessions:
  • Economies in Transition: Inequality and IMF policies in the Arab Region
  • Civil Society Fighting Inequality on Both Sides of Fiscal Policy for Progressive Taxation and Spending
  • Developing an IMF institutional View on Social Protection: A Consultation with Civil Society
  • Financing Social Protection Floors to promote Inclusive Growth and Reduce Inequality

 

9:30 AM -
10:15 AM

IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 2 (Press Briefing Room)

Press Briefing: Fiscal Monitor (FM)

Panelists:
  • VITOR GASPAR, Director, Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF
  • ABDELHAK SENHADJI, Deputy Director, Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF
  • CATHERINE PATTILLO, Assistant Director, Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF
  • WIKTOR KRZYZANOWSKI, Senior Communications officer, Communications Department, IMF 

ONLY PRESS ARE ALLOWED ENTRY INTO PRESS CONFERENCES/BRIEFINGS.

 
 

10:00 AM -
10:45 AM

IMF HQ1, Cedar Hall (1-660)

 

10:00 AM -
11:00 AM

IMF HQ1, Meetings Halls A&B

Roundtable on State Fragility and Development

Moderator: Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Author, International Journalist, Researcher

  • Kristalina Georgieva, CEO, World Bank
  • Tao Zhang, Deputy Managing Director, IMF
  • Sir Paul Collier, Author, Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford
  • Donald Kaberuka, Commission on State Fragility, Growth and Development and former President of the African Development Bank

 
 

11:00 AM -
11:30 AM

IMF Gallery, HQ1-R-700 (Red Level)

Gender Coffee Chats: The Power of Data to Make Change: How Gender Data is Informing Policies to Alleviate Gender Inequality

Moderator: Marco Espinosa-Vega, IMF

Panelists:
  • Stephanie Oula, Program Officer, Data2X
  • Robert Kirkpatrick, UN Global Pulse

 

11:00 AM -
12:00 PM

World Bank Group MC Building, Preston Auditorium

Frontiers in Anticorruption: Strengthening Prevention, Tackling Impunity, and Changing Perceptions

Opening Remarks: Kristalina Georgieva, CEO, The World Bank

Moderator: Femi Oke, International Journalist

Panelists:

  • Thuli Madonsela, Former Public Protector, South Africa and currently Chair of Social Justice at Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch South Africa
  • Alina Mungiu-Pippidi, Hertie School of Governance in Berlin and author of The Quest for Good Governance: How Societies Develop Control of Corruption
  • Giannina Segnini, Knight Chair in Data Journalism, Columbia School of Journalism
  • Peter Solmssen, Former General Council of Siemens AG
  • Christopher White, Principal Researcher and Partner, Microsoft


 

11:30 AM -
12:45 PM

IMF HQ1, Cedar Hall (1-660)

 

11:45 AM -
1:00 PM

IMF HQ1, Meetings Halls A&B

Building Trust and Resilience

Opening Remarks: Tao Zhang, Deputy Managing Director, IMF

Moderator: Tom Keene, Bloomberg Surveillance

Speakers:
  • Matt Harrington, COO, Edelman
  • Laura Tyson, Faculty Director, Berkeley Haas
  • Luigi Zingales, Professor, Chicago Booth

 

1:00 PM -
2:15 PM

World Bank Group MC Building, Preston Auditorium

Creating Markets for Climate Business: Mobilizing Private Sector Solutions

Welcoming Remarks, Philippe Le Houerou, CEO and Executive Vice President, IFC

Moderator: Gillian Tett, Financial Times

Panel 1
  • Stephanie von Friedeburg, IFC Chief Operating Officer
  • Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Minister of Finance, Indonesia
  • Juan Jose Mendez, Secretary of Transportation, City of Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Jonathan Taylor, Vice-President, European Investment Bank
Panel 2
  • Andy Pharoah, Vice President for Corporate Affairs and Strategic Initiatives, Mars, Inc.
  • Brian Deese, Head of Sustainable Investing, BlackRock
  • Frédéric Samama, Co-Head, Institutional & Sovereign Clients, Amundi
  • Franco Piza, Vice President, Corporate Sustainability, Grupo Bancolombia
  • Aileen Lee, Chief Program Officer, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
Closing Remarks, Alzbeta Klein, Director and Global Head, IFC Climate Business

 

2:00 PM -
2:30 PM

IMF Gallery, HQ1-R-700 (Red Level)

Gender Coffee Chats: Where are the Women:  What’s Really Happening in the Corporate World?

Speakers:
  • Mala Narain, IMF
  • Rakhi Kumar, State Street Bank

 

2:00 PM -
3:15 PM

IMF HQ1, Meetings Halls A&B

Flexible Inflation Targeting: Advancing the Frontiers of Monetary Policy

Opening Remarks: Mitsuhiro Furusawa, Deputy Managing Director, IMF

Moderator: Greg Ip, Chief Economics Commentator, Wall Street Journal

Speakers:
  • Tobias Adrian, Financial Counsellor and Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets Department, IMF
  • Ilan Goldfajn, Governor, Central Bank of Brazil
  • Lars Svensson, Affiliated Professor, Stockholm School of Economics
  • Zdeněk Tůma, Partner, KPMG Czech Republic
  • Ksenia Yudaeva, First Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Russia

 

2:15 PM -
3:00 PM

IMF HQ1, Cedar Hall (1-660)

 

2:30 PM -
3:30 PM

World Bank Group MC Building, MC2-800

A Conversation on the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Opening Remarks: Sandie Okoro, Senior Vice President and Group General Counsel, World Bank

Moderator: Steven Shalita, Manager of Africa External Communications, World Bank

  • Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

  • Debbie Wetzel, Senior Director, Governance Global Practice, World Bank

  • Paula Gaviria Betancur, Advisor on Human Rights to the President of Colombia


 

3:00 PM -
3:30 PM

IMF Gallery, HQ1-R-700 (Red Level)

 
 

3:30 PM -
4:45 PM

IMF HQ1, Atrium

Digitalization and the New Gilded Age

Moderator: Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, IMF

Speakers:
  • Bridget van Kralingen, Senior Vice President, IBM Global Industries, Platforms and Blockchain
  • Alec Ross, Author, former Senior Advisor for Innovation to U.S. Department of State
  • Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies, Singapore
  • Richard White, Author and Stanford University Professor

 
 

4:00 PM -
4:45 PM

IMF Gallery, HQ1-R-700 (Red Level)

Gender Coffee Chats: Why We Can’t Close the Gender Digital Divide?

Speaker:
  • Revi Sterling, WomenConnect Challenge, USAID

 

4:00 PM -
5:00 PM

World Bank Group MC Building, Preston Auditorium

Securing the Foundation for Human Capital: A Global Priority

Moderator: FEMI OKE, International Journalist 

  • HENRIETTA FORE, Executive Director, UNICEF
  • KRISTALINA GEORGIEVA, CEO, World Bank
  • MABEL VAN ORANJE, Founder and Chair of the Board of Trustees, Girls Not Brides
  • Dr. Michelle Bachelet, Former President of Chile and Board Chair of PMNCH 
  • Dr. Adolfo Rubinstein, Minister of Health, Argentina
  • Julia Gillard, Chair of the Global Partnership for Education



 

5:00 PM -
6:15 PM

IMF Innovation lab, HQ1 2-701

New Economy Forum: Big Data and Economics: Lessons from the Frontier

Moderator: Louis Marc Ducharme, Director, Statistics Department, IMF

Speakers: 
  • Dmitri Adler, Chief Data Scientist, Data Society
  • Angelique Faustino, Global Head of Analytics Platform Technology, Thomson-Reuters
  • Lucia Foster, Chief Economist and Chief of Center Economic Studies, US Census Bureau
  • Michael Lokshin, Manager and Lead Economist, Development Data Group, World Bank
  • Magchieval van Meeteren, Managing Director, Center for Big Data Statistics at Statistics Netherland
  • Arvin Subramanian, Chief Economic Advisor, Government of India
  • Marvin Ward, Research Lead, JP Morgan Chase Institute

 

5:30 PM -
6:30 PM

IMF HQ1, Meetings Halls A&B

A Conversation with Author of Fifty Million Rising Saadia Zahidi

Opening Remarks: Gerry Rice, Director, Communications Department, IMF

Speakers:
  • Saadia Zahidi, Author of book “Fifty Million Rising”
  • Sabina Bhatia, Assistant Director, Communications Department, IMF

 
Thursday,
April

19

8:45 AM -
9:30 AM

IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 2 (Press Briefing Room)

IMF Managing Director Press Conference

Panelists:

  • CHRISTINE LAGARDE, Managing Director, IMF
  • DAVID LIPTON, First Deputy Managing Director, IMF
  • GERRY RICE, Director, Communications Department, IMF

ONLY PRESS ARE ALLOWED ENTRY INTO PRESS CONFERENCES/BRIEFINGS.


 

9:00 AM -
9:30 AM

IMF Gallery, HQ1-R-700 (Red Level)

Gender Coffee Chats: Advocating for Women’s Empowerment:  Voices from the Field

Moderator: Akshay Modi, IMF

Panelists:
  • Shanti Uprety, International Women’s Rights Action Watch Asia Pacific
  • Senator Loren Legarda, Phillipines
  • Dian Kartika Sari, Indonesia Women’s Coalition for Social Justice and Democracy

 

9:00 AM -
5:30 PM

World Bank “I” Building, Rooms I2 210, 220 and 250

Civil Society Policy Forum

Sessions:
  • Moving from Evidence to Action: How Are CSO’s Working to Encourage Government Uptake of the Graduation Approach?
  • Making infrastructure Work for Development: The Role of a Transparent Financial System.
  • From the High-Level Panel to We-Fi – Multilateral Approaches to Women’s Economic Empowerment and Entrepreneurship
  • Why ICT? The Missing Sector in Sustainable Development
  • The Promotion of Public-Private Partnerships – Exporting a Failed Model
  • Lunch Feedback Session with the Civil Society Policy Forum Working Group
  • Learning for All: The Role of Citizens in Accountability for Education
  • Natural Resources, Instability and Conflict
  • Maximizing Civil Society’s Role in Improving Equity in Access to Health Services: GFF Country Experiences
  • Social Accountability and Citizen Demand: The Missing Link in Achieving Universal Health Coverage
  • Finance Development Through Financial Intermediaries: Exploring Best Practices in Transparency
  • Safeguards and Country Systems in Development Finance Institutions

 

9:00 AM -
5:30 PM

IMF HQ2-03B-838B

Civil Society Policy Forum

Sessions: 
  •  The IMF Work on Corruption: Update on Recent Developments
  • Financial Crisis 10 Years On. Has the Response to the Last Crisis Laid the Foundations for the Next?

 

9:15 AM -
10:00 AM

IMF HQ1, 1-660

 
 

9:45 AM -
10:30 AM

IMF Innovation lab, HQ1 2-701

Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), Cross Border Payments and Financial Inclusion

Moderator: Herve Tourpe

Presenters:
  • Ryan Zagone
  • Faisel Ahmed
  • Jeremy Allaire

 

10:00 AM -
10:30 AM

IMF Gallery, HQ1-R-700 (Red Level)

Postcard Series: Out of the Grey, Into the Light – How Nepal navigated obstacles to strengthen its financial integrity

Speakers:
  • Hari Kumar Nepal, Deputy Director, Nepal Financial Intelligence Unit and AML Cell, Ministry of Finance
  • Matthew Byrne, Senior Counsel, Legal Department, IMF

 

10:00 AM -
11:00 AM

World Bank Group J Building, J B1-080

Protecting Latin America and the Caribbean’s Future Against Risks

Moderator: Alberto Bello, Editorial Director, Grupo Editorial Expansión

  • Lea Giménez, Minister of Finance of Paraguay
  • Dyogo Henrique de Oliveira, Chief Executive of the State Development Bank of Brazil BNDES, Brazil
  • Timothy Antoine, Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank
  • Jane Fraser, CEO of Citigroup Latin America
  • Jorge Familiar, World Bank Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Bernardo Gonzalez, President of Mexico’s National Banking and Securities Commission CNBV

 

10:30 AM -
11:30 AM

IMF HQ1, Meetings Halls A&B

Reforming the Euro Area: Views from inside and outside of Europe

Moderator: Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, IMF

Speakers: 
  • Mário Centeno, President, Eurogroup
  • Jack Lew, Former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury
  • Pier Carlo Padoan, Minister of Economy and Finance, Italy
  • Olaf Scholz, Minister of Finance, Germany

 

11:00 AM -
11:45 AM

IMF Innovation lab, HQ1 2-701

Blockchain: Successful Applications and New Opportunities

Moderator: Stela Mocan

Presenters:
  • Mercina TilleMann
  • Loi M. Bakani
  • Jane Thomason 

 

11:00 AM -
12:00 PM

World Bank Group MC Building, Jim Wolfensohn Atrium

Empowering Women for Peace

Moderator: Roula Khalaf, Deputy Editor, Financial Times
  • Kristalina Georgieva, CEO, World Bank Group
  • Diane Jacovella, Deputy Minister of International Development, Canada
  • Sahar Nasr, Minister of Investment and International Cooperation, Egypt
  • Thikra Alwash, Mayor of Baghdad, Iraq
  • Sigrid Kaag, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Netherlands
  • Patricia Veringa-Gieskes, Job Factory, Democratic Republic of Congo


 

11:00 AM -
12:30 PM

World Bank Group MC Building, Preston Auditorium

Digital Economy for Africa

  • Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank
  • Jeff Weiner, CEO, LinkedIn
  • Tony Elumelu, Founder, The Tony Elumelu Foundation

Panel Discussion:

Moderator: Gugulethu Mfuphi, Anchor, CNBC Africa

  • Uzziel Ndagijimana, Minister of Finance, Rwanda
  • Seni Sulyman, Country Director for Nigeria, Andela
  • Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, Minister of Communications, Ghana
  • Bilha Ndirangu, Chief Operating Officer, Africa’s Talking 
  • Omobola Jonhson, Honorary Chairperson, Alliance for Affordable Internet

 

11:00 AM -
12:30 PM

IMF Gallery, HQ1-R-700 (Red Level)

A Peek into IMF Training: Financial Inclusion

Trainer:
  • Adolfo Barajas, Senior Economist, Monetary and Capital Markets Department, IMF

 

12:00 PM -
1:00 PM

IMF HQ1, Atrium

One-on-One with Christine Lagarde, Featuring Michael Bloomberg

Moderator: Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, IMF

Speaker:
  • Michael R. Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg L.P. and Bloomberg Philanthropies, WHO Global Ambassador for Noncommunicable Diseases, and UN Special Envoy for Climate Action

 

1:30 PM -
2:15 PM

IMF Innovation lab, HQ1 2-701

Digital Identities and Know Your Customer (KYC) Utilities

Moderator: Simonetta Nardin

Presenter:
  • Bryn Robinson-Morgan

 

2:00 PM -
3:00 PM

World Bank Group MC Building, Jim Wolfensohn Atrium

Market Forces at Work: Institutional Investors and a Sustainable World

Moderator: Stephanie Flanders, Senior Executive Editor for Economics, Bloomberg News

  • Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group
  • Luis Caputo, Minister of Public Finance of Argentina
  • Hiromichi Mizuno, CIO of the Government Pension Investment Fund of Japan
  • Brune Poirson, Secretary of State attached to the Minister of State, Minister of Ecological and Solidary Transition
  • Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild, Founder and CEO of the Coalition for Inclusive Capitalism
  • Axel Weber, Chairman of UBS Group 


 

2:00 PM -
3:15 PM

IMF Gallery, HQ1-R-700 (Red Level)

Panel Discussion: Capacity Development in Fragile States – Why Some Countries Succeed?

Opening Remarks: Carla Grasso, Deputy Managing Director, IMF

Chair/moderator: Antoinette Sayeh, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Center for Global Development

Panelists:
  • Malado Kaba, Minister of Finance, Republic of Guinea
  • Khaled Al-Abbadi, Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Yemen
  • Sir Paul Collier, Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Oxford University
  • Stefano Manservisi, Director General, European Commission’s Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO)
  • Charles Collyns, Director, Independent Evaluation Office, IMF

 

2:30 PM -
4:00 PM

World Bank Group MC Building, Preston Auditorium

SDGs and Big Data

PANEL 1:
Opening Remarks: Amina J. Mohammed, UN Deputy Secretary-General 

Moderator: Claire Melamed, CEO, Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Goals (GPSDD)

Panelists:

  • Jaana Remes, Economist and Partner, McKinsey Global Institute

  • Danielle Wood, Director, Space Enabled Research Group, Media Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) 

  • Jennifer Musisi, Executive Director, Kampala Capital City Authority

  • Kai Klandorf, Executive Director, Network of Estonian Non-Profit Organizations

  • Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Senor Director, Social, Urban Rural and Resilience GP, World Bank Group

Closing Remarks: Hartwig Schafer, Vice-President, Global Themes, World Bank Group


PANEL 2:
Opening Remarks: Shaolin Yang, Managing Director and WBG Chief Administrative Officer

Moderator: Mahmoud Mohieldin, Senior Vice President, World Bank Group

Panelists

  • Sahar Nasr, Minister of Investment and International Cooperation, Egypt 

  • Paulina Terrazas, Chief of Special Projects, Mexico

  • Claver Gatete, Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Rwanda

  • Luis Fernando Mejia Alzate, Minister of National Planning, Colombia Colombia 

  • Ambroise Fayolle, EIB


 

2:45 PM -
3:30 PM

IMF Innovation lab, HQ1 2-701

Cryptocurrencies - Opportunities, Risks andRegulation

Moderator: Dong He

Presenters:
  • Lawrence Wintermeyer
  • Valerie Szczepanik
  • Carolyn Wilkins 

 

3:00 PM -
4:30 PM

World Bank Group MC Building, MC2-800

Building a Climate-Resilient South Asia

  • Idah Pswarayi-Riddihough, World Bank Country Director for Sri Lanka and Maldives
  • Laura Tuck, Vice President, Sustainable Development, World Bank
  • Muthukumara Mani, Lead Economist, South Asia Region, World Bank
  • Mahmuda Begum, Additional Secretary, Economic Relations Division, Bangladesh
  • Anand Patwardhan, Professor of Public Policy, University of Maryland in College Park
  • Aisha Khan, Executive Director for Civil Society Coalition for Climate Change (CSCCC) and CEO of Mountain and Glacier Organization (MGPO)

 

3:30 PM -
4:30 PM

IMF HQ1, Meetings Halls A&B

 

4:00 PM -
5:00 PM

World Bank Group MC Building, Jim Wolfensohn Atrium

Disrupting the Gender Divide – The Power of Online Finance and Market Platforms

Moderator: Simon Hobbs, Journalist

  • Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group

  • Wafaa Alashwali, CEO and Co-Founder, Serviis, Saudi Arabia

  • Jean Liu, President, Didi Chuxing

  • Ulla Tornaes, Minister, Development Corporation, Denmark

  • Stephanie Von Friedeburg, Chief Operating Officer, International Finance Corporation

  • Anne M. Finucane, Vice Chairman, Bank of America, United States

  • Oyindamola Honey Ogundeyi, Founder of Fashpa.com, Nigeria


 

4:30 PM -
5:30 PM

World Bank Group MC Building, Preston Auditorium

Thirty Years of MIGA

Opening remarks: Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group
  • Jon Ettinger, Underwriter, MIGA
  • Sahar Nasr, Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation
  • Keiko Honda, CEO, MIGA
  • Sebastian Hack, Project Finance Manager, Ib Vogt
  • Brune Louise Sabine Poirson, Secretary of State attached to the Minister of State, Minister of Ecological and Solidary Transition

Moderator: Ralitsa Vassileva, Director of Communications, Sustania


 

4:45 PM -
5:30 PM

IMF HQ1, 1-660

New Economy Talk: Making the Digital Economy work for Everyone

Moderator: Jianhai Lin, Secretary, IMF

Speaker:
  • Minister Rudiantara, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology of Indonesia

 

5:15 PM -
5:45 PM

IMF HQ1, B-640

Press Conference: G-24

Speakers:
  • Hon. Eran Wickramaratne, State Minister of Finance and Mass Media, Sri Lanka
  • Julio Velarde, Governor of Banco Central De Reserva Del Peru
  • Kenneth Ofori-Atta, Finance Minister, Ghana
  • Marilou Uy, G-24 Secretariat
  • Randa Elnagar, Communications Officer, Communications Department, IMF

ONLY PRESS ARE ALLOWED ENTRY INTO PRESS CONFERENCES/BRIEFINGS.

 
Friday,
April

20

8:00 AM -
8:45 AM

IMF HQ1, B-640

Press Briefing: Asia and Pacific Department

Panelists:
  • Changyong Rhee, Director, Asia and Pacific Department, IMF
  • Markus Rodlauer, Deputy Director, Asia and Pacific Department, IMF
  • Odd Per Brekk, Deputy Director, Asia and Pacific Department, IMF
  • Ken Kang, Deputy Director, Asia and Pacific Department, IMF
  • Ting Yan, Communications Officer, Communications Department, IMF

ONLY PRESS ARE ALLOWED ENTRY INTO PRESS CONFERENCES/BRIEFINGS.

 

9:00 AM -
9:45 AM

IMF HQ1, B-640

Press Briefing: European Department

Panelists:
  • Poul Thomsen, Director, European Department, IMF
  • Andreas Adriano, Senior Communications Officer, Communications Department, IMF

ONLY PRESS ARE ALLOWED ENTRY INTO PRESS CONFERENCES/BRIEFINGS.

 

9:00 AM -
3:30 PM

IMF HQ2-03B-838B

Civil Society Policy Forum

Sessions:
  • Leaders or Laggards: Where is the G20 on Tackling Corruption Through Secret Companies? Where next?
  • Global Renewal: Debt Relief and Financial Investments toward a Sustainable Future

 

9:00 AM -
5:30 PM

World Bank “I” Building, Rooms I2 210, 220 and 250

Civil Society Policy Forum

Sessions:
  • Valuing Civic Space for more Effective and Sustainable Development- A Townhall
  • Nipping Corruption in the Bud What Can be Done for and by Youths
  • Disability Inclusive Development
  • The IMF and Fragile States: An Independent Evaluation
  • Spring Meetings CSO Forum: Environmental and Social Framework (ESF)
  • Building Public Leadership Capacity in the Education Sector
  • The Policy and Implementation of Information Disclosure of World Bank Group and IMF in the MENA region
  • Tackling the Burden of Tuberculosis to Accelerate Progress on Universal Health Coverage
  • Leveraging Financial Inclusion for Conflict Prevention

 

9:30 AM -
11:00 AM

World Bank Group MC Building, Jim Wolfensohn Atrium

Debt and Growth: A Balancing Act?

Moderator: Liliana Rojas Suarez, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development

  • Mauricio Cárdenas, Minister of Finance and Public Credit, Colombia
  • Imad Fakhoury, Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, Jordan
  • Kenneth Ofori-Atta, Finance Minister, Ghana
  • Matthew Rycroft, Permanent Secretary at the Department for International Development, United Kingdom
  • Torsten Slok, Chief International Economist, Deutsche Bank

 

10:00 AM -
10:30 AM

IMF Gallery, HQ1-R-700 (Red Level)

Postcard Series: Central Bank Modernization – Safeguarding Financial Stability and Gearing Up for Financial Deepening and Inclusion

Speakers:
  • Bryan Wynter, Governor, Bank of Jamaica
  • Ghiath Shabsigh, Assistant Director, Monetary and Capital Markets Department, IMF

 

10:00 AM -
10:45 AM

IMF Innovation lab, HQ1 2-701

RegTech and Suptech - The Future of Compliance

Moderator: Melissa Koide

Presenters:
  • Sopnendu Mohanty
  • Brad Carr
  • Michael Gronager

 

10:00 AM -
11:15 AM

IFC Building, IFC Auditorium

The Better Life Farming Alliance - Solutions for Smallholder Farmers

Panelists:

  • Sergio Pimenta, Vice President for the Middle East and North Africa, IFC
  • Liam Condon, President and CEO of Bayer Crop Science
  • Nikhil da Victoria Lobo, Managing Director Americas and Head of Global Partnerships of Swiss Re
  • Gal Yader, Vice President Marketing, Netafim

Speakers:

  • Ruth Kajuju M`irura, Farmer from Kenya
  • Henry Gurang Cambangay, Farmer from Philippines
  • Robert S. Kaplan, Senior Fellow and Marvin Bower Professor of Leadership Development, Emeritus at the Harvard Business School

 

10:15 AM -
11:00 AM

IMF HQ1, B-640

Press Briefing: Middle East and Central Asia Department

Panelists:
  • Jihad Azour, Director, Middle East and Central Asia Department, IMF
  • Wafa Amr, Senior Communication Officer, Communications Department, IMF

ONLY PRESS ARE ALLOWED ENTRY INTO PRESS CONFERENCES/BRIEFINGS.

 

10:45 AM -
12:00 PM

IMF HQ1, Meeting Halls A&B

Achieving Economic Diversification in Low-Income Countries

Opening Remarks: Tao Zhang, Deputy Managing Director, IMF

Moderator: Yanqing Yang, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, China Business News

Speakers:
  • Mame Khary Diène, Founder and CEO, Bioessence Laboratories, Senegal
  • Luis Fernando Mejía, Director, National Planning Office of the Government of Colombia
  • Arvind Subramanian, Chief Economic Adviser, Government of India
  • Abraham Tekeste, Minister of Finance and Economic Cooperation, Ethiopia
  • Min Zhu, Chair, National Institute of Financial Research, Tsinghua University, China

 

11:00 AM -
12:30 PM

World Bank Group MC Building, Preston Auditorium

Moving from Financial Access to Inclusion: Leveraging the Power of Technology 

  • H.M. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development

  • Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group

  • Amadou Gon Coulibaly, Prime Minister, Cote d’Ivoire

  • Alexander De Croo, Deputy Prime Minister, Belgium

  • Eric Jing, Executive Chairman and CEO, Ant Financial

  • Rodger Voorhies, Executive Director, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Moderator: Francine Lacqua, Anchor, Bloomberg 


 

11:15 AM -
12:00 PM

IMF HQ1, B-640

Press Briefing: African Department

Panelists:
  • Abebe Aemro Selassie, Director of the African Department, IMF
  • Lucie Mboto Fouda, Senior Communication Officer, IMF

ONLY PRESS ARE ALLOWED ENTRY INTO PRESS CONFERENCES/BRIEFINGS.

 

11:15 AM -
12:00 PM

IMF Innovation lab, HQ1 2-701

Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs): The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Moderator: Andy Dervishi

Presenters:
  • Marco Santori
  • Jill Carlson
  • Domitille Dessertine

 

11:30 AM -
11:45 AM

Press Registration Desk

 

12:30 PM -
1:45 PM

IMF HQ1, Meetings Halls A&B

Attracting Private Investment in Sub-Saharan Africa

Opening Remarks:
  • Mitsuhiro Furusawa, Deputy Managing Director, IMF
  • Ken Ofori-Atta, Minister of Finance, Ghana
  • Ludger Schuknecht, Co-Chair, G20 African Advisory Group (AAG)
Moderator: Nancy Kacungira, News Anchor, BBC Africa Business

Speakers:
  • Zhi Yong Heng, Head of Special Situations Group , TLG Capital, London
  • Jingdong Hua, IFC’s Vice President and Treasurer
  • Mame Khary Diène, Founder and CEO of Bioessences, Senegal
  • Thomas Schaefer, Chairman and Managing Director, Volkswagen Group South Africa

 
 

1:30 PM -
2:15 PM

IMF Innovation lab, HQ1 2-701

Smart Contracts - Are They Really Contracts and Are They Really Smart?

Moderator: Ross Leckow

Presenters:
  • Houman Shadab
  • Patrick Murck

 

2:00 PM -
2:45 PM

IMF HQ1, Cedar Hall (1-660)

New Economy Talk: Governing the Ascent of Artificial Intelligence

Moderator: Ana Rold, Founder and Publisher of the Diplomatic Courier

Speaker:
  • Nicholas Economou, Chief Executive, H5

 

2:00 PM -
2:45 PM

IMF HQ1, B-640

Press Briefing: Western Hemisphere Department

Panelists:
  • Alejandro Werner, Director, Western Hemisphere Department, IMF
  • Krishna Srinivasan, Deputy Director, Western Hemisphere Department, IMF
  • Patricia Alonso-Gamo, Deputy Director, Western Hemisphere Department, IMF
  • Nigel Chalk, Deputy Director, Western Hemisphere Department, IMF
  • Robert Rennhack, Deputy Director, Western Hemisphere Department, IMF
  • Raphael Anspach, Senior Communication Officer, Communications Department, IMF
 
ONLY PRESS ARE ALLOWED ENTRY INTO PRESS CONFERENCES/BRIEFINGS.

 

2:00 PM -
3:00 PM

World Bank Group J Building, J B1-080

Innovations in Competitive Procurement: How the New Procurement Framework Balances Development Needs with Market Opportunity

Moderator: Tanya Beckett, BBC

  • Manuela Ferro, Vice President, World Bank Operations Policy and Country Services

  • Enzo De Laurentiis, Chief Procurement Officer, World Bank Operations Policy and Country Services

  • Gary Litman, Vice President for Global Initiatives, US Chamber of Commerce

  • Roger Fiszelson, Advisor, MEDEF Business Confederation and Confederation of International Contractors’ Associations, France

  • Ulrika Modéer, State Secretary to the Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate, Government of Sweden

  • Sarah Adwoa Safo, Minister of State in Charge of Pubic Procurement, Government of Ghana


 

2:30 PM -
3:30 PM

World Bank Group MC Building, Preston Auditorium

The Security-Development Nexus

Moderator: Roula Khalaf, Deputy Editor, Financial Times
  • Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group
  • John R. Allen, President, Brookings Institution
  • Bruno Le Maire, Minister of Economy and Finance, France
  • Thikra Alwash, Mayor of Baghdad, Iraq
  • Boubou Cissé, Minister of Economy and Finance, Mali

 

2:45 PM -
3:30 PM

IMF Innovation lab, HQ1 2-701

TechFin: The Expansion Of The Technology Firms Into The Financial Sector

Moderator: Vikram

Presenter:
  • Long Chen
  • Rory Macfarquhar
  • Nasir Zubairi

 

3:00 PM -
3:30 PM

IMF Gallery, HQ1-R-700 (Red Level)

Postcard Series: Getting the Word Out – Brazil’s Journey Toward Greater Fiscal Transparency

Speakers:
  • Pedro Jucá Maciel, Undersecretary of Strategic Planning of Fiscal Policy, National Treasury of Brazil
  • Fabien Gonguet, Economist, Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF

 

4:00 PM -
5:30 PM

World Bank Group MC Building, Jim Wolfensohn Atrium

Towards Universal Health Coverage: Tackling the Crisis in Health Financing to End Poverty

Moderator: Ralitsa Vassileva, Director of Communications, Sustainia and Former CNN anchor

  • Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group

  • Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesu, Director-General, World Health Organization

  • Kersti Kaljulaid, President Republic of Estonia

  • Charles Abel, Deputy Prime Minister, Papua New Guinea

  • Amr El-Garhy, Minister of Finance, Egypt

  • Julio Hector Estrada, Minister of Finance, Guatemala

  • Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Minister of Finance, Indonesia

  • Henri Yav Mulang, Minister of Finance, Democratic Republic of Congo

  • Taro Aso, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance, Minister of State for Financial Services, Japan

  • Michael Reich, Professor, Harvard University

  • Michelle Bachelet Jeria, Former President of the Republic of Chile, Chair of the Board, Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health


 

5:00 PM -
6:30 PM

World Bank Group J Building, J B1-080

The Future of Resilience: Banking on Cities

Opening remarks: Kristalina Georgieva, WBG CEO
Closing remarks: Patricia Espinosa, UNFCCC Executive Secretary

Moderator: Femi Oke, International Journalist

Panel:

  • Elizabeth Yee, VP, City Solutions, 100 Resilient Cities
  • Jessica Shannon, Partner, PwC
  • Vazil Hudák, VP, European Investment Bank
  • Jennifer Semulaka Musisi, Executive Director, Kampala Capital City Authority

 
Saturday,
April

21

9:30 AM -
9:45 AM

Press Registration Desk

 

10:00 AM -
11:00 AM

World Bank Group MC Building, Jim Wolfensohn Atrium

Building Human Capital: A Project for the World

Moderator: Ali Velshi, Anchor and Business Correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC

  • Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group

  • Bill Gates, Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

  • Penny Mordaunt, Secretary of State for International Development, UK


 

11:00 AM -
11:45 AM

IMF HQ1, B-640

African Finance Ministers’ Press Conference

Panelists:
  • Abdirahman Beileh, Minister of Finance, Somalia
  • Adama Kone, Minister of Economy and Finance, Côte d’Ivoire
  • Archer Mangueira, Minister of Finance, Angola
  • Americo Ramos, Minister of Finance, Sao Tome and Principe
ONLY PRESS ARE ALLOWED ENTRY INTO PRESS CONFERENCES/BRIEFINGS.

 

11:00 AM -
12:30 PM

MC Building C1 Cafeteria

The State of the Africa Region: Leveraging Innovation to Transform Agriculture and Energy

Moderator: Gugulethu Mfuphi, Anchor, CNBC Africa

  • Makhtar Diop, World Bank Vice President for Africa
  • Albert Zeufack, World Bank Chief Economist for Africa
  • Thierry Tanoh, Minister of Petroleum, Energy, and Renewable Energy, Cote d’Ivoire
  • Rebecca Miano, CEO and Managing Director of KenGen
  • Ugwem Eneyo, CEO and Co-Founder of Solstice Energy Solutions
  • Esther Kunda, Program and Operations Coordinator, Next Einstein Forum

 

12:30 PM -
1:30 PM

World Bank Group MC Building, Jim Wolfensohn Atrium

Financing the Future of Food- Maximizing Finance for Development in Agricultural Value Chains

Moderator: Zeinab Badawi, International Broadcaster and Chair of the Royal African Society

  • Agnes Kalibata President, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)

  • David Kamenetzky, Chief Strategy & External Affairs Officer, ABInBEV

  • Jorge Esteve Recolons, Member of the Executive Committee of ECOM Agroindustrial

  • Mamadou Sangafowa-Coulibaly, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Cote d’Ivoire

  • Stephanie von Friedeburg, Chief Operating Officer, IFC



 

12:45 PM -
1:15 PM

IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 2 (Press Briefing Room)

IMFC Press Conference

  • CHRISTINE LAGARDE, Managing Director, IMF
  • Lesetja Kganyago, IMFC Chairman and Governor of the South African Reserve Bank
  • GERRY RICE, Director, Communications Department, IMF

ONLY PRESS ARE ALLOWED ENTRY INTO PRESS CONFERENCES/BRIEFINGS.


 

4:00 PM -
5:15 PM

IMF HQ1, Meetings Halls A&B

Booms and Busts: Are We Better Able to Deal with Them Today?

Moderator: Joumanna Bercetche, CNBC

Panelists:
  • David Lipton,First Deputy Managing Director, IMF
  • Agustin Carstens, General Manager, Bank of International Settlements
  • Gene Frieda, Executive Vice President, PIMCO
  • Philip Lane, Governor, Central bank of Ireland
  • HÉlÈne Rey, Lord Bagri Professor of Economics, London Business School

 
Sunday,
April

22