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Monday,
April

11

 
Tuesday,
April

12

9:00 AM -
10:00 AM

IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 2

Press Briefing: World Economic Outlook (WEO)

  • Maurice Obstfeld, Economic Counsellor and Director of Research Department, IMF

  • Gian Maria Milesi-Ferretti, Deputy Director, Research Department, IMF

  • Oya Celasun, Chief of the World Economic Studies Division, Research Department, IMF

  • Olga Stankova, Senior Communications Officer, Communications Department, IMF


Only press are allowed entry into press conferences/briefings. 


 

11:00 AM -
12:00 PM

World Bank Group J Building, J 1-050

The Commodity Cycle in Latin America: Mirages and Dilemmas

Moderator: Alejandra Viveros, Latin America and Caribbean Region Communications Manager, World Bank Group

  •  Augusto de la Torre, Latin America and Caribbean Region Chief Economist, World Bank Group

 

12:00 PM -
1:30 PM

World Bank Group MC Building, Preston Auditorium

Innovations to Prevent Gender-based Violence: Building Evidence for Effective Solutions

Moderator: Alessandra C. Guedes, Co-chair, Sexual Violence Research Initiative

  • Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group
  • Philippe Le Houerou, Executive Vice-President and Chief Executive Officer, International Finance Corporation
  • Caren Grown, Senior Director, World Bank Group
  • Jorge Familiar Calderon, Latin America & Caribbean Regional Vice President, World Bank 
  • Annette Dixon, South Asia Regional Vice President, World Bank
  • Hafez M. H. Ghanem, Middle East & North Africa Regional Vice President, World Bank
  • Victoria Kwakwa, East Asia & Pacific Regional Vice President, World Bank
  • Cyril E. Muller, Europe & Central Asia Regional Vice President, World Bank
  • Diarietou Gaye, Country Director, Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda, World Bank

 

2:00 PM -
3:30 PM

World Bank Group J Building, J B1-080

Emerging Lessons from Involuntary Resettlement

Moderator: Franciscus Godts, Executive Director, World Bank Group 

  • Gonzalo Castro de la Mata, Chairman,  Inspection Panel,  World Bank
  • Michael Cernea, Research Professor of Social Anthropology, George Washington University and Former World Bank Senior Adviser for Social Policies
  • Alberto Ninio, Deputy General Counsel for Operations, World Bank Group


 

2:00 PM -
7:00 PM

IMF/WBG CSO Center, World Bank Group I Building, 2nd Floor

Civil Society Policy Forum

Sessions:

  • Smart approaches to agriculture as a viable alternative to dwindling oil prices
  • The Human Rights status of women and girls in Africa and the rest of the world
  • Leveraging the role of communities of faith to end extreme poverty
  • Glass Half Full- the state of accountability in development finance
  • Forests at the World Bank Group in a post Paris agreement world
  • Missing the bigger picture for women’s economic empowerment? Wage, labor and tax policies in focus

 
Wednesday,
April

13

8:30 AM -
3:30 PM

George Washington University, Jack Morton Auditorium

Low-Income Developing Countries: Conference on Sustainable Economic Development in a Challenging Global Environment

Opening Remarks: Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, IMF

Keynote speech: Larry Summers, Professor of Economics, Harvard University

Session I: Inequality, Growth and Resilience
Moderator: Jonathan Ostry, Deputy Director of Research Department, IMF
Speakers: Lant Pritchett, Professor, Harvard University
Abhijit Banerjee, Professor, MIT
Discussants: Asli Demirguc-Kunt, Director of Research World Bank

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Centre for Global Development, and Former Minister of Finance, Nigeria



Session II: Scaling up Public Investment and Debt Sustainability
Moderator: Mitsuhiro Furusawa, Deputy Managing Director, IMF
Speakers: Paul Collier, Professor, University of Oxford
Graciela Kaminsky, Professor, George Washington University
Discussants: Alamine Ousmane Mey, Minister of Finance, Cameroon
Gyan Chandra Acharya, the UN Under-Secretary General and High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries, and Small Island Developing States
Ugo Panizza, Professor, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva



Session III: Economic Development and Stability—The Road Ahead
Opening remarks: Min Zhu, Deputy Managing Director, IMF
Moderator: Zain Asher, CNN Host Marketplace Africa
Panelists: Antoinette Sayeh, Director of the African Department, IMF
Benno Ndulu, Governor, Bank of Tanzania
Arvind Subramanian, Chief Economic Advisor to the Minister of Finance, India
Francisco Ferreira, Senior Adviser, Development Research, World Bank

Closing Remarks: Siddharth Tiwari, Director of the Strategy, Policy, and Review Department, IMF


 

9:00 AM -
10:00 AM

IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 2 (Press Briefing Room)

Press Briefing: Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR)

  • José Viñals, Financial Counselor, Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets Department, IMF

  • Peter Dattels, Deputy Director, Monetary and Capital Markets Department, IMF

  • Matthew Jones, Assistant Director, Head of the Global Markets Analysis Division, IMF

  • Jennifer Elliott, Deputy Chief, Global Markets Analysis Division, IMF

  • Andreas Adriano, Senior Communications Officer, IMF


Only press are allowed entry into press conferences/briefings.


 

9:00 AM -
5:30 PM

IMF/WBG CSO Center, World Bank Group I Building, 2nd Floor

Civil Society Policy Forum

Sessions:

  • For profit, fee charging private schools: meeting the World Bank’s Goals? 
  • Cracking the code: enhancing emergency response and resilience in Fragile States
  • The BNDES barometer measuring governance procedures and impacts of the projects in Latin America children
  • Open Governance, Fiscal Transparency and poverty reduction
  • Energy Access: From Talk, to Walk… To Run
  • IFI development policy operations: How Environmental and Social Standards Apply
  • Breaking down the barriers to accessing development information
  • Financing tools for reducing social inequalities
  • Project grievance mechanisms: what have we learned from 15 years of engagement around IFC and MIGA projects?
  • African Scientists & entrepreneurs towards the bioeconomy era
  • Local govts and public health: coordinating to improve quality of life and achieve sustainable community and economic growth
  • Financial intermediary lending: Challenges of Following the World Bank Group’s Money and its Impacts

 

10:30 AM -
11:30 PM

IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 2 (Press Briefing Room)

Press Briefing: Fiscal Monitor (FM)

  • Vitor Gaspar, Director, Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF

  • Abdelhak Senhadji, Deputy Director, Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF

  • Benedict Clements, Division Chief, Fiscal Policy and Surveillance Division, Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF

  • Wiktor Krzyzanowski, Senior Press officer, Communications Department, IMF


Only press are allowed entry into press conferences/briefings.

 

11:00 AM

World Bank Group MC Building, Jim Wolfensohn Atrium

Let Girls Learn: A Special Event with First Lady Michelle Obama

Special Address: Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States

Opening Remarks: Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group

Note: Strict security measures in effect. Venue and attendance parameters to be advised.

 

12:30 PM -
2:00 PM

World Bank Group MC Building, MC 13-121

Chief Economists Roundtable: Growth and Inclusion in Turbulent Times

Moderator: Melissa Johns, Advisor, Global Indicators Group, World Bank Group

  • Kaushik Basu, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, World Bank Group
  • Punam Chuhan-Pole, Acting Chief Economist for Africa Region , World Bank Group
  • Augusto de la Torre, Chief Economist for Latin America and Caribbean, World Bank Group
  • Shanta Devarajan, Chief Economist for Middle East and North Africa, World Bank Group
  • Martin Rama, Chief Economist for South Asia, World Bank Group
  • Sudhir Shetty, Chief Economist for East Asia and Pacific, World Bank Group
  • Hans Timmer, Chief Economist for Europe and Central Asia, World Bank Group

 

12:30 PM -
2:00 PM

George Washington University, Lisner Auditorium

Conflicts and the Refugee Crisis: An International Call for Action

Moderator: Ali Velshi, Host, Al Jazeera America

Panelists:

  • Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, IMF

  • Ian Bremmer, President, Eurasia Group

  • Imad Fakhoury, Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, Jordan

  • Kristalina Georgieva, Vice President, European Commission

  • Kyung-wha Kang, Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, UN


 

2:00 PM -
3:30 PM

World Bank Group MC Building, Preston Auditorium

Future of Food: Why Healthy, Safe and Sustainable Food is a Basic Necessity

Moderator: Sam Kass, Senior Food Analyst, NBC and former White House Chef

  • Akinwumi Adesina, President, African Development Bank
  • Juan José Freijo, Consumer Goods Forum and Global Head of Sustainability, Brambles
  • Bonnie McClafferty, Director, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition
  • Johan Rockström, Co-Founder, EAT Initiative
  • Juergen Voegele, Senior Director, Agriculture Global Practice, World Bank


 

4:00 PM -
5:30 PM

World Bank Group MC Building, Preston Auditorium

Out of the Shadows: Making Mental Health a Global Development Priority

  • Alan Bollard, Executive Director, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation
  • Margaret Chan, Director-General, World Health Organization
  • Jen Hyatt, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Big White Wall
  • Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group
  • Arthur Kleinman, Professor of Anthropology, Harvard University
  • Mustapha Kaloko, Commissioner for Social Affairs, African Union Commission
  • William Francis Morneau, Minister of Finance, Canada

 

4:00 PM -
5:30 PM

George Washington University, Jack Morton Auditorium

Collect More & Spend Better: The Role of Capacity Development

Introduction: Carla Grasso, Deputy Managing Director, IMF

Opening remarks: Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, IMF

Moderator: Domenico Lombardi, Director, Global Economy Program, CIGI

Panelists:

  • Vitor Gaspar, Director, Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF
  • Klaus Rudischhauser, Acting Director General, DG-DEVCO, European Commission
  • Amadou Ba, Minister of Finance, Senegal
  • Nancy Birdsall, Founding President, Center for Global Development
  • Alonso Segura Vasi, Minister of Economy and Finance, Peru
  • Eric G. Postel, Associate Administrator, USAID

 

4:00 PM -
5:30 PM

George Washington University, Lisner Auditorium

Getting Down to Business: Women, Work and the Global Economy

Moderator: Katty Kay, Anchor, BBC World News America

Panelists:
  • David Lipton, First Deputy Managing Director, IMF
  • Laura Tyson, Professor, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
  • Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director, Oxfam International
  • Sahar Nasr, Minister of International Cooperation, Egypt
  • Lant Pritchett, Professor, Harvard University

 
Thursday,
April

14

 

9:00 AM -
10:30 AM

IFC Building, IFC Auditorium

Opportunity Africa: Reducing Risk and Mobilizing Financing on a New Scale

Moderator: Bronwyn Nielsen, Editor-in-Chief CNBC Africa

  • Abdourahmane Cissé, Minister of Budget, Côte d’Ivoire
  • Hubert Danso, Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of Africa Investor (Ai) Group
  • Claver Gatete, Minister of Finance, Rwanda
  • Saran Kebet-Koulibaly, Vice President of Sustainability and Risk Management, International Finance Corporation
  • Edward Mathias, Managing Director, The Carlyle Group
  • Shannon May, Co-Founder, Bridge International Academies

 

9:00 AM -
7:45 PM

IMF/WBG CSO Center, World Bank Group I Building, 2nd Floor

Civil Society Policy Forum

Sessions:

  • Nutrition opportunity 2016: Building the Foundations for Sustainable Development
  • Youth employment, key to achieving the sustainable development goals The future of data for development
  • Using multi-stakeholder games to better understand global food security solutions
  • What standards for public private partnerships (PPPS)? Analyzing the role of the World Bank Group
  • IMF and World Bank’s influence on economic policy making in developing countries
  • Social Impact of an influx of workers in infrastructure investments
  • Talking about teachers: challenges to institutional coherence
  • The Syrian migration crisis: shaping a development post conflict model
  • What does the shrinking space for civil society mean for the World Bank’s twin goals? 
  • From Transparency to accountability: credible information supports responsible fisheries

 

9:30 AM -
10:15 AM

IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 2 (Press Briefing Room)

 

10:00 AM -
11:30 AM

George Washington University, Jack Morton Auditorium

Political Economy of Structural Reforms

Moderator: Julia Chatterley, CNBC Europe


Panelists:

  • Min Zhu, Deputy Managing Director, IMF
  • Luis de Guindos, Minister of Economy and Competitiveness, Spain
  • Mauricio Cárdenas, Minister of Finance, Colombia
  • Olfa Soukri Cherif, Member of Parliament, Tunisia
  • Diana Farrell, founding President, Chief Executive Officer, JPMorgan Chase Institute




 

10:30 AM -
12:00 PM

World Bank Group MC Building, Preston Auditorium

Focus on Results

Moderator: Lindsay Coates, President, InterAction

  • Tariq Bajwa, Secretary, Economic Affairs Division, Ministry of Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatization, Pakistan
  • Kristalina Georgieva, Vice-President for Budget and Human Resources, European Commission
  • Joaquim Levy, Chief Financial Officer, Managing Director, World Bank Group
  • Emmanuelle Nasse-Bridier, Chief Credit Officer, AXA



 

12:00 PM -
1:00 PM

George Washington University, Lisner Auditorium

The Managing Director's Interview on the Global Economy

Moderator: Stephen Sackur, BBC HARDTalk

This session will be broadcast (at a later date); audience members should be in their seats no later than 11:55 a.m. when the doors will close. No filming or flash photography during this seminar.

 

1:00 PM -
2:00 PM

World Bank Group MC Building, Preston Auditorium

Turning the Paris Climate Agreement into Action

Moderator: Markus Karlsson, Presenter, France 24

  • Mark Carney, Governor, the Bank of England and Chairman, the Financial Stability Board
  • Mohamed Boussaid, Minister of Economy and Finance, Morocco
  • Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group
  • Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Canada
  • Ségolène Royal, Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, France

 

2:00 PM -
3:30 PM

World Bank Group MC Building, MC2-800

Innovative Financial Solutions for Today’s Development Challenges

Moderator: Alan Gelb, Senior Fellow and Director of Studies, Center for Global Development

  • Mark Lowcock, Permanent Secretary, Department for International Development, United Kingdom
  • Sahar Nasr, Minister of International Cooperation, Egypt
  • Arunma Oteh, Vice President and Treasurer, World Bank Group
  • Kyle Peters, Senior Vice President, Operations, World Bank Group

 

2:30 PM -
3:45 PM

George Washington University, Jack Morton Auditorium

Emerging Markets at the Crossroads: Challenges and Opportunities

Moderator:  Axel Threlfall, Editor-at-Large, Reuters


Panelists:  

  • David Lipton, First Deputy Managing Director, IMF
  • Ksenia Yudaeva, Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Russia
  • Alfonso Prat-Gay, Minister of Finance, Argentina
  • Gene Frieda, Global Strategist, Moore Capital Management

 

2:30 PM -
4:00 PM

World Bank Group MC Building, Preston Auditorium

Think Forests: Why Investing in Forests is the Next Big Thing

Moderator: Andrew Steer, President and CEO, World Resources Institute  

  • Mauricio Cardenas, Minister of Finance and Public Credit of Colombia
  • Jason Clay, Senior Vice President, Food & Markets, World Wildlife Fund
  • Celso Ismael Correia, Minister of Land, Environment and Rural Development of Mozambique
  • Myrna Kay Cunningham Kain, Chairperson of the Center for Autonomy and Development of Indigenous People (CADPI)
  • Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, World Bank
  • Tone Skogen, State Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway
  • Roberto Waack, Coordinator, Business Coalition for Climate Forests and Agriculture, Brazil

 

3:55 PM -
4:55 PM

IMF HQ1, Blue level Media Center

Press Conference of the G5 Ministers of Finance and the Secretary General of the OECD and Managing Director of the IMF

"Joint action against tax fraud and money laundering – transparency at the global level"

  • Dr. Wolfgang Schäuble (Germany)
  • George Osborne (UK)
  • Michel Sapin (France)
  • Pier Carlo Padoan (Italy)
  • Luis de Guindos, Minister of Economy and Competitiveness, Spain
  • José Ángel Gurría, Secretary General, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, IMF

 

4:15 PM -
5:15 PM

George Washington University, Jack Morton Auditorium

Fortifying the Global Financial Safety Net

Moderator: Nemat Shafik, Deputy Governor, Bank of England


Panelists: 

  • David Lipton, First Deputy Managing Director, IMF
  • Raghuram Rajan, Governor, Reserve Bank of India
  • Rodrigo Valdes, Minister of Finance, Chile
  • Pierre Olivier Gourinchas, Professor, University of California, Berkeley


 

4:30 PM -
6:00 PM

World Bank Group MC Building, Preston Auditorium

Early Childhood Development: A Smart Beginning for Economies on the Rise

Moderator: Femi Oke, International Journalist 

  • Børge Brende, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Norway
  • Kate Hampton, Chief Executive Officer, Children’s Investment Fund Foundation
  • Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group 
  • Anthony Lake, Executive Director, UNICEF
  • Stephen Lye, Executive Director, Fraser Mustard Institute for Human Development, University of Toronto 
  • Adriano Afonso Maleiane, Minister of Economy and Finance, Mozambique 
  • Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Chief Executive Officer, Save the Children International  


 

5:15 PM -
5:45 PM

IMF HQ2-3-748

 

6:15 PM -
7:00 PM

IMF HQ2-3-748

Press Briefing: Asia and Pacific Department

  • Changyong Rhee, Director, Asia and Pacific Department, IMF
  • Markus Rodlauer, Deputy Director, Asia and Pacific Department, IMF
  • Hoe Ee Khor, Deputy Director, Asia and Pacific Department, IMF
  • Keiko Utsunomiya, Senior Communications Officer, Communications Department, IMF

Only press are allowed entry into press conferences/briefings.

 
Friday,
April

15

9:00 AM -
10:30 AM

IFC Building, IFC Auditorium

Private Sector Solutions in Challenging Markets

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

  • Huguette Samu Bakekolo, Director, Congo Call Center
  • Fernando Capellán, President and Chief Executive Officer, Grupo M & Codevi
  • Jennifer Cooke, Director, CSIS Africa Program
  • Karim Nasser, Chief Executive Officer, Tempus Constant Qualitas Power Ltd

 

9:00 AM -
5:30 PM

IMF/WBG CSO Center, World Bank Group I Building, 2nd Floor

Civil Society Policy Forum

Sessions:

  • Protecting vulnerable economies: debt and tax policies to protect countries in economic distress
  • How much are public institutions improving energy access worldwide? 
  • Environmental challenges and poverty in developing countries: manifestations and solutions World Bank safeguards session
  • The role of the World Bank and IMF in responsible and progressive taxation
  • Delivering on health spending commitments in Africa for women and children
  • GDP-linked and state-contingent debt: the next step in crisis-proofing sovereign finance
  • Open governance, fiscal transparency and poverty reduction
  • Fulfilling the Paris agreement: Pathways to accelerate clean energy deployment in developing countries
  • Remittances for girls and women’s empowerment in Africa and the Caribbean
  • Trade and private sector expansion: vehicle for economic growth and improve standard of living in Africa
  • World Development Report 2017: governance and the law

 

9:15 AM -
10:00 AM

IMF HQ2-3-748

Press Briefing: European Department

  • Poul Thomsen, Director, European Department, IMF
  • Philip Gerson, Deputy Director, European Department, IMF
  • Andreas Adriano, Senior Communications Officer, Communications Department, IMF

Only press are allowed entry into press conferences/briefings.

 

10:15 AM -
11:00 AM

IMF HQ2-3-748

Press Briefing: African Department

Moderator: Andrew Kanyegirire, Sr. Communications Officer, IMF

  • Antoinette Sayeh, Director, African Department, IMF

Only press are allowed entry into press conferences/briefings.

 

11:00 AM -
12:30 PM

World Bank Group MC Building, Preston Auditorium

Forced Displacement: A Global Development Challenge

Moderator: Stephen Sackur, Presenter, HARDtalk, BBC World News

  • H.M. Queen Rania Al Abdullah, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
  • Jean-Claude Juncker, President, European Commission
  • Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group
  • Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General, United Nations
  • Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
  • Elias Bou Saab, Minister of Education and Higher Education, Lebanon
  • Justine Greening, Secretary of State for International Development, United Kingdom President and Chief Executive Officer, International Rescue Committee
  • Isabella Lövin, Minister for International Development Cooperation, Sweden
  • David Miliband, President and Chief Executive Officer, InternationalRescue Committee
  • Lilianne Ploumen, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, The Netherlands
  • Paul Polman, Chief Executive Officer, Unilever
  • Zahra Ali Samantar, Minister for Women and Human Rights, Somalia

 

11:15 AM -
12:00 PM

IMF HQ2-3-748

Press Briefing: Middle East and Central Asia Department

  • Masood Ahmed, Director, Middle East and Central Asia Department, IMF
  • Wafa Amr, Senior Communications Officer, IMF

Only press are allowed entry into press conferences/briefings.

 

11:30 AM -
1:00 PM

George Washington University, Jack Morton Auditorium

Sub-Saharan Africa: Just a Rough Patch?

Moderator: Nancy Birdsall, Founding President, Center for Global Development

Panelists:
  • Mitsuhiro Furusawa, Deputy Managing Director, IMF
  • Claver Gatete, Minister of Finance, Rwanda
  • Kemi Adeosun, Minister of Finance, Nigeria
  • Arvind Subramanian, Chief Economic Advisor to the Minister of Finance, India

 

12:10 PM -
12:20 PM

Press Registration Desk

 

12:30 PM -
2:00 PM

World Bank Group MC Building, MC2-800

Digital Dividends for East Asia Pacific - Faster Growth, More Jobs and Better Governance?

Moderator: Kevin J. Delaney, Editor in Chief and Co-founder, Quartz

  • Helder Lopes, Vice Minister of Finance, Timor-Leste
  • Cindy Mi, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, VIPKID, China
  • Le Quoc Minh, Editor in Chief, VietnamPlus

 

12:35 PM -
1:00 PM

IMF HQ2-3-748

Press Conference: G-20

Only press are allowed entry into press conferences/briefings.

 

2:00 PM -
3:30 PM

World Bank Group MC Building, Preston Auditorium

Competition Policy in Developing Countries: Helping Markets Perform Better

  • Francisco Gaetani, Executive Secretary, Ministry of Planning, Budget and Management, Brazil
  • Anabel Gonzalez, Senior Director, Trade & Competitiveness Global Practice, World Bank Group
  • Ángel Gurría, Secretary General, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • Francis Kariuki, Director General, Competition Authority of Kenya and Board Member, COMESA Competition Commission
  • Joaquim Levy, Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer, World Bank Group
  • Sahar Nasr, Minister of International Cooperation, Egypt
  • Henry Rotich, Cabinet Secretary, National Treasury, Kenya
  • Alonso Segura Vasi, Minister of Economy and Finance, Peru

 

2:15 PM -
3:00 PM

IMF HQ2-3-748

Press Briefing: Western Hemisphere Department

  • Alejandro Werner, Director, Western Hemisphere Department, IMF
  • Nigel Chalk, Deputy Director, Western Hemisphere Department, IMF
  • Adrienne Cheasty, Deputy Director, Western Hemisphere Department, IMF
  • Charles Enoch, Deputy Director, Western Hemisphere Department, IMF
  • Robert Rennhack, Deputy Director, Western Hemisphere Department, IMF
  • Krishna Srinivasan, Deputy Director, Western Hemisphere Department, IMF
  • Raphael Anspach, Senior Communications Officer, Communications Department, IMF

Only press are allowed entry into press conferences/briefings.

 

4:00 PM -
5:30 PM

World Bank Group MC Building, Preston Auditorium

Powering up Growth: Ideas for Beating the Slowdown

Moderator: John Authers, Senior Investment Columnist, Financial Times

  • Luis Alberto Arce, Minister of Economy and Public Finance, Bolivia 
  • Ishaq Dar, Minister of Finance, Pakistan
  • Natalie A. Jaresko, Minister of Finance, Ukraine
  • Armando Manuel, Minister of Finance, Republic of Angola
  • Jan Walliser, Vice President, Equitable Growth, Finance, and Institutions, World Bank Group     




 

5:30 PM -
7:00 PM

World Bank Group MC Building, Jim Wolfensohn Atrium

"A Celebration of the United Nations and World Bank Group Partnership"

Moderator: Dominique Bichara, Director of Corporate Affairs & Administration, World Bank

  • Bambang Brodjonegoro, Chair of the Development Committee
  • Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General, United Nations
  • Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group

 
Saturday,
April

16

9:40 AM -
9:50 AM

Press Registration Desk

 

10:00 AM -
11:30 AM

World Bank Group IFC Building, IFC Auditorium

Global Infrastructure Forum 2016

Moderator: Zeinab Badawi, International Broadcaster and Chair, Royal African Society
  • Akinwumi Adesina, President, African Development Bank
  • Ahmad Mohamed Ali, President, Islamic Development Bank
  • Mauricio Cárdenas, Minister of Finance and Public Credit, Colombia and Chair of G24
  • Chulamanee Chartsuwan, Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Thailand to the United Nations
  • Suma Chakrabarti, President, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development 
  • Wu Hongbo, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations
  • Werner Hoyer, President, European Investment Bank
  • Kundapur V. Kamath, President, New Development Bank 
  • Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group
  • Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General, United Nations
  • Philippe Le Houerou, Executive Vice-President and Chief Executive Officer, International Finance Corporation
  • Jin Liqun, President, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
  • Lou Jiwei, on behalf of Chair of G20, Minister of Finance, People's Republic of China
  • Luis Alberto Moreno, President, Inter-American Development Bank
  • Kaifala Marah, Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Sierra Leone and Chair of g7
  • Takehiko Nakao, President, Asian Development Bank

 

11:00 AM -
12:00 PM

IMF HQ2-3-748

Press Briefing: African Finance Ministers

Moderator: Andrew Kanyegirire, Sr. Communications Officer, IMF

  • Mrs. Rosine Sori-Coulibaly, Minister of Finance and Economy, Burkina Faso
  • Mr. Mahamat Allamine Bourma Treye, Minister of Finance and Budget, Chad
  • Honorable Mohammed Aden Ibrahim , Minister of Finance, Somalia
  • Honorable Martin G. Dlamini , Minister of Finance, Swaziland

Only press are allowed entry into press conferences/briefings.

 

11:00 AM -
12:30 PM

World Bank Group J Building, J B1-080

State of the Africa Region

Moderator: Steven Shalita, Communications Manager, Africa Region, World Bank

  • Makhtar Diop, Vice President, Africa Region, World Bank
  • Claver Gatete, Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Rwanda
  • Louis-Paul Motaze, Minister of the Economy, Planning and Regional Development, Cameroon 

 

1:00 PM -
1:45 PM

IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 2 (Press Briefing Room)

 

2:30 PM -
3:30 PM

Press Registration Desk

Development Committee Pre-Meeting Photo Opportunity

Accredited photojournalists and videographers only. No sticks or tripods. Meet by the press desk at 2:30 pm


 

3:30 PM -
5:00 PM

George Washington University, Jack Morton Auditorium

The Evolving Role of China in the Global Economy

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


Panelists: 
  • David Lipton, First Deputy Managing Director, IMF
  • Fu Chengyu, B20 Co-chair for Infrastructure Taskforce and former chairman of China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) and chairman of China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation (SINOPEC Group)
  • Huang Haizhou, Managing Director and Member of Management Committee, China International Capital Corporation (CICC)

 
Sunday,
April

17

9:00 AM -
10:30 AM

IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 2

Fiscal Forum 2016: Strengthening the International Tax System

Moderator: David Wessel, Director of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy, Brookings Institution

Panelists:

  • Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, IMF
  • Magdalena Andersson, Minister of Finance, Sweden
  • Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director, Oxfam International
  • Joseph Stiglitz, Professor, Columbia University


 

10:00 AM -
11:00 AM

World Bank Group MC Building, Jim Wolfensohn Atrium

A New Vision for Financing Development

Moderator: Michelle Fleury, Business Correspondent, BBC News

  • Bill Gates, Co-chair, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Justine Greening, Secretary of State for International Development, United Kingdom
  • Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group
  • Raghuram Rajan, Governor, Reserve Bank of India
  • Seth Terkper, Minister for Finance and Economic Planning, Ghana

 

10:00 AM -
12:30 PM

George Washington University, Jack Morton Auditorium

Digital Disruptions to the Financial System: Opportunities and Threats


Introductory remarks: David Lipton, First Deputy Managing Director, IMF


Panel I. FinTech
Moderator: Greg Ip, Chief Economics Commentator, Wall Street Journal

Panelists:
  • Carolyn Wilkins, Senior Deputy Governor Bank of Canada
  • David Yermack, Professor, Stern School of Business, NYU
  • Charley Cooper, Managing Director, R3
  • José Fernandez da Ponte, Head of Global Business Development for New Digital Businesses, BBVA
  • Fabrizio Saccomanni, Distinguished visiting fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics

Panel II. Cyber Security
Moderator: José Viñals, Financial Counsellor, Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets Department, IMF

Panelists:
  • Sarah Bloom Raskin, Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • Greg Medcraft, Chair, IOSCO
  • Brad Wiskirchen, CEO of Kount
  • Susan Swart, Chief Information Officer and Director of the Information Technology Department, IMF