2013 Spring Meetings, Washington D.C.
World Bank Group
International Monetary Fund
2013—Washington D.C.

Tentative Schedule of Events


Last Updated: April 21, 2013

Events open to all Spring Meetings attendees.


*Journalists please note that for events taking place in World Bank buildings, media must be escorted by staff.  Please come to the World Bank press desk in IMF HQ2 15 minutes prior to the start

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Monday, April 15, 2013
Time Events Venue
8:00 a.m.
Press Room Opens
IMF Headquarters (HQ2)
8:00 a.m.
Press Credentials Pick-Up Opens1-2 |34 |ere |213
1850 I Street, NW, Washington, DC
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Seminar: Revitalizing the Fiscal Transparency Agenda

Webcast (Part 1) |Webcast (Part 2)
IMF HQ1, Meeting Hall A, Room 3-500A
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
World Bank Event: The Private Sector and Ending Poverty
International Finance Corporation (IFC), 2121 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington DC
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Time Events Venue
9:00 a.m.
Press Briefing: World Economic Outlook (WEO) with Olivier Blanchard, IMF Economic Counsellor and Director of Research Department

Transcript |Webcast |Video |Story |Blog |Podcast
IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 2 (Press Briefing Room)
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Seminar: Strengthening IMF Surveillance
IMF HQ1, Red Level Auditorium
11:00 a.m.
Press Briefing: Fiscal Monitor Report with Carlo Cottarelli, Director of the IMF's Fiscal Affairs Department

Webcast |Transcript |Video |Interview |Story |Blog
IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 2 (Press Briefing Room)
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

IMF Book Launch and Seminar: Public Financial Management and Its Emerging Architecture


Video |Story
IMF HQ1, Red Level Auditorium
2:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Seminar: Rethinking Macro Policy II: First Steps and Early Lessons ;(Day 1)

Webcast: Opening Remarks by Christine Lagarde |Webcast: Session I |Webcast: Session II (part 1) |Webcast: Session II (part 2)
IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 1
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Seminar: Broadening Economic Integration in Asia

Webcast
IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 2 (Press Briefing Room)
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
World Bank Event: Debating Globalization
World Bank J Building, J 1-050
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Time Events Venue
8:15 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Seminar: Rethinking Macro Policy II: First Steps and Early Lessons ;(Day 2)

Webcast: Keynote Speech |Webcast: Session III |Webcast: Session IV |Webcast: Session V |Webcast: Session VI
IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 1
9:00 a.m.
Press Briefing: Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR) with José Viñals, Financial Counsellor and Director of the IMF's Monetary and Capital Markets Department

Story |Blog |Video |Transcript |Webcast
IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 2 (Press Briefing Room)
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
World Bank Event: Bending the Arc of Poverty, with World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim and World Bank Chief Economist Kaushik Basu
World Bank MC Building, Preston Auditorium
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
World Bank Press Briefing: LAC Economic Update
World Bank J Building, J 1-050
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
World Bank Press Briefing: Global Monitoring Report 2013 Launch
World Bank J Building, J B1-080
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
World Bank Event: How Private Public Partnerships Deliver with Integrity
World Bank MC Building, MC C2-131
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Fiscal Forum: Panel Discussion on The Evolving Role of Fiscal Policy

Webcast: Keynote Speech |Webcast: Roundtable Discussion |Story |Webcast: Opening Remarks by David Lipton
IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 2 (Press Briefing Room)
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Time Events Venue
8:45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Press Briefing: World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim

Webcast
IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 2 (Press Briefing Room)
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Seminar: The Role of the IMF as Trusted Advisor
IMF HQ1-05-502
9:30 a.m.
Press Briefing: IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde

Webcast |Transcript
IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 2 (Press Briefing Room)
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
World Bank Event: Roundtable of World Bank Chief Economists Council
World Bank J Building, J B1-080
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Seminar: Long-term Global Trends and their Implications for the IMF

Webcast
IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 1
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
World Bank Event: Equal Futures Partnership: Breaking Down Barriers to Women's Political and Economic Empowerment with World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim
World Bank MC Building, MC 13-121
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
World Bank Event: Citizen Insecurity in Latin America: A Threat to Development
World Bank C Building, C 8-150
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

IMF-Chatham House Seminar: The Liberalization and Management of Capital Flows


Webcast
IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 2 (Press Briefing Room)
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
World Bank Event: Security, Justice and Jobs: Practical Approaches to Link the Rule of Law and Development in Fragile Situations
World Bank MC Building, MC 13-121
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Seminar: Low-Income Countries in the Global Economic Recovery: Strengths, Vulnerabilities, and the Role of the IMF

Webcast
IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 1
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
World Bank Event: Breaking the Silence on Gender Based Violence in South Asia
World Bank J Building, J 1-050
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Parliamentary Workshop: Meeting on Challenges in Africa and the Impact of Energy Subsidies on Development
IMF HQ2-03B-838B
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
World Bank Event: High Level Meeting on Natural Capital Accounting
World Bank J Building, J B1-080
4:00 p.m.
G-24 Photo-op
(Cameras only.
Photojournalists should assemble 15 minutes prior to the event starting time in the press room at the IMF/World Bank Press Desks).
IMF HQ1-3-Meeting Halls A&B
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Seminar: The Political Economy of Transition in the Middle East

Webcast
IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 1
4:50 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
World Bank Event: Learning for All Ministerial Roundtable with World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim
World Bank MC Building, MC 13-121
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
World Bank Event: Emerging Partnerships: Recognizing Top PPPs in Emerging Markets
World Bank J Building, J 1-050
6:15 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
World Bank Event: “Girl Rising” Special Event on Girls Education followed by film screening with World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim
World Bank MC Building, Jim Wolfensohn Atrium
6:30 p.m.
Press Briefing: G-24 Meeting

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Communiqué |Transcript |Webcast

IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 2 (Press Briefing Room)
Friday, April 19, 2013
Time Events Venue
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Press Briefing: IMF Asia and Pacific Economic Outlook with Department Director Anoop Singh

Transcript |Webcast
IMF HQ2-3-748
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Press Briefing: IMF Middle East and Central Asia Regional Economic Outlook with Department Director Masood Ahmed

Webcast
IMF HQ2-3-748
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
World Bank Event: ;Private Sector Investment and Job Creation in Fragile States
The Willard Hotel - Ballroom, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington DC
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Seminar: Future of Asia's Finance

Webcast
IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 2 (Press Briefing Room)
11:00 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.
World Bank Event: Global Voices on Poverty with World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim

Arabic
; French; Spanish
World Bank MC Building, Preston Auditorium
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
World Bank Event: ; Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development
World Bank I Building, I 2-250
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
World Bank Press Briefing: World Bank Europe and Central Asia Regional Economic Update
IMF HQ2-3-748
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Photo-op
(Cameras only.
Photojournalists should assemble 15 minutes prior to the event starting time in the press room at the IMF/World Bank Press Desks).

;Photo
IMF HQ1 Atrium
12:30 p.m.
Press Briefing: G-20 Meeting with Anton Siluanov, Minister of Finance, Russia and Svetlana Nikitina, The Aid to the Minister of Finance, Russia

Communiqué |Webcast
IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 2 (Press Briefing Room)
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
World Bank Event: Inclusion and Resilience: The Way Forward for Social Safety Nets in the Middle East and North Africa
World Bank MC Building, MC 13-301
1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Press Briefing: Euro
Panelists:
  • Olli Rehn, Vice President of the European Commission
  • Mario Draghi, President of the ECB
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IMF HQ2-3-748
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
HARDtalk Interview with IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde
Webcast: Q&A with Christine Lagarde This session will be broadcast (at a later date); audience members should be in their seats no later than 12:45 p.m when the doors will close.

No filming or flash photography during this seminar.
IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 1
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Press Briefing: IMF Latin America and the Caribbean Outlook with Department Director Alejandro Werner

Transcript |Webcast
IMF HQ2-3-748
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
World Bank Event: A Matter of Life: Investing in Sanitation
World Bank J Building, J 1-050
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
IMF Book Discussion: Bretton Woods: The Next Chapter (sponsored by F&;D magazine)
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Webcast
IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 2 (Press Briefing Room)
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
World Bank Event: The Resilience Dialogue
World Bank MC Building, MC2-800
5:45 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
World Bank Event: Post-2015 Global Development Framework
World Bank J Building, J B1-080
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Time Events Venue
9:40 a.m.
IMF Governors ";Family"; Photo-op
(Cameras only. Photojournalists should assemble 15 minutes prior to the event starting time in the press room at the IMF/World Bank Press Desks).
IMF HQ1 Atrium
10:00 a.m.
IMFC Photo-op (spray)
(Cameras only. Photojournalists should assemble 15 minutes prior to the event starting time in the press room at the IMF/World Bank Press Desks).

Photo
IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 1
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Press Briefing: African Finance Ministers

Webcast |Transcript
IMF HQ2-3-748
1:30 p.m.
Press Briefing: IMFC Chair Tharman Shanmugaratnam and IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde

Webcast |Communiqué
IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 2 (Press Briefing Room)
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Seminar: Resolving Globally-Systemically Important Banks (G-SIBs) Roundtable Discussion
IMF HQ1, Events Hall
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Seminar: Toward a Stronger Eurozone: Fostering Growth and Completing the Architecture of EMU

Webcast
IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 1
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Seminar: Taxing the Financial Sector
IMF HQ1, Red Level Auditorium
5:30 p.m.
Development Committee Press Briefing: Marek Belka, Development Committee Chair; Jim Yong Kim, World Bank President; Christine Lagarde, IMF Managing Director

Communiqué |Transcript |Webcast
IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 2 (Press Briefing Room)
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Time Events Venue
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
World Bank Event: Pathways to Prosperity: Accelerating Financial Inclusion &; Women in Finance
World Bank MC Building, Preston Auditorium
1:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Joint IMF-WB Conference: Fiscal Policy, Equity, and Long-Term Growth in Developing Countries

Webcast

Note: This is a two-day conference (April 21-22)
IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 1