Briefings for Visitors: The IMF Speakers Bureau

Welcome to the website of the IMF Speakers Bureau!

We welcome visitors from around the world to IMF headquarters located in downtown Washington D.C. for tours and briefings on a variety of topics related to the work of the IMF. Audiences include legislators, government representatives, business leaders, and other professionals as well as high school and university students.

In 2005, the Speakers Bureau provided briefings to about 11,000 visitors to the IMF on a variety of issues ranging from general briefings on the IMF's role in the international financial system and activities to briefings on special topics, such as globalization, the IMF's role in poverty reduction, the prevention and resolution of financial crises, and many other topics related to the IMF's work.

These briefings provide an important opportunity to inform a broad audience on IMF issues, as well as allowing IMF staff to listen to outside views on issues relevant to the IMF.

The briefing program includes groups of up to 350 students from prominent educational organizations, such as the Global Young Leaders Conference, the Presidential Class Room, and the U.S. Humphrey Fellowship Program.

Online Form to request a briefing for your group

IMF Speakers Bureau:
Public Affairs, 700 19th Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20431
Tel. (202) 623-6216; Fax:(202) 589-6216
email: imfspeaker@imf.org

Please provide as much information as possible, such as size and background of the group, topics of interest, and other relevant information, as well as your address, telephone number, and name of contact person.

Briefing Series for Global Young Leaders Conference

Briefing for the Global Young Leaders Conference

Briefing for the Global
Young Leaders Conference

Every year the IMF organizes a series of briefings for the Global Young Leaders Conference. Groups of 350 outstanding high school students from diverse countries engage IMF staff about the institution's work to promote global financial stability and economic growth, and how it helps low-income countries.

Mr. Shastry speaking at a briefing for the Global Young Leaders Conference

Mr. Shastry speaking at a briefing for the Global Young Leaders Conference



The Global Young Leaders Conference (GYLC) is a unique leadership development program that brings together young people from around the world to build critical leadership skills in a global context. GYLC offers students a chance to learn from and exchange ideas with some of the world's top business leaders, policy officials, lobbyists, journalists, diplomats and academics in the challenging and dynamic environments of Washington, D.C. and New York City or Vienna, Budapest and Prague. The visit to IMF headquarters has become a highlight for the students while in the United States.

Briefing for the Global Village for Future Leaders of Business and Industry at Lehigh University, Pennsylvania-July 28, 2005

Mr. Rato addressing a group from the Global Village for Future Leaders of Business and Industry at Lehigh

Mr. Rato addressing a group from the
Global Village for Future Leaders
of Business and Industry at Lehigh

The IMF's Managing Director Rodrigo de Rato welcomed to IMF headquarters some 80 students from the Global Village for Future Leaders of Business and Industry Students heard about IMF's role assisting its 184 member countries, and how the organization has evolve since its conception in July 1944.

Briefing to the Global Village for Future Leaders of Business and Industry at Lehigh

Briefing to the Global Village for
Future Leaders of Business and
Industry at Lehigh

The Global Village for Future Leaders of Business and Industry is a six-week intensive internship program based at the Iacocca Institute at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. It is designed to teach leadership and business and industry skills to young professionals and experienced students from around the world. Global Village interns are a diverse group in many respects, coming from different backgrounds, cultures, countries, and languages.

The International Finance and Development Seminar of the IMF and World Bank for the Hubert Humphrey Fellows—March, 7-11, 2005

Hubert Humphrey Fellows and IMF Staff

Hubert Humphrey Fellows and IMF Staff

Hubert Humphrey Fellows

Hubert Humphrey
Fellows


As part of the IMF's outreach efforts, the IMF and World Bank organized a one-week seminar for 32 Fellows visiting the United States under the auspices of the U.S. State Department's Hubert Humphrey Fellowship. This was the 17th time that Humphrey Fellows had the opportunity to discuss with senior World Bank and IMF staff the role and policies of the IMF and World Bank. Discussions at the IMF focused in particular on the world economic developments, the IMF's crisis prevention and resolution efforts in emerging market economies, and the IMF's role and activities in low-income countries.

Founded in 1978 in honor of the late Senator and Vice-president, the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program of the U.S. Department of State brings accomplished mid-level professionals from mostly developing or transition countries around the world to the United States for a year of study and professional experience.