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 2005 Spring Meetings

 APRIL 16–17, 2005    WASHINGTON, D.C.
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  Last update: May 01, 2006

MONDAY, APRIL 11 
 8:00 a.m. Press Credentials Pick-Up Opens World Bank's Main Complex (19th Street entrance)


TUESDAY, APRIL 12 
 8:00 a.m. Technicians Set-Up
Arrangements must be made in advance with the IMF's Media Relations Division (media@imf.org).
IMF Headquarters (red and blue levels)

 noon  The Spring 2005 World Economic Outlook will be available to the press on the IMF's Media Briefing Center at http://www.imf.org/external/np/exr/imfmbc/index.asp under embargo for release at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 13. The Media Briefing Center is a password-protected web site for journalists only..  


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13 
 8:00 a.m. Press Room Opens IMF Headquarters (red and blue levels)

 9:00 a.m. Press Briefing: World Economic Outlook (WEO); IMF Economic Counsellor and Research Department Director Raghuram Rajan
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Main Press Briefing Room, Room B-702, IMF Headquarters


THURSDAY, APRIL 14 
 9:00 a.m. Press Briefing: World Bank Group President James D. Wolfensohn
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Main Press Briefing Room, Room B-702, IMF Headquarters

10:30 a.m. Press Briefing: IMF Managing Director Rodrigo de Rato
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Main Press Briefing Room, Room B-702, IMF Headquarters
 3:30 p.m.  Press Briefing: Regional Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa
by Abdoulaye Bio Tchané, Director, African Department, IMF; Anupam Basu, Deputy Director, African Department, IMF; Benedicte Christensen, Deputy Director, African Department, IMF; Siddharth Tiwari, Deputy Director, IMF
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Main Press Briefing Room, Room B-702, IMF Headquarters


FRIDAY, APRIL 15 
 9:00 a.m. Group of 24 Ministers Meeting
Photo Pool (please assemble 15 minutes prior to the event starting time in the Main Press Briefing Room, Room B-702, IMF Headquarters)
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Meeting Hall

 10:30 a.m. Latin American Press Briefing by Anoop Singh, Director, Western Hemisphere Department (WHD); Jose Fajgenbaum, Deputy Director, WHD; Charles Collyns, Deputy Director, WHD; Caroline Atkinson, Deputy Director, WHD; Markus Rodlauer, Senior Advisor, WHD; Christopher Towe, Senior Advisor, WHD
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IMF Auditorium, R-710

 2:30 p.m. 
Press Briefing by G-24 Chairman Mr. Paul Toungui, Minister of State, Finance, Economy, Budget and Privatization, Gabon; First Vice Chair: Mr. Jeremias Paul, World Bank Alternate Executive for the Philippines; Mr. José Costa, Senior Advisor, OEDAG; Chairman of the Deputies: Mr. Philibert Andzembe, Director for Gabon, Banque des Etats de l'Afrique Centrale; Mr. Ariel Buira, Director of the G-24 Secretariat
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Main Press Briefing Room, Room B-702, IMF Headquarters


SATURDAY, APRIL 16 
 8:00 p.m. 
 
Registration moves to IFC Building IFC Building (2121 Pennsylvania Ave.)

 12:00 p.m. 
 
International Monetary and Financial Committee Meeting
Photo Pool (please assemble 15 minutes prior to the event starting time in the Main Press Briefing Room, Room B-702, IMF Headquarters)
Statements
Communiqué

Meeting Hall

 3:00 p.m. Press Briefing: World Bank briefing on Shared Economic Growth, HIV/AIDS and Women's Health in Africa. John Page, World Bank Africa region Chief Economist; Keith Hansen, Manger of the World Bank's Multi-country HIV/AIDS Program for Africa; and Elizabeth Lule, Advisor Health, Nutrition and Population Team.

IMF Headquarters, Room B-610
 5;00 p.m.  Press Briefing: IMFC Chairman Gordon Brown and IMF Managing Director Rodrigo de Rato
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Main Press Briefing Room, Room B-702, IMF Headquarters


SUNDAY, APRIL 17 
 8:15 a.m. 
Press Briefing: Education Fast Track Initiative; James D. Wolfensohn, World Bank President; Xavier Darcos, Minister of Cooperation and Development, France; Hilde Johnson, Minister of Development, Norway; Carin Jämtin, Minister of International Development, Sweden; Suma Chakrabarti, Permanent Secretary, DFID; Aileen Carroll, Minister of International Cooperation, Canada; and Rasheda Chowdhury, Executive Director, Campe (Bangladesh).
(Journalists wishing to attend should contact Phil Hay at phay@worldbank.org.)

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World Bank Headquarters
 9:00 a.m. 
Development Committee Session
Photo Pool (please assemble 15 minutes prior to the event starting time in the Main Press Briefing Room, Room B-702, IMF Headquarters)
Preston Auditorium, World Bank Headquarters

 10:00 a.m. 
Press Briefing: World Bank Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Developments and Prospects 2005; World Bank Vice President for the MENA region Christiaan Poortman, MENA Chief Economist Mustapha Nabli, and Iraq Country Director Joseph Saba.
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Room B-610, IMF Headquarters
 11:00 a.m.  Press Briefing: African Finance Ministers
by Hon. Marcelino Ewono Edu, Equatorial Guinea; Hon. Abdoulaye Diop, Minister of Finance for Senegal.; Hon. Joseph Bandabla Dauda, Sierra Leone; Hon. Timothy T. Thahane, Lesotho
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Main Press Briefing Room, Room B-702, IMF Headquarters
 1:00 p.m.
Press Briefing: World Development Indicators (WDI); World Bank Chief Economist François Bourguignon
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Main Press Briefing Room, IMF Headquarters, Room B-702
 3:00 p.m.  Development Committee Press Briefing: DC Chairman Trevor Manuel, World Bank President James D. Wolfensohn, and IMF Managing Director Rodrigo de Rato
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Main Press Briefing Room, IMF Headquarters, Room B-702
 TBA Press Room Closes  

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