Spring Meetings 2011 : Schedule
2011 Spring Meetings, Washington D.C.
World Bank Group
International Monetary Fund
2011—Washington D.C.
Spring Meetings

Tentative Schedule of Events

Last Updated: April 15, 2011
Events open to all Spring Meetings attendees.

Monday, April 11
Time Event Venue
8:00 a.m. Press Credentials Pick-Up Opens World Bank's H Building Lobby (19th Street between F and G Streets
8:00 a.m. Press Room Opens IMF Headquarters (HQ2)
10:00 a.m. Press Briefing: World Economic Outlook (WEO); by Olivier Blanchard, IMF Economic Counsellor and Director of Research Department
Briefing webcast  | Transcript Transcript  | Video video  | Story Story  | Blog blog
Main Press Briefing Room, HQ 2, IMF Headquarters
Tuesday, April 12
Time Event Venue
10:00 a.m. Press Briefing: Fiscal Monitor Report; by Carlo Cottarelli, Director of the IMF's Fiscal Affairs Department
Webcast webcast | Transcript |   Story Story | Blog blog
Main Press Briefing Room, HQ 2, IMF Headquarters
Wednesday, April 13
Time Event Venue
9:00 a.m. Press Briefing: Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR); by José Viñals, Financial Counsellor and Director of the IMF's Monetary and Capital Markets Department
Webcast webcast  | Transcript Transcript  | Video video  | Story Story  | Blog blog
Main Press Briefing Room, HQ 2, IMF Headquarters
10:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Event: The Global Jobs Crisis: Sustaining the Recovery through Employment and Equitable Growth
Webcast webcast  | Speech by Strauss-Kahn Speech | Story story
The Brookings Institution
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Roundtable: The Challenge of Managing Crises in a Rapidly Changing World with Ngozi Okojo-Iweala, Managing Director World Bank Group; Kristalina Georgieva, Commissioner International Cooperation, European Commission. (Journalists should assemble in the press room 15 minutes prior to the event to be escorted to the venue). World Bank's Preston Auditorium
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Press Briefing: World Bank Latin America Semi Annual Regional Economic Outlook (Journalists should assemble in the press room 15 minutes prior to the event to be escorted to the venue) World Bank's I Building, Room 8-300
1:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Roundtable: International Corruption Hunters Alliance with World Bank Group President, Robert B. Zoellick (Journalists should assemble in the press room 15 minutes prior to the event to be escorted to the venue)
Press Release Speech
World Bank's J Building, Room 1-050
Thursday, April 14
Time Event Venue
8:45 a.m. Press Briefing: World Bank President Robert Zoellick
Webcast webcast   | Transcript Transcript | Blog blog
Main Press Briefing Room, HQ 2, IMF Headquarters
9:30 a.m. Press Briefing: IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn
Webcast webcast   | Transcript transcript  | Story story
Main Press Briefing Room, HQ 2, IMF Headquarters
11:00 a.m. G-24 Meeting
Photo Opportunity (photojournalists should assemble 15 minutes prior to the event starting time in the press room at the IMF/World Bank Press Desks)
Webcast webcast  | Transcript transcript  | Communiqué communique  
IMF Headquarters (HQ2)
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Seminar: From Crisis to Stability: the Role of the Financial Sector Assessment Program Sharing Country Experiences - IMF Monetary and Capital Markets Department HQ 1-5-502, IMF Headquarters
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Roundtable: 2011 World Development Report: Citizen Security, Justice and Jobs with World Bank Group President, Robert B. Zoellick World Bank's H Building, Eugene Black Auditorium
1:00 p.m. Press Briefing: G-24 Meeting
Webcast webcast  | Transcript transcript  | Communiqué communique  
Main Press Briefing Room, HQ 2, IMF Headquarters
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Apps for Devt Contest Award Ceremony and Expo with World Bank group President, Robert B. Zoellick followed by a reception (Awards ceremony begins at 2pm, Journalist should assemble in the press room by 1:45 PM to be escorted to the venue) World Bank's Main Complex, Artrium
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Seminar: Emerging Markets—Leading the Recovery, but what next?
Webcast webcast  
HQ1 Meeting Hall A&B, IMF Headquarters
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Fiscal Forum: Fiscal Adjustment and Risks—Roundtable
Webcast webcast
Conference Hall 1, HQ 2, IMF Headquarters
Friday, April 15
Time Event Venue
TBD Press Briefing: World Bank MENA Economic Development Prospects [POSTPONED] HQ2 3-768, IMF Headquarters
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Roundtable: Youth, Jobs, and Inclusive Growth in the Middle East and North Africa
Webcast webcast
HQ2 Conference Hall 2, IMF Headquarters
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Open Forum: Food Crisis - Webcast panel discussion & debate about solutions needed to deal with rising and volatile food prices. To participate please visit www.worldbank.org/openforum Preston Auditorium, World Bank Headquarters
10:30 a.m. G20 Ministerial Meeting
(Photo-op only. Photojournalists should assemble 15 minutes prior to the event starting time in the press room at the IMF/World Bank Press Desks).
HQ1 Gallery
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Press Briefing: IMF Western Hemisphere Department Director Nicholas Eyzaguirre
Webcast webcast | Transcript transcript  
Press Briefing Room, 3rd Floor, HQ 2, IMF Headquarters
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Panel Discussion: BRICs: New Growth Drivers for Low-Income Countries?
Webcast webcast
RL-710 (Red Level Auditorium), IMF Headquarters
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Briefing: Review of Fund-Supported Programs in Crisis Countries
Slideshow presentation  | Story story PDF
HQ1 5-502, IMF Headquarters
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Press Briefing: World Bank Eastern Europe and Central Asia Regional Briefing Main Press Briefing Room, HQ2, IMF Headquarters
12:15 p.m. G20 Family Photo
(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 photo
HQ1 Atrium
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Press Briefing: IMF European Department Director Antonio Borges
Webcast webcast | Transcript transcript   | Story story
Main Press Briefing Room, HQ 2, IMF Headquarters
4:00 p.m. Press Briefing: G20 Chair French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde
Webcast webcast | Story story
Main Press Briefing Room, HQ 2, IMF Headquarters
Saturday, April 16
Time Event Venue
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Press Briefing: IMF Asia and Pacific Department Director Anoop Singh
Webcast webcast | Story story
Press Briefing Room, 3rd Floor, HQ 2, IMF Headquarters
10:15 a.m. International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) Meeting
Photo Opportunity for “Group Photo” (photojournalists should assemble 15 minutes prior to the event starting time in the press room at the IMF/World Bank Press Desks)
Photo photo
IMF Headquarters (HQ2)
11:00 a.m. Press Briefing: African Finance Ministers
Webcast webcast
HQ2 3-748, IMF Headquarters
2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Press Briefing: IMFC Chair Tharman Shanmugaratnam and IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn
Webcast webcast | Transcript transcript | Communiqué communique
Main Press Briefing Room, HQ 2, IMF Headquarters
3:00 p.m. Development Committee (DC) Meeting Start [CAMERAS ONLY]
Photo Opportunity at the beginning of the DC meeting. This will start immediately following the group photo.
Preston Auditorium, World Bank Headquarters
5:35 p.m. Development Committee Press Briefing: DC Chair, World Bank President Robert Zoellick, and IMF First Managing Director John Lipsky
Webcast webcast | Transcript transcript | Communiqué communique
Main Press Briefing Room, HQ 2, IMF Headquarters
Sunday, April 17
Time Event Venue
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Conference on Revenue Mobilization and Development
HQ1 Gallery
Monday, April 11
Time Event Venue
8:00 a.m. Press Credentials Pick-Up Opens World Bank's H Building Lobby (19th Street between F and G Streets
8:00 a.m. Press Room Opens IMF Headquarters (HQ2)
10:00 a.m. Press Briefing: World Economic Outlook (WEO); by Olivier Blanchard, IMF Economic Counsellor and Director of Research Department
Briefing webcast  | Transcript Transcript  | Video video  | Story Story  | Blog blog
Main Press Briefing Room, HQ 2, IMF Headquarters
Tuesday, April 12
Time Event Venue
10:00 a.m. Press Briefing: Fiscal Monitor Report; by Carlo Cottarelli, Director of the IMF's Fiscal Affairs Department
Webcast webcast  | Transcript   | Story Story  | Blog blog
Main Press Briefing Room, HQ 2, IMF Headquarters
Wednesday, April 13
Time Event Venue
9:00 a.m. Press Briefing: Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR); by José Viñals, Financial Counsellor and Director of the IMF's Monetary and Capital Markets Department
Webcast webcast  | Transcript Transcript  | Video video  | Story Story  | Blog blog
Main Press Briefing Room, HQ 2, IMF Headquarters
10:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Event: The Global Jobs Crisis: Sustaining the Recovery through Employment and Equitable Growth
Webcast webcast  | Speech by Strauss-Kahn Speech | Story story
The Brookings Institution
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Roundtable: The Challenge of Managing Crises in a Rapidly Changing World with Ngozi Okojo-Iweala, Managing Director World Bank Group; Kristalina Georgieva, Commissioner International Cooperation, European Commission. (Journalists should assemble in the press room 15 minutes prior to the event to be escorted to the venue). World Bank's Preston Auditorium
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Press Briefing: World Bank Latin America Semi Annual Regional Economic Outlook (Journalists should assemble in the press room 15 minutes prior to the event to be escorted to the venue) World Bank's I Building, Room 8-300
1:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Roundtable: International Corruption Hunters Alliance with World Bank Group President, Robert B. Zoellick (Journalists should assemble in the press room 15 minutes prior to the event to be escorted to the venue)
Press Release Speech
World Bank's J Building, Room 1-050
Thursday, April 14
Time Event Venue
8:45 a.m. Press Briefing: World Bank President Robert Zoellick
Webcast webcast   | Transcript Transcript | Blog blog
Main Press Briefing Room, HQ 2, IMF Headquarters
9:30 a.m. Press Briefing: IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn
Webcast webcast   | Transcript transcript  | Story story
Main Press Briefing Room, HQ 2, IMF Headquarters
11:00 a.m. G-24 Meeting
Photo Opportunity (photojournalists should assemble 15 minutes prior to the event starting time in the press room at the IMF/World Bank Press Desks)
Webcast webcast  | Transcript transcript  | Communiqué communique  
IMF Headquarters (HQ2)
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Seminar: From Crisis to Stability: the Role of the Financial Sector Assessment Program Sharing Country Experiences - IMF Monetary and Capital Markets Department HQ 1-5-502, IMF Headquarters
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Roundtable: 2011 World Development Report: Citizen Security, Justice and Jobs with World Bank Group President, Robert B. Zoellick World Bank's H Building, Eugene Black Auditorium
1:00 p.m. Press Briefing: G-24 Meeting
Webcast webcast  | Transcript transcript  | Communiqué communique  
Main Press Briefing Room, HQ 2, IMF Headquarters
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Apps for Devt Contest Award Ceremony and Expo with World Bank group President, Robert B. Zoellick followed by a reception (Awards ceremony begins at 2pm, Journalist should assemble in the press room by 1:45 PM to be escorted to the venue) World Bank's Main Complex, Artrium
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Seminar: Emerging Markets—Leading the Recovery, but what next?
Webcast webcast  
HQ1 Meeting Hall A&B, IMF Headquarters
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Fiscal Forum: Fiscal Adjustment and Risks—Roundtable
Webcast webcast
Conference Hall 1, HQ 2, IMF Headquarters
Friday, April 15
Time Event Venue
TBD Press Briefing: World Bank MENA Economic Development Prospects [POSTPONED] HQ2 3-768, IMF Headquarters
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Roundtable: Youth, Jobs, and Inclusive Growth in the Middle East and North Africa
Webcast webcast
HQ2 Conference Hall 2, IMF Headquarters
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Open Forum: Food Crisis - Webcast panel discussion & debate about solutions needed to deal with rising and volatile food prices. To participate please visit www.worldbank.org/openforum Preston Auditorium, World Bank Headquarters
10:30 a.m. G20 Ministerial Meeting
(Photo-op only. Photojournalists should assemble 15 minutes prior to the event starting time in the press room at the IMF/World Bank Press Desks).
HQ1 Gallery
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Press Briefing: IMF Western Hemisphere Department Director Nicholas Eyzaguirre
Webcast webcast | Transcript transcript  
Press Briefing Room, 3rd Floor, HQ 2, IMF Headquarters
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Panel Discussion: BRICs: New Growth Drivers for Low-Income Countries?
Webcast webcast
RL-710 (Red Level Auditorium), IMF Headquarters
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Briefing: Review of Fund-Supported Programs in Crisis Countries
Slideshow presentation  | Story story PDF
HQ1 5-502, IMF Headquarters
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Press Briefing: World Bank Eastern Europe and Central Asia Regional Briefing Main Press Briefing Room, HQ2, IMF Headquarters
12:15 p.m. G20 Family Photo
(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 photo
HQ1 Atrium
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Press Briefing: IMF European Department Director Antonio Borges
Webcast webcast | Transcript transcript   | Story story
Main Press Briefing Room, HQ 2, IMF Headquarters
4:00 p.m. Press Briefing: G20 Chair French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde
Webcast webcast | Story story
Main Press Briefing Room, HQ 2, IMF Headquarters
Saturday, April 16
Time Event Venue
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Press Briefing: IMF Asia and Pacific Department Director Anoop Singh
Webcast webcast | Story story
Press Briefing Room, 3rd Floor, HQ 2, IMF Headquarters
10:15 a.m. International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) Meeting
Photo Opportunity for “Group Photo” (photojournalists should assemble 15 minutes prior to the event starting time in the press room at the IMF/World Bank Press Desks)
Photo photo
IMF Headquarters (HQ2)
11:00 a.m. Press Briefing: African Finance Ministers
Webcast webcast
HQ2 3-748, IMF Headquarters
2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Press Briefing: IMFC Chair Tharman Shanmugaratnam and IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn
Webcast webcast | Transcript transcript | Communiqué communique
Main Press Briefing Room, HQ 2, IMF Headquarters
3:00 p.m. Development Committee (DC) Meeting Start [CAMERAS ONLY]
Photo Opportunity at the beginning of the DC meeting. This will start immediately following the group photo.
Preston Auditorium, World Bank Headquarters
5:35 p.m. Development Committee Press Briefing: DC Chair, World Bank President Robert Zoellick, and IMF First Managing Director John Lipsky
Webcast webcast | Transcript transcript | Communiqué communique
Main Press Briefing Room, HQ 2, IMF Headquarters
Sunday, April 17
Time Event Venue
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Conference on Revenue Mobilization and Development
HQ1 Gallery