Attendance to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group (WBG) Annual Meetings is by invitation only. All participants must be accredited in advance of the Meetings. To facilitate accreditation and registration, the participants are divided into different categories, described below. Please determine your registration category and submit your registration request accordingly.

Please note that an onsite Registration Desk operates for issuance of participant badges to those who are already accredited. Facilities for onsite accreditation are very limited and onsite accreditation is not guaranteed. Please plan your attendance at the Annual Meetings events in advance.



Delegates are governmental officials of the member countries of the IMF and the WBG. Delegates are registered through the IMF and WBG Offices of Executive Directors. If you have any questions about Delegates registration, please forward your inquiries to


Observers are the representatives of the observer institutions with continuing interest in, or significance to, the IMF and the WBG invited by the Organizations as Observers to the Annual Meetings. If you have any questions about Observer registration, please forward your inquiries to

Civil Society Representatives

The 2014 IMF and WBG Annual Meetings will be held over the weekend of October 10-12, 2014 in Washington, D.C. As in previous years, the Civil Society Program, a program of events for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), will be held between October 6 and October 12, 2014. It will include a CSO Orientation on the IMF and WBG, CSO Roundtable with Executive Directors, CSO Townhall and Reception with the heads of the IMF and WBG, and the Civil Society Policy Forum. Information on the Program and the schedule of sessions will be posted on the Bank Civil Society website by mid-August.

All CSO representatives interested in participating in the Annual Meetings must obtain individual accreditation. The online registration system to accept applications for civil society accreditation will open on July 28 and will close on September 22, 2014. Accreditation will not be granted after this deadline, thus CSO representatives are encouraged to apply early for accreditation.

Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) include non-governmental organizations, community groups, labor unions, indigenous peoples movements, faith based organizations, professional associations, foundations, think tanks, charitable organizations, and other not-for-profit organizations. If you have any questions about the Annual Meetings and/or are interested in organizing a dialogue session within the Civil Society Policy Forum, please send an email to or

CSO Registration Request >


Members of the press with valid credentials are invited to attend the Meetings. All working press must have Annual Meetings credentials to attend the meetings. To be accredited, you must present one of the following:

  1. Valid press credentials issued by national governments or authorities;


  2. Clear evidence that you are on assignment from a specific news organization or publication. This applies to all freelancers, including photographers. A valid assignment letter from that news organization, or publication, is required. Photographic agencies must provide clear evidence from a client news organization or publication.

If such credentials are not held, or are in question, it will be at the discretion of the IMF and the WBG to determine whether access to the Annual Meetings is granted.

Enquiries should be sent to:

Press Registration Request >


The Guest registration for 2014 Annual Meetings is open from Monday, July 28, through Monday, September 22, 2014.

All registration requests must be accredited based on the policies and procedures which govern the attendance of Guests at the 2014 Annual Meetings. The Guest accreditation process is given in detail in the Guidelines to the Guest Registration Request. In many cases, the accreditation process takes longer than two weeks. To avoid delays all participants are strongly encouraged to complete online Guest Registration Request early and no later than September 22, 2014.

Private Sector

Representatives from financial institutions and banks, commercial enterprises, consulting and contractor firms who have interest in the operations and affairs of the IMF and the WBG are invited to apply for Guest accreditation at the 2014 Annual Meetings. All private sector representatives should complete the online Guest Registration Request in full.


University professors, academicians, researches, faculty members, students who have research and educational interest in the operations and affairs of the IMF and the WBG are invited to apply for Guest accreditation at the 2014 Annual Meetings and complete the Guest Registration Request in full. In addition, an endorsement letter from the Head of Department or Vice Chancellor of the University confirming status in the University and stating academic interest is required for all academia representatives. The supporting documentation should be submitted in either Acrobat or Word format to the Guest Registration Office at the time of the original submission of the Guest Registration Request. Registration requests without supporting documentation will not be considered for the 2014 Annual Meetings accreditation.

IMF and WBG Former Employees

Former IMF and WBG staff members who continue to have business interest in the affairs of both organizations are invited to apply for Guest accreditation at the 2014 Annual Meetings and complete Guest Registration Request in full.

Enquiries about Guest Registration:
Guest Registration Office

Guest Registration Request >