Program of Seminars

World Bank Group - International Monetary Fund Annual Meetings

Seminar Schedule

Last Updated September 5, 1997
Seminar Schedule Subject to Change

Saturday, September 20

9:00-9:30 Welcome
10:00-12:00 Infrastructure Development in Asia: Accelerating Private Participation
10:00-12:30 The Building Blocks for Investment and Competitiveness (Seminar and Breakout Sessions.)
11:00-12:30 Corporate Citizenship - and Profitability - in Asia
12:00-1:45 Asia Infrastructure Luncheon
12:30-1:45 Corporate Citizenship for Youth Development (Working Luncheon)
2:00-3:00 Asian Entrepreneurs View the Global Market
2:00-3:30 Capital Account Liberalization
2:30-5:00 A Clean Energy Future for Asia: Can Investors Meet the Challenge?
3:30-5:00 India: Expanding Investment Opportunities
3:45-5:15 New Thinking on Aid Effectiveness (Public Policy Forum)
5:30-6:30 Keynote Session - Asia as Opportunity
6:30 - Reception

Sunday, September 21

8:45-10:45 Building Better Banking   Part I: Banking System Fragility
11:00-12:30 Building Better Banking   Part II: A Framework for Sound Banking
9:00-10:30 South Asia: The Next Miracle?
9:00-10:30 Update on the International Monetary Fund's Data Dissemination Standards
11:00-12:30 Opportunities for Asian Investors in Africa
11:00-12:30 Should Countries Care About Corruption? (Public Policy Forum)
12:30-2:00 Investing in Africa Luncheon
12:30-2:00 Finance Luncheon
2:00-3:30 Investment Opportunities in Egypt
2:00-3:30 Pension Reform and the Creation of Efficient Capital Markets
2:00-3:30 The Impact of the Information Age in Developing Countries
2:00-3:30 International Monetary Fund Lending to Low-Income Countries (Public Policy Forum)
3:45-5:15 Romania: New Opportunities for Investors
3:45-5:15 Asian Stock Markets: Are International Investors Shying Away?
3:45-5:15 Should There be Greater Transparency? (Public Policy Forum)
5:30-6:30 Keynote: Global Integration
6:30 - Reception

Monday, September 22

9:00-10:30 China: Challenges and Prospects
11:00-12:30 China's Infrastructure
11:00-12:30 China's Environment: Going Greener? (Public Policy Forum)
11:00-12:30 Preparing for Economic and Monetary Union in Europe (Public Policy Forum)
11:00-12:30 China's Household Security: Health and Pensions
12:30-2:30 China Luncheon
2:30-4:00 China: Using Capital Markets to Mobilize Investment Resources
2:30-4:00 China: One Country, Two Financial Systems
2:30-4:00 China: Food Security and the Rural Economy (Public Policy Forum)
2:30-4:00 Procurement Opportunities in World Bank Operations
4:45-5:45 Keynote: China: The Promise of Partnership
5:45- Reception

Tuesday, September 23

10:00-12:00 Annual Meetings
Open Plenary Session - relayed live by closed-circuit television
2:00-3:30 World Bank Group and the Private Sector
2:00-3:30 The Emergence of Asia's Debt Market
2:00-3:30 Partnerships for Capacity Building in Africa (Public Policy Forum)
4:00-5:30 Beyond Opening to Integration: Emerging Business Opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean
4:00-5:30 Foreign Direct Investments--Where Next?
4:00-5:30 The Role of the State (Public Policy Forum)
5:30-6:30 High Tea and Country Discussion Tables

Public Policy Forums are open to all Program and other registered Annual Meetings participants, free of charge.

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