Monday,
April

17

 
Tuesday,
April

18

9:00 AM -
10:00 AM

IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 2 (Press Briefing Room)

Press Briefing: World Economic Outlook (WEO)

  • MAURICE OBSTFELD, Economic Counsellor, IMF
  • GIAN MARIA MILESII-FERRETTI, Deputy Director, Research Department, IMF
  • OYA CELSUN, Chief of the World Economic Studies Division, IMF
  • OLGA STANKOVA, Communications Department, IMF

Only press are allowed entry into press conferences/briefings.

 
 

11:00 AM -
11:45 AM

IMF HQ1, Events Hall, HQ1-1-660

Analytical Corner: The Transparency Dividend – How Data Transparency Pays Off, Big!

Moderator: SIMRAN MAXWELL, Secretary's Department, IMF

Presenter:
  • SANGYUP CHOI, Economist, Statistics Department, IMF

 

12:00 PM -
2:00 PM

World Bank Group J Building, J 1-050

 

1:00 PM -
4:30 PM

World Bank “I” Building, Rooms I2 210, 220 and 250

Civil Society Policy Forum

Sessions:

  • Why Impact Investment can be an Effective Tool for Social Development

  • Learning to Realize Education’s Promise: World Development Report 2018

  • Capacity Building or Capacity Renting? Getting Serious about Self-Sustaining CSOs in Times of Declining Funding

  • Stakeholder Dialog in Financing the Missing Middle: Lost in Translation?


 

2:00 PM -
2:45 PM

IMF HQ1, Events Hall, HQ1-1-660

Analytical Corner: Policy Design Using Big Data

Moderator: TOM CHAPMAN, Communications Department, IMF

Presenter:
  • MARZIE TAHERI SANJANI, Economist, European Department, IMF

 

2:00 PM -
3:30 PM

World Bank Group MC Building, MC2-800

Emerging Lessons on Environmental Assessment

Moderator: OTAVIANO CANUTO, Executive Director, Chairman, Committee of Development Effectiveness, World Bank

  • ZEINAB ELBAKRI, Member, Inspection Panel, World Bank
  • JULIA BUCKNALL, Director, Environment and Natural Resources, World Bank
  • RICHARD FUGGLE, Emeritus Professor, Environmental Studies, University of Cape Town
  • MEDHA PATKAR, Founder, Narmada Bachao Andolan and National Alliance of People's Movements, India

 

2:30 PM -
4:00 PM

World Bank Group MC Building, Preston Auditorium

Innovations to Prevent Gender-Based Violence: Building Evidence for Effective Solutions

Moderator: GHIDA FAKRY, International Broadcast Journalist

  • JIM YONG KIM, President, World Bank Group
  • CAREN GROWN, Senior Director, Gender CCSA, World Bank Group
  • ANNETTE DIXON, Vice President, South Asia, World Bank
  • CYRIL MULLER, Vice President, Europe and Central Asia, World Bank
  • VICTORIA KWAKWA, Vice President, East Asia and Pacific, World Bank
  • JORGE FAMILIAR, Vice President, Latin-America and the Caribbean, World Bank
  • SAMIA MSADEK, Director, Strategy and Operations Middle East and North Africa, World Bank
  • MORGAN LANDY, Director, Environment, Social and Governance Department, International Finance Corporation
  • ALESSANDRA GUEDES, Co-chair, Sexual Violence Research Initiative, Regional Advisor on Family Violence, WHO Regional Office for the Americas/Pan American Health Organization

 

3:00 PM -
3:45 PM

IMF HQ1, Events Hall, HQ1-1-660

Analytical Corner: External Assessments - Taking a Global View

Moderator: JOANNE CREARY, Communications Department, IMF

Presenter:
  • RUO CHEN, Economist, Strategic, Policy and Review Department, IMF

 

4:00 PM -
4:45 PM

IMF HQ1, Events Hall, HQ1-1-660

Analytical Corner: Demographic Changes - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Moderator: SHANNON MANN, Communications Department, IMF

Presenters:
  • MARCO ESPINOSA, Unit Chief, Institute for Capacity Development, IMF
  • SANTIAGO ACOSTA ORMAECHEA, Economist, Institute for Capacity Development, IMF
  • DIEGO WACHS, Research Assistant, Institute for Capacity Development, IMF

 
Wednesday,
April

19

8:30 AM -
9:15 AM

IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 2 (Press Briefing Room)

Press Briefing: Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR)

  • TOBIAS ADRIAN, Financial Counsellor and Director, Monetary and Capital Markets Department, IMF
  • PETER DATTELS, Deputy Director, Monetary and Capital Markets Department, IMF
  • MATTHEW JONES, Assistant Director, Monetary and Capital Markets Department, IMF
  • PAUL HIEBERT, Advisor, Monetary and Capital Markets Department, IMF ANDREAS ADRIANO, Senior Communications Officer, Communications Department, IMF

Only press are allowed entry into press conferences/briefings.

 

9:00 AM -
5:30 PM

IMF HQ2 03B-838

Civil Society Policy Forum

Sessions:

  • The Role of the IMF in Domestic and International Taxation

  • Making Tax Work for Women's Rights

  • How Civil Society Can Engage and Activate Youth Role in the Accomplishment of the Agenda 2030, by Taking Action and Keeping Governments Accountable


 

9:00 AM -
5:30 PM

World Bank “I” Building, Rooms I2 210, 220 and 250

Civil Society Policy Forum

Sessions:

  • The Role of Faith Inspired Actors in Ending Extreme Poverty and Advancing the SDGs

  • Going Forward or Backward: An Assessment of Access to Information at the IFIs Against Better Practice

  • Advocating and Investing for Nutrition and Agriculture by Empowering Women and Girls

  • Counting the “Missing Millions”: Data Innovations to Reach Vulnerable Populations

  • Building Community Resilience to Natural Resource Conflict

  • People Power: Engaging Citizens for Better Development Results

  • CSO INTERIM WORKING GROUP - Progress Update

  • Engaging Civil Society to Make a Difference in Situations of Fragility, Conflict and Violence

  • Land Grabbing and Financial Intermediary Lending: Examining the Ties and How to Cut Them

  • Innovative Approaches from Civil Society to Tackle Corruption and Make Governments More Transparent

  • Moving towards Universal Health Coverage: Role of Citizen-Led Accountability to Improve Financial Access and Rights-Respect

  • Telework: Opportunities to Use ICT to Provide Access to Employment for Vulnerable Groups and People with Disabilities


 

9:45 AM -
10:30 AM

IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 2 (Press Briefing Room)

Press Briefing: Fiscal Monitor (FM)

  • VITOR GASPAR, Director, Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF
  • ABDELHAK SENHADJI, Deputy Director, Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF
  • CATHERINE PATTILLO, Assistant Director and Chief of Fiscal Policy and Surveillance Division, IMF
  • ANDREAS ADRIANO, Senior Communications Officer, Communications Department, IMF

Only press are allowed entry into press conferences/briefings.

 

10:00 AM -
10:45 AM

IMF HQ1, Events Hall, HQ1-1-660

Analytical Corner: The Informal Economy in Sub-Saharan Africa

Moderator: TILLA McANTONY, Communications Department, IMF

Presenter:
  • LEANDRO MEDINA, Economist, African Department, IMF

 

11:00 AM -
12:00 PM

IMF HQ1 Atrium

 

11:00 AM -
12:30 PM

World Bank Group MC Building, Preston Auditorium

Jumpstarting the Next Revolution in Food and Agriculture

Moderator: JOSEFINA TOWNSEND, Newscaster, Lima, Peru

  • KRISTALINA GEORGIEVA, Chief Executive Officer, World Bank
  • JEHIEL OLIVER, CEO and Founder, Hello Tractor
  • ANNIE RYU, CEO and Funder, The Jackfruit Company
  • KEES AARTS, CEO and Founder, Protix; Davos Technology Pioneer 2015
  • NATALIEY BITATURE, Co-founder COO, Musana Carts
  • YOAV ZEIF, President, Americas Division, Netafim

 

12:30 PM -
1:15 PM

IMF HQ1, Events Hall, HQ1-1-660

Analytical Corner: Labor and Product Market Reforms in Advanced Economies: Fiscal Costs, Gains, and Support

Moderator: LUIGI BRIAMONTE, Secretary's Department, IMF

Presenter:
  • VALERIO CRISPOLTI, Senior Economist, Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF

 

1:00 PM -
2:00 PM

World Bank Group MC Building, MC 13-121

Chief Economists Roundtable : The Road to 2030-New Challenges, New Solutions

Moderator: ANA REVENGA, Deputy Chief Economist, World Bank
  • PAUL ROMER, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, World Bank
  • MARIANNE FAY , Chief Economist, Sustainable Development, World Bank
  • ROBERTA GATTI, Chief Economist, Human Development, World Bank
  • WILLIAM MALONEY, Chief Economist, Equity, Finance and Infrastructure, World Bank

 

1:00 PM -
2:30 PM

IMF HQ1 Meeting Halls A&B

FinTech and the Transformation of Financial Services

Moderator: TAO ZHANG, Deputy Managing Director, IMF

Speakers:
  • JEREMY ALLAIRE, Chief Executive Officer of Circle
  • JILL CARLSON, Head of Market Strategy, Chain
  • LONG CHEN, Chief Strategy Officer, Ant Financial Services
  • CHRIS CHURCH, Chief Business Development Officer, Digital Asset
  • SANTIAGO FERNANDEZ DE LIS, Chief Economist of Financial Systems and Regulation, BBVA
  • GREG MEDCRAFT, Chairman, Australian Securities and Investments Commission
  • PATRICK MURCK, Fellow, Harvard Berkman Klein Center
  • MARCO SANTORI, Partner at Cooley LLP
  • ALEX TAPSCOTT, CEO, Northwest Passage Ventures
  • CAROLYN A. WILKINS, Senior Deputy Governor, Bank of Canada
  • BRADLEY J. WISKIRCHEN, Chief Executive Officer, Kount
  • RYAN ZAGONE, Head of Regulatory Relations, Ripple

 

1:30 PM -
2:15 PM

IMF HQ1, Events Hall, HQ1-1-660

Analytical Corner: Asia: At Risk of Growing Old Before Rich

Moderator: MALA NARAIN, Communications Department, IMF

Presenter:
  • UMANG RAWAT, Economist, Asia and Pacific Department

 

2:30 PM -
3:15 PM

IMF HQ1, Events Hall, HQ1-1-660

Analytical Corner: Central Bank Emergency Liquidity Support – Key Considerations and Practical Challenges

Moderator: DEIRDRE DALY, Secretary's Department, IMF

Presenter:
  • DIARMUID MURPHY, Financial Sector Expert, Monetary and Capital Markets Department, IMF

 

3:00 PM -
4:30 PM

World Bank Group MC Building, MC 13-301

Partners' Roundtable on Investing in the Early Years: Identifying Synergies and Catalyzing Action

  • JIM YONG KIM, President, World Bank Group
  • SRI MULYANI INDRAWATI, Minister of Finance, Indonesia
  • TONY LAKE, Executive Director, UNICEF


 

3:30 PM -
4:15 PM

IMF HQ1, Events Hall, HQ1-1-660

New Economy Talk: The Impact of 5G Communications and Clean Power on Global Economic Growth

Speaker:

  • REED HUNDT, CEO, Coalition for Green Capital

 

4:30 PM -
5:15 PM

IMF HQ1 Gallery

Driving Digital Financial Inclusion in Africa

Opening Remarks: CARLA GRASSO, Deputy Managing Director, IMF

Moderator: ERIC CHINJE, CEO, African Media Initiative

Speakers:
  • BENNO NDULU, Governor, Central Bank of Tanzania
  • TAYO OVIOSU, CEO Paga, Nigeria

 

5:30 PM -
6:30 PM

IMF HQ1 – Meetings Halls A&B

A Conversation with Phiona Mutesi (Queen of Katwe)

Speakers: 
  • PHIONA MUTESI, Chess Champion, Inspiration for the Film Queen of Katwe
  • SABINA BHATIA, Assistant Director, Public Affairs, COM

 
Thursday,
April

20

8:45 AM -
9:15 AM

IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 2 (Press Briefing Room)

2017 Spring Meetings Opening Press Conference: World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim

Only press are allowed entry into press conferences/briefings.

 

8:45 AM -
10:00 AM

World Bank Group MC Building, Preston Auditorium

Building Resilience in the Face of Increasing Threats

Moderator: RAJ KUMAR, President, DEVEX
  • Honorable KEITH MITCHELL, Prime Minister, Grenada
  • ROBERT GLASSER, Special Representative to the UN, Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction
  • YASUSHI KANZAKI, Senior Vice President, Japan International Cooperation Agency
  • IVO MENZINGER, Managing Director, Global Partnerships, Swiss Re
  • KEIKO HONDA, Executive Vice President and CEO, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
  • CAROLINE HEIDER, Director General and Senior Vice President, Independent Evaluation Group, World Bank Group

 

9:00 AM -
12:30 PM

IMF HQ2-03B-838B

Civil Society Policy Forum

Sessions:

  • The IMF/World Bank Policies and the Arab World’s Transition Economies

  • Public Finance Management Practices that Deliver for Citizens: Lessons from Developing and Emerging Economies


 

9:00 AM -
5:30 PM

World Bank “I” Building, Rooms I2 210, 220 and 250

Civil Society Policy Forum

Sessions:

  • Asia’s Energy Choices Will Determine Success of Paris Agreement: Pathways to Achieving Eventual Net--‐Zero Emissions

  • Accountability in Sustainable Development: The Principles and Practice of Mediation in a Local and Global Context

  • Innovative Financing for Nutrition: Why it Matters and How to Make it Work

  • Getting Energy Access Right – Trends and Lessons Learned in Public Finance

  • Legal Framework of PPPs and Infrastructure Projects in Latin America

  • Independent Evaluation at the IMF: Role, Recent Work and Future Agenda

  • World Development Report 2017: Governance and the Law

  • Empower African CSOs for Education and Protection of Vulnerable Youth Segments: Case of Domestic Workers / Eastern Africa

  • Strengthening the role of IAMs in Latin American Megaprojects

  • Building Political Will: Engaging Policy Makers and Creating Accountability on Global Health

  • Resettlement and Integration of Internally Displaced Persons: Global Strategy

  • An Improved Regulatory Environment for Agricultural Inputs, Services and Market Access

  • From Promise to Progress: Decentralized Renewables and the End of Energy Poverty


 

9:30 AM -
10:00 AM

IMF HQ1 Gallery

Postcard from Angola and Beyond: Why Energy Subsidy Reform is Important

Speaker:
  • DELPHINE PRADY, Economist, Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF

 

9:30 AM -
10:15 AM

IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 2 (Press Briefing Room)

IMF Managing Director Press Conference

  • CHRISTINE LAGARDE, Managing Director, IMF
  • DAVID LIPTON, First Deputy Managing Director, IMF
  • GERRY RICE, Director, Communications Department, IMF

Only press are allowed entry into press conferences/briefings.

 

9:30 AM -
11:00 AM

World Bank Group J Building, J B1-080

Unleashing Productivity – The Key to Sustaining Inclusive Growth

Moderator: RACHELLE AKUFFO, Anchor, Global Business, China Global Television Network

  • SANTIAGO PEÑA, Finance Minister, Paraguay
  • SRI MULYANI INDRAWATI, Minister of Finance, Indonesia
  • DATO’ SRI IDRIS JALA, Advisor to the Prime Minister on National Transformation Programme and CEO, Performance Management and Delivery Unit, Malaysia
  • DANIEL LEIPZIGER, Managing Director, the Growth Dialogue
  • BAMBANG BRODJONEGORE, Minister of National Development Planning, Indonesia


 

10:00 AM -
10:45 AM

IMF HQ1, Events Hall, HQ1-1-660

New Economy Talk: The Next Billion - Unprecedented Opportunity with Universal Access to Technology

Speaker:
  • CHRISTOPHER SCHROEDER, Entrepreneur and Author of Startup Rising: The Entrepreneurial Revolution Remaking the Middle East

Mr. Shcroeder’s book will be distributed to participants

 

10:00 AM -
11:30 AM

1777 F Street, NW

Increasing Women’s Financial Protection-What Can Insurance Do?

Moderator: GILLIAN WHITE, Senior Associate Editor, The Atlantic
  • SARAH FOUNTAIN SMITH, Assistant Deputy Minister, Global Affairs, Canada
  • DIMITRIS TSITSIRAGOS, Vice President, New Business, IFC
  • VOLKER HEY, Senior Policy Officer, BMZ
  • INDRANI SUGATHADASA, Chairperson, Insurance Board, Sri Lanka
  • GARANCE WATTEZ-RICHARD, Head, AXA Emerging Customers, AXA Group
  • SHAUN TARBUCK, CEO, International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation
  • ANNA GINCHERMAN, Chief Product Development Officer, Women’s World Banking
  • HENRIETTE KOLB, Head, Gender Secretariat, IFC

 

11:00 AM -
11:45 AM

IMF HQ1, Events Hall, HQ1-1-660

Analytical Corner: Bank Capital

Moderator: MARIA JOVANOVIC, Communications Department, IMF

Presenter
  • LEV RATNOVSKI, Senior Economist, Research Department, IMF

 

11:00 AM -
12:00 PM

World Bank Group MC Building, Preston Auditorium

Generation Now: How Investing in Adolescents Today Can Change the World of Tomorrow

Moderator: JULIE GICHURU, TV Host, Africa Leadership Dialogues/Entrepreneur
  • JIM YONG KIM, President, World Bank Group
  • MELINDA GATES, Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • MARIE CLAUDE BIBEAU, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, Canada
  • SABA ISMAIL, Co-founder, Aware Girls
  • CLAVER GATETE, Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Rwanda
  • NAZIRA ABDULA, Minister of Health, Mozambique

 

11:00 AM -
12:15 PM

IMF HQ1 Meeting Halls A&B

Emerging Markets: Resilience in a New World

Moderator: MARK SCHIERITZ, Economics Correspondent, Die Zeit

Speakers:
  • TAO ZHANG, Deputy Managing Director, IMF
  • MAURICIO CÁRDENAS, Minister of Finance and Public Credit, Republic of Colombia
  • SRI MULYANI INDRAWATI, Minister of Finance, Indonesia
  • KSENIA YUDAEVA, First Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Russia

 

12:00 PM -
12:45 PM

IMF HQ1, Events Hall, HQ1-1-660

Analytical Corner: Growth and Equity - Can Countries Have it all?

Moderator: MARIA GUERRA BRADFORD, Secretary's Department, IMF

Presenters:
  • MARINA MENDES TAVARES, Economist, Strategy, Policy and Review Department, IMF
  • SANDRA LIZARAZO RUIZ, Economist, Strategy, Policy and Review Department, IMF

 

1:00 PM -
1:45 PM

IMF HQ1, Events Hall, HQ1-1-660

Analytical Corner: If Not Now, When? Energy Price Reform in Arab Countries

Moderator: ANGHAM AL SHAMI, Communications Department, IMF

Presenters:
  • OLIVIER BASDEVANT, Senior Economist, Middle East and Central Asia Department, IMF
  • ROBERT TCHAIDZE, Senior Economist, Middle East and Central Asia Department, IMF

 

1:00 PM -
2:00 PM

World Bank Group J Building, J B1-080

Infrastructure: Latin America and the Caribbean’s New Growth Engine

Moderator: GABRIELA FRÍAS, CNN en Español

  • ALBERTO TORRES,  Deputy Undersecretary for Public Credit, Mexico
  • CLEMENTE DEL VALLE, President, Financiera de Desarrollo Nacional, Colombia
  • JULIO HÉCTOR ESTRADA, Minister of Finance, Guatemala
  • PAOLA TAPIA, Minister of Transport and Telecommunications, Chile
  • LUIS CAPUTO, Minister of Finance, Argentina
  • JORGE FAMILIAR, Vice President, Latin America and the Caribbean, World Bank
  • JORGE ARBACHE, Secretary of International Affairs, Ministry of Planning, Brazil

 

2:00 PM -
3:00 PM

IMF HQ1 Atrium

Gender and Macroeconomics: What's Next?

Moderator: SARA EISEN, CNBC Anchor “Worldwide Exchange”

Speakers:
  • CHRISTINE LAGARDE, Managing Director, IMF
  • WINNIE BYANYIMA, Executive Director, Oxfam International
  • SIV JENSEN, Minister of Finance, Norway
  • MUHTAR KENT, CEO, Coca Cola
  • AMINA J. MOHAMMED, Deputy Secretary General, United Nations

 

2:00 PM -
3:30 PM

World Bank Group MC Building, Preston Auditorium

Creating Markets, Creating Opportunities

Moderator: NOZIPHO MBANJWA, Anchor, CNBC Africa
  • JIM YONG KIM, President, World Bank Group
  • MAURICIO CÁRDENAS, Minister of Finance and Public Credit, Colombia
  • PHILIPPE LE HOUÉROU – Executive Vice President and CEO, International Finance Corporation
  • DIMITRIS TSITSIRAGOS -  Vice President, New Business, International Finance Corporation
  • IMAD FAKHOURY, Minister of Planning & International Cooperation, Jordan
  • CHRIS WOOD, CEO, West Indian Ocean Cable Company
  • TARA LINDSTEDT, Managing Director, Strategy & Finance, EP Global Energy Ltd.
  • VINCENT LE GUENNOU, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Eranove, and Co-CEO, Emerging Capital Partners

 

3:00 PM -
4:30 PM

World Bank Group MC Building, MC2-800

Implementing the 2030 Agenda: From Commitment to Action


Moderator: MAHMOUD MOHIELDIN, Senior Vice President for the 2030 Development Agenda, UN Relations and Partnerships, World Bank Group
  • PETER THOMSON, President, UN General Assembly
  • SÉGOLÈNE ROYAL, Minister of Environment, Energy and the Sea, in charge of International Relations on Climate, President of CoP 21 to UNFCCC, France
  • STEFANO MANSERVISI, Director-General, International Cooperation and Development, European Commission
  • SHAOLIN YANG, Managing Director and Chief Administrative Officer, World Bank Group
  • AMINA MOHAMMED, Deputy Secretary-General, UN
  • CARLOS COZENDEY, Deputy Foreign Minister for Economic and Financial Affairs, Brazil
  • HENRY ROTICH, Cabinet Secretary, National Treasury, Kenya
  • VANESSA RUBIO, Under Secretary of Finance and Alternate Governor, Mexico

 

3:15 PM -
4:15 PM

IMF HQ1 Meeting Halls A&B

Global Economy on an Upswing: Can it Work for All?

Moderator: RANA FOROOHAR, Global Business Columnist, Financial Times

Speakers:
  • DAVID LIPTON, First Deputy Managing Director, IMF
  • MASOOD AHMED, President, Center for Global Development
  • MARTIN FELDSTEIN, Professor, Harvard University
  • RAGHURAM RAJAN, Professor, Chicago Booth School of Business
  • AXEL WEBER, Chairman, UBS

 

3:30 PM -
4:15 PM

IMF HQ1, Events Hall, HQ1-1-660

Analytical Corner: When a Boom Means Less Inequality - Commodity Cycles in Latin America

Moderator: JOHN BISHOP, Secretary's Department, IMF

Presenter:
  • MARIKA SANTORO, Economist, Western Hemisphere Department, IMF

 

3:30 PM -
4:30 PM

World Bank Group J Building, J B1-080

De-risking Countries: Reforms for Growth

Moderator: TOM KEENE – Bloomberg TV

  • MAURICIO CÁRDENAS, Minister of Finance and Public Credit, Colombia
  • SRI MULYANI INDRAWATI, Minister of Finance, Indonesia
  • MEHMET SIMSEK, Deputy Prime Minister, Turkey

 

4:30 PM -
5:00 PM

IMF HQ1 Gallery

Postcard from Armenia and Georgia: Monetary Policy Modeling

Speakers:
  • ARCHIL MESTVIRISHVILI, Vice Governor, National Bank of Georgia
  • ARMEN NURBEKYAN, Head of Research, Central Bank of Armenia
  • ANDREW BERG, IMF Deputy Director

 

4:30 PM -
5:30 PM

World Bank Group MC Building, Preston Auditorium

Boosting Women's Economic Empowerment

Moderator: ZEINAB BADAWI, International Broadcaster and Chair of the Royal African Society

  • JIM YONG KIM, President, World Bank Group
  • BILL MORNEAU, Minister of Finance, Canada 
  • PHUMZILE MLAMBO-NGCUKA, Executive Director, UN Women
  • SIMONA SCARPALEGGIA, CEO, IKEA Switzerland
  • SIGVE BREKKE, CEO, Telenor Group

 
Friday,
April

21

8:00 AM -
8:45 AM

IMF HQ1-B-640

Press Briefing: Asia and Pacific Department

  • CHANGYONG RHEE, Director, Asia and Pacific Department, IMF
  • MARKUS RODLAUER, Deputy Director, Asia and Pacific Department, IMF
  • ODD PER BREKK, Deputy Director, Asia and Pacific Department, IMF
  • KENNETH KANG, Deputy Director, Asia and Pacific Department, IMF
  • TING YAN, Communications Officer, Communications Department, IMF

Only press are allowed entry into press conferences/briefings.

 

9:00 AM -
10:30 AM

World Bank Group MC Building, Preston Auditorium

Cities are Where the Future is Being Built

Moderator: FEMI OKE, International Journalist
  • PAUL ROMER, Senior Vice President & Chief Economist, World Bank
  • CHRISTIANA FIGUERES, Former Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
  • EDWARD GLAESER, Professor of Economics, Harvard University (via videoconference).
  • MOSTAFA MADBOULY, Minister for Housing and Urban Development, Egypt
  • YONDELA SILIMELA, Executive Director: Development Planning at City of Johannesburg, South Africa
  • ANTHONY WILLIAMS, former Mayor of the District of Columbia, and CEO of the Federal City Council
     

 

9:00 AM -
3:30 PM

IMF HQ2-03B-838B

Civil Society Policy Forum

Sessions:

  • Are Governments and the Bretton Woods Institutions Fighting Inequality?

  • African Debt Crisis 2. 0

  • Closing the Gender Gap in Finance


 

9:00 AM -
5:30 PM

World Bank “I” Building, Rooms I2 210, 220 and 250

Civil Society Policy Forum

Sessions:

  • Women Entrepreneurs Driving Socioeconomic Change: Experiences from the Americas, Tunisia and India

  • Free Education and the Question of Low-Fee Private Schools

  • Shell Game or Sure Thing? Risk Return Profiles in Infrastructure Development

  • Role of Access to Information in Promoting Development and Citizen Participation in Governance

  • Strengthening Civil Society Engagement in National Planning Processes: Lessons learned from the Global Financing Facility

  • The New World Bank Environmental and Social Framework: Implementation Update

  • Future of the Civil Society Policy Forum

  • Countering Conflict Economies in Syria and Neighboring Countries

  • Assessing IMF-WB’s Technical Cooperation for Achieving 2030 Agenda

  • The World Bank in an Age of Populism: What does the Rise of Populist Governments Mean for the World Bank and its Relationship with Civil Society?

  • Financial Inclusion for All: Uplifting the Invisible Class

  • Pneumonia and Diarrhea: How Horizontal UHC Reforms Can Address Key Childhood Killers

  • On Track to 1.5C: Mainstreaming Climate and Forest Actions in MDB Lending and Country Strategies


 

9:30 AM -
10:30 AM

World Bank Group MC Building, Jim Wolfensohn Atrium

Addressing the Refugee Crisis in Middle Income Countries

Moderator:  GHIDA FAKHRY, International Broadcast Journalist
  • KRISTALINA GEORGIEVA, CEO, World Bank  
  • MARIE-CLAUDE BIBEAU, Minister, International Development and La Francophonie, Canada
  • ISABELLA LÖVIN, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister, International Development Cooperation, Sweden
  • IMAD FAKHOURY, Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, Jordan
  • LILIANNE PLOUMEN, Minister, Foreign Trade and Development, the Netherlands
  • ULLA TØRNÆS, Minister, Development Cooperation, Denmark
  • GHASSAN HASBANI, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Health, Lebanon

 

10:00 AM -
11:15 AM

IMF HQ1 Meeting Halls A&B

Sub-Saharan Africa: How to Return to Vigorous Growth?

Moderator: ANTOINETTE SAYEH, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Center for Global Development

Speakers:
  • MITSUHIRO FURUSAWA, Deputy Managing Director, IMF
  • RANDA FILFILI, CEO, Zena Exotic Fruits, Senegal
  • DONALD KABERUKA, Senior Advisor, Boston Consulting Group
  • ALAMINE OUSMANE MEY, Finance Minister of Cameroon
  • FELIX MUTATI, Minister of Finance, Zambia

 

10:00 AM -
10:45 AM

IMF HQ1-B-640

Press Briefing: Middle East and Central Asia Department

  • JIHAD AZOUR, Director, Middle East and Central Asia Department, IMF
  • WAFA AMR, Senior Communications Officer, Communications Department, IMF

Only press are allowed entry into press conferences/briefings.

 

10:45 AM -
11:15 AM

IMF HQ1-B-640

Press Briefing: European Department

  • POUL THOMSEN, Director, European Department, IMF
  • ANDREAS ADRIANO, Senior Communications Officer, Communications Department, IMF
Only press are allowed entry into press conferences/briefings.

 

11:00 AM -
11:30 AM

IMF HQ1 Gallery

Postcard from Mongolia: Improving Tax Collections

Speakers:
  • ZAYABAL BATJARGAL, Deputy Commissioner, General Department of Taxation of Mongolia
  • JOHN BRONDOLO, IMF Senior Economist

 

11:00 AM -
12:15 PM

World Bank Group MC Building, Preston Auditorium

Financing for Peace: Innovations to Tackle Fragility

Moderator: KIM GHATTAS, BBC International Correspondent  
  • JIM YONG KIM, President, World Bank Group
  • ANTÓNIO GUTERRES, Secretary General, United Nations
  • JEAN-CLAUDE JUNCKER, President, European Commission
  • KRISTALINA GEORGIEVA, Chief Executive Officer, World Bank
  • MAURICIO CÁRDENAS, Minister of Finance and Public Credit, Colombia 
  • DONALD KABERUKA, Co-chair, LSE-Oxford Commission on State Fragility, Growth and Development
  • STEFANO MANSERVISI, Director General, European Commission
  • PETER MAURER, President, International Committee of the Red Cross
  • LAURE WESSEMIUS-CHIBRAC, Managing Director, Cordaid Investment Management

 

11:30 AM -
12:15 PM

IMF HQ1-B-640

Press Briefing: African Department

  • ABEBE AEMRO SELASSIE, Director, African Department, IMF
  • ANDREW KANYEGIRIRE, Senior Communications Officer, Communications Department, IMF

Only press are allowed entry into press conferences/briefings.

 

11:30 AM -
12:45 PM

IMF HQ1 Meeting Halls A&B

50 Years After: The SDR's Role in the International Monetary System

Moderator: MAURICE OBSTFELD, Economic Counsellor and Director, Research Department, IMF

Speakers:
  • MOHAMED EL-ERIAN, Chief Economic Advisor, Allianz
  • JOSÉ ANTONIO OCAMPO, Professor, Columbia University
  • CATHERINE SCHENK, Professor, University of Glasgow
  • YI GANG, Deputy Governor, People’s Bank of China

 

12:30 PM -
1:30 PM

1777 F Street, NW

Rebuilding for Tomorrow: Supporting Private Enterprise in Conflict-Affected Situations

Moderator: DANIEL RUNDE, Director, Project on Prosperity & Development, Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • HANS PETER LANKES, Vice President, Economics And Private Sector Development, IFC
  • PAUL COLLIER, Director, International Growth Centre and Professor, Oxford University
  • MOMUDU KARGBO, Minister Of Finance, Sierra Leone, and Chair, Of the g7 Group
  • BOUBACAR PONA, Managing Director, Gaselia Industries Group
  • LAURE WESSEMIUS-CHIBRAC,  Managing Director, Cordaid Investment Management BV
  • CLEMENTE DEL VALLE, President, Financiera de Desarrollo Nacional, Colombia

 

12:30 PM -
1:00 PM

IMF HQ1-B-640

Press Conference: G-20

  • WOLFGANG SCHÄUBLE, Minister of Finance, Germany
  • JENS WEIDMANN, President, Deutsche Bundesbank
  • FRIEDERIKE VON TIESENHAUSEN, Spokesperson, Ministry of Finance, Germany

Only press are allowed entry into press conferences/briefings
.

 

1:00 PM -
2:00 PM

World Bank Group MC Building, Preston Auditorium

Boosting Revenues, Driving Development: Why Taxes Are Critical for Growth

Moderator: JOHN AUTHERS,  Senior Investment Columnist, Financial Times

  • JAN WALLISER, Vice President, Equitable Finance and Institutions, World Bank Group
  • GARGEE GHOSH, Director Development Policy and Finance, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • WILL MORRIS, Deputy Global Tax Policy Leader, PwC
  • DANA REIZNIECE-OZOLA, Minister of Finance, Latvia
  • BASSIROU SAMBA NIASSE, Deputy Director General, Internal Revenue Service, Senegal


 

1:15 PM -
2:00 PM

IMF HQ1, Events Hall, HQ1-1-660

New Economy Talk: Around the World with GE: Views on Innovation and the Global Economy

Opening Remarks: SIDDHARTH TIWARI, Director, Strategy, Policy and Review Department, IMF

Speaker:
  • JOHN RICE, Vice-Chairman, GE

 

2:00 PM -
2:45 PM

IMF HQ1-B-640

Press Briefing: Western Hemisphere Department

Only press are allowed entry into press conferences/briefings.

 

2:30 PM -
3:30 PM

World Bank Group MC Building, Jim Wolfensohn Atrium

De-Risking for Private Investors

Moderator: ALI VELSHI, NBC

  • THIERRY DÉAU, CEO, Meridiam
  • IMAD FAKHOURY, Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, Jordan
  • JULIE MONACO, Global Head, Public Coverage, Citibank
  • PHIL BENNETT, Vice President and Head of Client Services Group, EBRD
  • KEIKO HONDA, Executive Vice President & CEO, MIGA

 

3:00 PM -
4:00 PM

World Bank Group J Building, J 1-050

Fostering Local Capital Markets—a Path to Growth and Prosperity 

Moderator: HEIKE REICHELT, Head of Investor Relations and New Product Development, World Bank Group
  • THOMAS SILBERHORN, State Secretary, Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany
  • ALFREDO THORNE, Minister of Economy and Finance, Peru
  • HENRY ROTICH, Cabinet Secretary, National Treasury, Kenya
  • JAN WALLISER, Vice President, Equitable Growth, Finance, and Institutions, World Bank Group
  • PHILIPPE LE HOUÉROU, Executive Vice President and CEO, International Finance Corporation
  • DONALD KANAK, Chairman, Eastspring Investments
  • CATHERINE BOUVIER D'YVOIRE, Managing Director, Public Sector & Development Organizations, Standard Chartered Bank

 

3:00 PM -
4:00 PM

World Bank Group MC Building, Preston Auditorium

Unlocking Financing for Climate Action

Moderator: GHIDA FAKHRY, International Broadcast Journalist

  • JIM YONG KIM, President, World Bank Group
  • AL GORE, Former Vice President of the United States, Chairman, The Climate Reality Project
  • CHRISTIANA FIGUERES, Mission 2020 Convenor
  • JEFFREY SKOLL, Founder and Chairman, Skoll Foundation, Participant Media, Capricorn Investment Group, and Skoll Global Threats Fund
  • MAGDALENA ANDERSSON, Finance Minister, Sweden
  • ERIK SOLHEIM, Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme

 

4:00 PM -
4:30 PM

IMF HQ1 Gallery

Postcard from Albania: Strengthening Central Bank Operations

Speaker:
  • ELISABETA GJONI, First Deputy Governor, Bank of Albania

 

4:30 PM -
5:45 PM

IMF HQ1 Meeting Halls A&B

Productivity in the Age of Fewer, Older Workers

Moderator: JARED BERNSTEIN, Senior Fellow, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Speakers:
  • DAVID CANNING, Professor, Harvard University
  • CATHERINE MANN, Chief Economist, OECD
  • YASUYUKI SAWADA, Chief Economist, ADB
  • HAL VARIAN, Chief Economist, Google Inc.

 
Saturday,
April

22

8:30 AM -
9:45 AM

IMF HQ1, Events Hall, HQ1-1-660

B-20 and the Compact with Africa: Boosting Private Investment in Africa

Chair: STORMY-ANNIKA MILDNER, B20 Germany Sherpa

Panelists:
  • LUDGER SCHUKNECHT, German Finance Deputy, G20 Presidency
  • LEONARD RUGWABIZA MINEGA, Government Chief Economist, Rwanda Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning
  • FRANCIS HINTERMANN, Global Managing Director, Accenture Research
  • JOSE MANUEL GONZALEZ-PARAMO, Member of the Board, BBVA
  • SABINE DALL’OMO, CEO, Siemens South Africa
  • HANS PETER LANKES, VP for Economics and Private Sector Development, International Financial Corporation

 

10:00 AM -
11:15 AM

IDB 1300 New York Ave NW

Global Infrastructure Forum 2017

Delivering Inclusive and Sustainable Infrastructure

Requires separate registration: please click here.


Moderator: ZEINAB BADAWI, Chair, Royal African Society

Plenary with the heads of the multilateral development banks: Asian Development Bank, African Development Bank, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, European Investment Bank, American Development Bank, Islamic Development Bank, New Development Bank, World Bank Group.


 

10:00 AM -
11:30 AM

World Bank Group J Building, J B1-080

State of the Africa Region

Moderator: JULIE GICHURU, TV Host, Africa Leadership Dialogues/Entrepreneur

  • MAKHTAR DIOP, Vice President for Africa, World Bank
  • ALBERT ZEUFACK,  Chief Economist,Africa, World Bank
  • TONYE COLE, Executive Director and Co-founder of the Sahara Group, Nigeria
  • MAHAMUDU BAWUMIA, Vice-President of Ghana
  • HENRY ROTICH, Minister of Finance, Kenya

 

10:00 AM -
2:00 PM

IMF HQ1-B-640

Press Briefing: African Finance Ministers

Speakers:
  • AMADOU BA, Minister of Economy, Financing and Planning, Senegal
  • REGIS IMMONGAULT, Minister of Economy, Gabon
  • BOIMA KAMARA, Minister of Finance, Liberia
  • PATRICK CHIMANASA, Minister of Finance, Zimbabwe
  • LUCIE MBOTO FOUDA, Senior Communications Officer, Communications Department, IMF

 

12:00 PM -
1:15 PM

World Bank Group MC Building, Jim Wolfensohn Atrium

Spotlight on Nutrition: Unlocking Human Potential and Economic Growth

Moderator: JULIE GICHURU, Journalist & News Anchor, Kenya
  • JIM YONG KIM, President, World Bank Group  
  • YVONNE CHAKA CHAKA, Singer/Humanitarian, The Princess of Africa Foundation
  • JULIO HECTOR ESTRADA, Minister of Finance, Guatemala
  • RATAN TATA, Chairman, Tata Trusts

 

12:45 PM -
1:30 PM

IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 2 (Press Briefing Room)

IMFC Press Conference

  • CHRISTINE LAGARDE, Managing Director, IMF
  • AGUSTÍN CARSTENS, Chairman of the IMFC and Governor, Banco de México
  • GERRY RICE, Director, Communications Department, IMF

Only press are allowed entry into press conferences/briefings.

 

1:00 PM -
1:30 PM

IMF HQ1 Gallery

Postcard from Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan: Better Data for Better Decision Making

Speakers:
  • DANIEL BIRCHMEIER, Head, Multilateral Cooperation Unit, Switzerland State Secretariat for Economic Affairs
  • TAMARA RAZIN, IMF Senior Economist

 
 

2:00 PM -
3:15 PM

IMF HQ1 Meeting Halls A&B

Central Bankers and Inclusive Growth

Opening Remarks: DAVID LIPTON, First Deputy Managing Director, IMF 

Moderator: TOBIAS ADRIAN, Financial Counsellor and Director, Monetary and Capital Markets Department, IMF

Speakers:
  • SHARON DONNERY, Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Ireland
  • PATRICK NJOROGE, Governor, Central Bank of Kenya 
  • KAREN SHAW PETROU, Managing Partner, Federal Financial Analytics
  • PERRY WARJIYO, Deputy Governor, Bank of Indonesia

 

3:30 PM -
4:00 PM

IMF HQ1 Gallery

Postcard from Zambia: Building Fiscal Capacity

Speaker:
  • MUKULI CHIKUBA, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance of Zambia

 

4:15 PM -
4:55 PM

IMF HQ1 Atrium

 
Sunday,
April

23

3:00 PM -
4:30 PM

IMF HQ1 Meeting Halls A&B

Digitalization: Revolutionizing Fiscal Policy and Systems

Moderator: MARTIN SANDBU, Economics Writer, Financial Times

Speakers:
  • DAVID LIPTON, First Deputy Managing Director, IMF
  • CAROLINE ATKINSON, Head of Global Public Policy, Google Inc.
  • ANDREW MCAFEE, Co-Director, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy
  • ARVIND SUBRAMANIAN, Chief Economic Advisor to the Government of India