Monday,
October

09

 
Tuesday,
October

10

9:00 AM -
10:00 AM

IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 2 (Press Briefing Room)

Press Briefing: World Economic Outlook (WEO)

Panelists:  
  • MAURICE OBSTFELD, Economic Counsellor and Director of Research Department
  • GIAN MARIA MILESI-FERRETTI, Deputy Director of Research Department
  • OYA CELASUN, Division Chief, Research Department
  • OLGA STANKOVA, Assistant to the Director, Communications Department
Only press are allowed entry into press conferences/briefings.

 

9:00 AM -
6:30 PM

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

Civil Society Policy Forum

Sessions:
  • Orientation Session on the World Bank Group
  • Preparation Session with Moderator of the Roundtable with WBG Executive Directors
  • Promoting Responsible Agricultural Investments
  • Measuring Impact – An Overview of IFC’s New Approach to Measuring Development Impact
  • The World Bank’s Approach to Education: Perspectives on the WDR and World Bank policy and lending
  • Civil Society Roundtable with World Bank Group Executive Directors - Followed by a Reception

 

10:45 AM -
11:30 AM

IMF HQ1, Cedar Hall (1-660)

Analytical Corner: Big Data: Potential, Challenges, and Statistical Implications

Moderator: Cristina Pagan, Communications Department, IMF

Presenter: 
  • Diane Kostroch, Economist, Statistics Department, IMF

 

11:30 AM -
12:15 PM

IMF HQ1, Cedar Hall (1-660)

Analytical Corner: How to Measure Economic Success – Welfare vs. GDP?

Moderator: Ping Wang, Communications Department, IMF

Presenter:
  • Geoffrey Bannister, Senior Economist, Asia and Pacific Department, IMF

 

12:15 PM -
1:00 PM

IMF HQ1, Cedar Hall (1-660)

Analytical Corner: Interconnectedness of Global Systemically-Important Banks and Insurers

Moderator: Jiang, Danny Xufeng, Secretary's Department, IMF

Presenters:
  • TengTeng Xu, Economist, Monetary and Capital Markets Department, IMF
  • Sheheryar Malik, Financial Sector Expert, Monetary and Capital Markets Department, IMF

 
 

2:00 PM -
3:15 PM

IMF HQ1 – Meetings Halls A&B

Systemic Risk and Macroprudential Stress Testing

Moderator: Tobias Adrian, Financial Counselor and Director, Monetary Capital Markets Department, IMF

Speakers:
  • Claudia Buch, Vice-President, Deutsche Bundesbank
  • Jon Cunliffe, Deputy Governor for Financial Stability, Bank of England
  • Hyun Song Shin, Economic Adviser and Head of Research, Bank for International Settlements
  • Daniel Tarullo, Former Governor, United States Federal Reserve Board
  • Carolyn Wilkins, Senior Deputy Governor, Bank of Canada

 

2:15 PM -
3:00 PM

IMF HQ1, Cedar Hall (1-660)

Analytical Corner: Trade and Income: Are There Really Gains, and Are They Widely Shared?

Moderator: John Bishop, Secretary's Department, IMF

Presenters: 
  • Andras Komaromi, Economist, Institute for Capacity Development, IMF
  • Kim Beaton, Economist, Western Hemisphere Department, IMF

 

3:00 PM -
3:45 PM

IMF HQ1, Cedar Hall (1-660)

Analytical Corner: A Nation of Immigrants: Facts and Outcomes of LAC Immigrants in the U.S.

Moderator: Tom Chapman, Communications Department, IMF

Presenter:
  • Joyce Wong, Economist, Western Hemisphere Department, IMF

 

3:30 PM -
4:30 PM

World Bank Group MC Building, Preston Auditorium

Emerging Lessons on Consultation, Participation and Disclosure of Information

Moderator: Gonzalo Castro de la Mata, Chairman, Inspection Panel.

Panelists:
  • Kristalina Georgieva, CEO, World Bank
  • Abby Maxman, President and CEO, Oxfam America
  • Jason Allford, Executive Director, World Bank

 

3:45 PM -
4:30 PM

IMF HQ1, Cedar Hall (1-660)

Analytical Corner: The Effects of Weather Shocks on Economic Activity. How Can Low-Income Countries Cope?

Moderator: Simran Maxwell, Secretary's Department, IMF

Presenter:
  • Natalija Novta, Economist, Research Department, IMF

 

4:30 PM -
5:15 PM

IMF HQ1, Cedar Hall (1-660)

Analytical Corner: The Withdrawal of Correspondent Banking Relationships (CBRs)- The Caribbean Region

Moderator: Noha El Gebaly, Communications Department, IMF

Presenters:
  • Chady El Khoury, Senior Counsel, Legal Department, IMF
  • Carolina Claver, Senior Financial Sector Expert, Legal Department, IMF

 
 

5:00 PM -
6:30 PM

IMF HQ1 – Meetings Halls A&B

Youth Dialogue: A World Without Work?

Moderator: AHMED SHIHAB ELDIN, Senior Correspondent, AJ 

Opening Remarks: CARLA GRASSO, Deputy Managing Director, IMF

Speakers:
  • Komal Dadlani, CEO & Co-Founder at Lab4U
  • Rapelang Rabana, Founder & CEO, Rekindle Learning
  • Enzo Weber, Department Head, Institute for Employment Research (IAB) 
Presentation by: Lee Rainie, Director, Internet and Technology Research, Pew Research Center

Special Guest from the future*

 
Wednesday,
October

11

8:00 AM -
8:45 AM

IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 2 (Press Briefing Room)

Press Briefing: Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR)

Only press are allowed entry into press conferences/briefings.

Panelists:
  • 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
  • Ali Al-Eyd, Deputy Division Chief, Monetary and Capital Markets Department, IMF
  • Silvia Zucchini, Senior Communications Officer, Communications Department, IMF

 

9:00 AM -
5:00 PM

IMF HQ2-03B-838B

Civil Society Policy Forum

Sessions:
  • Contradicting Commitments: Why Fiscal Space Matters for Women and Work 
  • International Technical Assistance as Key Driver for Effective Fight Against Corruption
  • The Role of the IMF in Domestic and International Taxation
  • The IMF and Gender Equality: A Discussion about Current Policy Approaches

 

9:00 AM -
5:00 PM

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

Civil Society Policy Forum

Sessions:
  • Funding Energy Access for the Poor: Can the World Bank Meet the Challenge?
  • Civil Society Roles in Engaging Citizens in the World Bank Funded Projects
  • Conflicts and Poverty
  • The World Bank Inspection Panel and International Human Rights Law
  • The Challenges of Financing Infrastructure in Developing Countries through PPPs – A Focus on Contracts and Laws
  • The Impact of Accountable Government on Access to Justice: What Role for CSOs?
  • Enhancing Mitigation Ambition
  • Financing Universal Social Protection in Developing Countries
  • Inclusive Reconstruction for the Arab War-Afflicted Economies
  • The Role of Infrastructure in Financing a Sustainable Transformation in Africa

 

9:30 AM -
10:00 AM

IMF Gallery, HQ1-R-700 (Red Level)

Postcard Series: Pulling Back the Curtain: Understanding Correspondent Banking Developments

Speakers:
  • David Jutrsa, Research Analyst, IMF Monetary & Capital Markets Department
  • Jonathan Pampolina, Counsel, IMF Legal Department

 

9:30 AM -
10:15 AM

IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 2 (Press Briefing Room)

Press Briefing: Fiscal Monitor (FM)

Panelists:
  • Vitor Gaspar, Director, Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF
  • Abdelhak Senhadji, Deputy Director, Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF
  • Catherine Pattillo, Assistant Director, Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF
  • Wiktor Krzyzanowski, Senior Communications officer, Communications Department, IMF 

Only press are allowed entry into press conferences/briefings.

 

9:30 AM -
10:30 AM

World Bank Group J Building, J 1-050

Future Harvest: Who Will Grow Tomorrow’s Food?

Moderator: Femi Oke, International Journalist

Panelists:
  • Pedro Diniz, Founder and CEO, Fazenda da Toca, Brazil
  • Shelly-Ann Dinnall, Poultry Farmer, Jamaica
  • Brian Ndyaguma, Entrepreneur, Uganda
  • Katrina Sasse, Wheat Farmer, Australia

 

10:00 AM -
11:15 AM

IMF HQ1 – Meetings Halls A&B

Sovereign Debt in Developing Countries: Rising Vulnerabilities and the Path to Resilience

Moderator: Paul Collier, Professor, University of Oxford

Opening Remarks: Tao Zhang, Deputy Managing Director, IMF

Speakers:
  • Guillaume Chabert, Co-Chair, Paris Club
  • Alberto Torres Garcia, Deputy Undersecretary for Public Credit, Ministry of Finance, Mexico
  • Sonja Gibbs, Senior Director, Institute for International Finance
  • Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister of Grenada
  • Martyn Parker, Chairman, Global Partnerships, Swiss Re

 

11:15 AM -
12:00 PM

IMF HQ1, Cedar Hall (1-660)

Analytical Corner: Gender Equality and Structural Transformation in Rwanda

Moderator: Deirdre Daly, Secretary's Department, IMF

Presenters: 
  • Samson Kwalingana, Economist, African Department, IMF
  • Monique Newiak, Economist, African Department, IMF

 

11:30 AM -
12:30 PM

IMF HQ1 – Meetings Halls A&B

How Much Inequality Can We Live With?

Opening Remarks: Mitsuhiro Furusawa, Deputy Managing Director, IMF

Moderator: Rajini Vaidyanathan, North American Correspondent, BBC News

Speaker:
  • Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director, Oxfam International

 

11:30 AM -
1:00 PM

World Bank Group MC Building, MC2-800

Inclusive Growth and the Rising Middle Class in East Asia and Beyond

Moderator: Carolina Sanchez-Paramo, Sr. Director, Poverty and Equity, World Bank

Panelists:
  • Kristalina Georgieva, CEO,World Bank
  • Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Minister of Finance, Indonesia
  • Charles Abel, Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer, Papua Nueva Guinea
  • Dusan Vujovic, Minister of Finance, Serbia
  • Nancy Birdsall, Senior fellow and President Emeritus, Center for Global Development



 
 

12:00 PM -
12:45 PM

IMF HQ1, Cedar Hall (1-660)

Analytical Corner: Monetary policy, credit dynamics, and economic activity in developing countries

Moderator: Jacqueline Deslauries, Communications Department, IMF

Presenter:
  • Andrea Presbitero, Economist, Strategic, Policy and Review Department, IMF

 

12:00 PM -
2:00 PM

World Bank Group J Building, J 1-050

Outlook 2018 for Latin America: Will Next Year be Better?

Moderator: Alejandra Viveros, Communications Manager for the Latin America and the Caribbean Region of the World Bank

Panelist:

  • Carlos Végh, Chief Economist, Latin America and the Caribbean  Region of the World Bank

 

1:00 PM -
1:45 PM

IMF HQ1, Cedar Hall (1-660)

Analytical Corner: Insuring Against Natural Disasters and Economic Shocks: The Role of State-Contingent Debt

Moderator: Madje Amega, Communications Department, IMF

Presenter:
  • Alex Pienkowski, Economist, Strategic, Policy and Review Department, IMF

 

1:00 PM -
2:30 PM

World Bank Group MC Building, MC 13-121

The Wealth That is Not Measured

Moderator: David Pilling, Africa Editor, Financial Times

Keynote: Paul Collier, Professor of Economics and Public Policy, University of Oxford

Opening remarks: Laura Tuck, Vice President, Sustainable Development, World Bank

Panelists: 
  • Paul Collier, Professor of Economics and Public Policy, University of Oxford
  • Lucky Mulusa, Minister of National Planning, Zambia
  • Roberta Gatti, Chief Economist of the Human Development practice group, World Bank
  • David McCauley, Senior Vice President, World Wildlife Foundation (WWF)

 

2:00 PM -
2:45 PM

IMF HQ1-1-660

New Economy Talk: AI, Automation and Work: Is this time different?

Speaker:
  • James Manyika, Chairman, McKinsey Global Institute

 

2:45 PM -
3:30 PM

IMF HQ1-1-660

New Economy Talk: The Role of STEM Education in Preparing Future Global Talent

Moderator: Ana Rold, Publisher and CEO of Diplomatic Courier

Speaker:
  • Carol O’Donnell, Director, Smithsonian Science Education Center, Smithsonian Institution

 

3:00 PM -
4:30 PM

World Bank Group MC Building, Jim Wolfensohn Atrium

Pass or Fail: Are Countries Doing their Education Homework?

Moderator: Farah Mohamed, Chief Executive Officer, Malala Fund

  • Kristalina Georgieva, CEO, World Bank
  • Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director, Oxfam International
  • Claver Gatete, Minister of Finance, Rwanda
  • Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Minister of Finance, Indonesia
  • Marwan Hamadeh, Minister of Education, Lebanon
  • Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director, Oxfam International


 

3:30 PM -
4:45 PM

IMF HQ1, Atrium

New Economy Forum: Future of Work

Moderator:  Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, IMF

Speakers:
  • Jim Clifton, CEO, Gallup
  • Deborah Greenfield, Deputy Director-General for Policy, International Labour Organization
  • Sara Horowitz, Founder and CEO, Freelancers Union
  • Jeremy Johnson, Founder and CEO, Andela
  • James Manyika, Chairman, McKinsey Global Institute


 

4:15 PM -
5:30 PM

IMF HQ1 – Meetings Halls A&B

Macro-Trade-Development Linkages

Moderator: Min Zhu, Chairman, National Institute of Financial Research

Speakers:
  • Keyu Jin, Associate Professor of Economics, London School of Economics
  • Paul Krugman, Distinguished Professor of Economics, The City University of New York and Princeton University
  • Dani Rodrik, Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy, Harvard University

 

5:30 PM -
6:30 PM

World Bank Group MC Building, Preston Auditorium

Civil Society Townhall 2017

Moderator: Abdel-Rahman El Mahdi, President of the Sudanese Development Initiative (SUDIA)

Speakers:

  • Christine Lagarde, Manager, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund 
  • Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group

 

5:45 PM -
7:00 PM

IMF HQ1 – Meetings Halls A&B

The Future of Globalization

Moderator: Ernesto Zedillo, Frederic Iseman '74 Director, Yale Center for the Study of Globalization, Yale University

Speakers:
  • Angus Deaton, Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of Economics and International Affairs Emeritus, Princeton University
  • Larry Summers, Charles W. Eliot University Professor and President Emeritus, Harvard University
  • Laura Tyson, Professor, Business Administration and Economics, Haas School of Business University of California, Berkeley
  • Martin Wolf, Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times

 
Thursday,
October

12

8:30 AM -
12:15 PM

IMF HQ1 – Meetings Halls A&B

Towards 2030: Trends, Opportunities, Challenges and Policies for Inclusive Growth

Opening Remarks: Tao Zhang, Deputy Managing Director, IMF

Session I: The World in 2030: Risks and Opportunities for Inclusive Growth for Developing Countries

Keynote Speech: Dani Rodrik, Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy, Harvard University

Moderator: Jonathan D. Ostry, Deputy Director, Research Department, IMF

Speakers:

  • James Manyika, Chairman, McKinsey Global Institute
  • Mthuli Ncube, Professor of Public Policy, University of Oxford
  • Carolina Sanchez, Senior Director of the Poverty and Equity Global Practice, World Bank.
  • Gayle Smith, President and CEO, ONE Campaign

   

Session II: The Road Ahead and Policy Priorities for Inclusive Growth

Keynote Speech: Ricardo Hausmann, Professor of the Practice of Economic Development, Harvard University     

Moderator: Abebe Aemro Selassie, Director, African Department, IMF

Speakers:

           
  • Mauricio Cardenas, Minister of Finance and Public Credit, Colombia
  • Ricardo HausmannProfessor of the Practice of Economic Development, Harvard University
  • Denny H. Kalyalya, Governor, Bank of Zambia
  • Sahar Nasr, Minister of Investment and International Cooperation, Arab Republic of Egypt
  • Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
  • Melanne Verveer, Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, Georgetown University    

 
 

9:00 AM -
9:30 AM

IMF Gallery, HQ1-R-700 (Red Level)

Postcard Series: Teaching Inclusive Growth

Speaker:
  • Dmitriy Rozhkov, Senior Economist, IMF Institute for Capacity Development

 

9:00 AM -
5:30 PM

IMF HQ2 03B-838

Civil Society Policy Forum

Sessions:
  • Policy and Statutory Changes that Resolve Financial Crisis and Prevent Predatory Market Activity
  • From Investment Promotion to the Next Sovereign Debt Crisis: What Safeguards Against Future Crises?
  • The International Financial Institutions’ Policies and the Arab World’s Transition Economies
  • Can the IFIs Support Sustainable Growth, Reduce Inequality and Protect Labor Rights at the Same Time?

 

9:00 AM -
5:30 PM

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

Civil Society Policy Forum

Sessions:
  • Global Ecosystem for Education: Strengthening Local Capacity and Learning Across Borders to Achieve SDG #4
  • The Role of Effective Mediation in Achieving Sustainable Development: Learning from Community-Company Dialogue in Nicaragua
  • A Comparative Analysis of Financial Institution Safeguards
  • Reclaiming Policy Space for the Public: Presenting Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2017
  • Opportunities for MDBs and Member Nations to Align Energy Finance with Global Climate Goals
  • Civil Society and the World Bank Group’s Country Engagement Model
  • Youth, SDGs and Action: Using Data and Programming to Influence Change
  • Relief in East Africa: Ending Hunger and Building for the Future
  • Women 20 Targeting Financial Inclusion in the G20 and Beyond: The "Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative”
  • Strengthening an Inclusive and Effective African-CSOs towards Realization of 2030 SDGs
  • Diagnosing Governance Challenges in the Extractive Sector: The Resource Governance Index and Beyond
  • Country Designations and Simultaneous Transition: Addressing Challenges on Public Health in a Changing Financing Landscape

 

9:30 AM -
10:00 AM

IMF Innovation lab, HQ1 2-701

Coffee Corner Chat: Closing the Gender Gap in the Workplace: Why should we care and how do we do it?

Speakers:
  • Johan Tideman, Lead Client Adviser, EDGE (Economic Dividends for Gender Equality)
  • Nadia Younes, Diversity and Inclusion Advisor, IMF

 

9:30 AM -
10:15 AM

IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 2 (Press Briefing Room)

IMF Managing Director Press Conference

Speakers: 
  • Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, IMF
  • David Lipton, First Deputy Managing Director, IMF
  • Gerry Rice, Director of Communications, IMF
Only press are allowed entry into press conferences/briefings.

 

9:30 AM -
10:30 AM

World Bank Group MC Building, MC2-800

Supporting Working Parents: Tackling Childcare

Moderator:Gillian Tett, US Managing Editor, Financial Times

Panelists:


  • Nena Stoiljkovic, VP of Blended Finance and Partnerships, IFC
  • Stephen Kramer, President, Bright Horizons, United States
  • Ram Kumar Gupta, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment, India
  • Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director, UN Women
  • Farhan A. Ifram, CEO, MAS KREEDA Al Safi, Jordan


 

9:30 AM -
10:45 AM

IMF HQ1, Cedar Hall (1-660)

B-20 Panel: Catching the Investors’ Eye - A Business Sector View of Compact with Africa Initiatives

Moderator: Anne Lauenroth, Senior Manager, External Economic Policy, BDI – Federation of German Industries 

Speakers:
  • Jörg Stephan, G20 Presidency representative, Deputy Director General, German Finance Ministry
  • Charles Adu Boahen, Deputy Minister of Finance, Ghana
  • Martin Spicer, Director, Blended Finance, IFC
  • André Bouffioux, Lead Country CEO, Maghreb and Sub-Saharan Africa, SIEMENS
  • Shalini Unnikrishnan, Partner and Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group, Chicago Office

 

9:30 AM -
11:00 AM

World Bank Group IFC Building, IFC Auditorium

Addressing the Innovation Paradox: How can Developing Countries Move Closer to the Technological Frontier?

Moderator: Danny Leipziger, Professor of International Business and International Affairs, George Washington University, and Managing Director, The Growth Dialogue

Panelists:
  • Ahmed El Alfi, Founder and Chairman,Sawari Ventures
  • William Maloney, Chief Economist, Equitable Growth, Finance, and Institutions, World Bank Group
  • Christopher MacLennan, Assistant Deputy Minister for Global Issues and Development, Global Affairs, Canada
  • Caroline Freund, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute

 

10:15 AM -
10:45 AM

IMF Gallery, HQ1-R-700 (Red Level)

Postcard Series: Catalyzing Women’s Financial Inclusion – The Role of Data

Speakers:
  • Inez Murray, CEO, Global Banking Alliance for Women
  • Tessy Vasquez Baos, Economist, IMF Statistics Department

 

10:30 AM -
11:45 AM

IMF HQ1, Atrium

Global Excess Imbalances: Risks and Policy Responses

Moderator: Martin Wolf, Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times

Speakers:
  • David Lipton, First Deputy Managing Director, IMF
  • Claudia Buch, Vice President, Deutsche Bundesbank
  • Barry Eichengreen, Professor, University of California, Berkeley
  • Philip R. Lane, Governor, Central Bank of Ireland
  • Eswar Prasad, Snr. Fellow/Professor, Brookings/Cornell

 

11:00 AM -
12:30 AM

World Bank Group MC Building, Preston Auditorium

Digital Economy for Development


Moderator: Jacqueline Novogratz, Founder and CEO, Acumen

Speakers: 

  • Joe Gebbia, Co-founder, Airbnb
  • Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group
  • Philippe Le Houérou, CEO, International Finance Corporation

Panelists: 

  • Philippe Le Houérou, CEO, International Finance Corporation
  • Nandan Nilekani, Co-founder and Chairman of the Board, Infosys
  • Eric Jing, CEO, Ant Financial
  • Greg Wyler, Founder and Executive Chairman, OneWeb
  • Mats Granryd, Director General, GSMA
  • Sue Siegel, CEO, GE Ventures


 

11:45 AM -
12:30 PM

IMF HQ1, Cedar Hall (1-660)

Analytical Corner: The Economic Impact of Tropical Cyclones in Small States

Moderator: Jacqueline Deslauriers, Communications Department, IMF

Presenter:
  • Sebastian Acevedo, Economist, Western Hemisphere Department, IMF

 

12:30 PM -
1:30 PM

IMF HQ1, Atrium

CNN Debate on the Global Economy

Moderator: Richard Quest, Anchor, CNN International

Speakers:
  • Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, IMF
  • Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Minister of Finance, Indonesia
  • Gita Gopinath, Professor Economics, Harvard University
  • Bruno Le Maire, Minister of Economics and Finance, France
  • William Morneau, Minister of Finance, Canada

 

12:30 PM -
1:30 PM

World Bank Group MC Building, MC 13-301

The Future of Manufacturing

Moderator:  Shawn Donnan, World Trade Editor, The Financial Times

Speakers: 

  • Raj Batra, President, Digital Factory USA, Siemens
  • Mary Hallward-Driemeier, Author, Trouble in the Making? The Future of Manufacturing-Led Development
  • Li Yong, Director General, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
  • Raj Rao, Ford Smart Mobility LLC

 

12:30 PM -
1:30 PM

World Bank Group MC Building, Jim Wolfensohn Atrium

Technology and Citizen Engagement: New Approaches

Moderator: Femi Oke, International Journalist 

Panelists: 

  • Kristalina Georgieva, CEO, World Bank 
  • Muhammad Sani Abdullahi, Comissioner, Budget and Planning, Kaduna State Government, Nigeria
  • Natalie Bridgeman Fields, Executive Director, Accountability Counsel
  • Enrica Duncan, Chief of Staff, Nossas, Brazil
  • Phillip Chow,Co-founder and CEO, HUMANITAS.AI, an NGO dedicated to democratizing information
  • David Sasaki, Program Officer, Global Development and Population, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

 

1:45 PM -
2:30 PM

IMF HQ1, Cedar Hall (1-660)

Analytical Corner: The Labor Market Integration of Migrants in Europe: New Evidence from Micro Data

Moderator: Marushia Gislen, Secretary's Department, IMF

Presenters: 
  • Giang Ho, Economist, Research Department, IMF
  • Rima Turk, Economist, European Department, IMF

 

2:00 PM -
3:00 PM

World Bank Group MC Building, Preston Auditorium

The Belt & Road Initiative: Building Bonds Across Asia, Europe and Beyond

Moderator: Tanya Beckett, BBC World News

Speakers: 

  • Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group
  • Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Minister of Finance, Indonesia
  • Yerbolat Dossayev, Deputy Prime Minister, Kazakhstan
  • Jin Liqun, President, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
  • Shi Yaobin, Vice Minister of Finance, China

 

2:00 PM -
3:15 PM

IMF HQ1 – Meetings Halls A&B

Fintech – Challenges to Regulation and Central Banking

Moderator: Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, IMF

Speakers:
  • Madhur Deora, CEO, Founder, Paytm
  • Lesetja Kganyago, Governor of the Reserve Bank of South Africa
  • Klaas Knot, President, Dutch Central Bank
  • Blythe Masters, Chief Executive Officer of Digital Asset
  • Ravi Menon, Managing Director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore
  • Nicolás Shea, Chilean Entrepreneur
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2:30 PM -
3:15 PM

IMF HQ1, Cedar Hall (1-660)

Analytical Corner: A Universal Basic Income: What, Why & When?

Moderator: Simonetta Nardin, Communications Department, IMF

Presenter:
  • Delphine Prady, Economist, Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF

 

2:30 PM -
3:30 PM

World Bank Group MC Building, Jim Wolfensohn Atrium

Sustainable Mobility

Moderator: Helene Speight, Ambassador, Prince’s Trust 

Panelists: 

  • Kristalina Georgieva, CEO, World Bank
  • Michelle Yeoh, UN Ambassador and Actress
  • Jean Todt, President,  Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile
  • Raj Rao, CEO, Ford Smart Mobility LLC
  • Sahar Nasr, Minister of Investment and International Cooperation, Egypt

 

3:00 PM -
3:30 PM

IMF Innovation lab, HQ1 2-701

Coffee Corner Chat: Budgeting for Gender Equality: From Policy to Reality

Speakers:
  • Lisa Kolovich, IMF and editor, Fiscal Policies and Gender Equality (forthcoming). Book excerpts will be available. 
  • Zohra Khan, UN Women, and author of Financing for Gender Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights Through Gender Responsive Budgeting.
  • Albert Musisi, Commissioner Macroeconomic Policy, Government of Uganda

 

3:00 PM -
4:30 PM

IFC Building, IFC Auditorium

Harnessing the Power of the Private Sector in Support of Sustainable Development

Moderator: Caroline Heider, Senior Vice President and Director General, Independent Evaluation Group (World Bank Group)

Panelist:

  • Bambang Brodjonegoro, Minister of National Development Planning, Indonesia
  • Anne-Marie Chidzero, CEO, Alitheia Identity; Board Member, Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund, Making Finance Work for Africa, and Women’s World Banking
  • Tony Elumelu, Chairman, Heirs Holdings, Tony Elumelu Foundation, and United Bank for Africa
  • Matthew T. McGuire, Managing Director, The Abraaj Group
  • Hans Peter Lankes, Vice President, Economics and Private Sector Development, International Finance Corporation (IFC)
  • Susan LUND, Partner, Mckinsey Global Institute
    Luis Fernando MEJÍA, Director-General, National Planning Department, Colombia


 

3:30 PM -
4:15 PM

IMF HQ1-1-660

New Economy Talk: Why the Liberal Arts Matter in an Algorithmic World

Moderator: Ana Rold, Publisher and CEO of Diplomatic Courier

Speaker:
  • Scott Hartley, Author, Venture Capitalist

 

4:00 PM -
5:30 PM

World Bank Group MC Building, Preston Auditorium

Localizing the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals

Panel 1: 
  • Mahmoud Mohieldin, Senior Vice President, World Bank Group
  • Mauricio Cardenas, Minister of Finance, Colombia
  • Maria Alejandra Gonzalez Perez, EAFIT University in Medellin, Colombia
  • Javier Esteban Agudelo Vallejo, Representative of youth Communa  13, Medellin, Colombia
  • Olga Patricia Castaño Diaz, Vice President for Strategy Interconexión Eléctrica S.A. E.S.P ISA, Colombia
  • Maria Emma Mejia Velez, Permanent Representative of Colombia to the United Nations
  • Jorge Familiar Calderon, Vice President, Latin America and the Caribbean Region, World Bank
Panel 2:
  • Mahmoud Mohieldin, Senior Vice President, World Bank Group
  • Imad Fakhoury, Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, Jordan
  • Bambang Brodjonegoro, Minister of National Development Planning (Bappenas), Indonesia
  • Ulla Tørnæs, Minister for Development Cooperation, Denmark
  • Martyn Parker Chairman, Global Partnerships, Swiss Re\
  • Achim Steiner, Administrator, United Nations Development Programme




 

4:30 PM -
5:15 PM

IMF HQ1-1-660

New Economy Talk: Augmented Intelligence: Human Machine = Amazing Work

Speaker:
  • Louis Richardson, Chief Storyteller, IBM Watson Customer Engagement

 

5:00 PM -
6:00 PM

World Bank Group, Atrium

30 Years Of MIGA: Innovating to Mobilize Private Capital

Moderator: Christopher Bishop, Managing Editor, Forbes Africa

Panelists:
  • Keiko Honda, CEO, MIGA
  • Kristalina Georgieva, CEO,World Bank
  • Philippe Le Houérou, CEO, IFC
  • Ken Ofori-Atta, Minister of Finance, Ghana
  • Bill Winters, CEO, Standard Chartered



 

5:15 PM -
5:45 PM

IMF HQ1-B-640

Press briefing: G-24

Speakers:
  • Indrajit Coomaraswamy, Sri Lanka Central Bank Governor
  • Abraham Tekeste, Chair, Minister of Finance and Economic Cooperation, Ethiopia
  • Marilou Uy, Director, G-24 Secretariat

 

5:15 PM -
5:45 PM

World Bank Group MC Building, Preston Auditorium

Postcard Series: Launching of the Monetary and Capital Markets Technical Assistance Strategy Update

Speakers: 
  • Maria A. Oliva, Deputy Division Chief, IMF Monetary and Capital Markets department
  • Naomi Griffin, Deputy Division Chief, IMF Monetary and Capital Markets department
  • Asad Qureshi, Senior Financial Sector Expert, IMF Monetary and Capital Markets department

 
Friday,
October

13

8:00 AM -
8:45 AM

IMF HQ1-B-640

Press Briefing: Asia and Pacific Department

Panelists:
  • 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

DAR Constitution Hall, 1776 D St NW

Annual Meetings Plenary

Speakers:
  • Imad Najib Ayed Fakhoury, Chairman of the Annual Meetings, Minister of Planning and International Cooperation for Jordan
  • Jim Yong Kim, President, The World Bank Group
  • Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, IMF

 

9:00 AM -
3:00 PM

IMF HQ2 03B-838

Civil Society Policy Forum

Sessions:
  • Great expectations: is the IMF turning words into action on inequality
  • FinTech: A Game Changer for Financial Inclusion and Gender Equality
  • Unpacking the Fiscal Risks of Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) – What Role for the WBG and the IMF?

 

9:00 AM -
5:30 PM

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

Civil Society Policy Forum

Sessions:
  • Inclusion of Women’s Unpaid and Care Work in National GDP
  • From Counting to Accountability: Unleashing the Power of Data to Leave No One Behind
  • The Value of Accountability Mechanisms: By Whom and For What?
  • Forests, Climate and Land rights: How Can Policy Lending Address the Major Challenges of Development?
  • The New World Bank Environmental and Social Framework: Implementation Update 
  • The IMF and Social Protection
  • Lunch session: Future of the Civil Society Policy Forum
  • Supporting Renewable Energy Development in the Western Balkans
  • Closing the Transparency Gap: Disclosure of Project Information
  • The Importance of Progressive Fiscal Policy in Tackling Intersecting Inequalities in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Moving from Lessons Learned to Lessons Applied on Gender Based Violence
  • Going the Last Mile: Prioritizing the Ultra-Poor through the Graduation Approach

 

9:15 AM -
10:00 AM

IMF HQ1-B-640

Press Briefing: European Department

Panelists:
  • Poul Thomsen, Director, European Department, IMF
  • Andreas Adriano, Senior Communications Officer, Communications Department, IMF
Only press are allowed entry into press conferences/briefings.

 

10:30 AM -
11:15 AM

IMF HQ1-B-640

Press Briefing: Middle East and Central Asia Department

Panelists:
  • 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.

 

11:00 AM -
12:15 PM

IMF Gallery, HQ1-R-700 (Red Level)

Postcard Series: EU-IMF Strategic Partnership Framework for Developing Countries – Good Governance for Sustainable Infrastructure

Opening Remarks: Carla Grasso, Deputy Managing Director, IMF

Speakers:
  • Vitor Gaspar, Director, Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF
  • Amar Bhattacharya, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
  • Hadizatou Rosine Coulibaly, Minister of Economy, Finance and Development, Burkina Faso
  • Stefano Manservisi, Director-General for the European Commission's Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO)

 

11:00 AM -
12:15 PM

World Bank Group MC Building, Preston Auditorium

Resilience Dialogue: The Disaster That Never Happened – How Resilient Infrastructure Will Save The World

  • Koichi Hasegawa, Senior Vice President, Japan International Cooperation Agency
  • Richard Branson, Founder, Virgin Group
  • Aris Papadopoulos, Former CEO of Titan America;  author of Resilience: The Ultimate Sustainability
  • Kamal Kishore, Member of the National Disaster Management Authority, India
  • Christiana Figueres, Former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
  • Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Senior Directro for the Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice, World Bank

 

11:00 AM -
12:15 PM

IMF HQ1 – Meetings Halls A&B

How Technology Can Improve Growth in MENA

Moderator: Mina Al-Oraibi, Editor-in-Chief, The National

Speakers:
  • Mitsuhiro Furusawa, Deputy Managing Director, IMF
  • Ahmed Al-Bader, SihaTech
  • Ola Doudin, BitOasis
  • Sherif Kamel, Vice President for Information Management and Professor of Management at the American University in Cairo

 

11:15 AM -
12:00 PM

IMF HQ1-B-640

Press Briefing: African Department

Panelists:
  • Abebe Aemro Selassie, Director, African Department, IMF
  • Lucie Mboto Fouda, Senior Communications Officer, Communications Department, IMF
Only press are allowed entry into press conferences/briefings.

 
 

12:30 PM -
1:15 PM

IMF HQ1-B-640

Press Conference: G-20

Moderator: FRIEDERIKE VON TIESENHAUSEN, Spokesperson, Ministry of Finance, Germany

Speakers:
  • Wolfgang Schäuble, Minister of Finance of Germany
  • Jens Weidmann, President of the German Bundesbank
  • Nicolás Dujovne, Minister of the Treasury of Argentina
  • Federico Sturzenegger, President of the Central Bank of Argentina
Only press are allowed entry into press conferences/briefings.

 

12:30 PM -
1:45 PM

IMF HQ1-1-660

 
 

1:00 PM -
1:30 PM

IMF Innovation lab, HQ1 2-701

Coffee Corner Chat: Nonprofits Empowering Women

Speakers:
  • Laurie Adams, Chief Executive Officer, Women for Women International
  • Megan O’Donnell, ONE Campaign

 

2:00 PM -
2:30 PM

IMF Gallery, HQ1-R-700 (Red Level)

Postcard Series: Strengthening Government Institutions in Africa

Speaker:
  • Erica Gerretsen, Head of Unit - Budget Support and Public Finance Management at European Commission’s Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development (DG-DEVCO)

 

2:00 PM -
2:45 PM

IMF HQ1-B-640

Press Briefing: Western Hemisphere Department

Panelists: 
  • Alejandro Werner, Director, Western Hemisphere department, IMF
  • Nigel Chalk, Deputy Director, Western Hemisphere department, IMF
  • Robert Rennhack, Deputy Director, Western Hemisphere department, IMF
  • Krishna Srinivasan, Deputy Director, Western Hemisphere department, IMF
  • Raphael Anspach, Senior Communications Officer, Communications Department, IMF

Only press are allowed entry into press conferences/briefings.

 

2:30 PM -
3:15 PM

IMF HQ1, Cedar Hall (1-660)

Analytical Corner: Fiscal Adjustment in the Gulf Countries: Less Costly than Previously Thought

Moderator: Tilla McAntony, Communications Department, IMF

Presenters:
  • Sergio Rodriguez, Senior Economist, Middle East and Central Asia Department, IMF
  • Sohaib Shahid, Economist, Middle East and Central Asia Department, IMF

 

2:30 PM -
4:30 PM

World Bank Group J Building, J B1-080

Billions to Trillions: The Role of National Development Banks

Moderator: Danny Leipziger, Professor of International Business and International Affairs, George Washington University, and Managing Director, The Growth Dialogue

Host: Joaquim Levy, Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer, World Bank Group

Panelists:
  • Clemente del Valle, President, Financiera de Desarrollo Nacional de Colombia (FDN) 
  • Mohamed El-Erian, Chief Economic Advisor, Allianz SE, and member of its International Executive Committee
  • Patrick Khulekani Dlamini, CEO, Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA)
  • Joachim Nagel, General Manager and Member of the Executive Committee, Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW)
  • Shaharuddin Zainuddin, President, Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad
Commentators: 
  • Remy Rioux, Chief Executive Officer, Agence Française de Développement (AFD)
  • Gerardo Rodriguez, Managing Director, Blackrocks

 

3:15 PM -
4:00 PM

IMF HQ1, Cedar Hall (1-660)

Analytical Corner: Inequality in Good and Bad Times: A Cross-Country Analysis

Moderator: Ketil Hviding, Secretary's Department, IMF

Presenters:
  • Burcu Hacibedel, Economist, Institute for Capacity Development, IMF
  • Priscilla Muthoora, Economist, Institute for Capacity Development, IMF
  • Nathalie Pouokam, Economist, Institute for Capacity Development, IMF

 

4:00 PM -
4:30 PM

IMF Innovation lab, HQ1 2-701

Coffee Corner Chat: Banking on Women: The Changing Face of Finance

Speakers: 
  • Ratna Sahay, Deputy Director, IMF, and co-author, Banking on Women Leaders: A Case for More? Copies will be available.
  • Mary Ellen Iskenderian, President and CEO, Women’s World Banking

 

4:00 PM -
5:00 PM

World Bank Group MC Building, MC2-800

What is the Role of Multilateral Development Banks in the 21st Century?

Moderator: Tanya Beckett, BBC World News

Panelists:
  • Charles Boamah, Senior Vice President, African Development Bank
  • Takehiko Nakao, President, Asian Development Bank
  • Suma Chakrabarti, President, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development 
  • Werner Hoyer, President, European Investment Bank
  • Julie Katzman, Executive Vice President, Inter-American Development Bank
  • Kristalina Georgieva, CEO, World Bank