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Monday,
October

03

8:00 AM

Press Registration Desk

Press Credentials Pick-Up Opens

Registration office is open for badge pickup daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., October 3-9.

 
 
Tuesday,
October

04

9:00 AM -
10:00 AM

IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 2 (Press Briefing Room)

Press Briefing: World Economic Outlook (WEO)

  • Maurice Obstfeld, Economic Counsellor and Director of the Research Department, IMF
  • Gian Maria Milesi-Ferretti, Deputy Director, Research Department, IMF
  • Oya Celasun, Chief of the World Economic Studies Division, Research department, IMF
  • Olga Stankova, Sr. Communications Officer, Communications Department, IMF

Only press are allowed entry into press conferences/briefings.

 

9:00 AM -
5:00 PM

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

Civil Society Policy Forum

Sessions:
  • Unlocking the potential of green bonds through effective, credible, widely accepted and fully developed standards
  • The Trillion Dollar Challenge: A New Business Model to Finance the SDGs
  • Innovative Financing Mechanisms for Nutrition: How Civil Society Can Take Action and Keep Governments Accountable
  • Delivering on the Paris Agreement and the SDGs: what kind of energy investment would it take?
  • Innovation and livelihood opportunities for refugees
  • Behind the Profiles: What Can We Do To Prevent Radicalization?

 

9:30 AM -
11:00 AM

World Bank Group MC Building, Preston Auditorium

Poverty and Shared Prosperity 2016: Taking on Inequality

Moderator:

  • Paul Danahar, Bureau Chief, BBC North America

Speakers:

  • Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director, Oxfam International 

  • José Rosero, Executive Director, National Statistical Office, Ecuador

  • Jan Walliser, Vice President, Equitable Growth, Finance, and Institutions,  World Bank Group
  • Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Minister of Finance, Indonesia


 

11:00 AM -
12:15 PM

IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 2

Panel Discussion - International Taxation and the Extractive Industries


Introduction by Tao Zhang, Deputy Managing Director

Expert Panel Discussion:

  • Moderated by Vitor Gaspar, Director, Fiscal Affairs Departmetn, IMF
  • Ian Gary, Associate Policy Director, Fueling Development, Oxfam America
  • Marit Strand, Senior Adviser, Department for Economic Development, Gender and Governance, Section for Development Strategy and Governance, NORAD

 

1:00 PM -
2:00 PM

World Bank Group MC Building, MC2-800

Ideas for Action: Youth Engagement for Financing the Future of Development

Moderator:
  • Mahmoud Mohieldin, Senior Vice President for the 2030 Development Agenda UN Relations and Partnerships, World Bank Group

Speakers:

  • Tara Nathan, Executive Vice President, Public Private Partnerships, MasterCard
  • Joaquim Levy, Managing Director, World Bank and Chief Financial Officer, World Bank Group
  • Djordjija Petkoski, Lecturer and Senior Fellow, Wharton Business School
  • Emeka Nnodu, Team DLVR (Nigeria). Winning team
  • Rafael Cavestany, Team OINCS, (Uruguay) 2nd place
  • Gabriela de La Garza, Director, PepsiCo
  • Nena Stoiljkovic, Vice President, Global Client Services, International Finance Corporation


 

3:00 PM -
3:30 PM

IMF HQ1 Bistro

Analytical Corner - Global Value Chains in Sub-Saharan Africa: In Pursuit of the Missing Link

Presenter:
  • Wenjie Chen, African Department, IMF

 

3:00 PM -
4:30 PM

World Bank Group J Building, J B1-080

Emerging Lessons from Indigenous Peoples’ Cases

Moderator:

  •  Melanie Robinson, Executive Director for the United Kingdom

 Speakers:

  • Gonzalo Castro de la Mata, Chairman, World Bank Inspection Panel
  • Albert Barume, Chairperson/President UN Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
  • Maninder Gill, Director, Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice, World Bank 


 

4:00 PM -
4:30 PM

IMF HQ1 Bistro

Analytical Corner - Estimating Capital Flight – Would Existing Methodology Work?

Presenter:
  • Nataliya Ivanyk, Statistics Department, IMF

 

5:00 PM -
6:30 PM

George Washington University, Jack Morton Auditorium

Youth Dialogue: The Cost of Corruption: Youth Perspectives

Moderator:
  • Roberto Ferdman, Economic Correspondence at Vice on HBO

Opening Remarks:
  • Carla Grasso, Deputy Managing Director, Chief Administrative Officer, IMF

Speakers:
  • Sean Hagan, General Counsel and Director of the Legal Department, IMF
  • Emilia Díaz-Struck, Research Editor at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
  • Cissy Kagaba, Executive Director of the Anti- Corruption Coalition Uganda (ACCU)
  • Sergejus Muravjovas, Transparency International Lithuania

 
Wednesday,
October

05

8:45 AM -
9:30 AM

IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 2 (Press Briefing Room)

Press Briefing: Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR)

  • 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
  • Andreas Adriano, Senior Communications Officer, Communications Department, IMF

Only press are allowed entry into press conferences/briefings.

 

9:00 AM -
5:00 PM

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

Civil Society Policy Forum

Sessions:
  • (MIC)Trap – Challenges that the Middle Income Country Definition Brings to International Assistance for Public Health
  • Citizen Engagement with the World Bank: A Panel at the World Bank Annual Meetings

  • Migrant and Refugee Children: Protection and Access to Opportunities for Equitable and Shared Prosperity
  • Safeguarding Climate Finance: GCF, MDBs, Rights, & Social/Environmental Risk
  • Managing Global Financial Risks in Uncertain Times

  • Putting Politics to Work for Accountability
  • Civil Society in Climate Finance: Launching the Stakeholder Advisory Network
  • Examining the IFC’s Climate and Forest Footprint in its Financial Sector Investments

  • The Role of the Private Sector in Addressing the Challenge of Corruption in the Developing World
  • The SDG16 Data Initiative
  • Applying Fundamental Labor Rights in Global Cotton Supply Chains


 

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 head of Fiscal Policy and Surveillance Division, Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF
  • Wiktor Krzyzanowski, Senior Press Officer, Communications Department, IMF

Only press are allowed entry into press conferences/briefings.

 

10:30 AM -
11:45 AM

IMF HQ1, Atrium

Technology, Innovation, and Inclusive Growth

Moderator:
  • Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, IMF

Speakers: 

  • John Chambers, Chairman of the Board, Cisco Systems
  • Leila Janah, Founder and CEO of Sama and Laxmi
  • Ray Kurzweil, author, inventor and futurist
  • Hilda Moraa, Founder, Weza Tele and Fintech

 
 
 

12:00 PM -
1:30 PM

George Washington University, Jack Morton Auditorium

Toward Better Infrastructure in Developing Countries

Moderator:
  • Namrata Brar, U.S. Bureau Chief, New Delhi Television


Speakers:

  • Mitsuhiro Furusawa, Deputy Managing Director, IMF
  • Kemi Adeosun, Minister of Finance, Nigeria
  • Anders Borg, Chair, World Economic Forums’ Global Financial System Initiative
  • Aldo Caliari, Director of Rethinking the Bretton Woods Project at the Center of Concern
  • Paul Collier, Professor of Economics and Public Policy, University of Oxford
  • Jonathan Taylor, Vice President, European Investment Bank

 

2:00 PM -
2:30 PM

IMF HQ1 Bistro

New Economy Talks - The Economic Implications of the Law of Accelerating Return

Presenter:
  • Ray Kurzweil, Inventor, Author, and Futurist; Google

 

2:00 PM -
3:30 PM

World Bank Group MC Building, Preston Auditorium

From Billions to Trillions: Combining Commercial Capital with Development Needs


Moderator:

  • Nozipho Mbanjwa, Anchor, CNBC Africa

Opening remarks:

  • Gavin Wilson, CEO, IFC Asset Management Company

Speakers:

  • Teresa C. Barger, CEO and CIO, Cartica Capital
  • Afsaneh Beschloss, Founder and CEO, Rock Creek Group
  • Andreas Gruber, Chief Investment Officer, Allianz Group
  • Philippe le Houérou, Executive Vice President and CEO, IFC
  • Thomas Konditi, President & CEO, Africa, GE Transportation
  • Emmanuelle Nasse-Bridier, Chief Credit Officer, AXA Group

Closing remarks:

  • Jingdong Hua, Vice President and Treasurer, IFC

 

2:30 PM -
4:00 PM

George Washington University, Jack Morton Auditorium

Making Macroeconomics Work for Women

Moderator:
  • Sheila MacVicar, Journalist

Opening Remarks:

  • David Lipton, First Deputy Managing Director, IMF

Speakers: 

  • Claver Gatete, Minister of Finance and Economic Planning of Rwanda
  • Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda, Chair, ActionAid International Board
  • James Heintz, Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts
  • Kalpana Kochhar, Director, Human Resources Department, IMF
  • Elizabeth Shuler, Secretary-Treasurer, AFL-CIO

 

3:00 PM -
3:30 PM

IMF HQ1 Bistro

New Economy Talks - Work, Women, and Politics

Presenter:
  • Leila Janah, Founder and CEO, Sama and LXMI

 

4:00 PM -
4:30 PM

IMF HQ1 Bistro

New Economy Talks - African Youth—The Future to Transforming Africa's Innovation & Inclusive Growth

Presenter:
  • Hilda Moraa, Founder, Weza Tele and Fintech

 

4:00 PM -
4:30 PM

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

Capacity development training on balance of payments statistics - Postcard Series LIVE

Presenter:
  • Nataliya Ivanyk, Statistics Department, IMF

 

4:00 PM -
5:30 PM

World Bank Group MC Building, Preston Auditorium

Making Infrastructure Rewarding

Moderator:

  •  Stephanie Ruhle, MSNBC anchor and co-anchor of Weekend TODAY on NBC

Speakers:

  • Joaquim Levy, Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer, World Bank Group
  • Kemi Adeosun, Minister of Finance, Nigeria
  • Nasser Malik, Managing Director, Citigroup Global Markets Inc.
  • Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance, Canada,
  • Macky Tall, Executive Vice-President, Infrastructure, and President and Chief Executive Officer, CDPQ Infra, La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec 

 

5:00 PM -
5:30 PM

IMF HQ1 Bistro

Analytical Corner - Learning to Live with Cheaper Oil - Policy Adjustment in Oil-Exporting Countries of the Middle East and Central Asia

Presenters:
  • Juan Trevino, Middle East & Central Asia Department, IMF
  • Bruno Versailles, Middle East & Central Asia Department, IMF

 

5:00 PM -
5:30 PM

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

How IMF helped develop a financial stability strategy - Postcard from El Salvador

Presenter:
  • Hunter Monroe, Monetary and Capital Markets Department, IMF

 

5:30 PM -
6:30 PM

World Bank MC Building, MC 3-121

Civil Society Townhall 2016

Speakers:
  • Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group
  • Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, IMF
  • Faith Nwadishi, Founder, Executive Director, Koyenum Immallah Foundation

 
Thursday,
October

06

8:45 AM -
9:30 AM

IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 2 (Press Briefing Room)

 

9:00 AM -
5:30 PM

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

Civil Society Policy Forum

Sessions:
  • Women’s Leadership in Development in Africa
  • Bridging the gap: a JCI Poverty Simulation
  • Entrepreneurship Revolution in Africa and Latin America: Lessons and Similarities Development Policy

  • Development Policy Financing: Opportunities for Low-Carbon, Pro-Poor Countries
  • Empowering Youth: Work Readiness and Skills Training for the 21st Century
  • Combatting Corruption in Closing Spaces: Implications for Governance

  • Roundtable Discussion on the New GBV Task Force
  • Contributions of Faith Groups Towards Achieving the SDGs
  • Equity, Inclusion and Education: Examining Evidence on Low-Fee Private Schools

  • Three Steps to Closing the Gender Digital Divide
  • Adaptive Learning and Management in Practice – What Are We Learning?
  • Evaluating Citizen Engagement in World Bank Operations


 

9:00 AM -
5:30 PM

IMF HQ2 03B-838

Civil Society Policy Forum

Sessions:

  • The Reform of the IMF-World Bank Debt Sustainability Framework: Fit for the 2030 Development Agenda?
  • Infrastructure and Public Private Partnerships: the IMF role
  • Stopping vulture funds through national anti-vulture laws
  • The role of IFIs in assessing the impact of tax incentives and tax competition on inequality


 

9:30 AM -
10:00 AM

IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 2 (Press Briefing Room)

 

10:00 AM -
11:00 AM

World Bank Group MC Building, Jim Wolfensohn Atrium

The Governance Gap: Why Does Half the World Distrust Government and What Can We Do About It?

Moderator:

  • Clare Short, Chair, Cities Alliance; Former Secretary of State for International Development, UK

Speakers:

  • Adnan Khan, Research and Policy Director, International Growth Centre
  • Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director, OXFAM International
  • Edmund Malesky, Professor of Political Science,  Duke University
  • Kyle Peters, Interim Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President, Operations, World Bank


 

10:00 AM -
11:30 AM

World Bank Group MC Building, MC 13-301

How Can South Asia’s Firms Better Compete?

Moderator:

  •  Anubha Bhonsle, Journalist

Speakers:

  • Indrajit Coomaraswamy, Central Bank Governor, Sri Lanka
  • Annette Dixon, Vice President, South Asia Region, World Bank Group
  • Kim Elliot, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development
  • Anabel Gonzalez, Senior Director, Trade & Competitiveness, World Bank Group
  • Rubana Huq, Managing Director, Mohammadi Group, Bangladesh
  • Pravin Krishna, Professor of International Economics and Business, Johns Hopkins University

 

10:00 AM -
11:30 AM

George Washington University, Jack Morton Auditorium

Fiscal Policy in the New Normal

Moderator:
  • Vitor Gaspar, Director, Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF


Speakers:
  • Mitsuhiro Furusawa, Deputy Managing Director, IMF
  • Brad DeLong, Professor, University of California, Berkeley
  • Bill Morneau, Finance Minister of Canada
  • Ludger Schuknecht, Chief Economist, German Ministry of Finance
  • Arvind Subramanian, Chief Economic Adviser to the Government of India

 

11:00 AM -
11:30 AM

IMF HQ1 Bistro

New Economy Talks

Presenter:
  • Don Tapscott, Author, CEO, Tapscott Group Inc.

 

11:00 AM -
12:30 PM

World Bank Group MC Building, Preston Auditorium

Human Capital Summit: Investing in the Early Years for Growth and Productivity

Moderator:

  • Julie Gichuru, TV Host, Africa Leadership Dialogues

Speakers:

  • Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group
  • Louis Paul Motaze, Minister Of Economy, Planning And Regional Development, Cameroon
  • Daniel Kablan Duncan, Prime Minister, Cote D’ivoire
  • Ato Abdulaziz Mohammed, Minister Of Finance And Economic Cooperation, Ethiopia
  • Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Minister Of Finance, Indonesia
  • Gervais Rakotoarimanana, Minister Of Finance And Budget, Madagascar
  • Amadou Ba, Minister Of Economy, Finance And Planning, Senegal
  • Waqar Masood Khan, Finance Secretary, Pakistan
  • Philip Isdor Mpango, Minister of Finance and Planning, Tanzania

 

11:30 AM -
12:00 PM

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

Tax administration diagnostics assessment tool - implementation experiences and emerging capacity development themes - Postcard Series LIVE

Presenter:
  • Justin Zake, Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF

 

12:00 PM -
1:00 PM

IMF HQ1, Atrium

CNN Debate on the Global Economy

Moderator:
  • Richard Quest, Anchor, CNN
Speakers:
  • Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, IMF
  • Mark Carney, Chairman of Financial Stability Board
  • Wolfgang Schäuble, Finance Minister, Germany
  • Yi Gang, Deputy Governor, People’s Bank of China

 

12:30 PM -
2:00 PM

World Bank Group MC Building, MC2-800

Identification for Development: Harnessing the Power of Digital Solutions
 

Speakers:
  • Paul Romer, Chief Economist, World Bank 
  • Ajay Bhushan Pandey, CEO, Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI)
  • Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Minister of Finance, Indonesia
  • Justin Forsyth, Deputy Executive Director,Partnerships, UNICEF
  • Tara Nathan, Executive Vice President, Public-Private Partnerships, MasterCard
  • John Guisti, Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA
     

 

1:00 PM -
1:30 PM

IMF HQ1 Bistro

Analytical Corner - What’s the Fund’s framework to manage capital flows?

Presenter:
  • Sarah Sanya, Strategy, Policy, & Review Department, IMF

 

1:00 PM -
2:00 PM

World Bank Group MC Building, Preston Auditorium

Integration in the Americas: Views from the Pacific Alliance and Argentina


Moderator:

  • Josefina Townsend, Newscaster, Lima, Peru

Opening Remarks:

  • Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group

Speakers:

  • Alfonso Prat-Gay, Finance Minister, Argentina
  • Alfredo Thorne, Finance Minister, Peru
  • José Antonio Meade, Finance Minister, Mexico
  • Mauricio Cárdenas, Finance Minister, Colombia
  • Rodrigo Valdés, Finance Minister, Chile

 

2:00 PM -
2:30 PM

IMF HQ1 Bistro

Analytical Corner - Financial Inclusion: Zooming in on Latin America

Presenters:
  • Joyce Wong, Western Hemisphere Department, IMF
  •  Anna Ivanova, Western Hemisphere Department, IMF

 

2:30 PM -
4:00 PM

World Bank Group MC Building, Preston Auditorium

Borrow without Sorrow: Managing Debt in a Volatile Global Economy


Moderator:

  • Francine Lacqua, Anchor, Bloomberg Television

Speakers:

  • Jan Walliser, Vice President, Equitable Growth, Finance, and Institutions, World Bank
  • Mauricio Cardenas, Minister of Finance and Public Credit, Colombia
  • Pravin Gordhan, Minister of Finance, South Africa
  • Moritz Kraemer, Global Chief Ratings Officer Sovereigns, Standard and Poor’s
  • Liliana Rojas Suarez, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development
  • Apisak Tantivorawong, Minister of Finance, Thailand

 

3:00 PM -
3:30 PM

IMF HQ1 Bistro

Analytical Corner - Fiscal Consequences of Shrinking Populations

Presenters:
  • Mauricio Soto, Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF

 

3:30 PM -
5:00 PM

IFC Building, IFC Auditorium

From Risk to Reward: Accelerating Business Engagement Globally in Pursuit of the SDGs

                                                              

Moderator:
  • Jane Nelson, Director of Corporate Responsibility Initiative, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Speakers:

  • Gavin Wilson, CEO, IFC Asset Management Company
  • Lord Mark Malloch-Brown, Chair, Business and Sustainable Development Commission
  • Hendrik du Toit, CEO, Investec Asset Management
  • Helen Hai, CEO, Made in Africa Initiative
  • Laura Alfaro, Warren Alpert Professor, Harvard Business School
  • Amy Jadesimi, Managing Director, Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics Base

 

4:00 PM -
4:30 PM

IMF HQ1 Bistro

Analytical Corner - The Impact of Europe’s aging workforce on Productivity

Presenter:
  • Christian Ebeke, European Department, IMF

 

4:00 PM -
5:15 PM

George Washington University, Jack Morton Auditorium

Asia in the Evolving International Monetary System

Moderator:
  • Yanqing Yang, Chinese Business News

Speakers:
  • Barry Eichengreen, Professor, UC Berkeley
  • Eisuke Sakakibara, Professor of Aoyama-Gakuin University
  • Andrew Sheng, Distinguished Fellow, Asian Global Institute, University of Hong Kong
  • Duvvuri Subbarao, Governor of Reserve Bank of India (2008-2013), Distinguished Visiting Faculty, National University of Singapore
  • Perry Warjiyo, Deputy Governor, Bank Indonesia

 

4:30 PM -
5:00 PM

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

IMF’s family doctor approach to capacity development - Postcard from Myanmar

Presenter:
  • Yongzheng Yang, Mission Chief for Myanmar, IMF

 

5:00 PM -
6:00 PM

World Bank Group MC Building, Preston Auditorium

Great Expectations: The Test of Multilateralism

Moderator:
  • Clare Short, Chair, Cities Alliance; former Secretary of State for International Development, UK

Speakers:

  • Shaolin Yang, Managing Director, World Bank Group
  • L.H. Röller, Chief Economic Advisor to the Chancellor, Federal Chancellery of Germany
  • Joachim von Amsberg, Vice President for Operations Policy and Strategy, Asian Infrastructure and Investment Bank
  • Ray Offenheiser, President, Oxfam USA

 

5:15 PM -
5:45 PM

IMF HQ1-B-640

 

6:15 PM -
7:00 PM

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
  • Keiko Utsunomiya, Senior Communications Officer, Communications Department, IMF

Only press are allowed entry into press conferences/briefings.


 

7:00 PM -
7:30 PM

TBD

 
Friday,
October

07

8:10 AM -
8:30 AM

IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 2 (Press Briefing Room)

 
 

9:00 AM -
5:30 PM

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

Civil Society Policy Forum

Sessions:
  • Leadership Development: The Missing Piece in Improving Global Education
  • Accountability for Community Concerns About Project Impacts: The Role of Management
  • The Role of the World Bank in Advancing Citizens’ Access to Information in the Context of the Bank’s Reforms

  • Mapping a Sustainable Future: Open GeoSpatial Data and Tools for Sustainable Development
  • The New World Bank Environmental and Social Framework: Opportunities
  • New Methods for a New Century: Planning for Energy Security and Energy Access in the Modern Era


  • Future of Civil Society Policy Forum
  • Civil Society and Development: Six Global Trends and Lessons from Nigeria
  • Tackling Inequality: Previewing an Index on How Governments Are Doing

  • Dialogue for Sustainable Livelihood for Women and Girls Through Agriculture
  • Global Finance and Domestic Resource Mobilization in Africa: Meeting the Challenge of Financing the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Accelerating Action on Universal Health Coverage: How to Increase Public Financing and End Out-of-Pocket Spending



 

9:00 AM -
5:30 PM

IMF HQ2 03B-838

Civil Society Policy Forum

Sessions:
  • Government Bonds and Responsible Finance
  • Next Steps on Sovereign Debt Restructuring

 

10:15 AM -
11:00 AM

IMF HQ1-B-640

Press Briefing: Middle East and Central Asia Department

  • Masood Ahmed, 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 -
11:45 AM

George Washington University, Jack Morton Auditorium

Inequality: Managing the Impact of Globalization and Technology

Moderator:
  • Martin Wolf, Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times

Speakers:
  • Tao Zhang, Deputy Managing Director, IMF
  • Mauricio Cárdenas, Minister of Finance, Colombia
  • David Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer of The Carlyle Group
  • Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore
  • Laura Tyson, Professor, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

 

11:00 AM -
11:30 AM

IMF HQ1 Bistro

Analytical Corner - Revisiting Tourism Flows to the Caribbean: What is Driving Arrivals?

Presenters:
  • Nicole Laframboise, Western Hemisphere Department, IMF
  • Marie Kim, Western Hemisphere Department, IMF

 

11:00 AM -
11:30 AM

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

Macroeconomic adjustment comes knocking - teaching financial programming - Postcard from Argentina

Presenter:
  • Adolfo Barajas, Institute for Capacity Development, IMF

 

11:00 AM -
12:00 PM

World Bank Group MC Building, Preston Auditorium

Financial Inclusion not Exclusion: Managing De-Risking

Moderator:

  • Francine Lacqua, Anchor, Bloomberg Television

Speakers:

  • H.M. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development
  • Jacob J. Lew, Secretary of the Treasury, United States
    Arun Jaitley,
    Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, India
    Zhou Xiaochuan,
    Governor, the People’s Bank of China   
    Jim Yong Kim,
    President, World Bank Group
    Sri Mulyani Indrawati,
    Finance Minister, Indonesia and Chair of the Bank Fund Development Committee
    Juan Manuel Vega-Serrano,
    President, Financial Action Task Force  


 

11:15 AM -
12:00 PM

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.

 

12:00 PM -
1:30 PM

World Bank Group MC Building, Jim Wolfensohn Atrium

Overcoming Fragility: Why Jobs are Key

Moderator:

  • Martin Wolf, Journalist, Financial Times

Speakers:

  • Stefano Manservisi, Director General, International Cooperation and Development, European Commission
  • Paul Collier, Professor, University of Oxford
  • Kyle Peters, Interim Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer and Vice-President, Operations, World Bank Group  
  • Emilia Pires, Former Minister of Finance, Timor-Leste Special Envoy, g7  
  • Abdourahmane Cissé, Minister of Budget, Cote d’Ivoire    
  • Arif Nadeem, CEO, Pakistan Agricultural Coalition            
  • Mariam Mahamat Nour, Minister of Economy and Planning, Republic of Chad  

 

12:15 PM -
12:45 PM

IMF HQ1 Bistro

Analytical Corner - Resilience and Growth in the Small States of the Pacific

Presenter:
  • Fazurin Jamaludin, Asia & Pacific Department, IMF

 

12:15 PM -
1:00 PM

IMF HQ1-B-640

Press Briefing: African Department

  • Abebe Selassie, Director, African Department, IMF
  • Andrew Kanyegirire, Senior Communications Officer, Communications Department, IMF 

Only press are allowed entry into press conferences/briefings.

 

1:00 PM -
2:30 PM

George Washington University, Jack Morton Auditorium

The Shifting Global Economic and Political Landscape: Fragmentation or Integration?

Moderator:       
  •  Rana Foroohar, Assistant Managing Editor, Time Magazine

Speakers:           
  • David Lipton, First Deputy Managing Director, IMF
  • Ian Bremmer, Professor, New York University
  • Lars-Hendrik Röller, Chief Economic Advisor to the German Chancellor
  • The Hon. Kevin Rudd, President, Asia Society Policy Institute and 26th Prime Minister of Australia

 

1:15 PM -
2:00 PM

IMF HQ1-B-640

Press Briefing: Western Hemisphere Department

Only press are allowed entry into press conferences/briefings.

 

1:30 PM -
3:00 PM

World Bank Group J Building, J B1-080

Toward A More Integrated East Asia – Economic Corridors and Infrastructure Connectivity


Moderator:

  • Danny Leipziger, Managing Director, Growth Dialogue

Speakers:

  • Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Minister of Finance, Indonesia
  • Quan Zheng, Director General, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
  • Laura Tuck, Vice President, Sustainable Development, World Bank
  • Victoria Kwakwa, Vice President, East Asia and Pacific Region, World Bank
  • Roger Libby, Executive Vice President for Corporate Public Policy – DP DHL Americas
  • Ambassador Daniel A. Sepulveda, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy, United States
  • Porametee Vimolsiri, Secretary General, National Economic and Social Development Board, Thailand

 

2:30 PM -
3:00 PM

IMF HQ1 Bistro

Analytical Corner - Promoting Financial Inclusion to Boost Growth and Mitigate Income Inequality in Sub-Saharan Africa

Presenter:
  • Monique Newiak, African Department, IMF

 

2:30 PM -
3:00 PM

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

Four years of technical assistance – from emergency rescue to capacity development - Postcard from Mali

Presenter:
  • Benoit Taiclet, Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF

 

2:30 PM -
4:00 PM

World Bank Group MC Building, Preston Auditorium

Fragility and Conflict: Addressing the Causes and Consequences

Moderator:

  • Raj Kumar, President and Editor-in-Chief, DEVEX

Speakers:
  • Jan Eliasson, Deputy Secretary General, United Nations
  • Mark Malloch-Brown, Chair, Business and Sustainability Commission
  • Valerie Amos, Director, School of Oriental Studies, University of London
  • Laura Frigenti, Director, Italian Agency for Development Cooperation
  • Caroline Heider, Senior Vice President and Director General, Independent Evaluation Group
  • Alain Bifani, Director General, Ministry of Finance, Lebanon
  • Gustavo Gonzalez, UNDP Sub-regional Development Coordinator for Syria
  • Christiaan Rebergen, Director General for International Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands
  • Christoph Zuercher, Professor at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa


 

3:00 PM -
4:15 PM

World Bank Group MC Building, Jim Wolfensohn Atrium

Catalyzing Private Finance for Development


Moderator:

  • Jane Nelson, Director of Corporate Responsibility Initiative, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Speakers:

  • Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group
  • Priti Patel, Secretary of State for International Development, UK
  • Kaifala Marah, Governor, Central Bank, Sierra Leone
  • Jose Carlos Ugaz, Chair of the Board of Directors, Transparency International
  • Joaquim Levy, Managing Director World Bank and Chief Financial Officer, World Bank Group
  • Philippe Le Houérou, Executive Vice President and CEO, IFC
  • Thierry Déau, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Meridiam



 

3:30 PM -
4:00 PM

IMF HQ1 Bistro

Analytical Corner - Tearing Down Walls: Impact of Migrants in Host Economies

Presenters:
  • Florence Jaumotte, Research Department, IMF
  • Sweta Saxena, Research Department, IMF
  • Ksenia Koloskova, Research Department, IMF

 

4:15 PM -
5:30 PM

IMF HQ1, Atrium

Making Trade an Engine of Growth for All

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

Opening Remarks:

  • Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, IMF
  • Roberto Azevedo, Director-General, World Trade Organization
  • Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank


Speakers:

  • Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, Canada
  • Doug Irwin, Professor, Dartmouth College
  • Peter Mandelson, Chairman, Global Counsel
  • Ernesto Zedillo, Former President of Mexico; Co-editor of “Trade in the 21st Century” to be published Oct. 2016

 

4:30 PM -
6:00 PM

World Bank Group MC Building, Preston Auditorium

One Year of the SDGs: Country Action and Progress

Moderator:

  • Mahmoud Mohieldin, Senior Vice President for the 2030 Development Agenda UN Relations and Partnerships, World Bank Group

Panel one: Global Response, Partnerships and South-South Cooperation:      

  • Peter Thomson, President, UN General Assembly
  • Thomas Silberhorn, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany
  • Mauricio Cardenas, Minister of Finance, Colombia
  • Werner Hoyer, President, European Investment Bank
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Panel two: SDGs Implementation: National and Domestic responses:


  • Sahar Nasr, Minister of International Cooperation, Egypt
  • Jon Lomøy, Director-General, Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation
  • Helen Clark,  Administrator, United Nations Development Programme
  • Jan Eliasson, Deputy Secretary General, United Nations  


 
Saturday,
October

08

9:00 AM -
9:30 AM

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

Killing two birds with one statistics template – collecting data on natural resource revenue for better fiscal policy – Alberto - Postcard Series LIVE

Presenter:
  • Alberto Jiménez de Lucio, Statistics Department, IMF

 

9:45 AM -
10:00 AM

TBD

 

10:00 AM -
11:00 AM

World Bank Group MC Building, Jim Wolfensohn Atrium

Preventing Violent Conflict Through Development

Moderator:

  • Kim Ghattas, International Affairs Correspondent, BBC

Speakers:

  • Jan Eliasson, Deputy Secretary General, United Nations 
  • Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group
  • Børge Brende, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Norway
  • Amina Mohamed, Minister, Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Kenya
  • Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President, Liberia

 

11:00 AM -
11:45 AM

IMF HQ1, B-640

Press Briefing: African Finance Ministers

  • Hon. Felix Mutati, Minister of Finance - Zambia
  • Hon. Stephen Dhieu Dau Ayik, Minister of Finance and Planning - South Sudan
  • H.E.M. Romuald Wadagni, Minister of Economy and Finance - Benin
  • H.E.Ms. Malado Kaba, Minister of Economy and Finance – Guinea
  • Lucie Mboto Fouda, Senior Communications Officer, Communications Department, IMF

Only press are allowed entry into press conferences/briefings.

 

11:00 AM -
12:30 PM

World Bank Group J Building, J B1-080

State of the Africa Region


Moderator:

  • Julie Gichuru, TV Host, Africa Leadership Dialogues

Speakers:

  • Makhtar Diop, Vice President for Africa, World Bank
  • Albert Zeufack, , Chief Economist, Africa Region, World Bank
  • Natu Mwamba, Deputy Governor of the Bank of Tanzania
  • Boubou Cisse, Minister of Economy and Finance, Mali
  • Abdoulaye Bio Tchane, Senior Minister of Planning and Development, Benin

 

12:00 PM -
1:30 PM

World Bank Group MC Building, MC2-800

Ensuring an Enabling Environment for Digital Development

Moderator:

  • Nancy Scola, Senior Technology Reporter, POLITICO

Speakers:

  • David Burrows, Managing Director, International Organizations, Worldwide Public Sector, Microsoft Corporation
  • Pierre Guislain, Senior Director, Transport & ICT Global Practice, World Bank Group
  • Mats Granryd, Director General, GSMA
  • Günther H. Oettinger, Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, European Commission
  • Satu Santala, Director General of the Department for Development Policy in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Finland

 

12:45 PM -
1:15 PM

IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 2 (Press Briefing Room)

 

2:00 PM -
3:15 PM

George Washington University, Jack Morton Auditorium

Emerging Markets’ Response to Recent Exchange Rate Pressures

Moderator:
  • Maurice Obstfeld, Economic Counsellor, Director of Research, IMF
Speakers:
  • Lesetja Kganyago, Governor, The South African Reserve Bank
  • Veerathai Santiprabhob, Governor, The Bank of Thailand
  • José Uribe, Governor, The Central Bank of Colombia
  • Ksenia Yudaeva, First Deputy Governor, Bank of Russia

 

3:30 PM -
4:45 PM

George Washington University, Jack Morton Auditorium

The Future of Growth in the United States -- What Goes up Must Come Down?

Moderator:
  • Sam Fleming, U.S. Economics Editor, Financial Times
Speakers:
  • Martin Baily, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
  • Karen Dynan, Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy and Chief Economist, U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • John Haltiwanger, Professor, University of Maryland


 

4:00 PM -
4:30 PM

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

How IMF supported central banking in a war-torn country - Postcard from Somalia

Presenter:
  • Ashraf Khan, Monetary and Capital Markets Department, IMF

 

5:00 PM -
6:00 PM

IMF HQ1, Atrium

Per Jacobsson Lecture

Timothy F. Geithner President, Warburg Pincus, and former Secretary of the US Treasury and President of the New York Federal Reserve

“Are we Safer? The Case for Updating Bagehot”


 
Sunday,
October

09