2012 Annual Meetings, Washington D.C.
Boards of Governors

International Monetary Fund
World Bank Group
2012—Tokyo, Japan
Annual Meetings 2012 : Schedule

    Schedule of Events

  

     Last Updated: October 22, 2012
     Events open to all Annual Meetings attendees.

      All times listed are Japan Standard Time (JST)


     *Note to Broadcasters: Events to be host-fed by NHKi

      (Video of some seminars is available on request. Contact NHKi for more information at imfwb2012ibc@nhkint.or.jp)

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Monday, October 8, 2012
Time Events Venue
8:00 a.m.

Press Credentials Pick-Up Opens

Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TCCI)

3-2-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo 100-0005

Phone: +81-3-3283-7523

> See Opening/Closing times

Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TCCI)
1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Press Tour of venues at TIF/Imperial Hotel
To apply for this tour, please contact, Mio YAMADA
Email: mio.yamada@mof.go.jp ; Tel: 03-3581-8245
TBD
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Time Events Venue
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
*Press Briefing: World Economic Outlook (WEO), with Olivier Blanchard, IMF Economic Counsellor and Director of Research Department

Webcast |Transcript |Story |Video |Blog
Hall D7, Tokyo International Forum (Press Conference Room)
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
*Press Briefing: Fiscal Monitor, with Carlo Cottarelli, Director of the IMF's Fiscal Affairs Department

Webcast |Transcript |Story |Video |Blog
Hall D7, Tokyo International Forum (Press Conference Room)
1:45 p.m. - 5:25 p.m.
Workshop on Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Finance: Experiences from Japan and Emerging Markets

1:45 p.m. - 3:35 p.m. Introduction of ";paperless meeting system";, Opening remarks, and Session 1: ;Global Perspective

Panelists:
  • Nestor Tan, President and Director, BDO Unibank, Philippines
  • James Mwangi, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Equity Bank, Kenya
  • Muhammad A (Rumee) Ali, Managing Director, Social Enterprises &; Investments, BRAC, Bangladesh

Moderator: Peer Stein, Director, Access to Finance Advisory, IFC


3:50 p.m. - 5:25 p.m. Session 2: Japan's Perspective and Closing Remarks

Panelists:

  • Masahiro Owaku, Executive Officer and General Manager, Credit Division, Chiba Bank, Japan
  • Takatoshi Miura, Director, Finance Division, Small and Medium Enterprise Agency, Japan
  • Yoshiaki Shikano, Professor, Doshisha University

Moderator: Atsushi Miyanoya, Director General, Financial System and Bank Examination Department, Bank of Japan


Organized by Bank of Japan and IFC

Hall D5, Tokyo International Forum
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Time Events Venue
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
*Press Briefing: Global Financial Stability (GFSR) Report, with José Viñals, IMF Financial Counsellor and Director of Monetary and Capital Markets Department

Webcast |Transcript |Story |Video |Blog
Hall D7, Tokyo International Forum (Press Conference Room)
9:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Program of Seminars: Sovereign Risk, Capital Markets, and Financial Stability: The Interconnections ;


Panelists:

  • Laurence Fink, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, BlackRock, United States
  • Nobuyuki Hirano, President, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., Japan
  • David Lipton, First Deputy Managing Director, IMF
  • Christian Noyer, Governor, Bank of France, France
  • Janet Yellen, Vice Chair, Federal Reserve System, United States

Moderator: Martin Wolf, Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times, United Kingdom


Organized by IMF and Japanese Ministry of Finance


Webcast
Hotel Okura, Heian Room
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
World Bank Event: Free to Prosper: Jobs in the Middle East and North Africa

Panelists:
  • Inger Andersen, Vice President, MENA
  • Steen Jorgensen, Sector Director, MNSHD
  • Nizar Baraka, Minister of Economy &; Finance, Morocco (TBD)
  • Omneia Helmy, Acting Executive Director, Egyptian Center for Economic Studies
  • Asim G. Keskin, Deputy Director General, Turkish Employment Institution (ISKUR)

Webcast
E/Seminar 2, Tokyo International Forum (Press Briefing Room near Press Center)
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Program of Seminars: Restoring Public Debt Sustainability in a High-Risk Environment

Panelists:

  • Vítor Constâncio, Vice President, European Central Bank
  • Takehiko Nakao, Vice-Minister of Finance for International Affairs, Japan
  • Peter Orszag, Vice Chairman, Global Banking, Citigroup, United States
  • Jean Pisani-Ferry, Director, Bruegel Institute, Belgium
  • Nemat Shafik, Deputy Managing Director, IMF
  • Ignazio Visco, Governor, Bank of Italy, Italy

Moderator: Zanny Minton-Beddoes, Economics Editor, The Economist, United States


Organized by IMF and Japanese Ministry of Finance


Webcast
Hotel Okura, Heian Room
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Program of Seminars: Developing Capacity: A Partnership for Sustainable Growth

Panelists:

  • Sharmini Coorey, Director, Institute for Capacity Development, International Monetary Fund
  • Carlo Cottarelli, Director, Fiscal Affairs Department, International Monetary Fund
  • Samura Wilson Matthew Kamara, Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Sierra Leone
  • Yuba Raj Khatiwada , Governor, Nepal Rastra Bank, Nepal
  • Takashi Miyahara, Director, International Organizations Division, International Bureau, Ministry of Finance, Japan
  • Lant Pritchett, Development and Faculty Chair of the Masters in Public Policy in International Development Program, Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, United States

Moderator: Nemat Shafik, Deputy Managing Director, IMF


Organized by IMF and Japanese Ministry of Finance


Webcast
Hotel Okura, Heian Room
4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Program of Seminars: Good Management of Natural Resources: Lessons and Opportunities for Low-Income Countries

Panelists:

  • Miguel Castilla, Minister of Economy and Finance, Peru
  • Paul Collier, Professor of Economics, Oxford University, United Kingdom
  • Kwabena Duffuor, Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Ghana
  • Naoyuki Shinohara, Deputy Managing Director, IMF
  • Clare Short, Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, United Kingdom

Moderator: Andrew Stevens, Anchor, CNN, Hongkong SAR, China

Hotel Okura, Akebono Room
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Youth Dialogue: Asian Youth, Voicing their Future, hosted by Deputy Managing Director Nemat Shafik

Webcast
Hall D5, Tokyo International Forum
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Time Events Venue
8:45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
*Press Briefing: IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde

Webcast |Transcript
Hall D7, Tokyo International Forum (Press Conference Room)
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
BOJ-CEMLA Seminar on Regional Financial Cooperation

Panelists:

  • José Darío Uribe, Governor, Banco de la República of Colombia
  • Julio Velarde, President, Banco Central de Reserva del Perú
  • DeLisle Worrell, Governor, Central Bank of Barbados
  • Yoichi Nemoto, Director, ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic and Research Office (AMRO), Singapore
  • Kiyohiko G. Nishimura, Deputy Governor, Bank of Japan
  • Anoop Singh, Director, Asia and Pacific Department, IMF

Moderator: Javier Guzmán Calafell, General Director, Center for Latin American Monetary Studies (CEMLA), Mexico


Organized by Bank of Japan and CEMLA

Hall B7-1, Tokyo International Forum
9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
*Press Briefing: World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim

Webcast
Hall D7, Tokyo International Forum (Press Conference Room)
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Program of Seminars: Women in the Private Sector: Good for Development and Business

Webcast

Panelists:

  • Caroline Anstey, Managing Director, World Bank Group
  • Margaret Biggs, President, Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
  • Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President, Republic of Liberia
  • Larke Riemer, Director, Women's Markets, Westpac Banking Corporation, Australia
  • Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group

Moderator: Su-Mei Thompson, Executive Director, The Women's Foundation Hong Kong S.A.R., China

Hall B5, Tokyo International Forum
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Program of Seminars: Restoring Hope: Policy Options for Jobs &; Growth

Webcast

Panelists:

  • Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, India
  • Anders Borg, Minister of Finance, Sweden
  • Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation, Belgium
  • Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Minister of Finance, Nigeria
  • Min Zhu, Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund

Moderator: Sara Eisen, Reporter, Bloomberg Television, United States

Hotel Okura, Heian Room
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Program of Seminars: NHK Debate--Globalization at a Crossroads: From Tokyo to Tokyo

Webcast

Panelists:

  • Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President, Liberia
  • Koriki Jojima, Minister of Finance, Japan
  • Takashi Kawamura, Chairperson of the Board, Hitachi, Japan
  • Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, ;IMF
  • Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum, Switzerland

Moderator: Kaori Iida, Anchor, NHK, Japan


Organized by IMF, Japanese Ministry of Finance, and NHK Japan

Hall C, Tokyo International Forum
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Program of Seminars: Wall Street Journal, The Big Interview - What Will It Take? Restoring Growth, Spreading Prosperity in Times of Crisis

Webcast

Panelist:
Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group
;
Moderator:
Jake Schlesinger, Wall Street Journal's Japan Editor
Hall C, Tokyo International Forum
3:00 p.m.
G-24 Photo-op
Fuji Room, 3rd Floor, Imperial Hotel
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Program of Seminars: Global Health 1: The Case for Investing in Health, Again!

Webcast

Panelists:

  • Martin Hirsch, President, Civil Service Agency, France
  • Maria Kiwanuka, Minister of Finance, Uganda
  • Christopher Murray, Director, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, United States
  • Haruo Naito, President and Chief Executive Officer, Eisai Co., Ltd., Japan
  • Sania Nishtar, President, Heartfile, Pakistan
  • Akihiko Tanaka, President, JICA ;

Moderator: Andrew Jack, Journalist, Financial Times, United Kingdom


Organized by World Bank Group and Japanese Ministry of Finance

Hotel Okura, Heian Room
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
ASEAN Dynamism: Agricultural Transformation &; Food Security 2040

Panelists:

  • Armida Alisjahbana, State Minister of National Development Planning / Chairperson of the National Planning Agency, Indonesia,
  • Arsenio M. Balisacan, ; Secretary of Socio-Economic Planning, Director General, National Economic Development Authority, the Philippines,
  • Klaus Rohland, Country Director for China, Mongolia and Korea
  • Pierre Jacquet, President of Global Development Network
  • Masayoshi Honma, Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resources Economics, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo


Moderator: Hiroto Arakawa, Vice President of JICA

Hotel Okura, Oak Room
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
IMF Seminar: Navigating an interconnected world: Rebooting the Framework for IMF Economic Monitoring

Presenters:

  • Sean Hagan, IMF
  • Tamim Bayoumi, IMF
  • Jonathan Ostry, IMF

Panelists:

  • Jean Pisani Ferry, Breugel Institute, Brussels
  • Gerardo Rodriguez, Deputy Finance Minister, Mexico
  • Takatoshi Ito, University of Tokyo

Moderator: Siddharth Tiwari, IMF

Room G409, Tokyo International Forum
4:45 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Program of Seminars: Global Health 2: Universal Health Coverage - Opportunities and Lessons

Webcast

Panelists:

  • Nisha Agrawal, Chief Executive Officer, OxFam India
  • Margaret Chan, Director-General, World Health Organization
  • Keizo Takemi, Senior Fellow at the Japan Center for International Exchange and Professor of Political Science and Economics at Tokai University, Japan
  • Chen Zhu, Minister of Health, People`s Republic of China

Moderator: ; Richard Horton, Editor in Chief, The Lancet, and Chair, External Review Panel for the Comm. on Accountability &; Information on Women’s and Children’s Health


Organized by World Bank Group and Japanese Ministry of Finance

Hotel Okura, Heian Room
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Press Briefing: G-24, Chair, Mr. Palaniappan Chidambaram, Minister of Finance, India

Webcast
Hall D7, Tokyo International Forum (Press Conference Room)
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
CSO Townhall with Managing Director Christine Lagarde and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim

Webcast |Transcript
Hall B5, Tokyo International Forum
Friday, October 12, 2012
Time Events Venue
9:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.
Annual Meetings Plenary

Lagarde Speech |Webcast |Kim Speech
Hall A, Tokyo International Forum
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
IMF Governors Family Photo-op

(Photojournalists should assemble 15 minutes prior to the event starting time in the press room at the IMF/World Bank Press Desks)

Photo
Hall B7-1, Tokyo International Forum
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
*Press Briefing: IMF Asia and Pacific Department Director Anoop Singh

Webcast |Report |Transcript |Story
Hall D7, Tokyo International Forum (Press Conference Room)
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Program of Seminars: Can Government Policies Lead to Good Jobs for Development?

Panelists: ;

  • Laura Alfaro, Professor of Business Administration, Havard Business School, United States
  • Newai Gebre-Ab, Chief Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister, Executive Director, Ethiopian Development Research Institute, Ethiopia
  • Mahabub Hossain, Executive Director, BRAC, Bangladesh
  • Akihiko Tanaka, President, Japan International Cooperation Agency, Japan

Moderator: Hafez Ghanem, Brookings Institute, United States


Organized by World Bank Group and Japanese Ministry of Finance

Hotel Okura, Heian Room
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Program of Seminars: BBC World Debate - Rescuing the Global Economy: What ;next?

Webcast

Panelist(s): ;

  • Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, IMF
  • Peter Orszag, Vice Chairman, Global Banking, Citigroup
  • Raghuram Rajan, Chief Economic Advisor, Ministry of Finance, India
  • Wolfgang Schäuble, Federal Minister of Finance, Germany

Moderator: ; Nik Gowing, Presenter, BBC World News, United Kingdom

Hall C, Tokyo International Forum
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
World Bank Event: ; The Euro and Europe: ; Strengthening Structures

Panelists:
  • Marek Belka, Governor, Central Bank of Poland
  • Alicia Garcia-Herrero, Chief Economist, Emerging Markets, BBVA
  • Vitor Gaspar, Minister of Finance, Portuguese Republic
  • Takatoshi Ito, Dean, Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo
  • Philippe le Houérou, Vice President, Europe and Central Asia, The World Bank
  • Klaus Regling, Head, European Financial Stability Facility
  • Lúcio Vinhas de Souza, Managing Director, Sovereign Chief Economist, Moody’s Investors Service

Moderator:

Martin Wolf, Financial Times
Room G510, Tokyo International Forum
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
*IMF Seminar/Press Briefing: Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Economic Outlook

Webcast |Story |Report |Podcast
Hall D7, Tokyo International Forum (Press Conference Room)
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Program of Seminars: The Energy Challenge of Africa: Energy Infrastructure Development in Africa - Toward TICAD V in 2013

Webcast

Panelists:

  • Koichiro Gemba, ;Minister of Foreign Affairs, Japan
  • Fumiko Hayashi, Mayor of Yokohama, Japan
  • Makhtar Diop, ;Vice President, World Bank Africa Region

Moderator: Jamal Saghir, Sustainable Development Department, Africa Region, World Bank Group

Hotel Okura, Heian Room
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
World Bank Chief Economist and Director of World Development Report 2013 on Jobs to Brief Media

Participants:

  • Kaushik Basu, ;WB Chief Economist
  • Martin Rama, WDR 2013 Director
TIF, Room G602
3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
*Press Briefing: IMF Western Hemisphere Department

Report |Story |Webcast
E/Seminar 2, Tokyo International Forum (Press Briefing Room near Press Center)
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
GAVI-World Bank Seminar: Investing in Immunization: A Cost-Effective Route to Reaching the Health MDGs
Room G402, Tokyo International Forum
4:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Program of Seminars: Avoiding a Lost Generation-The Challenges and Opportunities for Expanding Youth Employment

Webcast
Hotel Okura, Heian Room
4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
*Press Briefing: IMF Middle East and Central Asia Department Director Masood Ahmed

Transcript |Webcast
E/Seminar 2, Tokyo International Forum (Press Briefing Room near Press Center)
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
IMF Seminar: U.S. fiscal policy and the fiscal cliff: prospects and risks for the U.S. and the global economy

Panelists:

  • Peter Orszag, Vice Chairman of Global Banking, Citigroup
  • Vincent Reinhart, Chief US economist, Morgan Stanley
  • Gian Maria Milesi-Ferretti, Deputy Director, Western Hemisphere Department, IMF ;

Moderator: Jake Schlesinger, Wall Street Journal/Dow Jones Newswires

Room G701, Tokyo International Forum
5:30 p.m. - 5:50 p.m.
High Level Meeting on the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP)

Participants:
  • World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim
  • President of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
  • U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner
  • Minister of Finance, Korea Bahk Jae Wan
  • Vice-Minister of Finance, Japan Tsutomu Okubo

All media require an escort in and out of events at the Imperial Hotel. World bank staff will escort media. A photo opportunity will be followed by opening remarks by the panel. Please gather at the TIF World Bank Press Desk at 4:30 pm for broadcast and 5 ;pm for print and stills.
Imperial Hotel
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Time Events Venue
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Program of Seminars: Competitive Industries: From ";What"; to ";How";: Implementing Growth

Webcast

Panelists: ;

  • Byron Auguste, Global leader of the Social Sector Practice, McKinsey &; Co., United States
  • Janamitra Devan, Vice President, Financial and Private Sector Development Network, World Bank Group
  • Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Minister of Finance, Nigeria
  • Charles Sable, Professor of Law and Social Science, Columbia Law School, United States

Moderator: ; Arun Maira, Member, Planning Commission, India

Hall C, Tokyo International Forum
9:30 a.m.
International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) Meeting - Photo Opportunity

Pooled event: NHKi will serve as the Japanese video pool and play out video at the TIF following the photo-op. Photographers interested in a photo pool should email Keiko Utsunomiya at kutsunomiya@imf.org
Imperial Hotel
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Press Briefing: African Finance Ministers

Webcast
Hall D7, Tokyo International Forum (Press Conference Room)
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Program of Seminars: ;Post-2015 Global Development Framework: Is There a Role for a Next Generation of Millennium Development Goals?

Webcast

Panelists:

  • Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President, Republic of Liberia
  • Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group
  • Akihiko Tanaka, President, Japanese International Cooperation Agency

Moderator: Kaushik Basu, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President, World Bank Group


Organized by World Bank Group, the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Japan International Cooperation Agency

Hall C, Tokyo International Forum
1:00 p.m.
Press Briefing: IMFC Chair Tharman Shanmugaratnam and IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde

(start time is tentative)
Transcript |Webcast
Hall D7, Tokyo International Forum (Press Conference Room)
2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Program of Seminars: Strengthening the Euro Area

Webcast

Panelists:

  • Jörg Asmussen, Executive Board Member, European Central Bank
  • Willem Buiter, Chief Economist, Citigroup
  • Agustín Carstens, Governor, Bank of Mexico
  • Yi Gang, Deputy Governor, People’s Bank of China
  • Vitor Gaspar, Minister of Finance, Portugal
  • Takehiko Nakao, Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs, Japan

Moderator: ; David Lipton, First Deputy Managing Director, IMF

Hall C, Tokyo International Forum
2:50 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Development Committee (DC) Meeting - Photo Opportunity

Photo

Pooled event: NHKi will serve as the Japanese video pool and play out video at the TIF following the photo-op. Photographers interested in a photo pool should email Alexis O’Brien aobrien@worldbank.org
TBD
4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Program of Seminars: The Role of Asia in a Changing World

Webcast

Panelists: ;

  • Li Daokui, Professor of Economics, School of Economics and Management Tsinghua University, China
  • Barry Eichengreen, Professor, Department of Economics, University of California-Berkeley, United States
  • Chanda Kochhar, Managing Director, Chief Executive Officer, ICICI Bank, India
  • Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, IMF
  • Masaaki Shirakawa, Governor, Bank of Japan

Moderator: ; Maria Bartiromo, Anchor, CNBC, United States


**Camera access is restricted. Please contact jbeckman@imf.org. ; No flash photography.**

Hall C, Tokyo International Forum
5:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Press Briefing: Development Committee Chair, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, and IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde

(start/end times are ;tentative)

Webcast
Hall D7, Tokyo International Forum (Press Conference Room)
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Time Events Venue
11:30 a.m.
Per Jacobsson Lecture

Webcast

Speaker:

  • Yi ;Gang, Deputy Governor, People's Bank of China, on behalf of Zhou Xiaochuan, Governor of the People's Bank of China
Hotel Okura, Heian Room