2012 Spring Meetings, Washington D.C.
International Monetary Fund
World Bank Group
2012—Washington D.C.
Spring Meetings


Information for Journalists
Civil Society Representatives
IMF Delegates

Information for Journalists

All working press must have Spring Meetings credentials to attend the meetings.

To be accredited, you must present one of the following:

  1. Valid press credentials issued by national governments or authorities;


  2. Clear evidence that you are on assignment from a specific news organization or publication. This applies to all freelancers, including photographers. A valid assignment letter from that news organization, or publication, is required. Photographic agencies must provide clear evidence from a client news organization or publication.

Submissions should be sent to:

Press Registration
Email: press@imf.org
Fax: +1 202 623-4004

If such credentials are not held, or are in question, it will be at the discretion of the IMF and World Bank to determine whether access to the Spring Meetings is granted. Learn more >

Civil Society Representatives

The 2012 International Monetary Fund and World Bank Spring Meetings will be held over the weekend of April 20-22, 2012 in Washington, D.C. As in previous years, the Civil Society Policy Forum, a program of policy dialogues for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), will be held between April 18 and April 21, 2012. Information on the Policy Forum and the schedule of sessions will be posted on the Bank Civil Society website by mid March.

All CSO representatives interested in participating in the Spring Meetings must obtain individual accreditation. The online registration system to accept applications for civil society accreditation will open on February 20, 2012 and will close on April 9, 2012. Representatives are encouraged to apply for accreditation via the On-Line Request for CSO Accreditation.

More general information about Fund/Bank Spring Meetings can be found here. If you have any questions about the Spring Meetings and/or are interested in organizing a policy session, please send an email to ngoliaison@imf.org or civilsociety@worldbank.org.


Registration of members of country delegations must be coursed through the respective Executive Directors Offices.

For registration and accreditation queries, please contact the Joint Secretariat Registration Office at:

Tel : +1 202 623 6797
Fax : +1 202 623 4004
Email : comfront@imf.org

IMF Delegates

We welcome you to participate in IMF Connect – the new online community for IMF Delegates and IMF staff. IMF Connect allows you to search attendees, contact your colleagues, and participate in online discussions. Registered delegates and staff will receive an invitation to IMF Connect at the email addresses provided during registration.
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