2013 Spring Meetings, Washington D.C.
World Bank Group
International Monetary Fund
2013—Washington D.C.
Spring Meetings


Attendance to the World Bank Group (WBG) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Spring Meetings is by invitation only. All participants must be accredited in advance of the Meetings. To facilitate accreditation and registration, the participants are divided into different categories, described below. Please determine your registration category and submit your registration request accordingly.

Please note that an onsite Registration Desk operates for issuance of participant badges to those who are already accredited. Facilities for onsite accreditation are very limited and onsite accreditation is not guaranteed. Please plan your attendance at the Spring Meetings events in advance.

Participants are strongly encouraged to register as soon as possible to avoid delays.

Civil Society Representatives
Private Sector and Academia


Delegates are governmental officials of the member countries of the WBG and the IMF. Delegates are registered through the WBG and IMF Offices of Executive Directors. If you have any questions about Delegates registration, please forward your inquiries to meetingsregistration@imf.org.


Spring Meetings Observers are the representatives of the observer institutions to the Development Committee (DC) and the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC). If you have any questions about Observer registration, please forward your inquiries to meetingsregistration@imf.org.

Civil Society Representatives

The 2013 WBG and IMF Spring Meetings will be held over the weekend of April 19-21, 2013 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 17 and April 20, 2013. 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 commenced on March 8, 2013 and will close on April 8, 2013. Representatives are encouraged to apply for accreditation via the on-line request for CSO accreditation.

Civil society organizations (CSOs) include non-governmental organizations, community groups, labor unions, indigenous peoples movements, faith based organizations, professional associations, philanthropic foundations, think tanks, charitable organizations, and other not-for-profit organizations. Branches of government (government agencies and legislators), individual businesses, political parties, and the media are not included in this category. The sample list of the WBG and IMF civil society interlocutors can be found here.

More general information about WBG/IMF 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 civilsociety@worldbank.org or ngoliaison@imf.org.

Request for CSO accreditation >


Members of the press with valid credentials are invited to attend the Meetings. 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.

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

Submissions should be sent to:

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

Private Sector and Academia

Registration for the Spring Meetings is by invitation only to private financial institutions, banks, investment firms, consulting and contractor firms, other profit-oriented organizations, professors, academicians, researchers, and university students.