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Spring Meetings Badges Available Beginning Monday, April 13, 2015

The Registration Office is open for badge pickup daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., from Monday April 13 — Sunday, April 19.

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.



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 Delegate registration, please forward your inquiries to .


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

Civil Society Representatives

WBG and IMF Spring Meetings will be held over the weekend of April 17-19, 2015 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 14 and April 17, 2015. 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 registration will open on February 16, 2015 and will close on March 30, 2015. Registration will not be granted after this deadline, thus CSO representatives are encouraged to request early for registration.

Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) include non-governmental organizations, community groups, labor unions, indigenous peoples movements, faith based organizations, professional associations, foundations, think tanks, charitable organizations, and other not-for-profit organizations. If you have any questions about the Spring Meetings and/or are interested in organizing a dialogue session within the Civil Society Policy Forum, please send an email to or

CSO Registration Request >


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.

Enquiries should be sent to:

Press Registration Request >


Guest registration for 2015 Spring Meetings is open from Monday, March 9, until Sunday, April 19, 2015.

Applicants will choose whether they are to be listed as WBG Guests or IMF Guests, based on their focus during the Spring Meetings. The choice of the Bank or the Fund will not preclude access to venues and events at the other institution. Therefore, except for restricted events, Bank Guests will have access to Fund venues, and Fund Guests will have access to Bank venues.

All registration requests must be accredited based on the policies and procedures which govern the attendance of Guests at the 2015 Spring Meetings. Because of the clearance process, in many cases the accreditation process may require more than two weeks. To avoid delays, all participants are strongly encouraged to complete the online Guest Registration Request as early as possible, and by no later than April 3, 2015.

Private Sector

Representatives from financial institutions and banks, commercial enterprises, consulting and contractor firms who have interest in the operations and affairs of the WBG and the IMF are invited to apply for Guest accreditation at the 2015 Spring Meetings. All private sector representatives should complete the online Guest Registration Request .


University professors, academicians, researches, faculty members, students who have research and educational interest in the operations and affairs of the WBG and the IMF are invited to apply for Guest accreditation at the 2015 Spring Meetings and complete the Guest Registration Request . In addition, an endorsement letter from the Head of Department or Vice Chancellor of the University confirming status in the University and stating academic interest is required for all academia representatives. The supporting documentation should be submitted in either Acrobat or Word format to the Registration Office (email to for WGB Guests, and for IMF Guests) at the time of the original submission of the Guest Registration form. Registration requests without supporting documentation will not be considered for the 2015 Spring Meetings accreditation.

IMF and WBG Former Employees

Former WBG and IMF staff members who continue to have business interest in the affairs of both organizations are invited to apply for Guest accreditation at the 2015 Spring Meetings and complete the Guest Registration Request . Bank and Fund retirees with a valid retiree badge will not require registration for the Spring Meetings. Retirees with a valid badge will have access to all Meetings venues and events except for those with restricted access.

Guest Registration Request >

For returning IMF Guests with an existing IMF Connect account, please click here for Express Registration.

Enquiries about Guest Registration:
Email: (For WBG Guests) (For IMF Guests)