LONDON (SHARECAST) - Monday night marks the beginning of the 'Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank' that take place this year in Tokyo. Both organisations meet every year in the autumn and once every three years the meetings take place outside the Washington DC headquarters.
Besides the Board of Governors of both institutions, this event is attended by finance ministers, central bank governors, and other principals from around the world in what is one of the largest international conferences in the world.
The private sector also plays a role with representatives of financial institutions, as well as the media and civil society organizations (CSOs) attending.
During the meetings period, approximately 200 gatherings of all sizes will be held, attended by 10,000 participants. Total attendance including special guests, as well as private sector, media, and CSO representatives is expected to be approximately 20,000.
The following is a list of the most relevant events during the this year’s period:
TUESDAY THE 9TH
Press Briefing: “World Economic Outlook (WEO)”, with Olivier Blanchard, IMF Economic Counselor and Director of Research Department. (01:00-02:00 London time).
WEDNESDAY THE 10TH
Press Briefing: “Global Financial Stability (GFSR) Report”, with José Viñals, IMF Financial Counsellor and Director of Monetary and Capital Markets Department. (01:00-02:00 London time).
Program of Seminars: “Sovereign Risk, Capital Markets, and Financial Stability: The Interconnections.” (01:30-03:15 London time).
Program of Seminars: “Restoring Public Debt Sustainability in a High-Risk Environment.” (03:30-05:30 London time).
THURSDAY THE 11TH
Press Briefing: IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde. (00:45-01:30 London time).
Press Briefing: World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim (01:30-02:15 London time).
Program of Seminars: “Restoring Hope: Policy Options for Jobs & Growth” (02:30-03:30 London time).
CSO Townhall with Managing Director Christine Lagarde and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim. (10:00-11:00 London time).
FRIDAY THE 12TH
World Bank Event: “The Euro and Europe: Strengthening Structures” (06:00-07:30 London time).
IMF Seminar: “U.S. fiscal policy and the fiscal cliff: prospects and risks for the U.S. and the global economy” (11:00-12:00 London time).
SATURDAY THE 13TH
Program of Seminars: “Strengthening the Euro Area” (06:14-07:45 London time).
Press Briefing: Development Committee Chair, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, and IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde (11:30-12:15 London time).