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General Info/Logistics

The principal week of the Annual Meetings is Monday, October 11 through Sunday, October 17. To accommodate for the time differences between countries, events will also take place outside the principal week of the Annual Meetings. The Civil Society Policy Forum will begin on September 27 and run until October 8, 2021.

Each September or October, the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group and the IMF hold joint Annual Meetings to discuss a range of issues in support of member countries. The plenary session is held during the Annual Meetings, as are meetings of the Development Committee and the International Monetary and Financial Committee. Annual Meetings are usually held every third year in a member country.

In addition to these events, a variety of activities are organized to involve media, CSOs, and the private sector.

Please email your contact details along with a professional summary and your areas of expertise to [email protected] and we will direct your inquiry to the appropriate Bank team.

The 2021 Annual Meetings will be held in a virtual format with the exception of only the Development Committee (DC) and the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) Meetings, where the Governors of these groups have been invited to participate virtually or in person. All public and by-invitation-only events—including the Program of Seminars and other public events, ministerial meetings, CSO engagements, and press conferences—will be virtual.

The Meetings Login Page is a password-protected site exclusively for registered participants that provides access to the “Schedule for Registrants” with event viewing links for by-invitation-only events, a searchable list of Participants who have opted in to be shown, and a direct messaging feature.

Credentials for the Meetings Login Page  are the email address used to register and a unique Registration ID – which are both provided in the Registration Confirmation letter.

 

The Participant List is available on the Annual Meetings website, AMWeb, by clicking on the Networking tab. The Participant List will be updated on a regular basis.

Meetings’ registrants may log in to the Meetings Login Page (https://meetingslogin.worldbank.org) to access a searchable list of Participants who have opted in to be shown. Credentials for the Meetings Login Page are the email address used to register and a unique Registration ID – which are both provided in the Registration Confirmation letter.

A small number of Delegates (Development Committee Governors and IMFC Governors) may attend the DC and IMFC Meetings in person. These Governors, plus up to three accompanying Delegates, will be issued Annual Meetings badges. Others should not travel to Washington, D.C. as building access will not be granted.

Registration

The public program of events will be streamed on World Bank Live (live.worldbank.org) and are available to all persons without registering. The schedule of public events can be found on AMWeb.

Registration is required to gain access to the Meetings Login Page and to attend by-invitation-only virtual events. Registration confirmation letters will include instructions on how to log in to this password-protected page containing the “Schedule for Registrants” that includes information not included on the public schedule, such as viewing links for World Bank events.

Registration guidance can be found on the Annual Meetings website, AMWeb. Here you will find descriptions of registration categories, open and closing dates, contact information, and registration form links. Visit https://www.worldbank.org/en/meetings/splash/annual/registration.

Attendees should start on the registration page and complete the appropriate registration form. Once submitted, the application is reviewed based on the policies and procedures governing accreditation. Bank staff do not need to register and should not submit an application.

Confirmation of Annual Meetings Registration: If you have submitted your Annual Meetings registration application and more than 15 business days have passed, or we are within 5 business days of the start of the Meetings, email [email protected] with inquiries about the status. Registration confirmation emails will come from [email protected].

A description of the registration requirements can be found under each category on the Registration Page on AMWeb, https://www.worldbank.org/en/meetings/splash/annual/registration.

Confirmation time varies but can take approximately 2 to 3 weeks. We advise you to register as early as possible to allow enough time for applications to be processed. Registration requests for CSOs and Guests must be submitted by September 20; no applications for those attendee categories will be accepted after that date. 

A Registration ID is a unique identifier that is provided to each registrant in the registration confirmation letter sent by [email protected]. The Registration ID along with the email address used to register are required to access the Meetings Login page.

IMF attendees should refer to their registration confirmation email from the IMF.

If you did not receive a registration confirmation email, your registration request is still being processed and you will receive an email once your registration is confirmed.

Please email [email protected] and note that the last-minute registration is for a speaker. If you are the Meeting Organizer, make sure your GCS Event Planner is aware of the last-minute request.

Schedule/How to Participate

The schedule of events, as well as speaker information and session descriptions, is available on the Annual Meetings website, AMWeb. The schedule is accessible to staff and to the public, so the link for the schedule can be shared. The schedule is updated in real time.

 

IMF events are also included on the full schedule on AMWeb. Should you need additional information beyond that, you please visit their websites: https://imfconnect.org or https://meetings.imf.org/en/2021/annual.

The Development Committee, IMFC, and other high-level ministerial events are by-invitation-only and are restricted to a defined list of participants. (Requests for an invitation will not be accepted.) In the event that a ministerial event has a view-only link, that link will be posted to the "Schedule for Registrants" on the Meetings Login page; the absence of a link for an event indicates that the event is closed and viewing is not possible.

Registered Annual Meetings attendees and Bank staff can log in to meetingslogin.worldbank.org to see the "Schedule for Registrants" that includes viewing links for World Bank events. 

The invitation list for by-invitation-only events will be determined by the event organizers. Those who are invited to join a Webex/Zoom session directly (either as a panelist, speaker, or specific invitee) will receive the link to log into the session from the event organizer. All other registered participants and Bank staff may view the event streams on the Meetings Login page

The schedule for the public program of events is available on AMWeb by selecting "OPEN" as Access type. The public program of events will be streamed on World Bank Live https://live.worldbank.org.

Registered Annual Meetings attendees and Bank staff can log in to meetingslogin.worldbank.org to see the "Schedule for Registrants" that includes viewing links for World Bank events. 

The invitation list for by-invitation-only events will be determined by the event organizers. Those who are invited to join a Webex/Zoom session directly (either as a panelist, speaker, or specific invitee) will receive the link to log into the session from the event organizer. All other registered participants and Bank staff may view the event streams on the Meetings Login page

Registered Annual Meetings attendees and Bank staff can log in to meetingslogin.worldbank.org to see the "Schedule for Registrants" that includes viewing links for World Bank events. 

The invitation list for by-invitation-only events will be determined by the event organizers. Those who are invited to join a Webex/Zoom session directly (either as a panelist, speaker, or specific invitee) will receive the link to log into the session from the event organizer. All other registered participants and Bank staff may view the event streams on the Meetings Login page (if available).

You should inquire with the event organizer listed on the "Schedule for Registrants" regarding the status of your virtual event registration. Access to by-invitation-only events is managed exclusively by the event organizers.

Registered Annual Meetings attendees and Bank staff can log in to meetingslogin.worldbank.org to see the "Schedule for Registrants" that includes viewing links for World Bank events. 

Annual Meetings’ events will primarily use Zoom and Webex Events platforms.

The public program of events will be recorded and will be available for replay at https://live.worldbank.org. By-invitation-only events are not recorded.

Bank staff: Please contact your ITS business partners.

For other participants: Please check to ensure that you have been confirmed for the event you are trying to attend and contact the event organizer if you are having trouble accessing the meeting with the link provided. For other connection or equipment issues, please check with your local IT support.

Transcripts are not generally available for events. You may inquire with the event organizer.

The Civil Society Policy Forum will be held from September 27 to October 8 and the schedule of events is available on AMWeb, and also on the CSO website:  https://www.worldbank.org/en/events/2021/10/08/civil-society-policy-forum.

Information about this event will be posted at a later date. In the meantime, please visit https://www.worldbank.org/en/about/parliamentarians for more information about the Parliamentarian Network.

Journalists will be able to access press conferences via the IMF’s Online Media Briefing Center and the World Bank’s Online Media Briefing Center. For further information on media access to the various press conferences and to receive broadcast materials, please contact the media relations teams at the IMF ([email protected]) and World Bank Group ([email protected]). The public program of events can be viewed on World Bank Live.

Meetings Login Page

If you received a registration Confirmation from [email protected], make sure you are typing the registration ID/password in exactly as listed (note, if copying/pasting make sure there are no spaces at the end of the registration ID/password, and make sure your keyboard is not replacing any English characters). Also make sure that you are using the email address you used to register for the Meetings.

If you received your registration confirmation within the past hour of trying to log in, there may be a slight delay with the system recognizing credentials and it’s advised that you try again in another hour.

If you have not received your registration confirmation letter, your registration has not yet been approved and you will not be able to login until you receive a registration confirmation letter.

Those still experiencing issues logging in should email [email protected].

For Bank Staff: The Participant List shows those who have opted in when registering for the Meetings. The PDF Participant List will display only non-Bank staff who have opted in. If you would like to be shown on the Participant List in the Meetings Login page, please send an email to [email protected] and we will update your account.

For other participants: The Participant List shows those who have opted in when registering for the Meetings. If you would like to be shown on the Participant List, your registration record will need to be updated. Please send an email to [email protected] and we will update your account.

Once you have accessed the Meetings Login Page, you will see a tab called "Participants" and a tab called "Inbox" at the top of the page. "Inbox" will show any messages that you have received, and you can also send a message from this page. You can also go to the "Participants" tab and view the list of attendees who have opted in to be shown on this listing and click "Send Message" next to a name to send a message to that person.

For Bank Staff: Please email [email protected] with your request to be removed from the Participant List, which will also mean you will no longer have access to the messaging feature.

For other participants: To be removed from the Participant List and to be removed from the messaging function, your registration record will need to be updated. Please send an email to [email protected] and we will update your account.

Info for Bank and ED Staff

Bank staff will be able to participate fully in the Annual Meetings and do not need to register.  

Bank staff will have access to view the “Schedule for Registrants” and view invitation-only events through the Meetings Login Page. Staff should reach out to the event organizers listed on the “Schedule for Registrants” with questions about specific events. (Closed events or restricted sessions posted to the schedule are for information only and requests to sign up will not be accepted.)  

The program of public events will be available on World Bank Live without the need for registration.

In line with the prevailing guidance on building access provided by the World Bank Group Emergency Management Team, visitor passes will not be issued for Bank buildings during the Annual Meetings. Retirees and Bank staff spouses will not be able to access the World Bank Group buildings during the Annual Meetings.

Instructions for booking a business center conference room were shared with EDs Office Staff and Senior Management in early August. That guidance can be found here.

The Participant List shows those who have opted in when registering for the Meetings. The PDF Participant List will display only non-Bank staff who have opted in. If you would like to be shown on the Participant List in the Meetings Login page, please send an email to [email protected] and we will update your account.

Please email [email protected] with your request to be removed from the Participant List, will also mean you will no longer have access to the messaging feature.