FAQs

General Information/Logistics

The Spring Meetings will be held virtually from Monday, April 5, through Sunday, April 11, 2021. To accommodate for the time differences between countries, events will also take place outside the principal week of the Spring Meetings. The Civil Society Policy Forum will begin on March 22 and run until April 2, 2021. 

No, there are no in-person events scheduled for the 2021 Spring Meetings. 

Both the WBG and IMF HQ facilities remain closed until further notice to ensure the health and safety of participants and staff.
 

It is a password-protected page exclusively for registered participants where you will find the “Schedule for Registrants” with event sign-up or viewing links for by-invitation-only events, a searchable list of Participants who have opted in to be shown, and a direct messaging feature. 

Your Meetings Login Page credentials are the email address you used to register and your Registration ID – these were provided in your Registration Confirmation letter.
 

Please visit the Spring Meetings website, AMWeb, and click on the Networking tab to find the Participants List which is updated daily during the Meetings. 

If you are a Meetings’ registrant, you may log in to the Meetings Login Page (https://meetingslogin.worldbank.org) where you will find a searchable list of Participants who have opted in to be shown. Your Meetings Login credentials are the email address you used to register and your Registration ID – these were provided in your Registration Confirmation letter.
 

Please visit the Spring Meetings website, AMWeb, then navigate to Networking to find the Participants List: https://www.worldbank.org/content/dam/meetings/external/springmeeting/Participant-List-SM21.pdf.

If you are a Meetings registrant, you may log in to the Meetings Login page (https://meetingslogin.worldbank.org) where you will find the searchable list of Participants who have opted in to be shown and you can send them a direct message. Your Meetings Login credentials are the email address you used to register and your Registration ID - these were provided in your Registration Confirmation letter. 

The 2021 Annual Meetings and related events are currently scheduled to take place from October 15 – 17, 2021. The format of the meetings has yet to be determined. Please check our website, amweb.worldbank.org periodically for updated information including any guidance regarding future dates and registration.

We will leverage our IT and web conferencing capabilities to the fullest, complemented by online platforms (such as the World Bank Group and IMF websites and social media accounts), online media briefing centers, and other means of digital communications. We remain fully committed to sharing the World Bank’s policy advice and analysis in real time and maintaining a productive dialogue with all our stakeholders through adaptive format.

Delegates will not attend the Meetings in person. Both institutions remain fully committed to sharing their policy advice and analysis and will maintain a productive dialogue with all stakeholders through virtual meetings and fora.

Each March or April, the joint World Bank-IMF Development Committee and the IMF's International Monetary and Financial Committee meet to discuss progress on the work of the two institutions. These meetings, related ancillary events, and public seminars are referred to as the Spring Meetings.

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 of the Board of Governors of the two organizations 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. 

At both the Annual and Spring Meetings, 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.

Registration

The public program of events is streamed on World Bank Live (live.worldbank.org) and is available to all persons without registering. The schedule of public events can be found on AMWeb by selecting "OPEN" as the Access Type.

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 login to this password-protected page containing the "Schedule for Registrants" that includes information not included on the public schedule such as sign-up links or viewing links for World Bank events.

We have registration guidance on the Spring Meetings website, AMWeb. Here you will find descriptions of the categories, open and closing dates, contact information, and registration form links. Visit https://www.worldbank.org/en/meetings/splash/spring/registration.

Attendees should start here and complete the appropriate registration form. Once submitted, the application is reviewed based on the policies and procedures governing accreditation. https://www.worldbank.org/en/meetings/splash/spring/registration.

Staff will receive single-sign-on access to the Meetings Login page, so they do not need to take any action to register for the Spring Meetings.

Once logged in to the Meetings Login Page, staff can view the "Schedule for Registrants" that includes information not included on the public schedule such as sign-up links or viewing links for World Bank events. To participate in a by-invitation-only event that requires sign-up, staff will need to complete the secondary sign-up for that event. For some by-invitation-only events, this secondary sign-up will require approval by the event organizer and space may be limited. Staff should reach out to the event organizers listed on the "Schedule for Registrants" with questions about access for a specific event. (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 https://live.worldbank.org. without the need for registration.

If you have already submitted your Spring Meetings registration application and more than 15 business days have passed, email [email protected] with inquiries about the status.

If you have received confirmation of your Spring Meetings registration and are inquiring about sign-up confirmation for a specific virtual event after having accessed the Meetings Login page and submitting your secondary sign-up, you should inquire with the event organizer listed on the schedule, or the name included in the event invitation, to check on the status.

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/spring/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 March 22; no applications for those attendee categories will be accepted after that date. 

Your Registration ID is a unique identifier that was provided to you in your registration confirmation letter sent by [email protected]. The Registration ID along with the email address you 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.

If you are inquiring about an ID # or code to view an invitation-only virtual event, please make sure you have followed these steps: If an event requires sign-up, you will see a Webex or Zoom sign-up page where you will need to fill in basic details (name, email, etc.). After submitting this sign-up request, you will receive a confirmation from the event organizer with the link and anything else needed to view the event if sign-up is approved. If the Webex/Zoom sign-up form asks for a registration ID/confirmation number, you can enter the number provided in your Meetings registration confirmation email, but it is best to inquire directly with the event organizer for any questions about sign-up requirements. 

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/Events/How to Participate

The schedule of events, as well as speaker information and session descriptions, is available on the Spring 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/spring.

No, 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.

If the event is by-invitation-only, registered Spring Meetings attendees can log in to meetingslogin.worldbank.org to see the "Schedule for Registrants" that includes sign-up links or viewing links for World Bank events. To participate in a by-invitation-only event that requires sign-up, you will need to complete the secondary sign-up for that event. For some by-invitation-only events, this secondary sign-up will require approval by the event organizer and space may be limited. (Closed events or restricted sessions posted to the schedule are for information only and requests to sign up will not be accepted.)

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.

On the "Schedule for Registrants" which can be accessed from the Meetings Login Page, each event will have a link to either sign-up for that event or will have a viewing link.

If the event required a sign-up, the confirmation or link to join will be sent by the event organizer to the email you provided. In general, Registered Spring Meetings attendees can log in to the Meetings Login Page to see the "Schedule for Registrants" which contains details about the by-invitation-only events including viewing links (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.

Spring 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 March 22 to April 2 and the schedule of events is available on AMWeb, and also on the CSO website: https://www.worldbank.org/en/events/2020/12/22/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]).

All events are listed as local time in Washington, D.C. (EDT-Eastern Daylight Time).

Meetings Login Page Functionality

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). 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.

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.