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Speaker's Bureau

The Speaker's Bureau serves as the official liaison between the World Bank and its visitors, including governmental delegations, community groups, youth organizations, students and teachers. It has formed partnerships with some of these organizations. The Speaker’s Bureau also responds to invitations to forums and participates in guest lectures.

World Bank Briefings

The Speaker's Bureau offers general World Bank briefings to visiting schools and universities on selected days throughout the year. Visitors are given an overview of the history of the World Bank Group and its mission, followed by a question-and-answer session.

Groups must be 20 persons or more and space is on a first-come, first-served basis. Groups may be combined, wherever possible. Groups of 50 or more persons should allow at least a month's notice and may be accommodated separately.

To request a briefing, email the Speaker's Bureau. We will respond to your request by email. Please include the following information:

  • Name of group/contact
  • Contact phone number
  • Contact email
  • Group location
  • Group description
  • Number of participants
  • Average age of participants
  • Course of study
  • Course degree
  • Job titles
  • Topic(s) of interest
  • Desired briefing dates