1999 Annual
Meetings Logo Annual Meetings    Boards of Governors

World Bank Group
International Monetary Fund

1999 Annual
Meetings Home

Bank Home
Fund Home
Program of Seminars

Program of Seminars Schedule
Last updated September 20, 1999

Saturday September 25
8:45-10:30 Welcome & Opening Session
Beyond the Crisis: The Outlook for Private Capital Flows to Emerging Markets
10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-12:30 Exchange Rate Systems for Emerging Markets: One Size Fits All? Bank and Corporate Restructuring After Crises: Which Prescriptions Work Best? The Road Less Traveled: Public/Private Partnerships for Development *
12:30-1:45 Keynote Luncheon: Results First
Hilde Johnson, Minister of International Development & Human Rights, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway
Now available: transcript of Ms. Johnson's keynote address
2.00-3:15 Dealing with Volatility: The Role of Risk Management Countries' Use of Capital Controls Monitoring Financial Systems
3:15-3:45 Break
3.45-5:00 Managing Political Risk and Facilitating Foreign Direct Investment The Private Sector, Crisis Prevention and Resolution: Bailing Out or Bailing In? Private Flows and Social Investments: Laying The Foundation of a New Financial Architecture *
5.00-5:30 Break
5.30-6:30 Keynote: Needed: Two Billion Jobs - The Challenge of Youth Employment
Kofi Annan, Secretary General, United Nations
Now available: transcript of Mr. Annan's keynote address
6:30-7:30 Reception

Sunday September 26
9:00-10:00 Korea: Reform and Recovery Turkey: Reconstruction After the Earthquake and Prospects for Reform Nigeria: Dawn of a New Day (8:30-10:00)
10:00-10:30 Break
10:30-11:30 A Decade of Transformation: Decentralization & Subnational Public Sector Reform in Argentina
11:30-12:00 Break
12:00-1:00 Keynote: The United States as Economic Role Model
Abby Joseph Cohen, Chair, Investment Policy Committee, Goldman, Sachs & Co., USA
1:15-2:15 Thailand: Challenges and Prospects
1:00-2:30 Visit to 1999 Bank/Fund Expo
2:30-4:00 Survival of the Most Connected: The Impact of E-Commerce New-Style Investment in Africa: Strategies in a High-Risk, High-Return Environment Beyond the Balkans: Creating a Shared Vision for South East Europe
4:00-4:30 Break
4:30-6:00 Latin America's Recovery: How Soon? How Strong? Creating Jobs for the 21st Century in the Middle East and North Africa Commodity Risk Management in Developing Countries: Bridging the Gap with Market-Based Approaches *

Monday September 27
9:00-10:30 The WTO Agenda from a Development Perspective Toward Greater Transparency in Monetary and Financial Systems: Why Does It Matter? The Changing Development Landscape: Globalization, Localization and Urbanization *
10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-12:30 East Asia 2010: New Values, New Priorities? Globalization and Culture: Must They Clash? * Profits and Global Health: Public-Private Alliances for Vaccines
1:00-2:00 Keynote: Culture, Democracy and Development: Striking a Synergy
Wole Soyinka, Nobel Laureate, Professor, Emory University, USA
Now available: transcript of Prof. Soyinka's keynote address
2:00-3:00 Luncheon
Hosted by Atiku Abubakar, Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria
3:30-4:45 The Lessons of Development: Equity and Sustainability * Strengthening Corporate Governance Creating Livable Cities for the Next Century
4:45-5:15 Break
5:15-6:15 Keynote: Lessons from the Global Crises
Alan Greenspan, Chairman, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, USA
Now available: transcript of Mr. Greenspan's keynote address
6:30-8:00 Reception Hosted by Arthur Andersen

Tuesday September 28
10:00-1:00 Annual Meetings Opening Plenary Session
Relayed live by closed-circuit television
2:00-3:30 The New Global Education Industry Project Finance in the Post-Crisis World Labor Standards: Complementing Public Standards with Market-Driven Initiatives *
3:30-4:00 Break
4:00-5:30 Feast or Famine: The Impact of Biotechnology on Global Food Markets and Trade in the Next Millennium Beyond Debt Relief: Making the Link to Poverty Reduction * Reality Versus Alarm: Y2K As A Lesson for Global Business

* Public Policy Forum

Bank Home         Annual Meetings 1999         Fund Home