Briefings for Visitors: World Bank Group Speakers Bureau

[UPDATE] The World Bank Group Speakers Bureau is temporarily suspending its briefings to students groups. However, webinars are available to classes of more than 15 students. For more information on webinars, please contact us at Thank you for your kind understanding.

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Welcome to the World Bank Group Speakers Bureau!

The Speakers Bureau offers visitors including students and teachers, youth representatives, business leaders, governmental officials, and other professionals an opportunity to learn about the World Bank Group.

World Bank Group Presentations at Main Complex, Washington DC

The Speakers Bureau offers general World Bank briefings to visiting groups of more than 20 participants on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 11:30am. Sessions include an overview of the history of the World Bank Group and its mission, structure, leadership, financial mechanisms, results and challenges in international development. Presentations are followed by a Q&A and discussion. Should groups wish to continue their visit, we welcome them to visit the World Bank Group Visitor Center. More information can be found on their website.

To request a presentation for your group, email the Speakers Bureau. 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


Off-Site Presentations for Groups with 100 participants

If you have a group over 100 participants and are interested in inviting a World Bank speaker to your conference, please email the Speakers Bureau.