All participants must be accredited before the Meetings, and are strongly encouraged to register as early as possible to avoid delays. Participants are registered under different categories, described below. Please determine your category based on the criteria provided and follow the registration instructions for that category.

The Registration Confirmation letter is an important document that will be needed to enter the Meetings Campus prior to receiving your Annual Meetings badge. We recommend you travel with or keep a copy on your mobile device.


Delegates are governmental officials of the member countries of the World Bank Group and IMF, who will register through their respective Executive Director's office.  Delegates should contact the Executive Director's office if they have not received Delegate registration information. Early registration is recommended, but Delegates may register up until the final day of the Meetings. Delegate badges for the Annual Meetings will be valid for entry into all of the World Bank Group and IMF buildings from Monday, October 14, through Friday, October 25.

If you have any questions about Delegate registration, please forward your inquiry to


Observer registration is now open. Apply online.

Observers are the representatives of the international, regional and economic organizations that were pre-approved and invited by the World Bank Group and IMF.  Please see the list of 2019 Annual Meetings Observer Organizations and submit your application as an observer if your organization is included in the list. If you have any questions about Observer registration, please forward your inquiry to



Guest registration is closed.

All Guests are subject to clearance and Guest accreditation is not transferrable.

Who may apply as a Guest? 

  • Private Sector: Representatives from financial institutions and banks, commercial enterprises, consulting, and contractor firms.

  • Parliamentarians and senators.

  • Academia: University professors, researchers, faculty members, and students who have research and educational interest in the operations and affairs of the WBG/IMF. Documentation should be submitted with the application (an endorsement letter from the Head of Department or Vice Chancellor of the University) confirming status in the University and stating academic interest.

WBG Guest or IMF Guest?: Guests may choose to attend the Annual Meetings as WBG Guests or IMF Guests, but may not apply as a Guest to both institutions. Submitting Guest requests at both institutions will substantially delay the processing of your application. Except for restricted and private events, Bank Guests will have access to Fund events, and Fund Guests will have access to Bank events. If you have any questions about Guest registration, please forward your inquiries to

IMF Guests can register online here.


CSO Registration is now closed.

The World Bank Group and IMF will host the Civil Society Policy Forum (CSPF) from October 15 - 18, 2019, as part of the 2019 Annual Meetings. The CSPF serves as a platform for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to openly share their views and perspectives, while facilitating dialogue with World Bank Group and IMF staff, their peers, and other stakeholders on a wide range of topics. All CSO representatives interested in participating in the CSPF must obtain individual accreditation. This accreditation will also provide access to all the open events of the 2019 Annual Meetings.

CSOs include non-governmental organizations, community groups, labor unions, indigenous people’s movements, faith-based organizations, professional associations, foundations, think tanks, charitable organizations, and other not-for-profit organizations. All other participants - such as representatives from the private sector, academia or governmental bodies - must apply for accreditation through the "Guests" or other relevant registration category.

For questions about CSO registration please write to

If you have any questions about the Civil Society Policy Forum, please send an email to or


Press registration is now open. Apply online.


Press registration will close on October 19, 2019.

To attend the Annual Meetings, all working Press must obtain Annual Meetings credentials. Requests for media accreditation will be denied if applicants cannot establish that they are professional journalists. 

To be accredited, journalists must have valid press credentials issued by national or local authorities; or clear evidence that they are on assignment from a specific news organization or publication. This applies to all freelancers, including photographers. A valid assignment letter from that news organization, or publication, is required. Photographic agencies must provide clear evidence from a client news organization or publication.

If such credentials are not held, or are in question, it will be at the discretion of the WBG/IMF to determine whether access to the Annual Meetings is granted.

If you have any questions about Press registration or other information related to Press, please forward your inquiries to​

Registration Desks

Annual Meetings attendees may obtain their badge at Registration Desks located in the i Building of the World Bank Group, 1850 i Street NW, Washington, D.C. Registration will be open from Monday, October 14 until the Meetings close on Sunday, October 20, from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm daily (times subject to change). Walk-in registrations will not be accommodated.


The World Bank Group is committed to providing access to events and supporting participants with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations will be provided during open public events. Please contact to request disability accommodations. Every effort will be made to accommodate advance requests; on-site requests cannot be guaranteed.


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