The format of the 2021 Annual Meetings, and the extent to which virtual technologies will be leveraged, have yet to be determined. Information will be available in late July 2020, including any guidance regarding registration.  It is highly recommended that individuals not make travel plans until the details of the Annual Meetings are communicated to registrants.


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.  

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


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



Guests fall within the following categories: 

  • 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.

 If you have any questions about Guest registration, please forward your inquiries to


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 Press registration, please forward your inquiries to​


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