Venue

The 2019 Annual Meetings and related events will take place in Washington, D.C., from Monday, October 14, through Sunday, October 20.

Venues & Services

Meeting Venues


Services


Badge Access


All attendees must display their Annual Meetings photo identification badges (or Bank/Fund staff ID badges) to enter through the perimeter checkpoints. It is not advisable, however, to wear identification badges in public outside the perimeter, especially if there are demonstrators nearby.

Passport & Visas

Before departure, participants should verify whether a visa is required for travel to the United States and obtain entry visas from the U.S. diplomatic or consular missions in their countries. The lack of a valid visa may cause authorities to deny boarding at the port of embarkation, as well as delays in clearance with immigration authorities upon arrival at the port of entry into the United States. 

Participants should refer to the U.S. State Department website, or with their nearest U.S. diplomatic or consular mission, for information regarding visa procedures that will be in effect at the time of the Annual Meetings. Participants should also review updated guidance regarding the Visa Waiver Program.

Hotels

The hotel reservation cut-off date has passed. Availability of rooms within Annual Meetings blocks will be subject to availability. Attendees should contact hotels directly to inquire about reservations. Click here to view an overview of hotel reservation procedures.

A credit card will be required to reserve a hotel room. Please note that a confirmed registration for the Annual Meetings is not a guarantee of hotel accommodations in the participant hotel block. 

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Hotel Map

View an area map of Annual Meetings official hotels.

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Reservation Instructions

Reservation instructions for official Annual Meetings hotels

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Hotel Rate Sheet

Click to View Hotel Rates

Transportation


Attendees are encouraged to use public transportation. 

Metro

The Metro stations closest to headquarters buildings are Farragut West, Foggy Bottom or Farragut North, servicing the Orange, Blue, Silver and Red lines. 

Hours of operation: 

  • Monday - Thursday: 5:00 am - 11:30 pm
  • Friday: 5:00 am - 1:00 am
  • Saturday: 7:00 am - 1:00 am
  • Sunday: 8:00 am - 11:00 pm

Shuttles

There will be no shuttle service between the Annual Meetings hotels and the meetings venues, with the exception of the Watergate hotel, which is providing shuttle service to guests staying within the Annual Meetings block. From Tuesday through Friday, Annual Meetings participants may use the Bank staff shuttle between the Bank's MC Building and the IFC Building, which runs from 7:30 am until 6:00 pm and departs every 30 minutes from the MC building main entrance (H Street). On Saturday and Sunday, a shuttle will run between MC and IFC at regular intervals.

On Friday, October 18, a shuttle bus will run from the MC and IMF HQ buildings to DAR Constitution Hall for the Plenary Session. The first scheduled departure will be at 7:15 am; busses will run on a continuous loop until the last pick-up at 8:30 am. Return shuttle service will be available to take participants back to the MC Building at the conclusion of the Plenary; shuttle busses will be available on C Street next to DAR Consitution Hall for return shuttle serivce. 

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Other Options

There are many other transportation options throughout the city, including ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft, and bikeshare programs like Capital BikeshareMobikeLimebikeJump

 

Tourism & Hospitality


Attendees are invited to explore the Washington, D.C. area while they are in town for the Annual Meetings. Information about local attractions, area maps, and upcoming events in the city can be found on the D.C. Tourism website.

Indonesia Pavilion

A focal point of the Host Government hospitality will be the “Indonesia Pavil­ion” located between BNDCC and BICC. Inside, attendees will find expositions on local arts and crafts, tourism, investments and infrastructure as well as an ongoing schedule of cultural performances.

Indonesia Food Festival

Throughout the week, participants can experience the wide variety of Indone­sia cuisine through food stalls and chef demonstrations in two locations: Westin Resort Nusa Dua and at BNDCC.

Host Government Hospitality Tour Program The Host Government will offer three full-day tour programs on a limited basis (200 people per day). Tours will be available October 10, 11 and 13. Sign-ups must be made before September 30 and a com­mitment fee of $25 per person, per tour is required. For more information, please visit http://www.hostgovtours.com.

Indonesia Pavilion

A focal point of the Host Government hospitality will be the “Indonesia Pavil­ion” located between BNDCC and BICC. Inside, attendees will find expositions on local arts and crafts, tourism, investments and infrastructure as well as an ongoing schedule of cultural performances.

Indonesia Food Festival

Throughout the week, participants can experience the wide variety of Indone­sia cuisine through food stalls and chef demonstrations in two locations: Westin Resort Nusa Dua and at BNDCC.

Host Government Hospitality Tour Program The Host Government will offer three full-day tour programs on a limited basis (200 people per day). Tours will be available October 10, 11 and 13. Sign-ups must be made before September 30 and a com­mitment fee of $25 per person, per tour is required. For more information, please visit http://www.hostgovtours.com.

Security


Perimeter

A security perimeter will be established around the World Bank MC and IMF HQ1 and HQ2 buildings. When the perimeter is in place, access will be limited to those carrying World Bank or IMF staff photo IDs or Annual Meetings badges. 

Visitor passes will not be issued for the MC Building from Friday, October 18, until Sunday, October 20. Event Passes will not be available for the MC Building from Wednesday, October 16, through Sunday, October 20.

Access

An Annual Meetings ID badge or World Bank Group or IMF staff photo ID is required for access inside the security perimeter and entry into all meetings venues. Some meetings and events may have additional access restrictions. Participants will be notified in advance of any special requirements.

All visitors, including Annual Meetings badge holders, will be subject to magnetometer and x-ray screening. From Friday, October 18, until Sunday, October 20, all persons entering the security perimeter, including World Bank Group and IMF staff, will be screened at perimeter entry points and should plan enough time for this process.

Press badges grant access to the press room, press conferences and press briefings. Members of the press must be accompanied by a staff escort within office areas at all times.

What to do in an Emergency

BUILDING EVACUATION

When: Fire, smoke, or a hazardous condition is detected in the building.

Response: Leave the building by the nearest evacuation stairwell. Do not use elevators. If you are mobility-impaired and cannot evacuate, call the emergency number listed on the Contacts page, or seek assistance using one of the emergency phones located in the stairwells/floors of Bank and Fund buildings. 

You will be notified by: Building evacuation signals (steady tone) and hallway strobe lights (flashing); public address announcements; messages on monitors in the public areas; security personnel or law enforcement and emergency response personnel.

If you see or smell smoke, do not wait for apublic announcement. Please leave the building immediately by the nearest evacuation stairwell. Follow the ceiling-mounted EXIT signs to the evacuation stairs. Evacuation stairs also are identified on wall-mounted maps at the elevator landings on all floors.

REMAIN IN BUILDING (“Shelter-in-Place”)

In many situations, remaining indoors will be the most sensible response should an emergency occur.

When: A threat or dangerous condition outside the building is identified.

Response: Stay indoors until notified that it is safe to exit the building.

You will be notified by: Public address announcements; messages on monitors in the public areas; security personnel.

During a Shelter-in-Place you are requested to: Remain in the building. Move away from street-facing offices to interior corridors and meeting rooms; listen for updates on the situation through public address announcements; be aware that the building air-handling systems may be turned off and elevators may be recalled to ground level. These are standard procedures to prevent potential contaminants from entering the building.

BUILDING CLOSURE

Should it be necessary to close a building, announcements will be made on the public-address system and messages will appear on monitors in public areas.

General Safety

  • In an emergency, the buildings may be evacuated or you may be told to remain indoors until the situation has been resolved. In either instance, you will be notified by public address announcement, messages on digital signage/video monitors, or by security personnel.
  • Visibly display your Meetings ID badge at all times inside the venues. Keep your ID badge in a secure place when outside the security perimeter, but readily accessible in order to display upon request at security checkpoints.
  • If you lose your badge, immediately notify Annual Meetings staff.
  • Do not leave laptops, mobile phones, or other personal items unattended.
  • Avoid areas where crowds are congregating. If your entry into the buildings is impeded by demonstrators, seek assistance from security or Police.
  • Accept, without comment, printed materials offered by demonstrators; do not engage in conversations or debates.
  • Obey the instructions of police and security officers at all times.
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