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Annual Meetings
October 21-26, 2024

Venues & Services

Meeting Venues

The 2024 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group (WBG) will take place from Monday, October 21 to Saturday, October 26, with the main ministerial meetings and events taking place between October 23-25.

Publications Desk
World Bank Publications

The Annual Meetings Campus will include a publications display featuring paid partner publications and World Bank and IMF publications. All Bank publications are available for free download from the Open Knowledge Repository

The World Bank
2023 Annual Meetings Replays

Miss an event at the 2023 Annual Meetings? Watch Replays Online.

Limited banking services, including cashing of travelers chcks and foreign currency exchange, are available in the headquarters buildings during regular business hours, but will be closed over the weekend. These services are limited to Bank-Fund Credit Union members only. These services are also available at most hotels. 

ATMs are available within the World Bank buildings at the following locations: 

  • WBG MC - Level C1, Level C2, and Main Lobby near NW elevators
  • WBG J Building - Main Lobby

Other nearby Banks include: 

  • Bank of America: 1900 F Street NW

A Business Center equipped with lounge seating and print/copy capabilities will be available in the front lobby of the MC Building from Monday, October 21, through Saturday, October 26. Business Center staff will be available to help attendees with any questions. 

Business Center Conference Rooms will be available to accommodate meetings of up to 40 people. These conference rooms are offered "as-is" and furniture layouts cannot be customized, and IT/AV support is not available. These rooms can be reserved in 30-minute blocks of time, up to 2 hours. Reservations for the Business Center Conference Rooms will open later in the summer 2024. 

Questions can be directed to ambusinesscenters@worldbank.org.

The schedule for available food and beverage options throughout the week of the Meetings will be posted at a later date.

 

Health and medical service will be provided by the MedStar Health Clinic, located in the Bank MC Building, Level C2. In addition to the normal weekday operations, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., the Health Clinic will be available, as needed, on Saturday, October 26. Participants who have medicines requiring refrigeration may use the facilities in the Health Clinic for this purpose. For non-emergent medical needs, contact the on-site Medstar clinic at +1-202-842-1500 during office hours.

Emergency ambulance service can be requested by dialing 88888 from within any WBG building and 39911 from within any IMF building. For emergencies outside the IMF/WBG buildings, dial 911.

An information desk will be available in the MC lobby from Monday, October 21, through Saturday, October 26. An information desk will also be available in the I building near Registration from Monday, October 21, through Friday, October 25. 

Information desks will be located in the IMF HQ1 and HQ2 buildings from Monday, October 21, through Saturday, October 26.

In line with our organizational mission and the Sustainable Development Goals, World Bank HQ has implemented a campus-wide waste disposal system to improve recycling and composting efforts and reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill. In the common areas on each floor of the buildings, you will find 4 color-coded collection bins with detailed signage indicating what materials are to be placed in each: 

Green: Recycling - Paper, including water boxes and cardboard

Blue: Recycling - Other recyclables, like bottles, cans, and plastic

Red: Composting - Compostables, including food waste and all WB take-away containers

Black: Landfill - Any items that can't be recycled/composted. If you are unsure, place items here.

We encourage attendees to assist our sustainability efforts and respect our planet's resources by doing your part to reduce our overall environmental footprint. 

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. If you are mobility-impaired and cannot evacuate, call the Emergency Response number listed below or seek assistance using one of the emergency phones located in every stairwell on each floor of both IMF buildings.

Security Tips

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 it upon request at security checkpoints.

  • Immediately report the loss of your ID badge to security.
  • Do not leave laptops, mobile phones, or other personal items unattended.

 

No dedicated transportation service will be provided between the airports and Meetings venues or Official Hotels. Participants should arrange their own transportation. Parking facilities are not available for attendees at the Annual Meetings venues. 

Metro: Attendees are encouraged to use public transportation when possible; parking facilities are not available for attendees at the Spring Meetings venues. The closest metro station to the Spring Meetings is the Farragut West Station on the Blue/Orange/Silver lines, and the Farragut North station on the red line. Visit the Metro website for more information.

DC Circulator: http://www.dccirculator.com

Other Options: 

Wi-Fi will be available throughout the Meetings venues with the amguest network. No password required. 

 

Badges & Access

The public program of events will be streamed on World Bank Live. These events are open to everyone and registration is not required to view the event streams.

Registration is required for external participants to access the Meetings venues and attend events. Bank and Fund staff do not need to register and can access the buildings with their staff IDs. 

Annual Meetings badges will permit entry into the World Bank MC, J, I, and F buildings, and IMF HQ1 and HQ2 buildings, from Monday, October 21 until Saturday, October 26. For delegates only, Annual Meetings badges will allow access through Friday, November 1. 

During the Meetings, everyone, including Annual Meetings badge holders, will be subject to x-ray and magnetometer screening before entry into the building, and participants should allow extra time for this process. 

Accessibility

The World Bank Group is committed to providing access to events and supporting Spring/Annual Meetings participants with disabilities. Please contact meetingsregistration@worldbank.org to let us know if you require accessibility accommodations. Every effort will be made to accommodate reasonable advance requests.

Bank buildings are ADA accessible: exterior doors and conference areas have ADA push-button door openers, with elevators to serve all floors and elevators with braille labels and vocal prompts in the SE and SW corners of the MC building. Each building has wheelchair-accessible restrooms and water fountains. 

For those requiring wheelchairs or other mobility devices, arrangements should be made with outside providers. Those requiring mobility assistance in the event of an emergency should advise the WBG security guards upon arrival, or call security at +1-202-458-8888 in advance, to provide their name and dates they will be on-site. 

Hotel Information

 

Hotel accommodations will be blocked at several area hotels for official Annual Meetings participants. Information will be provided at a later date.