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Annual Meetings
October 9-15, 2023

Venues & Services

Meeting Venues

The 2023 Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group (WBG) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will take place in person from Monday, October 9, through Sunday, October 15 in Marrakech, Morocco.

The Meetings Campus will be located at the “Bab Ighli” site (GPS: 31.605315, -7.993524). The main entrance is on Avenue Mehdi Ben Barka. The campus will be open to registered participants on Monday, October 9, 2023, at 7:00 AM. 

The Marrakech Menara Airport (RAK) is located 4 km from the Meetings Campus. Shuttle service from the airport to the official hotels will be provided between October 5 and October 16 (dates subject to change). Transport times from the Marrakech airport to official hotels is approximately 15-20 minutes.

The Casablanca International Airport (CMN) is located in Casablanca, Morocco, and shuttle service will be provided from this airport, as well. Transport time from the Casablanca airport to the official hotels is approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes.

Business Center Conference Rooms will be available throughout the campus to book for bilateral meetings. Reservations will open in mid-September.


Information desks will be located near the Main Registration Entrance, in the Annual Meetings Services Center, and along the primary pathway through the campus. These desks will generally operate from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm, depending on the daily schedule of events. Staff will be available to provide information on the daily schedule, navigating the venues, local services and amenities, and general questions. 

The following food outlets will be available on campus from October 9 through October 15.

Food Court: 6 Different Offerings, open from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm, with pre-order available

Self-Service Restaurant: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm, grab and go options

Buffet Restaurant: 11:00 am –4:00 pm

Coffee Kiosks: 3 open from 7am to 4pm, 2 open from 10 am to 7pm. Drinks and grab and go options available.

Catering for events and office catering deliveries will also be available. 

Self-service printing is available in the business centers, print/copy rooms within the offices, and also paid print on-demand service available in the Annual Meetings services center. 

Taxi service is availbale from the Marrakech Menara International Airport, at the Meetings Campus, and throughout Marrakech. At the Meetings Campus, there will be a dedicated taxi area where taxis can pick-up and drop-off. Throughout Marrakech, attendees should obtain assistance from hotel concierges or doormen, or look for taxi stations. 

To arrange for rental cars (without drivers) from airports, see the links below:

To arrange for a rental car with a driver, visit the booking site managed by Host Government. Questions can be directed to:



Shuttle service to and from the Marrakech and Casablanca airports will be provided from October 5 until October 17. Shuttle service from the official hotels to the campus will be provided during the week of the Meetings. 

Attendees should bring their registration confirmation letter for boarding the airport shuttles and badge pickup, and will be required to show their Annual Meetings badge prior to boarding the campus shuttle. 



A security perimeter will be established around the Meetings Campus, and only Annual Meetings badgeholders will be granted access to the Meetings Campus. The Registration Area will be located at the Main Entrance (the location of shuttle bus drop-off) and registration confirmation letters will be required to obtain an Annual Meetings badge. 

Annual Meetings badges provide access to a secure perimeter and should be kept secure throughout your stay in Marrakech. If you have forgotten your badge, we will not be able to reissue your badge and you will be asked to return to your hotel to obtain your badge.


Hotel Information


The booking deadline for rooms within the World Bank/IMF block of rooms has passed. You may send housing-related inquiries to but any new reservations are subject to hotel availability.

The Host Government has provided an online accommodation platform to check availability and make bookings at alternative hotels.

During the week of the Meetings, shuttles will be provided between the airport and the official hotels, between the official hotels and the venue, and from key points in the city to the venue.



Tourism & Hospitality

The Host Government has arranged for several tour packages for registered participants. More information about Marrakech and Morocco can be found on the Host Government website. Information about booking tours can be found online here

Moroccan Pavilion: Within the Annual Meetings Campus, a Moroccan Pavilion will showcase the history, culture, and industry of Morocco. Performances will also be featured within the campus Town Square. 

Visa Information

Accredited participants will be able to apply for a visa to enter Morocco using online here. Participants should apply as soon as possible to ensure that there are no delays in processing your visa application. 

Questions about the visa application process can be directed to