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World Bank Annual Meetings 2018 Human Capital Technology Fair

Innovation Showcase on Human Capital & Education
12-13 October 2018 | 9:30am- 5:OOpm
Bali International Convention Center, Nusantara Lobby (2nd floor)

The Innovation Showcase is organized by the Government of Indonesia, the World Bank Group, and the International Monetary Fund. 

Rapid technological change is disrupting the way we live, work, and come together. It is changing the nature of health, education, finance, and work. We also know that technology offers unprecedented opportunities to redefine and accelerate paths to development.

In this context, the World Bank Group, International Monetary Fund, and Government of Indonesia are co-sponsoring a first-ever technology fair to bring innovation to the heart of the Annual Meetings. 

The showcase will highlight the powerful role technology can play in spurring development, with a specific focus on improving improve human capital and strengthening financial development and inclusion. The showcase is also expected to provide a tangible way for ministers of finance, central banks governors, and other government officials to take innovative ideas and actual projects back to their countries.

Panel discussion: “Innovation Exchange on Education”
Sat, Oct 13, 10:30am – 11:30am
moderated by Jaime Saavedra (in Medan)

Showcase objectives: 

  1. To reinforce the importance of disruptive technology in achieving development objectives, complementing the conversations happening in flagships, closed-door sessions, and bilateral meetings.
  2. To encourage the scaling up of private sector solutions in improving access to finance, and health and educational outcomes.
  3. To provide a tangible way for ministers and other government representatives to take innovative ideas and projects back to their countries.


Showcase exhibitor companies and organizations: Benetech, Bloomboard, Coursera, Genius Plaza, Google, Mindspark, XPRIZE.