All participants must be accredited before the Meetings, and are strongly encouraged to register as early as possible to avoid delays. Participants are divided into different registration categories, described below. Please determine your category and follow the registration instructions for that category.


Delegate registration will open in mid-June. Delegates are governmental officials of the member countries of the WBG/IMF, who will register through their respective Executive Director's office. If you have any questions about delegate registration, please forward your inquiry to


Observer registration will open in mid-June. 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 2017 Annual Meetings Observer Organizations and submit your application as an observer if your organization is included in the list. If you have any questions about Observer registration, please forward your inquiry to


CSO registration will open in mid-June. Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) include a diverse range of non-governmental organizations, community groups, labor unions, indigenous peoples movements, faith-based organizations, professional associations, foundations, think tanks, charitable organizations, and other not-for-profit organizations. All CSO representatives interested in participating in the Annual Meetings must obtain individual accreditation.

The Annual Meetings will feature a Civil Society Policy Forum (CSPF), providing an open space for CSOs to dialogue and exchange views with World Bank Group and IMF staff, their peers, government delegations, and other stakeholders on a wide range of topics. The CSPF will include CSO-organized, policy dialogue sessions that reflect the diversity of CSO policy concerns. All CSO representatives interested in participating in the CSPF must obtain individual accreditation. This accreditation will also provide access to open events of the 2018 Annual Meetings.

To view the program from the 2017 CSPF, click here. If you have any questions about the Civil Society Policy Forum, please send an email to


Press registration will open in mid-June. To attend the Annual Meetings, all working Press must obtain Annual Meetings credentials. Requests for media accreditation will be denied if applicants cannot establish that they are professional journalists.

To be accredited, journalists must have valid press credentials issued by national or local authorities; or clear evidence that they are on assignment from a specific news organization or publication. This applies to all freelancers, including photographers. A valid assignment letter from that news organization, or publication, is required. Photographic agencies must provide clear evidence from a client news organization or publication.

If such credentials are not held, or are in question, it will be at the discretion of the WBG/IMF to determine whether access to the Annual Meetings is granted.

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

Registration Desks

The hours and location of Registration Desks, for attending to obtain their Annual Meetings badge, will be communicated closer to the Meetings. Facilities for onsite accreditation are very limited and onsite accreditation is not guaranteed. Walk-in registrations may not be accommodated.