As the global economy continues its post-Covid recovery, the International Financial Institutions have a critical role to play in helping countries adapt to scarring realities. The Ukraine crisis, supply chain bottlenecks, rising inflation, and heightened debt distress all pose risks to economic growth and will require coordinated policy response. At the same time, the pandemic accelerated the transition to digitization – crypto assets and digital payments have become more ubiquitous and present a new set of opportunities and challenges. And climate change has come to the forefront as an existential threat.
This year’s Annual Meeting will explore how the international community must adapt to these unprecedented economic, geopolitical, technological, and environmental challenges to create a post-pandemic economy built on shared prosperity.
If you are interested in attending, kindly contact Chuyun Hu, Program Associate, at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
All sessions are on Zoom, except on April 22 when we offer both in-person registration and online registration options.
Additional sessions and speakers will be announced soon!
Robustness and Resilience of Post-Pandemic Supply Chains
Tuesday, April 19 I 9:00-10:15 AM ET I Zoom Virtual Event
The internationalization of supply chains is both the enabler and the effect of the globalized economy. This panel will discuss how to strengthen supply chains resilience against future shocks and assess the challenges and opportunities across national borders in the context of a new post-pandemic normal.
Helen Qiao, Managing Director & Chief Economist Greater China, Bank of America ML
Denis Redonnet, EU Commission’s Chief Trade Enforcement Officer
Jennifer Westacott, CEO, Business Council of Australia and BWC member (Moderator)
Fireside Chat with Kristalina Georgieva
Tuesday, April 19 I 3:00-3:45 PM ET I Zoom Virtual Event
IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva will join BWC Vice Chair John Lipsky to discuss the Fund's global outlook and post-pandemic recovery at this critical juncture in time when the impacts of the conflict in Ukraine are looming.
Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director, IMF
John Lipsky, Vice Chair, Bretton Woods Committee (Moderator)
Fireside Chat with David Malpass
Wednesday, April 20 I 3:15-4:00 PM ET I Zoom Virtual Event
World Bank President David Malpass will join BWC Vice Chair William R. Rhodes to discuss the Bank's outlook for global development and the post-pandemic recovery in light of the latest developments in Ukraine.
David Malpass, President, World Bank Group
William R. Rhodes, Vice Chair, Bretton Woods Committee (Moderator)
Thursday, April 21 I 8:30-10:00 AM ET I Zoom Virtual Event
Members are invited to join BWC's Membership Committee, Executive Committee and Secretariat to discuss progress on BWC's new membership model and future work streams.
Financing the Climate Transition Towards Net-Zero
Thursday, April 21 I 12:10-1:25 PM ET I Zoom Virtual Event
In the context of the unfolding energy crisis, this panel will explore how governments and MDBs can incentivize and mobilize increased private investment towards the goal of net-zero, and sustain climate innovation.
Harry Boyd-Carpenter, Managing Director of Green Economy and Climate Action, EBRD
Ravi Menon, Chair, NGFS and Managing Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore
Laura Tyson, Distinguished Professor of Graduate School, Haas School of Business, UC Berkley
Afsaneh Beschloss, Co-Chair, Future of Finance Working Group and Climate Finance Project Team Lead, Bretton Woods Committee (Moderator)
Fireside Chat with DNSA Daleep Singh
Thursday, April 21, 2:00-2:45 PM ET I Zoom Virtual Event
DNSA Daleep Singh will join BWC LWG Co-Chair Meg Lundsager to discuss the Administration’s sanctions strategy and economic response to the Ukraine crisis, as well as its international economic and multilateral priorities more broadly.
Daleep Singh, Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economics, and Deputy Director, National Economic Council, The White House
Meg Lundsager, Co-Chair, Legislative Working Group, Bretton Woods Committee (Moderator)
APRIL 22 – IN PERSON DAY
Members who plan on attending in person, please contact Chuyun Hu, Program Associate, at email@example.com for relevant instructions on how to register.
All in person sessions will follow relevant DC Covid-related guidance as enforced at the time of the event.
Address: The St. Regis Washington, 923 Black Lives Matter Plz NW, Washington, D.C. 20006
Future of Finance Session
State of Play in Crypto Markets: Opportunities and Dangers
Friday, April 22 I 3:00-5:00 PM ET I On site St. Regis Washington and on Zoom
BWC’s Future of Finance Working Group, Digital Finance Project Team will present its first report of a series of briefs and host a panel discussion to assess the opportunities and risks in the crypto ecosystem and share recommendations on how to effectively regulate digital finance technologies while harnessing the benefits of innovation.
William C. Dudley, Chair, BWC and Co-Lead, Digital Finance Project Team
Adam Schneider, Partner, Oliver Wyman
Natalya Thakur, Cofounder & Advisor, Stanford Future of Digital Currency Initiative; and Cofounder, COO, Knox Networks.
Carolyn Wilkins, Co-Lead, Digital Finance Project Team, BWC; Senior Research Scholar, Princeton University
Annual Meeting Member Reception
Friday, April 22, 5:00-6:00 PM ET I In-person only
We welcome all our members to join us for a fun evening of networking!
Invite a Guest to Annual Meeting
The Annual Meeting is for BWC members and invited guests. Members, to invite a guest, please send their name and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org