Annual Meeting 2023

Date and time
End date and time
Attendance restrictions
by invitation only
APRIL 10 - IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 2
1900 Pennsylvania Ave NW (20th St NW)
Washington, D.C. 20431

APRIL 11 - IMF HQ1, Meeting Hall A-B Rooms
700 19th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20431

Following the global community's dispersed reactions to a series of disruptive global crises, it's time for international architecture to move from an era of induced response to an era of inspired reform. These rises have left in their wake a stagnated global economy, a tumultuous geopolitical landscape, and a massive need for investment in emerging and developing economies. While an increasing number of issues reach across borders, so must the solutions. International Financial institutions (IFIs) are best equipped to meet these challenges, although their original frameworks have been outpaced by the global challenges testing the limits of their mandates.

This year's Annual Meeting will explore the need for global governance reform and the ways in which the International Financial Institutions can evolve to meet the economic, geopolitical, and cross-border challenges of the new era.

All sessions are held in-person, on-site at the IMF Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Remote viewers will be able to watch the in-person sessions through the IMF Connect Live Stream. 

If you plan to attend pre-registration is required before March 28, 2023. For any questions, kindly contact  Stephanie Wasserman, Program Associate, at, with the subject line “AM23 Registration”.

We will follow up shortly after, with specific instructions on how you can obtain accreditation with the IMF. 

Additional sessions and speakers will be announced soon!


Scaling Up Resilience and Sustainability Financing
4:00 PM – 5:15 PM ET
•    Bo Li, Deputy Managing Director, IMF
•    Deborah Lehr, Vice Chairperson & Executive Director, Paulson Institute
•    Jin Liqun, President, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
•    Kenneth Lay, Senior Managing Director, RockCreek; former Treasurer, World Bank
•    Uzziel Ndagijimana, Minister of Finance and Economic Planning of Rwanda
•    Vera Songwe, Chair, Liquidity and Sustainability Facility, UNECA
•    John Lipsky, Vice-Chair, Bretton Woods Committee (Moderator)


Opening Remarks
•    William C. Dudley, Chair, Bretton Woods Committee

In Conversation with Kristalina Georgieva
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM ET

•    Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
•    John Lipsky, Vice-Chair, Bretton Woods Committee (Moderator)

In Conversation with David Malpass 
4:30 PM – 5:00 PM ET

•    David Malpass, President, World Bank Group
•    William R. Rhodes, Vice Chair, Bretton Woods Committee (Moderator)

Private Sector Engagement and Equitable Burden Sharing: A New Model   
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET
•    William Rhodes, Co-Chair, Sovereign Debt Working Group, BWC
•    Carl Ross, Portfolio Manager and Sovereign Credit Analyst, GMO
•    Trang Nguyen, Global Head of EM Credit Strategy, BNP Paribas
•    Dr. Xuan Changneng, Deputy Governor of the People's Bank of China
•    Richard J. Cooper, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP 
•    Mark Walker, Senior Managing Director, Sovereign Advisory Guggenheim Securities, LLC

A Pivotal Moment for IFIs
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM ET

•    Axel Weber, Co-Chair, Multilateral Reform Working Group, Bretton Woods Committee
•    Frannie Léautier, Senior Partner and CEO SouthBridge Investments
•    Masood Ahmed, President, Center for Global Development
•    Xian Zhu, Vice President and Secretary General, The International Finance Forum (IFF)
•    Siddharth Tiwari, Fellow, Chatham House, London; Senior Advisor to India’s G20 Sherpa; Vice-President, The International Finance Forum (IFF)

Closing Remarks
•    Emily Slater,
Executive Director, Bretton Woods Committee

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM ET  

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET │ By Invitation Only 

The Leadership Luncheon is an exclusive opportunity for BWC Board and Advisory Council members, members of the Distinguished Giving Society, Gold and Silver organizational members, Annual Meeting sponsors and speakers.  

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM ET │ Zoom Virtual Event

Members are invited to join BWC's Membership Committee, Executive Committee and Secretariat to discuss progress on BWC's strategic plan and future initiatives. Reach to to share your questions, comments, and ideas in advance. To participate, kindly register your attendance with us.