International Council 2023

Date and time
End date and time
Attendance restrictions
by invitation only
IMF/WB Campus, Marrakech, Morocco
All times are WEST


Following the devasting earthquake in Morocco, World Bank President Ajay Banga, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva, and Kingdom of Morocco Minister of Economy and Finance Nadia Fettah Alaoui have jointly expressed their firm commitment to moving forward with this year's 2023 Annual Meetings in Morocco in a joint statement. As an official Annual Meeting event BWC’s International Council will proceed as scheduled.


To access the BWC International Council program, you must register and be accredited for the IMF/World Bank Annual Meetings for security purposes. This requires a separate registration process through the IMFConnect website. Please click here for detailed instructions. We kindly ask you to do so as soon as possible. Please contact Blake Ledna, at [email protected] if you have any inquiries or wish to register a guest.
Don't miss this opportunity to be part of a pivotal dialogue that will shape our world's future. Join as we chart a course toward a more inclusive, equitable, and sustainable global landscape. Further details on speakers and the agenda below!


Tuesday, 10 October 2023
Conference: 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM WEST
Reception: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM WEST
Location: Bab Ighli Meetings Campus
Confirmed Speakers
Masood Ahmed, President, Center for Global Development
William C. Dudley, Chair, BWC
Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
Frannie Léautier, Senior Partner & CEO, Southbridge Group
Bo Li, Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
Emily Slater, Executive Director, Bretton Woods Committee
Vera Songwe, Chair of the Board, Liquidity and Sustainability Facility
Siddharth Tiwari, Fellow, Chatham House; Senior Advisor to India’s G20 Sherpa; Vice-President, International Finance Forum (IFF)
José Vinals, Group Chairman, Standard Chartered
Axel Weber, Former Chairman, UBS Group AG
Martin Wolf, Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times

New Session Announced! Thursday, 12 October 2023
Panel Discussion: Crypto Assets Oversight: Where Do We Stand?
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM WEST
Location: Off-site Location, Ministry of Finance

Crypto regulation was a key agenda of the G20 summit. While regulations and a framework have yet to be finalized, consensus emerged that a blanket ban was not feasible. The joint declaration noted that the G20 will continue to “closely monitor the risks of the fast-paced developments in the cryptoasset ecosystem,” and the leaders endorsed the Financial Stability Board’s (FSB’s) “high-level recommendations for the regulation, supervision and oversight of crypto-assets activities and markets and of global stablecoin arrangements.”
Confirmed Speakers
William C. Dudley, Chair, BWC
Nezha Hayat, Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer, AMMC
Stefan Ingves, Former Deputy Governor, Sveriges Riksbank
Marshall Bailey, Member of the Board of Governors, CFA Institute
Marina Moretti, Deputy Director, Monetary and Capital Markets, International Monetary Fund (Moderator)
Special Thanks to our Conference Underwriter
Standard Chartered


Supporting Morocco
We hope the BWC community will consider supporting Moroccan earthquake victims and relief efforts. Consider donating to the High Atlas Foundation’s campaign – a local organization providing immediate relief and long-term support to the most affected communities in Morocco. Or consider donating to international relief efforts such as CARE. Current and former IMF employees can contribute through the Fund’s direct campaign as well.