World Bank / IMF Annual Meetings
13-15 October 2017 | Washington DC, USA
The Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank bring together around 10,000 people - the most senior leaders of the world's governments, along with the private sector, academics and civil society - to follow the work of these two mammoth finance and development bodies.
Two high priorities for the Meetings will include discussing how to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, and the promotion of global monetary cooperation to secure international financial stability. These will be accompanied by a wide variety of relevant topics; last year's session included seminars addressing corruption from a youth perspective, technology and innovation, inclusive growth, inequality, trade, globalisation, and women's economic empowerment.
Of course, it's only appropriate that our delegates should also see the sights - so as well as the Annual Meetings, they'll visit the Capitol, meet with dignitaries, NGOs, and thinktank experts, and have some free time to explore this powerhouse of a city.
DEPARTS AKL - 1 October
RETURNS TO AKL - 19 October
TRAINING WEEKEND - 16-17 September
APPLICATIONS DUE - 11 August
$1500 DEPOSIT DUE - 21 August
DELEGATION FEE - $5310
We're thrilled to have our COP 22 alumna Rachel Mataira leading our delegation to the Annual Meetings. Rachel has a background in commerce. Innovative and a go-getter, and she continuously seeks opportunities to advance her knowledge of the world around her. She believes sustainable solutions to world problems should contribute equally to economic, environmental and social improvement. Her outlook is that the world’s greatest problems are an opportunity in disguise. She is also involved in the New Zealand tech community, has played competitive sport and was recently awarded runner up in the 2016 New Zealand Top Student Awards in Accounting and Finance.