Events

Upcoming Events

Date Time Event Location
Wed, Apr 19, 2017 2:00 pm 2017 Annual Meeting IMF HQ 2, Conference Room 2, 1900 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20431
Wed, Apr 19, 2017 10:00 am Catalyzing Private Sector Investment in Infrastructure in Emerging Markets and Developing Economies World Bank Headquarters

Recent Events

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Tue, Dec 25, 2012 Committee Closed: Winter Holidays
Thu, Mar 13, 2014 Henry Owen Memorial Essay Contest
Fri, Mar 20, 2015 2015 Henry Owen Memorial Award Essay Contest
Sun, Apr 24, 2016 2016 Henry Owen Memorial Award Essay Contest
Sun, Mar 19, 2017 2017 Henry Owen Memorial Award Essay Contest
Mon, Jan 11, 2016 Bretton Woods Committee Open House 1701 K St. NW, Suite 950, Washington DC, 20006
Wed, Apr 3, 2013 Future Trends in Capital Flows: Opportunities and Challenges in Emerging Markets 601 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York
Fri, Feb 15, 2013 Roundtable Discussion: Asian Development Bank Priorities and Risk Management Strategies 900 17th Street, NW, Washington DC
Thu, Sep 27, 2012 Introduction to Careers at the International Financial Institutions
See article: Committee Hosts Introduction to Careers at the International Financial Institutions
American University School of International Service
Fri, Mar 28, 2014 Breakfast Briefing - U.S. Leadership in the International Financial Institutions Capitol Hill
Fri, Mar 6, 2015 2015 Congressional Education Seminars: U.S. Leadership in the International Financial Institutions (IFIs) Capitol Hill
Thu, Jan 16, 2014 Building an IDA for the Future Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington DC
Sat, Oct 10, 2015 2015 Bretton Woods Committee International Council Meeting Convention Center; Lima, Peru
Thu, Apr 23, 2015 Digital Payments and Currencies: Global Threat or Opportunity? George Washington University, Lindner Commons, 1957 E Street NW, 6th Floor, Washington, DC 20052
Tue, Jan 27, 2015 Windows into the IFIs: The Outlook for Economic Growth and Investment in Asia
On January 27, the Bretton Woods Committee hosted its first virtual conference, Windows Into the IFIs: The Outlook for Economic Growth and Investment in Asia. The event featured remarks from Joseph E. Zveglich, Director of the Macroeconomics...
GoToWebinar
Thu, Jul 16, 2015 Insider's Access: Third International Conference on Financing for Development GoToWebinar
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 The WTO at 20: Past, Present, Future GoToWebinar
Wed, Jan 13, 2016 China, the Renminbi, and the IMF's Special Drawing Rights GoToWebinar
Fri, Jun 10, 2016 Regional Spotlight: Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa GoToWebinar
Thu, Aug 25, 2016 Regional Spotlight: Brazil's Promise of Development GoToWebinar
Thu, Nov 10, 2016 Regional Spotlight - U.S. Economic and Trade Leadership Globally: Post Election Analysis GoToWebinar
Tue, Mar 14, 2017 Regional Spotlight: Populism Shaking EU Foundations? GoToWebinar
Wed, May 15, 2013 30th Anniversary Annual Meeting: Can the IFIs, Business, Government, and Society End Poverty in a Generation?
Read more about the Annual Meeting.
HQ2, International Monetary Fund, 1900 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC
Mon, Jun 27, 2016 2016 Annual Meeting IMF HQ2, 1900 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20431
Thu, Jan 23, 2014 Can the IFIs Catalyze More Effective Financing for Renewable Energy in Emerging Markets? International Finance Corporation (IFC), Washington, DC
Fri, Feb 6, 2015 Roundtable: Reassessing the IMF's Role in Sovereign Debt Crises
On Friday February 6th, 2015 a group of approximately 25 Bretton Woods Committee members held a private roundtable discussion with senior International Monetary Fund (IMF) officials to reassess the IMF’s role in sovereign debt crises. The dialogue...
International Monetary Fund, 700 19th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20431
Fri, Oct 2, 2009 2009 International Council Meeting and Luncheon for World Financial Leaders
On October 2, 2009, the Bretton Woods Committee hosted its annual International Council Meeting and Luncheon for World Financial Leaders in Istanbul Turkey, in conjunction with the 2009 World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings. The program involved...
Istanbul, Turkey
Thu, Apr 16, 2015 Enhancing Eurozone Stability: Progress Toward Banking and Capital Markets Reform Italian Embassy, 3000 Whitehaven St. NW, Washington, DC 20008
Thu, Feb 23, 2012 Future of the Dollar and the International Monetary System
On February 23, eighty participants from across the academic, political, and business sectors gathered at the Morgan Stanley Building in New York to discuss the Future of the Dollar and the International Monetary System. Since the establishment of...
New York, NY
Thu, Jun 7, 2012 Effectively Applying Mobile Technologies to the World Bank's Development Planning
Using mobile technologies to achieve development goals (M4D) could present a tremendous opportunity to rapidly meet development objectives, including promoting transparency, supporting skill development, increasing access to health care and...
Online Webinar
Fri, Feb 28, 2014 Breakfast Briefing - U.S. Leadership in the International Financial Institutions Rayburn House Office Building
Thu, Oct 6, 2016 Bretton Woods Committee New Member and Emerging Leader Reception St. Regis Hotel, 923 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20006
Thu, Oct 9, 2014 2014 Bretton Woods Committee International Council Meeting St. Regis Hotel, 923 16th St. NW, Washington, DC 20006
Fri, Oct 7, 2016 2016 International Council Meeting St. Regis Hotel, 923 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20006
Sat, Oct 13, 2012 2012 International Council Meeting
On October 13, 2012, nearly 250 leading public and private sector decision-makers considered how to prepare for the Future of the Global Economy during the Committee’s International Council meeting in Tokyo, Japan. The meeting also explored how...
Tokyo International Forum, Japan
Thu, May 17, 2012 Annual Meeting 2012: The Cycle of Debt, Stability, and Growth
On Thursday, May 17, the Bretton Woods Committee brought together more than 155 financial sector leaders, development experts, government officials, and others for its 29th Annual Meeting, From Vicious to Virtuous: The Cycle of Debt, Stability, and...
Washington, DC
Tue, Mar 6, 2012 Evaluating the IMF's Lending Toolkit
In late 2011, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) revamped its crisis lending instruments in response to members' calls for stronger global financial safety nets, particularly given the heightened financial stress in Europe and turmoil occuring in...
Washington, DC
Tue, Dec 6, 2011 Responding to the Global Food Crisis: A Challenge for All
On December 6, the Bretton Woods Committee organized an interactive discussion to examine how international financial institutions, corporations, governments, NGOs, and civil society are Responding to the Global Food Crisis. Panelists Asmita Tiwari...
Washington, DC
Fri, Sep 23, 2011 2011 International Council Meeting
On September 23rd the world’s leading financial and economic decision makers gathered together with Bretton Woods Committee members and friends to discuss the state of the global economy, evaluate financial reform, and assess Readiness for the Next...
Washington, DC
Tue, Jul 26, 2011 Moving the U.S. Trade Agenda Forward featuring United States Trade Representative, Ambassador Ron Kirk
On July 26, 2011 the Bretton Woods Committee held an interactive program in Washington, D.C. featuring speaker United States Trade Representative Ambassador Ron Kirk. Committee Co-Chairman Bill Frenzel moderated discussions. The theme of the...
Washington, DC
Thu, May 19, 2011 2011 Bretton Woods Committee Annual Meeting: Risks to the Global System
On May 19, 2011, the Bretton Woods Committee held its twenty-eighth Annual Meeting. The program was held at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) headquarters in Washington, DC, with the theme Risks to the Global System. Participants heard from...
Washington, DC
Thu, Mar 3, 2011 Turmoil in Europe - A Wider Threat?
On March 3, 2011, the Bretton Woods Committee hosted a program entitled Turmoil in Europe - A Wider Threat? in Washington, D.C. Annette Heuser, Executive Director, Bertelsmann Foundation, moderated discussions among the distinguished panelists: Ajai...
Washington, DC
Fri, Oct 29, 2010 Africa's Needs and the Evolving Role of Development Aid
On October 29, 2010, the Bretton Woods Committee hosted a program on Africa's Needs and the Evolving Role of Development Aid in Washington, DC. James C. Orr, Executive Director of the Bretton Woods Committee, moderated discussions among the panel of...
Washington, DC
Fri, Oct 8, 2010 2010 International Council Annual Meeting: Integrating Global Financial and Economic Reforms
On October 8, 2010, the Bretton Woods Committee held its annual International Council Meeting in Washington, DC, with the theme Integrating Global Financial and Economic Reforms. The meeting took place in conjunction with the 2010 IMF/World Bank...
Washington, DC
Tue, Jun 22, 2010 Luncheon Honoring Lael Brainard at the Metropolitan Club
On June 22, 2010, the Bretton Woods Committee hosted a luncheon to honor Lael Brainard's appointment and Senate confirmation as Undersecretary of Treasury for International Affairs. Jim Orr, the Executive Director of the Bretton Woods Committee,...
Washington, DC
Mon, May 24, 2010 Multilateral Roundtable Meeting: Day at the World Bank 2010
The Bretton Woods Committee held its Multilateral Roundtable program, "A Day at The World Bank 2010," on May 24, 2010 in Washington, DC. The meeting addressed topics and initiatives at the World Bank that would be of interest to private sector...
Washington, DC
Tue, Apr 20, 2010 U.S. and China Perspectives: Undercurrents of the New Multilateral System
The Bretton Woods Committee hosted a meeting on "U.S. and China Perspectives: Undercurrents of the New Multilateral System," on April 20, 2010. The meeting focused on the important economic trade and policy differences and interdependencies between...
Washington, DC
Fri, Feb 26, 2010 The Bretton Woods Committee Annual Meeting 2010
The 2010 Annual Meeting of the Bretton Woods Committee was held on February 26, 2010 at the World Bank Headquarters in Washington, DC. Attendees heard from the heads of the Bretton Woods Institutions and the Secretary-General of the OECD during the...
Washington, DC
Wed, Nov 18, 2009 Can G20 Leaders Coordinate Global Growth
In the wake of the September G20 Pittsburgh Summit, The Bretton Woods Committee hosted a meeting on the subject "Can G-20 Leaders Coordinate Global Growth?" on November 18, 2009. The discussion took place at The International Monetary Fund in...
Washington, DC
Tue, Aug 4, 2009 Multilateral Roundtable Meeting: The World Bank Group's Climate Investment Funds
In an effort to address climate change as a development issue, the World Bank Group in cooperation with the regional development banks, approved the creation of the Climate Investment Funds. The initiative hopes to encourage developing countries to...
Washington, DC
Fri, May 29, 2009 Multilateral Roundtable Meeting: Assuring Adequate Trade Finance for Developing and Emerging Economies
Little attention has focused the impact of the global financial crisis on trade finance. The WTO estimates the shortage of trade finance to be $100 billion worldwide. The decline is impacting small to medium sized companies in the developed world...
Washington, DC
Thu, Apr 23, 2009 Shaping Global Financial Reform
On April 23, 2009, the Bretton Woods Committee, in conjunction with Deloitte, the Group of Thirty and Boston University's Morin Center for Finance Law held a symposium on Global Financial Reform. Throughout the event, panelists and participant...
Washington, DC
Thu, Jan 1, 2009 G-20 Recommendation Working Group
The Committee organized a small working group of experts to consider providing recommendations to the G-20 discussion on resolving the global financial crisis. The group explored possible topics and issues including governance reform issues within...
Washington, DC
Wed, Nov 12, 2008 New Global Financial Architecture
European leaders have called for a new Bretton Woods agreement. G-20 Heads of State will meet on November 15 to discuss measures to improve international financial regulation and supervision with the hope of preventing future financial crises. On...
Washington, DC
Fri, Oct 10, 2008 2008 International Council Meeting
On October 10, 2008, the Bretton Woods Committee's International Council hosted its annual Luncheon for World Financial Leaders at the Willard Hotel in Washington, DC. The keynote speaker, former Secretary of Treasury Larry Summers, spoke on...
Washington, DC
Fri, Mar 14, 2008 China's Currency Misalignment & Congressionally Mandated Trade Sanctions Symposium
On March 14, the Committee organized a symposium on the topic of China's currency misalignment and Congress' response to this issue. Congressman Levin and other panelists discussed whether the undervaluation of China's renminbi has caused...
Washington, DC
Fri, Jan 25, 2008 Strengthening Capital Markets in Emerging Market Countries
On January 25, the Bretton Woods Committee in partnership with The Fletcher School Center for Emerging Market Enterprises held its meeting on Strengthening Capital Markets in Emerging Market Countries. Capital markets in most emerging market...
Washington, DC
Tue, Nov 13, 2007 Congressional Staff Forum on The World Bank's Work in Africa
On November 13, the Committee hosted its inaugural Congressional Staff Forum featuring the World Bank's Vice President for the Africa region, Obiageli Ezekwesili. Dr. Ezekwesili is the World Bank's leading official on African issues and formerly...
Washington, DC
Mon, Oct 22, 2007 2007 International Council Luncheon for Global Financial Leaders
On October 22, The Bretton Woods Committee held its Annual International Council Luncheon for Global Financial Leaders at The Stephen Decatur House Museum in conjunction with the World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings. Key luncheon speakers included:...
Washington, DC
Mon, Jul 30, 2007 Risk Mitigation Instruments for Infrastructure Financing
On Monday, July 30th, the Bretton Woods Committee and the U.S. Commercial Service held a luncheon on Risk Mitigation Instruments for Infrastructure Financing. Recently, infrastructure projects have come back into favor at the World Bank; however,...
Washington, DC
Wed, Jul 25, 2012 Navigating Transformational Change of the Global Financial Landscape: Realizing Systemic Stability, Avoiding Unintended Consequences
On July 25-26, the Bretton Woods Committee, in partnership with Deloitte and the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, brought together more than sixty industry leaders and government and multilateral officials involved in...
Willard Intercontinental Hotel
Thu, Oct 10, 2013 2013 International Council Meeting
Read more about the 2013 International Council Meeting. Read the IC13 Compendium here
Willard Intercontinental Hotel, Washington DC
Wed, May 21, 2014 Bretton Woods Committee Annual Meeting World Bank Headquarters
Tue, May 19, 2015 Bretton Woods Committee 2015 Annual Meeting World Bank Headquarters, 1818 H St NW Washington, DC