Annual Meetings of the IMF and the World Bank Group

10/08/2021 / Press release

Next week, from 11 to 17 October, the Annual Meeting of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group (WB) is taking place, in a hybrid format (physical and virtual meetings).

Governor Vasle will attend a meeting of the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC), which is held twice a year, at the Spring Meetings and during the IMF-WB Annual Meetings. The IMFC will discuss current developments in global economy and international financial markets, forecasts of future developments and possible policy responses. The IMF’s Global Policy Agenda will also be presented.

Governor Vasle will also attend a number of bilateral meetings with representatives of the IMF. The meetings will be held with the representatives of the European Department, namely its director Alfred Kammer and the IMF’s Mission Chief for Slovenia Bernardin Akitoby, as well as with Daniel Palotai, Executive Director of the Central and Eastern European (CEE) IMF Constituency, where Slovenia is a member. The delegation of the Bank of Slovenia will also attend the virtual meeting with Udaibir Das, Assistant Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets Department, and a separate virtual EUR CESEE (Central Eastern and Southeastern Europe) Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting, where the economic outlook and policy challenges for Europe will be presented.