Participate seminars of the Annual Meetings 2017 through WorldBank Live

The Annual Meetings of 2017 are currently in full swing with a lot of bilateral conversations between Board of Governs of the 180 attending countries. Besides this, there are every day various seminars which are also available for the public around the globe through ”WorldBank Live”. Below you will find more information about the three seminars of today. In case you have any questions, you are able to submit them online before the event.


  • 10/13/2017 – 9:00 to 15:30 ET – Annual Meetings Plenary

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim and Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde speak at the October 13 plenary session of the Annual Meetings in Washington DC.

  • 10/13/2017 – 11:00 to 16:00 ET – The Disaster that Never Happened – Can Resilient Infrastructure Help Save the World?

Over the next 20 years, we will build more infrastructure than the last 2,000 – locking in either risk or resilience for future generations. With that in mind, this event will try to answer three pressing questions: What role does quality infrastructure have in creating resilient communities, and can we build cities that eliminate climate and disaster risks? What innovative nature-based solutions can be leveraged by developing countries to boost resilience for vulnerable populations? And in regions likely to continue facing significant impacts from extreme weather, what can be done when building resilience fails?

  • 10/13/2017 – 16:00 to 17:30 ET – Human Capital Summit: Committing to Action to Drive Economic Growth

This event will bring world leaders together to debate on the force of healthy, educated and skilled people behind a profitable and solid economy across the world and the reality of the lack of above in certain countries.