EIB at the 2017 World Bank/IMF Spring meetings

EIB at the 2017 World Bank/IMF Spring meetings

  •  Date: 21 April 2017 - 23 April 2017
  •  Location:
    • Washington, D.C.
    • United States

As a key player in international development, the European Investment Bank (EIB) participates in the 2017 Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington D.C. (United States) through a delegation led by President Werner Hoyer.

These events are among the most important in the calendars of all organisations involved in international development and the EIB is proud to contribute its expertise.

Our delegation’s schedule features a series of high-level events and bilateral meetings. Key highlights include:

2017 Bertelsmann Foundation-Financial Times Conference – Wed 19/04

At the 2017 Bertelsmann conference, Vice-President Ambroise Fayolle participated in a panel on the topic “Rewriting the Code: A New Path toward Inclusive Growth through Digital Innovation” with Denis McDonough, Chief of Staff to President Obama and Arvind Gupta, Head of National Technology to Indian PM Narendra Modi.

Signature of the Global Infrastructure Facility – Thu 20/04

The signature marks the EIB coming formally on board of the Global Infrastructure Facility (GIF). Through joining the GIF, EIB is strengthening its cooperation with other Multilateral Development Banks (MDB). GIF is an important tool to help mobilise private sector capital by bridging the gap between MDB financing and investment needs.

Global Emerging Markets database (GEMs) – Fri 21/04

Established by the European Investment Bank and the International Finance Corporation, the GEMs database collects risk data that can be used by its members (over 15 global multilateral development banks and financial institutions) when making their lending decisions in developing and emerging markets. A proposal to open the database to the private sector was discussed during the GEMs meeting.

Atlantic Council event - Fri 21/04

EIB President Hoyer and Robert Zoellick, former president of the World Bank, took part in a panel focusing on development issues and the role of the EIB as a global financier - a panel chaired by Fred Kempe, President of the Atlantic Council.

Brookings - Europe today and in the future: A conversation with EIB President Werner Hoyer – Fri 21/04

The debate, hosted by the Brookings Institution on the side-lines of the IMF/World Bank Spring meetings, took place in Washington D.C. The purpose was to present to the US audience the value of the Investment Plan for Europe as a model for infrastructure investment. The historic importance of the transatlantic partnership was also brought forward during the debate.


"We cannot champion competition and open markets without ensuring equal opportunity and social mobility."
Werner Hoyer, President of the EIB

Global Infrastructure Forum –  Sat 22/04

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