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October 08, 2015

The session will examine what governments and consumers demand from infrastructure investment, the conditions under which financing will be mobilized, and how to close the gap between the two.

John Authers
Senior Investment Columnist, Financial Times
Bertrand Badré
Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer, World Bank Group
Thierry Déau
Founding Partner, Chief Executive Officer, Meridiam
S.E. Madame Nialé Kaba
Minister of Economy and Finance, Cote d’Ivoire
Milton von Hesse
Minister of Housing, Construction and Sanitation, Peru
Sri Mulyani Indrawati
Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer, World Bank
Dimitris Tsitsiragos
Vice President, Global Client Services, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

October 08, 2015

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim will address the press during the World Bank’s 2015 Annual Meetings.

Jim Yong Kim
President, World Bank Group

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Empowering people to become masters of their own destinies is one of the most powerful development tools in the world. The panel brings together global leaders, CEOs & young entrepreneurs to discuss the role of entrepreneurship & youth in spurring development around the world.

Allen Blue
Co-Founder, LinkedIn
Antonio Caño
Editor-in Chief, El País
Mariana Costa
Co-Founder, Laboratoria
Jim Yong Kim
President, World Bank Group
Sean Penn
Founder, J/P Haitian Relief Organization
Ashish J. Thakkar
Founder, Mara Group and Mara Foundation
Blanca Treviño
President & CEO, Softtek

Droughts, floods and rising temperatures are cutting crop yields, threatening food supply and pushing people deeper into poverty. With climate change affecting food production, how will we feed 9 billion people by 2050?

Gastón Acurio
Chef, Astrid & Gastón, Peru
Daniel Belliveau
CEO, CF Global Holdings
Pio Choque
Quinoa Farmer, Peru
Claver Gatete
Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Rwanda
Sam Kass
Senior Food Analyst, NBC
Jim Yong Kim
President, World Bank Group
Patricia Majluf
Vice-President, Oceana
Josefina Townsend
Newscaster, Lima, Peru

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim, President Ollanta Humala of Peru, and Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde speak at the October 9 plenary session of the Annual Meetings in Lima, Peru.

Kordjé Bedoumra
Minister of Finance and Budget, Republic of Chad
Jim Yong Kim
President, World Bank Group
Christine Lagarde
Managing Director, International Monetary Fund

What solutions already exist and what needs to be done to stimulate further private sector investment in renewable energy?

Rune Bjerke
Group Chief Executive, DNB
Jin-Yong Cai
Executive Vice President and CEO, IFC
Imad Najib Fakhoury
Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, Jordan
Juan Alberto Fernandez
Angus McCrone
Chief Editor, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Rosa María Ortiz Ríos
Minister of Mines and Energy, Peru
Thierno Alassane Sall
Minister of Energy and Development of Renewable Energies, Republic of Senegal
Maja Wessels
Executive Vice President, Global Public Affairs, First Solar

Education is a critical step on the path toward new opportunities for people and nations. But in a world where children are not getting the skills they need to live productive lives -250 million children cannot read or write- something needs to change to fulfill this historic promise.

Winnie Byanyima
Executive Director of Oxfam International
Eric Hanushek
Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution of Stanford University
Leonidas Lopez
Rector, Uniminuto University, Bogota, Colombia
Abul Maal A Muhith
Minister of Finance, Bangladesh
Femi Oke - Moderator
International Journalist
Jaime Saavedra-Chanduvi
Minister of Education, Peru
Tone Skogen
State Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway
Dusan Vujovic
Minister of Finance, Republic of Serbia

"Today to 2030" brings together a cross section of global leaders and influencers to look at the partnerships, financing, creativity and citizen action needed to end extreme poverty, boost shared prosperity and address climate change.

Ban Ki-moon
Secretary-General, United Nations
Justine Greening
UK Secretary of State for International Development
Jim Yong Kim
President, World Bank Group
Christine Lagarde
Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
Femi Oke - Moderator
International Journalist

Cities are key to social development and economic prosperity. This session explores the challenges and innovative approaches across multiple dimensions of sustainability at the city level – economic, environmental and social – in their contribution to shared prosperity.

Joan Clos
Executive Director, UN-Habitat
Ede Jorge Ijjasz-Vasquez
Senior Director, Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience, World Bank Group
Mcebisi Hubert Jonas
Deputy Minister of Finance, South Africa
Danny Leipziger
Managing Director of the Growth Dialogue
Sami Mekki
Director-General, Caisse des Prêts et de Soutien des Collectivités Locales, Tunisia
Erion Veliaj
Mayor, Tirana, Albania

Evidence suggests that the more women-owned businesses there are in a country, the more that country can prosper and grow. How can we support women-owned businesses in developing countries? What skills do women need to compete?

Anabel González
Senior Director, Trade & Competitiveness, World Bank Group
Elizabeth Vazquez
Board President & CEO, WEConnect
Lilia Avendano
Executive Director, Didco
Darlene Fuller
Senior Director, Supplier Diversity, Sodexo
Maria Jimena Florez Galindo
CEO and Co-founder, Crispy Fruits
Joan Kerr
Director of Supply Chain Social Responsibility, Pacific Gas & Electric
Denise Naguib
Vice President, Sustainability & Supplier Diversity, Marriott International
Moreen Romans
Director, Product & Supplier Diversity, Dun and Bradstreet
Sue Szabo
Director of Economic & Social Policy, International Development Research Center
Sarah Thorn
Senior Director, International Trade, Walmart
Karin Finkelston
Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, MIGA
Caren Grown
Senior Director, Gender CCSA, World Bank Group
Henriette Kolb
Head, Gender Secretariat, International Finance Corporation
Jose Reis
Practice Manager, Trade & Competitiveness, World Bank Group