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International Monetary Fund (IMF) 2020

The Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Group (WBG) brings together leaders from the world’s governments, banks and businesses to discuss issues of global concern, including the world economic outlook, poverty eradication, economic development and aid effectiveness. This year the programme went virtual, as did we.

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Events

In Conversation with José Viñals

13 October 2020

Jose discussed the topic of The New Social Contract : When Profits Need Purpose, with Ambassador Samantha Power, former US Ambassador to the UN and Professor Raghuram Rajan, Former Governor of the Central Bank of India. They spoke about  the massive step change that both the public and the private sectors have to undertake in order to ensure a just and sustainable recovery. The pandemic has offered us a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reform and change the trajectory that we were headed for pre-pandemic, and to address some of our current societal and environmental threats.

Sovereign-Investor Forum

14 – 15 October 2020
12 PM – 7PM BST

The Sovereign-Investor Forum is our signature event that looks to connect sovereign issuers from emerging markets within our footprint, with our global fixed income investor base.

The Forum offers sovereigns and investors an opportunity to join a conversation on the resilience of emerging markets, on the challenges they face, on the dynamics which are at play.

More than 10 sovereigns presented country updates to more than 200 investors over two days.

Sovereign-Investor Forum 2020

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Past Events

Washington DC, USA

14 - 20 October 2019

On the sidelines of IMF, Standard Chartered hosted several client engagement initiatives including a breakfast session hosted by José Viñals, our Group Chairman. Titled “In Conversation With José Viñals”, the session featured Megan Smith, CEO of Shift7 and Third Chief Technology Officer of the United States (2014 – 2017) where she discussed the state of technological disruption faced by governments and the world of finance and how she sees public and private sectors working together to creatively address our most significant challenges.

Megan also shared her personal perspectives on gender diversity, especially as a successful woman in STEM.

Karby Leggett, Global Head of Public Sector and Development Organisations, also hosted a cocktail reception and a Q&A session with Megan Smith for clients from the Public Sector and Development Organisations.

International Monetary Fund (IMF) 2019 Panel 3
International Monetary Fund (IMF) 2019 Panel 2
IMF 2019 José Viñals & Megan Smith

In Conversation with José Viñals

Megan Smith, CEO of Shift7 and Third Chief Technology Officer of the United States (2014-2017) sat down with José Viñals, our Group Chairman, to share her insights on how the finance industry can utilize technology to address the world’s challenges.

In Conversation with José Viñals

Megan Smith, CEO of Shift7 and Third Chief Technology Officer of the United States (2014-2017) sat down with José Viñals, our Group Chairman, to share her insights on how the finance industry can utilize technology to address the world’s challenges.