National Press Club

World Bank president plans Headliners Luncheon speech, Nov. 20

October 25, 2017 | By Robert Weiner | weinerpublic@comcast.net

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim is scheduled for a Nov. 20 National Press Club Headliners Luncheon.

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim is scheduled for a Nov. 20 National Press Club Headliners Luncheon.

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim plans to appear at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on Nov. 20 in the Club’s Holeman Lounge to outline recent trends in the global economy.

Kim, the bank's 12th president, is also expected to discuss new ways to help women entrepreneurs and the role of the private sector in maximizing development finance.

Lunch is scheduled to be served at 12:30 p.m., with remarks beginning at 1 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session ending at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $25 for Club members (members may purchase two tickets at this rate) and $39 for all other non-member tickets.
They can be purchased online.

For all ticketing-related questions, please email reservations@press.org or call (202) 662-7501. Tickets must be paid for at the time of purchase.

The World Bank, officially known as the World Bank Group, is made up of five institutions that provide funding and technical assistance to countries and companies with the goals of ending extreme poverty by 2030 and boosting shared prosperity around the world. Kim began his first five-year term as president in July 2012 and was reappointed in September 2016 to a second five-year term.

Kim is the first World Bank president who did not come from the political or financial arena. His background is in public health, medicine and academic leadership. He was a co-founder of Partners in Health, which is an organization that provides community-based health care in poor countries. He went on to lead the World Health Organization's HIV/AIDS program. Immediately prior to being nominated and elected World Bank president, he served four years as president of Dartmouth College.

To submit a question for the speaker in advance, put WORLD BANK in the subject line and email to president@press.org. The deadline for submitting questions in advance is 10 a.m. on the day of the Luncheon.

Club members who have a paid reservation to the Luncheon and wish to attend the pre-luncheon reception must send their RSVP via email to VIPreception@press.org at least 48 hours before the date of the Luncheon. Space may be limited.