National Press Club

NPC Headliners Luncheon with World Bank President Dr. Jim Yong Kim

NPC Headliners Luncheon with World Bank President Dr. Jim Yong Kim

November 20, 2017 12:30 PM

Location: Holeman Lounge


Livestream will begin 11/20 at 1:00pm ET.

Jim Yong Kim, the 12th president of the World Bank Group, will appear at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on November 20 to outline recent trends in the global economy. He is also expected to discuss new ways to help women entrepreneurs, and the role of the private sector in maximizing development finance.

Kim began his first five-year term as World Bank Group president in July 2012 and was reappointed in September 2016 to a second five-year term. 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.

Lunch will be served in the club’s Holeman Lounge 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 National Press Club members (members may purchase two tickets at this rate) and $39 for all other non-member tickets.

Kim is the first World Bank Group 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, an organization that delivers health systems strengthening and 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 Group president, he served four years as President of Dartmouth College.

For all ticketing-related questions, please email or call (202) 662-7501. Tickets must be paid for at the time of purchase. To submit a question for the speaker in advance, put WORLD BANK in the subject line and email to The deadline for submitting questions in advance is 10 a.m. on the day of the luncheon.

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

The National Press Club is located on the 13th Floor of the National Press Building at 529 14th St., NW, Washington, D.C.

For More Information On This Event, Contact:

Lindsay Underwood
(202) 662-7561

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