Guide for Participants



Last Updated: September 2023


Registration for the Annual Meetings

Registration for the 2023 Annual Meetings is open and available on IMF Connect.

Accessing the registration site

The 2023 Annual Meetings official registration badges can be picked up at the venue. The registration site is outside the security perimeter and you are not required to display a badge to access this area.

Meetings Badges

All persons must display their Annual Meetings photo identification badges to board the shuttle buses or enter through the perimeter checkpoints. It is not advisable, however, to wear identification badges in public outside the perimeter, especially if there are demonstrators nearby.

Badge Collection

In order to collect their badge, participants must present their confirmation letter and a government-provided ID to registration staff. Attendees without a photo already associated with their registration record will need to have their photo taken at the registration counter.

Attendees may collect their registration badges at the registration site starting on Sunday, October 8 through Sunday, October 15. Registration desks are located at the Main Entrance of the Campus. All participants must be registered and accredited before the Annual Meetings start; only persons with an Annual Meetings badge will have access to the Meetings campus.

Registration hours of operations are the following (subject to change):

Sunday, October 8
12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m.

Monday, October 9
7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, October 10 – Sunday, October 15
8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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Simplified entry formalities for Annual Meetings participants.

Participants should use the Moroccan Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ online visa application platform . The platform provides information for whether you need a visa to travel to Morocco, and if required, you can apply for the visa on this platform. Please note that you must be registered for the 2023 Annual Meetings prior to applying for visa.

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The 2023 Annual Meetings will take place in Marrakech, on the site of Bab Ighli (GPS: 31.605315, -7.993524). The main entrance is located on Avenue Mehdi Ben Barka. 

The campus in the middle of the most important hotel zones of Marrakech (L’hivernage, Gueliz, Agdal, Ancienne Medina) and it is close to the main historical sites and 10 minutes-drive from the Marrakech-Menara airport.



The Campus is designed in four quarters representing the unique regions and landscapes of Morocco, bisected by two main thoroughfares: the Decumano and Cardo. Wayfinding signage and room names will reflect the designations of the various sections.

•      Gharb Quarter: Green

•      Bahr Quarter: Blue

•      Atlas Quarter: Terracotta

•      Sahara Quarter: Yellow


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A security perimeter will be established around the Annual Meetings venues. Only registered participants with Annual Meetings ID badges will be able to enter the security checkpoints and individuals and their belongings may be subject to security screening. Participants are strongly advised to allow adequate time for this process. 


An Annual Meetings ID badge is required for access inside the security perimeter and entry into all meetings venues. Some meetings and events may have additional access restrictions. Participants will be notified in advance of any special requirements.

Emergency Guidelines

For information on emergency and evacuation procedures, please see the emergency instructions information at the host country website.

General Safety


  • In an emergency, the buildings may be evacuated or you may be told to remain indoors until the situation has been resolved. In either instance, you will be notified by public address announcement, messages on digital signage/video monitors, or by security personnel.
  • Visibly display your Meetings ID badge at all times inside the venues. Keep your ID badge in a secure place when outside the security perimeter, but readily accessible in order to display upon request at security checkpoints.
  • If you lose your badge, immediately notify Annual Meetings staff.
  • Do not leave laptops, mobile phones, or other personal items unattended.
  • Avoid areas where crowds are congregating. If your entry into the buildings is impeded by demonstrators, seek assistance from security or Police.
  • Accept, without comment, printed materials offered by demonstrators; do not engage in conversations or debates.
  • Obey the instructions of police and security officers at all times

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Food and Beverage: A variety of cuisines will be offered in restaurants throughout the campus. Credit cards and cash (Moroccan Dirham) will be accepted for payment. Times below are subject to change.

Food Court: Located at the center of the venue in the Decumano and gathers different culinary concepts. 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Self-service Restaurant: Offers a diverse menu, Moroccan and international. 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Buffet Restaurant: Adjacent to the self-service restaurant, the Buffet Restaurant provides a gastronomic experience with a dedicated menu.      11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Delicatessen Boutique: The Delicatessen Boutique represents the real Moroccan culinary heritage from homemade recipes (pastries, teas, infusions, spices, honey, marinades, olive oil) to local products.                                  11:00 AM  4:00 PM

Coffee points: Several coffee points are integrated throughout the Campus and offer hot beverages, juices, pastries, and cold sandwiches. Service between 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM / 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM.    

Restaurants in Marrakech

Please visit this link: AM 2023 ( to book a restaurant in Marrakech.

Business Center: The business center wil be available from Monday, October 9 through Sunday, October 15 daily from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM. 

Book store and Fund and Bank Publications: Publications and materials from IMF and World Bank media partners, external publishers, as well as other publications relevant to the Meetings, will be available.

Information Desks: Trilingual staff will be providing information about the hospitality programs, transportation services and restaurants along with information regarding the Campus.

Phone Rental and SIM Cards: This desk will offer a phone rental service and mobile phone SIM Card and Credit top up.

Lost and Found Desk: Found items will be held until Sunday, October 15. Unclaimed items will be handed over to the Moroccan Police Department at the end of the Meetings.

Banking services and ATM: Available for currency exchange and local current (Moroccan Dirham) withdrawl.

Copy Center: A desk that can offer document reproduction services, including printing, copying, scanning and binding.

Print Services: Participants can order pre-paid printing of documents and publications at the print service desk.

Courier Services: Pre-paid courier services are available.

Wi-Fi on campus: complimentary internet access will be available on Campus during the Annual Meetings week. 

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Car Rental and Taxi Airport

At the exit of both Marrakech and Casablanca airports, passengers could either take shuttle buses, taxis or call a car rental agency. Click here to know more.

Only vehicles with Host Government issued placards (these are stickers issued by host government) will be allowed to enter the Meetings Campus access roads. You can apply for C-Placard here for rented vehicles, and reach out to for any questions on this. “C” placards will allow cars to enter the campus gates at the Main Entrance (East side), drop off/pick up at the Main Entrance and park in the main attendee parking area. There are only a limited number of C-Placards, and they are available at the discretion of host government only on first come first serve basis.”

Taxi from Marrakech Airport

Upon arrival, passengers wishing to be transported by Taxi are guided by signs to a counter “” to order a cab and prepay the fare by card or cash. The prices of the trips are known in advance and fixed according to the destination. Payment is made against a receipt that the passenger must scan on one of the dedicated terminals, after which the passenger obtains a ticket mentioning the number of the cab and its rank in the queue.

Taxi from Annual Meetings Campus or hotels

Taxis in Marrakech, identifiable by their uniform beige color, are readily available and a popular mode of transportation.

• Annual Meetings Campus: A taxi stand is conveniently situated at the campus exit located 200 meters south of the Main entrance.

Official Hotels: If you are a guest at an official hotel, the concierge, doormen, or the welcome desk can assist you in ordering a taxi.

Streets and Points of Interest: Taxis can be hailed directly from the streets of Marrakech, or from taxi stands located near major points of interest throughout the city.

Please note that when taking a taxi, it is important to ask the driver to use the meter or to confirm the fare in advance before starting the ride to ensure an agreed price. Additionally, taxis in Marrakech only accept Moroccan dirham cash payments, so please make sure to have enough cash (in small bills) on hand to pay for the ride.


Shuttle Services

Complimemtary shuttle service will be provided between both the Marrakech and Casablanca airports and the official hotels in Marrakech. Attendees will need to present their registration confirmation letter and photo ID to board the shuttle.

  • Arrivals: October 5 to 13
  • Departures: October 13 to 17

The shuttle service will run on regular intervals between 6:00 AM and 12:00 AM and upon request for passengers landing outside of these hours. 

Estimated transport times:

-  between Marrakech Airport to official hotels: approximately 20 to 40 minutes

- between Casablanca Airport and official hotels: Approximately 3 hours 30 minutes.     

Shuttle services will also be available:

- between all official hotels and the Meetings Campus from October 9 -15.

- between the Marrakech train station and official Hotels from October 7-15. Please visit the information desk located in the train station to request this service. 

Exact dates subject to change until the transportation details are finalized. 

Air Links

No less than 25 leading airlines serve Morocco. Beyond the political and economic capitals, Rabat and Casablanca, all the major regional industrial centers and tourist destinations are widely served, first and foremost Marrakesh, but also Agadir, Tangier, Fez, Meknes, Essaouira, Oujda and more. Click here to know more

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IMF Staff and OED: 

  • Please click here for hotel information for OED and IMF Staff.

Registered Guests and Press:


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Customs and Changes

Morocco is subject to foreign exchange controls and regulation that restricts the export of foreign currency and dirhams (MAD), the national currency. Click here to know more

Before you travel, please consult the Host Government website for details of items that can be brought into and taken out of Morocco.


Participants are strongly advised to arrange for their own insurance for individual travel, medical care and personal effects while attending the Meetings. Participants at the 2023 Annual Meetings are not covered for insurance purposes by the World Bank Group, IMF, or the Government of Morocco, nor will these institutions accept responsibility for costs related to re-booking travel, personal injuries, loss or damage to participants’ personal properties.


The host Government has provided information regarding local tourism packages for participants who may wish to explore Morocco. Information on the Tourism program is available on the Host Government website.

Cultural and touristic program

Discover the rich cultural heritage of Marrakech and beyond with our specially curated program of cultural and touristic activities for attendees of the Annual Meetings of the World Bank and IMF 2023. From visits to museums and historical monuments, to sports and discovery activities, and getaways to cities like Casablanca, Rabat, and Fes, we’ve got you covered. Book your spot now on our platform and get ready for an unforgettable journey through the wonders of Morocco. Click here to explore the program


Electrical Outlets

In Morocco the power plug sockets are of type C and E. The standard voltage is 220 V and the frequency is 50Hz. Type C outlets are recognizable by their two round pins, like those found in Europe. These are commonly used for devices with lower power requirements like smartphones, cameras, and chargers. Type E outlets are similar but have an added grounding pin. They are suitable for a broader range of devices, including those with higher power demands such as laptops and hairdryers.

Helpful Phrases



Good morning / Good evening

Salam Alekum / Msal'khir



How are you?


Fine, thank you, and you?

Labass hamdoullah

I understand / I don't understand

Fhamt / Ma Fhamtch

It was delicious

Lay i âtik ssaha !

Yes / No

Wakha / La

Thank you (very much)

Choukran (choukran bezaf)

My name is...

Brit Nemchi

I would like to go to ...

Tolong saya

How much is it?




Where is ...? / How can I get to ...?

Fayne ? / Kif nemchi li… ?




Aâtkouni !

I'm lost

Jlit rassi


El Ma

I am allergic

Fiya al hassassiya

Have a nice day!

Lay i aâouen !

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Business Centers

Local Emergency Contacts


*Please note: emergency numbers are accessible from landlines and mobile phones, but only with a SIM card from one of the three Moroccan operators (Maroc Télécom, Orange Maroc and Inwi); they are not accessible from a mobile phone equipped with a SIM card from a foreign operator, even with the roaming option.