Thailand will host the 2026 IMF and World Bank meetings, aiming to boost its economic profile and promote tourism.
Thailand to Host 2026 IMF and World Bank Meetings
Thailand has been chosen as the host country for the 2026 annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank. This will be the second time Thailand has hosted these major global financial conferences, with the first time being in 1991. The event is expected to bring in over 12,000 participants, including global financial leaders from 190 countries.
Strategic Opportunity for Thailand
The meetings present a strategic opportunity for Thailand to enhance its global economic profile and showcase its cultural richness to a global audience. Various public and private sector committees are currently being formed to ensure comprehensive preparedness for the conferences. This will be a vital platform for discussing global economic challenges and fostering collaborative financial and fiscal policies.
Promoting Thailand as a Top Destination
In conjunction with the 2026 events, the Finance Ministry and the Bank of Thailand (BOT) have announced a competition to design promotional and decorative materials reflecting Thai identity and international cooperation. The successful hosting of these meetings is expected to leave a positive impression on international visitors, promoting Thailand as a top destination for future global events and tourism. The competition is open until January 14, 2024, with details available online.
Source : National News Bureau of Thailand