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Transcript of THE ANNUAL MEETING AT A GLANCE - Asian Development Bank · PDF file ABOUT THE ANNUAL MEETING...


  • ABOUT THE ANNUAL MEETING The Board of Governors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) holds an annual meeting to discuss development issues and institutional matters.

    The meeting attracts over 3,000 participants and o ers an ideal platform for major decision makers in global a airs to discuss challenges and explore solutions facing Asia and the Pacifi c.

    WHEN 4–7 May 2017

    WHERE Pacifi co Yokohama Yokohama, Japan

    WHO Finance and development ministers, cental bank governors, private sector and civil society organizations, media, academia, and development partners

    INFORMATION FOR PARTICIPANTS For accreditation to register, e-mail requests to [email protected]

    The working language of the Annual Meeting is English. Interpretation may be available in some sessions.

    For the list of accredited hotels and other information, visit our website:


    ABOUT YOKOHAMA Yokohama is considered Japan’s fi rst harbor city, which served as the world’s gateway to the country. Yokohama’s port fi rst opened in 1859, primarily exporting silk and tea. As an international trading port, it serves as a hub for introducing infl uences from various parts of the world to Japan, earning the city the reputation as the birthplace of Japan’s modern culture. Yokohama is home to 3.7 million people, making it the country’s second largest city after Tokyo. Travelers see Yokohama as a city of the future, brimming with multicultural sophistication while honoring timeless Japanese traditions. Whether for business or leisure, Yokohama o ers visitors a unique glimpse of Japan unlike any other. As the host city of the 50th ADB Annual Meeting, Yokohama gives special meaning to the theme “Building Together the Prosperity of Asia” through its strategic advantages in environment and energy; life innovation and medical care; and tourism through meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions.

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  • EVENTS The 4-day meeting provides an excellent opportunity for networking and developing innovative solutions and new partnerships in a wide range of events.

    O� cial events. These events are attended by the ADB Governors covering governance matters and ADB operational directions. The business sessions and the opening session are o� cial events.

    Host country events. Join the platform for sharing innovative ideas and exploring partnerships for a prosperous Asia and the Pacifi c. Find out what Yokohama and Japan can o� er by visiting exhibits and attending side events.

    Institutional events. Find out more about 50 years of ADB’s operations, performance, and business opportunities by attending these sessions. ADB senior sta� will present institutional knowledge products in an open forum.

    Networking events. Meet delegates from diverse backgrounds over complimentary lunch or at evening receptions organized by ADB and the host country. Join our networking lunches from 4–7 May.

    ADB seminar program. Featuring top- level panelists from government, private sector, academia, and civil society, the 4-day seminar program provides a vibrant platform to discuss economic, fi nance, and development issues of current interest to ADB stakeholders. Seminar topics include: (i) Asia’s opportunities for the next 50 years, (ii) resilient cities, (iii) public–private partnership progress and challenges in Asia and the Pacifi c, (iv) women leadership for inclusive and livable cities, (v) transcending the middle income challenge, and (vi) technology for development, among others.

    Sponsored seminars. ADB invites private sector partners to hold knowledge sharing events, where experts discuss current global issues during lunchtime sessions. These sessions underscore the importance of private sector development in achieving ADB’s vision of an Asia and Pacifi c region free of poverty.

    Private sector day. The private sector day will gather fi nancing and other private sector partners for a series of forums and networking opportunities catering specifi cally to fi nance and business leaders.

    Civil society organizations (CSOs) program. CSOs come together for dialogue, knowledge sharing, and networking. They interact with ADB Management, organize Learning with Partners sessions to share innovation and best practices in development work, and hold panel discussions that cover relevant topics related to ADB operations and of interest to CSOs. In Yokohama, the civil society program will launch an evidence-based study on the contribution of youth to the Sustainable Development Goals. Selected sessions will be live streamed to allow virtual participation of youth and civil society throughout Asia and the Pacifi c.

    Media. Local, regional, and international media organizations will cover discussions and interview key Annual Meeting delegates. The media participants will include journalists from developing member countries. An international broadcaster will host a televised debate on an economic issue with the participation of ADB President Takehiko Nakao and other high-level panelists.


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    Annual Meeting Coordinator David Garrigos-Soliva [email protected]

    Seminars Sisse Arias [email protected]

    Media Omana Nair [email protected]


    ADB is committed to show leadership in managing sustainable events by highlighting sustainability as the core of its event management process, recognizing that events such as the Annual Meeting have economic, social, and environmental impacts on the host country. ADB is committed to managing the Annual Meeting in the most sustainable manner possible, including integrating sustainability throughout the supply chain and conforming to international standards and best practices such as promoting the use of green technology, local resources, and fair trade practices, as well as reducing the event’s carbon footprint.


    ADB’s vision is an Asia and Pacifi c region free of poverty. Its mission is to help its developing member countries reduce poverty and improve the quality of life of their people. Despite the region’s many successes, it remains home to a large share of the world’s poor. ADB is committed to reducing poverty through inclusive economic growth, environmentally sustainable growth, and regional integration.

    Based in Manila, ADB is owned by 67 members, including 48 from the region. Its main instruments for helping its developing member countries are policy dialogue, loans, equity investments, guarantees, grants, and technical assistance.

    Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 IGO license (CC BY 3.0 IGO) © 2016 ADB. The CC license does not apply to non-ADB copyright materials in this publication. Corrigenda to ADB publications may be found at PSN ARM168547-2 [email protected]

    CERT NO.: EvMS-2015-0001 ISO 20121 : 2012

    The Annual Meeting of ADB’s Board

    of Governors is a sustainable event.