45th Annual meetings of the board of governors

Meeting or Conference
Asian Development Bank (ADB)
02-05 May 2012
Philippines (Manila)
Philippine International Convention Center (PICC)


Annual meetings are statutory occasions for Governors of ADB members to provide guidance on ADB administrative, financial, and operational directions. The meetings provide opportunities for member governments to interact with ADB staff, nongovernment organizations (NGOs), media, and representatives of observer countries, international organizations, academe and the private sector.


ADB will establish offices at the PICC during the Annual Meeting. The offices and other meeting services will be open on 2-5 May. Room and telephone numbers will be in the meeting Handbook and Directory that will be provided in the participants' registration envelope.

The Opening Session will take place at the PICC in the morning of Friday, 4 May. Business Sessions will be held on 4 and 5 May. These events are open to all participants.

Country presentations and seminars on financial and topical development issues will take place on 2-5 May. The Meeting will close at about 5:00 pm, Saturday, 5 May.

Tentative Schedule

Wednesday, 2 May

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Sponsored Seminar
Meeting the Water Challenge in Asian Cities – Up-scaling Successful Practices
(by PricewaterhouseCoopers)

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Sponsored Seminar
Asian Credit Rating Agencies
(by Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas)

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Vulnerable Cities – Waking Up to the Need for Urban Disaster Risk Management

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Taking the Right Growth Road – Manufacturing and Modern Services

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. ADB Institute Book Launch - Role of Key Emerging Economics - ASEAN, the People's Republic of China, and India

Thursday, 3 May

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon Governors' Seminar: Global Financial Turmoil: How Vulnerable is Asia?

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Sponsored Seminar
Emerging Asian De-Linking Post-Global Financial Crisis
(by Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd.)

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Sponsored Seminar
Capital Markets as Funding Sources for Asian Economic Growth and the Impact of the Regulatory Reform
(by Goldman Sachs)

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Climate Change and Green Asia

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Global Financial Inclusion by 2020 – Getting There from Here

Friday, 4 May

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Country Presentation – Timor Leste

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Sponsored Seminar
3 Years After the Financial Crisis
(by Bank of New York Mellon)

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Sponsored Seminar
Europe's Sovereign Debt Crisis: A Boon or Bane for Asia Pacific's Banks
(by Standard and Poor's)

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Seven Billion and Growing: How Will the World Feed Itself?

4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Regional Trade and Financial Integration for Inclusive Growth

Saturday, 5 May

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Country Presentation - India

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Sponsored Seminar
New Opportunities for Growth in Asia
(by Institute of International Finance)

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Reforming International Financial Safety Nets

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Development Partners Session – Development Cooperation in a Changing World

Additional information


Target audience

- finance and economic planning ministers
- senior government officials
- representatives of the multilateral development bank community
- investment bankers
- representatives of nongovernment organizations
- members of the media

How to register

For inquiries, please contact annualmeeting@adb.org.


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