Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific
Bank for Investment & Development of Vietnam
29th ADFIAP Annual Meetings 2006
I. 65th Board of Directors Meeting - First Session (Wednesday, May 9, 9:00am to 12noon)
Speaker 1: The Five-Year Strategic Plan: Where Are We Now?
Mr. Octavio B. PERALTA, a Filipino, is presently the Secretary General of the Manila-based Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific (ADFIAP), the focal point of 78 development banks and other financial institutions engaged in the financing of development in 36 countries in the Asia-Pacific region. ADFIAP is a non-governmental organization in consultative status with the United Nation’s Economic and Social Council. He has extensive international exposure, having worked on various capacity-building programs and training events with multilateral development organizations and acted as a resource person on sustainable development banking and finance in many meetings and conferences.
Speaker 2: Fundraising
Mr. Mark McCORD is presently Chief of Party, CIPE Afghanistan. Mr. McCord is an expert in international business association, enterprise, governance and trade development. After a highly successful career as an organizational executive, Mr. McCord embarked on a career in international development. In October 2003, he was named CIPE’s Chief of Party for Afghanistan, where he works with a variety of donors and NGOs on competitiveness and business association projects. He built CIPE’s program in Afghanistan to over $12 million from a starting point of $400,000 in October 2003. Prior to that, as Chief of Party for CIPE’s USAID-funded program in Romania, Mr. McCord met every performance milestone in a comprehensive project supporting business associations -- forming alliances to improve trade in targeted sectors, designing innovative internet programs for trade missions and association programs, and establishing an advocacy academy to ensure that private sector participation in legal and regulatory reform is effective. As a Certified Chamber Executive and former executive for the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce as well as for three city chambers in Oklahoma, Mr. McCord has extensive experience in communications, public relations, organizational diagnostics, personnel management, membership development, economic development, fundraising and public policy advocacy. He has conducted seminars on strategic planning, trade development, competitiveness, institutional development, governance and public policy advocacy for business association executives in over 45 countries, including extensive experience in Southern and Eastern Africa as well as Central and South Asia.
January 8, 2007
The 30th ADFIAP Annual Meetings hosted by Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV) will be held at the Melia Hanoi Hotel, Hanoi, Vietnam, May 9 to 12, 2007. The Opening Ceremonies of the Annual Conference is scheduled to begin at 0830 hrs on Friday, May 11, 2007, at the Main Ballroom of Melia Hanoi Hotel. Delegates are requested to register starting 0800 hrs prior to the start of the Opening Ceremonies if they have not done so upon arrival.