Message from the Chairman

Datuk Wan Azhar Wan AhmadOn behalf of the ADFIAP Board of Directors, I wish to invite all members, partners and associates to join us in Ulaanbaatar on May 22-24, 2013 for the 36th Annual Meetings of your Association.

Our gracious host, the Mongolian National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MNCCI), has put together three exciting days of learning new things, sharing experiences, meeting old as well as new friends, networking with colleagues, as well as offering us a true Mongolian hospitality amidst the natural beauty of its culture and landscape.

The theme of the conference “DFIs & Chambers of Commerce & Industry: Advancing Sustainable Businesses” recognizes the synergistic public-private partnership of business membership associations like MNCCI and development finance institutions (DFIs) under ADFIAP in undertaking economic, social and environmental development initiatives to help expand and sustain national growth and prosperity.

This event is also the first time that DFIs – with its mandate of providing access to financial and support services for the underserved, and the Chambers of Commerce and Industry with its role as the focal point and voice of private businesses; are joining together to enhance cooperation and explore new opportunities for business sustainability. Read more

The 3-day full-packed programme includes the 77th Board of Directors meeting, the 20th Ordinary Meeting of the General Assembly, the ADFIAP Awards 2013, the Conference Proper, the Delegates-meet-Delegates session, Shared Interest Group Seminars, Dinners, the Fellowship Day, Cultural Tour and many more interesting side events and programs.

I very much look forward to personally meeting you all in Ulaanbaatar!

Datuk Wan Azhar Wan Ahmad
Managing Director, Credit Guarantee Corporation Malaysia Berhad
and Chairman, ADFIAP

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Message from the Host

Mr. S. DemberelIt is our pleasure that to warmly welcome you to the 36th Annual Conference of the Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific, to be held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia hosted by Mongolian National Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Under the theme of “DFIs & Chambers of Commerce & Industry: Advancing Sustainable Businesses” the Conference will feature sessions, debates and discussions including topics such as SME financial promotions, sustainable businesses, green investment, role of chamber of commerce and industries in economic and business development as well as global economic trend and challenges.

We believe that this conference together with the attendance of senior experts of financial and banking sectors of the region will provide delegates an opportunity to discuss and as well as to share experiences among ADFIAP’s members to achieve their common goals and objectives. Read more

As all of you know, Mongolia is very rich in natural resources and started to grow rapidly after year 2000 as a result of economic reform. Our economy expanded by 600% since year 2000 and the future looks bright. The IMF estimates that Mongolia will be among the four fastest growing economies in the world in the next years with an expected GDP growth of 23% in 2013. Our government will remain open to foreign investment, as it plays a significant role in the development of the Mongolian economy, I hope this meeting will bring an opportunity to delegates to meet and exchange information with Mongolian business and bankers.

Besides the busy working agenda of this meeting, I hope that the beautiful, diversified in culture and hospitable Mongolia will leave you with fine, unforgettable memory.

I wish you all the best and hope that you will have productive, enjoyable stay in our homeland.

Mr. S. Demberel
Parliament member of Mongolia
Chairman and CEO of Mongolian National Chamber of Commerce
and Industry

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Message from the Executive Director of Microfinance Development Fund

Bayarsaikhan Dembereldash Dear distinguished guests and delegates

This year’s gathering is remarkable for us as it takes place at times of steady development of micro, small and medium business enterprises in Mongolia’s fast-growing economy and when the change is made at national scale development rather than sectorial. The purpose of the annual meetings is to bring together public, private and joint ownership business enterprises to learn and share success stories and lessons learned and to integrate development concepts.

The mission of Microfinance development fund /MDF/ is to alleviate poverty and support sustainable development. By becoming a member of ADFIAP in 2006, MDF made strong commitment to support green economy, sustainable future and we work in close cooperation with development agencies with common vision.

We believe that “DFIs & Chambers of Commerce & Industry: Advancing Sustainable Businesses” conference will provide an opportunity to share experiences, learn new approaches and to strive and act for our common goal.
Wish you all the success.

Bayarsaikhan Dembereldash
Executive Director of Microfinance Development Fund